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6:45 AM ET, July 22, 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
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 and Macworld
John Cox / Network World:
UPDATE: Cisco confirms its network gear caused Duke's iPhone flooding
Pixeleen Mistral / Second Life Herald:
Are Furries Doomed?  —  Fallout from enforcing bans on "Broadly Offensive" behavior may threaten furry avatars … Great Britain had many rules on the books for many years that it didn't enforce in the American colonies.  They were there, sure, but they were largely ignored.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Bestiality May Be Knackered In Second Life  —  Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life, may be extending their crackdown on "Broadly Offensive" behavior to Bestiality, following attempts to remove virtual pedophilia (or Age-Play) from Second Life in March.  —  The Second Life Herald (NSFW) …
Discussion: I, Platform
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
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
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 …
Rui Carmo / The Tao of Mac:
Five Things Nokia Needs To Address To Beat The iPhone  —  So, all that mulling about the Series 60 and the daily use of a new model has finally driven me to write about Nokia and what I think they should do.  The interesting thing about this article is that I could just as well write mostly …
RSnake / 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 …
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
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
Eric / The MyBlogLog Blog:
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish  —  It's been a busy six months and MyBlogLog is integrating nicely into Yahoo.  We're on better servers, we've grown the team and there are some exciting new features in the works.  Dare I say that the future is so bright that we gotta wear shades?
Discussion: flashpoint and blognation
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