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8:55 PM ET, July 21, 2007


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Michelle Meyers / CNET
iPhone not to blame for Duke outage  —  So much for the theory iPhone designers were North Carolina fans.  Cisco and Duke University are now absolving the iPhone of any blame for wireless network outages at the school, as was earlier alleged, but they aren't saying exactly what caused the problems.
Discussion: Computerworld and Network World
Network World:
UPDATE: Cisco confirms its network caused Duke's iPhone flooding  —  5:54 p.m. ET update: Cisco confirmed that the networking problem Duke University experienced involving Cisco's wireless network and Apple's iPhone was caused by a Cisco network issue.  Cisco says it has worked closely …
Update on Duke's wireless network and Apple's iPhones  —  Durham, NC — A note from Tracy Futhey, Duke's chief information officer, on Duke's wireless network and Apple's iPhones:  —  By now many of you have read news accounts around iPhones and Duke's wireless network.
Associated Press:
Duke: IPhone didn't cause power outages  — Duke: IPhone didn't cause power outages  —  RALEIGH, N.C. - A problem with Duke University's wireless network caused outages at the school, officials said Friday, exonerating the initial suspect, Apple Inc.'s new iPhone.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Macworld
New York Times:
Google Pushes for Rules to Aid Wireless Plans  —  If Google succeeds with federal regulators, it could change the way millions of Americans use their cellphones and how they connect to the Internet on their wireless devices.  —  In the Internet giant's view of the future …
Discussion: Paul Mooney and A VC
Randall Stross / New York Times:
When Mobile Phones Aren't Truly Mobile  —  WIRELESS carriers in the United States are spiritual descendants of dear Ma Bell: they view total control over customers as their inherited birthright.  —  The younger generation — Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and the namesake child AT&T …
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Nigerian pupils browse porn on donated laptops  —  ABUJA, July 19 (Reuters Life!)  - Nigerian schoolchildren who received laptops from a U.S. aid organisation have used them to explore pornographic sites on the Internet, the official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported on Thursday.
One Laptop Per Child News:
One Pornographic Image Per Nigerian Child  —  While I've discounted the OLPC child pornography fears of others and we've explored adult OLPC XO uses, I haven't spoken about the potent mix of Internet access and the natural curiosity of children, especially those reaching puberty, to go looking for images others may not want them to see.
Discussion: CNET
Stephen Chau / Google LatLong:
Imaging America  —  I'm pleased to announce that we have acquired ImageAmerica, a company that builds high resolution cameras for the collection of aerial imagery.  —  Google Maps and Earth users are no strangers to ImageAmerica's work — the company provided high resolution black …
Harriet Rubin / New York Times:
C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success  —  Michael Moritz, the venture capitalist who built a personal $1.5 billion fortune discovering the likes of Google, YouTube, Yahoo and PayPal, and taking them public, may seem preternaturally in tune with new media.  But it is the imprint of old media …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Should Newspapers Become Local Blog Networks?  —  Chicago Tribune just relaunched its website with, of course, more blogs — A LOT more blogs — news, entertainment, sports, living, business travel, with multiple blogs in each category.  It struck me that this is more than a "me too" step …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why Feedburner is trouble  —  When Feedburner first came online I warned that there was danger in giving so much power to one company.  They argued that they were just a little company, struggling to make a go of it, and no one should fear them.  Some of them even took the predictable political tactic …
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Africa, Offline: Waiting for the Web  —  ON a muggy day in Kigali in 2003, some of the highest-ranking officials in the Rwandan government, including President Paul Kagame, flanked an American businessman, Greg Wyler, as he boldly described how he could help turn their small country into a hub of Internet activity.
Kim / ...on pampers, programming & pitching manure:
Casual Connect Day 2: Google - Adsense for Games  —  Terse notes I took, very quick cleanup done last night [my comments in braces]  —  Bernie Stolar [Yes, THAT Bernie, of Sony, Sega fame], Greg Schaffer - Team lead  —  Bernie comes out, talks 25 years history in the industry, blah blah.
Discussion: GigaOM and Clickable Culture
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