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12:00 AM ET, August 4, 2007

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Amazon Web Services Blog:
Ka-Ching!  —  Ever since the first Amazon Web Service was released in mid-2002, we have encouraged developers to use them to create new types of businesses.  —  This encouragement has taken many forms over the years.  Let's revisit some of the more interesting moments in the last 5 years of AWS history...
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Sunir / Fresh Thinking:
Amazon Flexible Payment Service  —  Introducing Amazon Flexible Payment Service  —  A couple months ago the good folks at Amazon invited FreshBooks to be among their first few 3rd party integrators with Amazon Flexible Payment Service (FPS), the next leg in their amazing line up of web services.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Amazon vs. Paypal vs. Google Checkout
Discussion: Epicenter and TechCrunch
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Amazon's Flexible Payments Service to compete with Google Checkout, PayPal
Discussion: Download Squad and PC World
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Dateline Mole Allegedly at DefCon with Hidden Camera — Updated: Mole Caught on Tape  —  DefCon security on Friday warned attendees at the annual hacker conference that Dateline NBC may have sent a mole with a hidden camera to the event to capture hackers admitting to crimes.
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
Hacking Conference Infiltrated by 'Media Mole'  —  DefCon organizers are worried that Dateline NBC has sent an undercover producer with a hidden camera to cover the show.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Trust nobody.  —  That's what organizers of the 15th annual DefCon hacking conference …
Discussion: eWEEK.com and The Register
George Ou:
Undercover NBC Dateline reporter bolts from DEFCON 2007
Discussion: PC World
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Billboard Expands Hot 100 Chart To Include Streaming Media Data  —  Billboard is augmenting its ranking of digital music sales for its Hot 100 chart formula by including weekly streamed and on-demand music data from Yahoo and AOL Music.  The magazine began factoring in the sale of digital tracks …
Discussion: Mashable!, WebProNews and Contentinople
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eMediaWire:
Billboard Revamps Hot 100 Chart With Online Music Data From AOL Music and Yahoo!
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Business Wire:
Apple iPhones Will Be Sold for 99¢; Only to the First Nine Customers at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the First 99¢ Only Stores® on Thursday, August 9th, 2007  —  COMMERCE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—99¢ Only Stores® invites all to join in celebrating our 25th anniversary!
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Zoli's Blog and Lost Remote
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MacDailyNews:
Apple 4GB iPhones just 99-cents for first nine in line at 99 Cents Only Store
Discussion: IntoMobile
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Follow-up: Federated Media's Network Show - WebbAlert and Disclosure  —  Yesterday, I discussed the potential issues of disclosure with FM's new TV show, "Webb Alert."  The feedback I have received (mostly on Skype and in email) agrees with me that there is something wrong here.
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Blogging Ethics: When And What Should Bloggers Disclose?
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Average PC is a smorgasboard for a new MP3-eating trojan  —  It's no secret that people like to collect music on their PCs, with music files taking up more and more hard drive space as time goes on.  Recent data from Comscore says that as of April of this year the typical computer …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Facebook Is NOT For Business  —  Facebook's closed platform and data lock-in are coming under seige from Dave Winer and others.  It's time to call another Facebook foul — the notion that Facebook is suddenly a killer app for business that will unseat LinkedIn, simply because Facebook opened its doors to everyone.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: First Third-party Native iPhone Application  —  Google Code has the first third-party native application ever for the iPhone.  A real full-fledged iPhone application with a graphic user interface and its own icon in the iPhone home screen.  Yes, this is not a Web 2.0 app but the real thing …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
True Story: Man Goes Through Vasectomy to Get iPhone  —  A Gizmodo reader underwent a vasectomy to get an Apple iPhone, following his wife's orders after a road trip with his kids to Boise, Idaho.  But fear not, dear readers-with-your-manly-parts-still- intact, because his amazing tale …
Insanely Great Tees:
Paperclip: Designed by Apple in California  —  Shortly after I got my iPhone, the rubber ring around the screen started to come out.  I tried pushing it back in, but it kept getting worse, so I brought it back to the store.  Because it had been more than two weeks since I bought it, I had to send it in for repairs!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bear Stearns: Yahoo Must Form A Social Networking Strategy  —  There is a bit of buzz around the presentation Bear Stearns Internet analyst Robert Peck gave a couple of days ago.  It recommends a broad strategy for Yahoo to get their act together in the social networking space …
Direct2Dell:
XPS M1330: What's Going On?  —  Since my last post, many of you made it clear that you want us to share more details about what's going on with the XPS M1330.  I want to apologize for the frustration that these delays are causing you.  I understand that no amount of explanation is a substitute …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Engadget and PC World
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Lock-in and the web, day 2  —  Every day I dish up a number of topics, it's never clear to me which, if any, people will find interesting.  Yesterday the topic that got the flow was lock-in and Web 2.0.  There were times when that topic would go over everyone's head, but today it's much on-topic …
Discussion: Valleywag
 
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Dylan Jobe / PlayStation.Blog:
Warhawk Goes Gold
Foster Klug / Associated Press:
Lawmaker wants Yahoo probe
Discussion: CNET News.com
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
PolarRose beta - Discover people in your browser
Discussion: Webware.com and Mashable!
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
New Wi-Fi network proves critical in Minneapolis bridge disaster
Windows Vista Security:
x64 Driver Signing Update
Discussion: CNET News.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Reconfirmation: Flickr To Add Video
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Evan Blass / Engadget:
How would you change the Microsoft Zune?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Pirate Bay's 'brokep' details new SuprNova.org
Discussion: Inquirer
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Block / Engadget:
More details revealed on Dell's Latitude XT tablet
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Twitter Is Now An Extension Of My Blogging
Discussion: Feedonomics
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Amp'd Mobile purchased by United Systems Access
Discussion: Epicenter and dslreports.com
Lachlan Hardy / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Mashup Editor
Discussion: Ajaxian
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft resolves lawsuit over Xbox Fall Update
Discussion: Kotaku, Engadget and WinBeta
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo!'s bet on Hadoop
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC Commissioner: US playing "Russian roulette with broadband and Internet"
Discussion: WebProNews and digg
Humphrey Cheung / TG Daily:
Point and click Gmail hacking at Black Hat