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7:35 PM ET, August 24, 2007


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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone unlocked: AT&T loses iPhone exclusivity, August 24, 2007, 12:00PM EDT  —  It's high noon, Apple and AT&T — we really hate to break it to you, but the jig is up.  Last night the impossible was made possible: right in front of our very eyes we witnessed a full SIM unlock of our iPhone with a small piece of software.
Associated Press:
Teen untethers iPhone from AT&T  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager in New Jersey has broken the lock that ties Apple's iPhone to AT&T's wireless network, freeing the most hyped cell phone ever for use on the networks of other carriers, including overseas ones.  —  George Hotz, 17 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple iPhone (AAPL): Flaky Device Overrated, Expectations Out of Hand  —  Just as Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson's dream of an unlocked JesusPhone comes to fruition, he crucifies the thing: … Fred's not the only one who feels this way.  Other tech executives …
Discussion: and A VC
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:   NJ Teen Unlocks IPhone From AT&T Network
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
The credit crunch could help venture capitalists  —  The current credit crunch caused by the subprime loaning crisis may help venture capital returns, and therefore start-ups.  —  That's the argument of venture capitalist Keith Benjamin, of San Francisco's Levensohn Venture Partners …
Keith Benjamin / VentureBeat:
Technology stocks swinging back into favor  —  [Editor's note: This is an Op-Ed piece written by Keith Benjamin, a venture capitalist at Levensohn Venture Partners]  —  Looking back at the public markets, a few strategies have worked very well over the last five years.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:   Subprime Fallout Could Help Venture Capitalists
Google May Start New York Transit Guide to Boost Ads  —  Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., owner of the most popular Internet search engine, provides online transit guides for more than a dozen U.S. cities including Dallas and San Diego.  Now it may take on the biggest.
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
NY Subway System To Get Mapped By Google
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Google to add transit maps for New York
Court orders pirate to use Windows  —  A man convicted of illegally downloading an episode of Star Wars has been told that he can no longer use his computer with an Ubuntu Linux operating system.  —  Scott McCausland pleaded guilty last year to 'conspiracy to commit copyright infringement …
David Meyer / CNET
Linux felon forced to install Windows
Discussion: Engadget
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Internet Radio Saved - For Now  —  Net radio broadcasters have reached a deal with SoundExchange, the group that collects royalty fees for record labels, that will put a $50,000 cap on royalties for individual broadcasters.  The cap will apply to broadcasters as a whole.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big webcasters agree to royalty cap deal, DRM to be "discussed" later
Discussion: Epicenter and Bloomberg
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Source: Major Apple event on September 5th  —  Apple's new line of iPods will indeed be introduced in September, in line with recent speculation and rumors.  But contrary to the report provided by AppleInsider yesterday, the announcement will not be happening mid-to-late September.
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
'Hey!  Nielsen,' Why Are You Going Viral?  Researcher Develops Social Network To Measure TV, Internet, Music, Celebrities  —  FIRST THERE WAS MYSPACE.  THEN there was Facebook.  Now the world's biggest researcher is launching "Hey!  Nielsen," a new online social community where people can discuss …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
'Second Life' radio station emerges  —  CHICAGO—One of the predictions in the lead-up to this weekend's Second Life Community Convention here has focused on the potential for lots of talk about organization.  —  There are plenty of critics who claim, however erroneously …
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Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft revises anti-Linux campaign with new site
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YouTube vows to protect video makers in InVideo ads
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New DRM scheme will let consumers stream cable TV over home networks
Discussion: GigaOM
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