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3:35 AM ET, July 22, 2007

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Michelle Meyers / CNET News.com:
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
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dukenews.duke.edu:
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
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 …
Discussion: Geek News Central
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.
Discussion: White African and Slashdot
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Res:// Protocol Local File Enumeration  —  Billy Rios has a nice writeup on how you can enumerate files using the Internet Explorer res:// protocol.  To see the demo, click here using Internet Explorer.  I've been toying with this for a while, and used it to detect if you were using IE7 …
Scott Hanselman / Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen:
Blue Badge  —  I'm going to work for Microsoft.  There, I said it.  I'm going to work for ScottGu's team in the Developer Division.  —  Someone once showed me a diagram that looked something like the one at right.  Most of us spend our time over in the red circle doing stuff someone will pay us to do.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SimplyHired's Traffic Soars: But Is It Real?  —  For those of us who pay attention to these things, the recent rise in SimplyHired's traffic on Compete and Alexa was noteworthy.  Since April, both services show a dramatic rise in traffic - see chart to right, click for larger view).
Discussion: CrunchBase and CenterNetworks
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Web Strategy Analysis: Homepage Breakdown of the top 10 Blogs  —  Share with others: Jim Turner submitted this to Digg  —  Analysis Purpose  —  To analyze the homepage web strategies of the top blogs in the world  —  Background  —  We're all fascinated and drawn to some of the world's top blogs …
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
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 …
Reuters:
Pupils browse porn on donated laptops  —  ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian schoolchildren who received laptops from a U.S. aid organization have used them to explore pornographic sites on the Internet, the official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported Thursday.  —  NAN said its reporter …
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
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Marco Unveiled!  Possible T-Mobile@Home action!  —  Tsk tsk, Motorola...You really should get a handle on your leaks.  Here we've got the Motorola "Marco" which is in Z-slider form.  The difference with unit is that it incorporates charging contacts on the back of the device, a nice addition, and above all — WiFi!
 
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New York Times:
Google Pushes for Rules to Aid Wireless Plans
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The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 8820 launching on AT&T next week?
Discussion: CrunchGear
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