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4:05 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.
Bloomberg:
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.
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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
vnunet:
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 …
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John Leyden / The Register:
Movie pirate forced to ditch Linux
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David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Linux felon forced to install Windows
Discussion: Engadget
rediff.com:
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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Could The GPhone Be Nigh?  —  Todays completely unsubstantiated …
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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.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big webcasters agree to royalty cap deal, DRM to be "discussed" later
Discussion: Epicenter and Bloomberg
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 …
Discussion: iPhone Central and Lost Remote
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
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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.
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySpace Has What Facebook Will: Ad Targeting  —  Earlier this week, a lot of attention was paid to Facebook's new advertising platform, in particular how the company was going to let marketers use profile information to better target their ads.  It wasn't a surprise, given the fascination Silicon Valley has with Mark Zuckerberg's baby.
 
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Wireless transfers targeted by RIM
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