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10:30 AM ET, July 29, 2007

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Bonnie Malkin / Telegraph:
Facebook banned by City firms  —  Networking website Facebook is supposed to improve your social life.  But it emerged that "Facebooking" can also seriously damage your career.  —  More than two thirds of employers are banning or restricting the use of Facebook and similar sites over fears …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Social Network Exhaustion (or Facebook Bankruptcy Redux)  —  Today I'm waking up with the Smashing Pumpkins ringing in my ears and my ego search ringing off the hook.  My throat and head are about 60-70% healed and looking back on my last couple of posts about turning off comments and declaring Facebook bankruptcy and asking:
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Calacanis asks deep questions about social networks  —  So Jason "no comments" Calacanis answers me, and others, back about his increasing dislike of Facebook and other social networks.  —  First of all, for the record, Jason is right.  Facebook sucks.  Twitter sucks.  Pownce sucks.  Jaiku sucks.
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com:
Jason decides Facebook is not the golden fleece  —  Jason Calacanis is fed up with Facebook.  (I'll skip the part where I observe admiringly that Jason, who is Twittering more and blogging less this summer, knows that writing a Saturday-morning Dvorak troll post will tweak Facebook cultists into lighting-up his in-coming linkometer.)
Neville Hobson:
The big ban on employees accessing Facebook
Discussion: AccMan
Jason Pontin / New York Times:
A Social-Networking Service With a Velvet Rope  —  JUST now, the hottest startup in Silicon Valley — minutely examined by bloggers, panted after by investors — is Pownce, but only a chosen few can try out its Web site.  —  Kevin Rose, the co-founder and chief architect of Digg …
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
The TechCrunch MeetUp party: Tonight we're going to party like it's 1999  —  Saturday, July 28th, 2007 at 12:37 am in General, tech culture.  —  The Prince song "1999″ kept playing in my head the whole time I was at the TechCrunch MeetUp party at August Capital in Menlo Park.
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
PhotoBlog: Silicon Valley elite swarms to the Techcrunch 9 Party
Sean Cooper / Engadget Mobile:
AT&T Treo 750 gets Windows Mobile 6 treatment on the sly  —  Finally the Treo 750 gets its moment in the unofficial spotlight, viva la Windows Mobile 6 updates!  Though, AT&T hasn't released it officially — like the 8525 and the BlackJack — if you like living life on the edge …
Discussion: Mobility Site
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Sanity check: How Microsoft beat Linux in China and what it means for freedom, justice, and the price of software  —  Who remembers Red Flag Linux?  Born during the dot-com boom and officially financed and adopted by the Chinese government, Red Flag Linux was supposed to be China's answer …
Discussion: Slashdot
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Nice VS 2008 Code Editing Improvements  —  I've blogged in the past about some of the text editor improvements in VS 2008 that have been made for JavaScript intellisense and CSS style intellisense.  —  Recently I was looking over the shoulder of someone writing some code …
Discussion: OakLeaf Systems
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!:
ONLINE STORAGE: 80+ File Hosting and Sharing Sites  —  From sending one document to backing up an entire business, data storage is the key to everything nowadays.  Due to popular demand, we've put together a list of more than 80 of the leading file hosting services, many of which are completely free.
Discussion: Web Strategy and digg
G. Pascal Zachary / New York Times:
In a Highly Complex World, Innovation From the Top Down  —  USER-GENERATED content — from Wikipedia to YouTube to open-source software — is generating waves of excitement.  But the opening of innovation to wider numbers of people obscures another trend: many of the most popular new products …
Cameron Chapman / Mashable!:
Web Development Toolbox: 120+ Web Development Resources  —  As rewarding as web development is, it can also be a pain sometimes, especially if you spend half your time looking for the right tools and resources.  Well, we've done the work for you with this one, and have compiled a list …
Discussion: digg
Peterb / DefectiveByDesign.org:
BBC Corrupted  —  Tuesday, August 14, protest the Corruption of the BBC - sign up NOW!  —  Today the BBC made it official — they have been corrupted by Microsoft.  With today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most basic of duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
D.C.'s P2P Summer Spectacle  —  You know it's summer when everyone in Washington is suddenly talking about P2P.  College students who otherwise might protest bad legislation are busy getting stoned in Europe.  High temperatures drive lobbyists into pit bull-like attack mode.
Discussion: Steve Sloan …
Associated Press:
For YouTube, a System to Halt Copyright-Infringing Videos  —  Google hopes technology will be in place in September to stop the posting of copyright-infringing videos on its YouTube site, a company lawyer told a judge presiding over copyright lawsuits yesterday.
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iPhone Class Action Lawsuit
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
CA Releases Results of Red-Team Investigation of Voting Machines …
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Peter White / Download Squad:
Big names backing internet video company
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Michael Shorrock / PlayStation.Blog:
New Rockstar Games Franchise Exclusive to the PS3
Discussion: DigitalBattle, Joystiq, Kotaku and digg
Brian White / Engadget Mobile:
Telstra iPhone SIM hack video
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