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11:35 AM ET, August 28, 2007

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Facebook Developers News Feed:
Change is Coming.  —  At Facebook we're focused on making Facebook Platform a better experience for both developers and users.  To that end, we're working on some changes that we're planning to roll out within the coming weeks that we wanted to be sure you know about beforehand.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
NewsGator Launches Facebook App: NewsFriends  —  One of the leading RSS Aggregation startups, NewsGator Technologies, jumped on the Facebook bandwagon today with NewsFriends (add to Facebook here) - a social news application where Facebook users can aggregate and share news, videos and podcasts.
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes Further Steps To Curb User Abuse; Change In How …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:   Facebook's platform to reward good, punish bad applications
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Facebook App
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Daniel Burka / Digg the Blog:
New Digg Home Page Live Today  —  Following up on Kevin's post from last week, we've gone live with improvements to our home page that allow you to see both news and videos on a single page.  We've gotten a lot of feedback that the videos are entertaining but people miss them because they're isolated.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Digg Gets A Major Makeover
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Jennifer Martin / Google:
CNN.com Inks Multi-Year Advertising Agreement with Google  —  Exclusive advertising deal connects CNN.com with hundreds of thousands of advertisers  —  CNN.com and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced an agreement today that enlists Google's AdSense™ advertising program to deliver site targeted advertising to CNN.com.
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Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Google, CNN In Ad Deal
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Why Apple Can't Stop iPhone Hackers  —  AT&T and Apple may face an uphill battle prosecuting hackers that untether the iPhone from the AT&T wireless network  —  It sure sounds like a steal.  On Aug. 31, George Hotz plans to trade in his iPhone for a metallic blue Nissan (NSANY) 350Z sports car and three brand-new iPhones.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NJ teen trades his unlocked iPhone for three more and a sports car
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
$100,000 offered to freely release iPhone unlocking software  —  Hey, that's what they claim: $100,000 in cold hard cash for the right to freely distribute the iPhone unlocking software onto the Nets.  Full credit given to the creator(s) of course with a proposed release date of Wed night at 12:00am (in some unspecified time zone).
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BBC:
Legal threats halt iPhone crack  —  A British firm's plan to sell software that could open the iPhone to non-US networks has been put on hold following legal threats.  —  Last week, Belfast-based UniquePhones joined several others in claiming it had cracked the code which locked iPhone into AT&T's network.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Social Networking Goes Professional  —  Doctors, Salesmen, Executives Turn to New Sites to Consult,  —  Commiserate With Peers; Weeding Out Impostors  —  When radiation oncologist Michael Tomblyn recently saw a 21-year-old patient whose eye was protruding from its socket, he turned to his fellow physicians for help.
Discussion: Bokardo
Nic Fildes / The Independent:
Orange threatens to spoil Nokia's online music entertainment party  —  Orange has threatened to spoil Nokia's high-profile launch of its new music download service this week after warning that it will refuse to offer its flagship music handset to its 16 million customers in the UK unless …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai Gets Ready for HD Video  —  Akamai (AKAM), under pricing pressure from upstart rivals such as Limelight Networks (LLNW), is upping the ante in the content delivery network wars.  The company yesterday announced a new distributed delivery mechanism optimized for the delivery of high definition-quality content online.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Internet groups brace for subprime fallout  —  Internet companies are bracing for a possible fall-off in one of their biggest sources of advertising following the meltdown in the subprime mortgage market.  —  Besides mortgage advertising specifically directed at less credit-worthy borrowers …
David Kanter / Real World Technologies:
The Common System Interface: Intel's Future Interconnect  —  Introduction  —  In the competitive x86 microprocessor market, there are always swings and shifts based on the latest introductions from the two main protagonists: Intel and AMD.  The next anticipated shift is coming in 2008-9 …
Discussion: George Ou and Inquirer
 
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