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3:16 AM ET, July 23, 2007


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John Schwartz / New York Times:
IPhone Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over, Security Firm Says  —  A team of computer security consultants say they have found a flaw in Apple's wildly popular iPhone that allows them to take control of the device.  —  The researchers, working for Independent Security Evaluators …
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
The Once and Future Prince  —  I'VE got lots of money!  " Prince exults in "The One U Wanna C," a come-on from his new album, "Planet Earth" (Columbia).  There's no reason to disbelieve him.  With a sponsorship deal here and an exclusive show there, worldwide television appearances and music given away …
Discussion: Adaptive Path and Anil Dash
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Second Life is trying to get rid of the nasties  —  Ahh, the people asking "Are Furries Doomed?" about Second Life trying to get rid of the nasties are looking at the wrong thing.  —  We learned what is wrong with Second Life back last year at Gnomedex when my son was yelled …
Pixeleen Mistral / Second Life Herald:   Are Furries Doomed?  —  Fallout from enforcing bans on …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Bestiality May Be Knackered In Second Life
Discussion: I, Platform
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Social Network Hi5 gets $20 million  —  Social Networking world these days may seem like all-Facebook-all-the-time, but there are other social nets that are gaining traction, and are drawing interest from the venture capital community.  Hi5, a San Francisco-based social networking start …
Jean / Charlie Rose Redirect:
Craig Newmark  —  A conversation with founder, Craig Newmark  —  Keywords: craigslist, technology, web 2.0, internet  —  A conversation with founder, Craig Newmark.  —  Charlie, you missed an opportunity to snag a topic that Craig Newmark mentioned: The Golden Rule.
Caroline McCarthy /
LATEST UNPOPULAR FACEBOOK MOVE IS APPARENTLY A GLITCH  —  If anyone's added you as a friend on Facebook recently, you may notice something different: previously, upon confirming a friend request, you were redirected to a separate page that asked you to check a few boxes and fill out a text field …
Discussion: Mashable!
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Feedburner bad for us?  —  Munir Umrani says: "I read the [Dave Winer] post twice and could not understand why Feedburner is trouble."  —  The post he's talking about?  Dave Winer, who wrote "Why Feedburner is trouble."  —  That caused a bunch of conversation over the weekend.
Louise Story / New York Times:
Barbie Gets Another Accessory: An MP3 Player and More Stuff on Her Web Site  —  First, Barbie had Ken.  Now, Barbie has a docking station.  —  A new doll hitting retail shelves this week is familiar in many ways — she's got outfits galore — but she also has some unusual features …
Vista use grows as Mac OS X stays flat  —  You can compare the technology, perhaps, but when it comes to numbers there's no contest: Vista's share of online users is growing substantially in comparison to those for Mac OS X.  —  Microsoft sees stronger XP sales in FY08 — yes, XP
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VisualSize To Give Accurate 3D Measurements From Photos  —  VisualSize, a Southern California based company, will be launching shortly with a service that will give accurate three-dimensional measurements of things inside of 2D photos.  —  To measure things accurately they need two photos of the same thing, but from different angles.
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
'$100 laptop' production begins  —  The laptop has already been put through its paces in some countries  —  Five years after the concept was first proposed, the so-called $100 laptop is poised to go into mass production.  —  Hardware suppliers have been given the green light to ramp …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Read/WriteWeb's New Comments Feature: SezWho  —  At the beginning of this week we introduced a new comments feature on Read/WriteWeb, called SezWho.  Basically it introduces comment rating, reputation and filtering to this blog.  SezWho was created by one of our occasional writers, Jitendra Gupta - whose team installed it onto R/WW.
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0.1 Beta and digg
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!:
Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups  —  With businesses and families spread out more and more, we've dug up 60+ sites that will help everyone be on the same page.  —  Business Productivity  — - Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp (others listed below).
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The FCC Needs To Listen To Google  —  I was very pleased to see Google publicly wade into the upcoming FCC auctions for the 700MHz spectrum that will occur early next year.  Should all go well, the new spectrum could be used to create a new open-access wireless broadband "pipe" into people's homes and devices.
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