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2:10 AM ET, August 15, 2007

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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Facebook *is* opening up  —  And it's starting to happen right now, today in fact.  —  I reported earlier on a new feed in Facebook, allowing notifications to be visible outside the wall.  —  It's getting reallll interesting — I've found some more RSS feeds in Facebook's UI.  —  1. Friends Status Updates.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Opens Up Their Data Feeds  —  Dave Winer is tracking some new features being released by Facebook that debunk the theories that the company is focused on building a completely closed silo of user data and news.  —  Facebook's news feeds, launched last year to a lot of controversy, has proven to be a brilliant move.
Gillian Wee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable to Expand Video-on-Demand This Year  —  Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) — Time Warner Cable Inc., the second- largest U.S. cable company, plans to expand a service that lets viewers watch shows when they want as long as they sit through the commercials.
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Karl / dslreports.com:
Time Warner Redefines the DVR - For better or worse...  Time Warner Cable's original network DVR service "Mystro" received rave reviews from trial participants, but the company scratched the system because of legal threats from the broadcast industry.  Networked DVRs, which store your content …
Discussion: Techdirt and NewTeeVee
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Time Warner Cable To Try No-Fee, No Ad-Skip Time Shifting
Barbara M. Hunter / NSBA:
New Study Explores the Online Behaviors of U.S. Teens and 'Tweens  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  More Teens and 'Tweens Are Creating Content and Connecting Online  —  for Educational Benefits, Offering Schools New Opportunities to Use Technology  —  Reports New National School Boards Association Study
Discussion: Andrew Lark
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   New Study Shows that Online Creativity and E-learning Popular with Kids
Market Wire:
Lime Wire to Enter Music Download Market With New Digital Store and Inks Deals With Music Companies  —  Lime Wire LLC, maker of the popular LimeWire file-sharing software, announced today that it will open a digital music store.  —  Initially the store will be a stand-alone website …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo puts the yokel in Local  —  Yahoo is making its biggest update in the last two years to its local search site, allowing customer reviews and proximity to influence results.  —  To start with, the Yahoo Local site gets a whole new look.  It's better organized and more visually appealing than before.
Discussion: Screenwerk
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:   Yahoo Local Gets A Sophisticated Makeover
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft issues 6 'critical' patches  —  SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. issued fixes for nine security flaws, including four meant to keep hackers from breaking into computers through Web pages, during a regularly scheduled update Tuesday.  —  Microsoft gave the four Web browsing-related patches its most severe "critical" rating.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Introducing good bloggers and companies to hire them  —  I've been getting so many inquiries lately from companies looking to hire bloggers, and so many responses to messages I send out about them over twitter, that I'm losing track.  I really like helping bring these two groups together.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Marguerite Reardon / ZDNet:
Community Wi-Fi comes to San Francisco  —  While EarthLink and Google are still hammering out details of their citywide Wi-Fi contract with San Francisco officials, a company called Meraki plans on blanketing the city with free Wi-Fi using volunteers who will deploy and manage the equipment themselves.
Discussion: Business Week and GigaOM
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Adding a Google Map to your blog  —  Google will be releasing a new feature next week that will enable people to easily embed a Google Map into their Web site or blog, just like you can do with a YouTube video.  No coding or programming required; just copying and pasting a snippet of HTML, a Google spokeswoman says.
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
EIF: Home abusers can be turned off and banned, warns Sony  —  Home boss discusses bannings and branding for mature users  —  Peter Edward, director of the Home platform for Sony, has told an audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that users who consistently abuse …
VentureCake:
The VMware house of cards  —  Bloomberg believe VMware's IPO today may the largest technology offering since Google.  But doubts have been cast over the company's supposedly proprietary ESX product, which may be derived from Linux. … VMware recreated the modern virtualization industry …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Slashdot
Jessie Scanlon / Business Week:
Getting Serious About Gaming  —  Everyone knows video gaming is a growth industry.  What's less well known is how Web 2.0 and big business are contributing to that growth  —  Like happening upon a gnome in the online fantasy game World of Warcraft or breaking the speed limit in Grand Theft Auto …
Discussion: Valleywag, Susan Wu and Slashdot
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Battle over attorneys fees' brewing between RIAA, ex-defendant  —  The RIAA and a former file-sharing defendant have filed briefs in an Oklahoma federal court as they battle over whether the RIAA will be forced to pay attorneys' fees for both parties.  The case in question involves Tallie Stubbs …
Discussion: digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Report: Cable companies facing big bandwidth crunch  —  If you're starting to become frustrated with the download speed of your cable ISP or the relatively low number of HD channels available, you ain't seen nothin' yet.  Your local cable provider will soon be faced with a serious bandwidth crunch …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Use TokBox To Set Up Instant Video Chat  —  TokBox is a new site that we just heard about moments ago.  It's completely live but appears to have been flying under the radar until now.  —  It allows you to set up a video chat channel in seconds.  It instantly and accurately detected …
 
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Movable Type's Version 4.0 Final Release
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Across the pond, Bebo leaps ahead of MySpace?
Discussion: The Social Web
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
They've Just Got to Get a Message to You  —  As a teenage rock fan …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Care To Swamble On That?  —  Las Vegas based (where else?)
Discussion: Techdirt
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Goes After Microsoft Again
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
STUNNING: Facebook on the iPhone
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Report: Net neutrality could kill 'e-health' plans
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Web 2.0 Spawns New 'Money Honey' With Wallstrip
Discussion: Wallstrip
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Something Simpler Acquires PubSub Assets
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Netflix Quietly Rolls Out Social Networking Features
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Buggy ATI Driver Leaves Vista Open to Attack
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Adobe mulling a move into the Office market?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
PSP download store held up by DRM
Discussion: Technovia
MrJolly / MCV:
Nod given to HDD-only 360 titles
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