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3:40 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.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:   NJ Teen Unlocks IPhone From AT&T Network
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  —  Subways have a bad reputation, but Google's not (too) afraid - at long last, the search giant is mapping New York City's subway system, and this move is likely to draw in more users than all of Google's other transit-related projects.
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 …
John Leyden / The Register:
Movie pirate forced to ditch Linux
Discussion: Ars Technica
Forget iPhone, the Gphone is here  —  Google, the nearly $13.5 billion search engine major, is believed to be a fortnight away from the worldwide launch of its much-awaited Google Phone (Gphone) and has started talks with service providers in India for an exclusive launch on one of their networks.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Could The GPhone Be Nigh?  —  Todays completely unsubstantiated …
Discussion: A VC and
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big webcasters agree to royalty cap deal, DRM to be "discussed" later  —  The Digital Media Association (DiMA) and SoundExchange announced an agreement yesterday to cap the $500 per-channel webcasting fees at $50,000—a victory for large webcasters that stream thousands of stations.
Discussion: Epicenter and Bloomberg
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Internet Radio Saved - For Now
Discussion: Today @ PC World and Mashable!
Tony Smith / The Register:
Nokia battery recall to cost Matsushita up to $172m  —  Nokia's decision to recall 46m mobile phone batteries is going to cost their manufacturer, Matsushita, up to $172m, the Japanese company admitted today.  —  Matsushita - better known for its Panasonic brand - said it would shoulder the ¥10-20bn …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Matt Asay / CNET
IBM to open source collaboration software?  —  InfoWorld is reporting that IBM may soon open source key parts of its Jazz collaboration software.  Jazz comes from the Rational side of IBM's business, and is a development tool that facilitates code collaboration between developers.
John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:   IBM may open source Jazz collaboration software
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 …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mary Meeker Fixes YouTube Math—Then Changes Assumptions to Back Into New Estimate  —  Morgan Stanley's Mary Meeker and team dutifully rechecked their YouTube advertising calculations and produced a new set of estimates this morning.  As expected, if Mary had stuck with the assumptions she made yesterday …
Discussion: Joe Duck and BloggingStocks
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.
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
SunRocket Sues Vonage Over Use of Customer List  —  Confidentiality Agreement an Issue in Case  —  When Internet phone start-up SunRocket suddenly closed its doors last month, several competitors offered special rates and other incentives to attract its former customers.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NY Times Launches My Yahoo Clone A Decade Late  —  from the 1996-is-calling...-it-wants-its-idea- back dept  —  We were just wondering why the NY Times doesn't seem to understand the basic workings of the internet, and perhaps the answer is just that they're still a decade behind the rest of us.
Ben Ames / Macworld:
Palm insists Foleo will ship on time  —  Palm denied a recent industry report that its new Foleo mini-notebook would be delayed, and said the device was still on target to launch in the U.S. "this summer," or by the end of the third quarter.  —  The company was responding to a report suggesting …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New DRM scheme will let consumers stream cable TV over home networks  —  Cable subscribers should soon be able to stream cable TV programming over their home networks, as CableLabs has announced its approval of a new streaming protocol.  Called DTCP-IP (Digital Transmission Copy Protection) …
Discussion: GigaOM
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
YouTube vows to protect video makers in InVideo ads  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Google has promised to give content makers control over advertisements overlaid on video clips they post to its YouTube video sharing Web site.  —  The company is seeking further feedback on the video advertising service …
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.
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Matt Hartley / Globe and Mail:
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET
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Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft revises anti-Linux campaign with new site
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySpace Has What Facebook Will: Ad Targeting
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Chris Baker / Wired News:
The Dorks Behind Penny Arcade, an Obscure Webcomic Turned Vidgame Empire
Discussion: Blue's News and digg
Aaron O. Patrick / Wall Street Journal:
Venture Capital, Rockin' to the Oldies
Discussion: VentureBeat and p2pnet
 Earlier Items: 
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
CONFIRMED: Web Users Ignore Ads (and Newspaper Users Don't?)
Discussion: Lost Remote
Eva Glass / Inquirer:
AMD's Henri Richard rumored to be joining Apple
Discussion: Macsimum News
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Is the digital pen mightier?
Discussion: InfoWorld
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Princeton's itty bitty USB Bluetooth 2.0+EDR module
Discussion: DailyTech
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Conn. offers high-tech voting lessons
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Subprime Fallout Could Help Venture Capitalists
Discussion: VentureBeat
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
In Primary, Tech's Home Is a Magnet
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