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3:20 PM ET, August 28, 2007

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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 who 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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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).
BBC:
Legal threats halt iPhone crack
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
PR Newswire:
Earthlink Announces Corporate Restructuring  —  First Step in Ongoing Efforts to Optimize Cost Structure and Boost Growth  —  Company also Authorizes Additional $200 Million to Repurchase Shares  —  ATLANTA, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EarthLink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELNK - News) today announced a corporate restructuring plan.
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes Further Steps To Curb User Abuse; Change In How …
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.
Brett Smith / FSF:
Microsoft cannot declare itself exempt from the requirements of GPLv3  —  "Microsoft has engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the software industry for many years, and has sought to attack free software for almost as long," Free Software Foundation says  —  The Free Software Foundation …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
MySpace's Fashion Channel Is Ready To Wear For Upscale Consumers  —  MySpace (NYSE: NWS) debuts its revamped its Fashion channel today, ahead of New York's Fashion Week starting September 5.  Its makeover complete, BusinessWeek notes that MySpace Fashion has pulled in branded …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Reena Jana / Business Week:
MySpace's New Chic Clique
Discussion: The Social Web and WWD.COM
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.
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
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
NewsFriends?  Facebook Anti Social Utility: Real Friends DON'T Share  —  Old Chinese proverb: "You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour."  —  In other Facebook words, SHARING MAY NOT BE CARING!  —  Just when you thought it was safe to come …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
NewsGator Launches Facebook App: NewsFriends
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
RHD Does Distribution Deal with Yahoo!  —  Here's the release and its main provisions:  — Featured Listings — Sponsored listings with guaranteed placement on the first or second search results pages for broader exposure in a specific geography or category
Discussion: WebProNews
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PR Newswire:
R.H. Donnelley and Yahoo! Local Expand Relationship
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs
BBC:
'Junk sleep' damaging teen health  —  Too many teenagers are damaging their health by not getting enough sleep and by falling asleep with electrical gadgets on in, researchers say.  —  A third of 12 to 16-year-olds asked slept for between four to seven hours a night.  Experts recommend eight hours.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
BabyCenter Acquires Mom-Focused Social Network Maya's Mom; Launching Online Ad Network  —  You're reading it here first: The baby and mom-focused BabyCenter, owned by J&J, has made its first acquisition in its 10 years of existence: it has bought Maya's Mom, a Palo Alto-based social networking site for mothers.
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.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple faces new class-action suit over locked iPhones  —  Apple Inc. is facing yet another class-action lawsuit over its iPhone, this time from a New York State resident who claims the company failed to adequately disclose to consumers that the handset is locked to AT&T's network and that using …
Fred / A VC:
Favoriting Ads (continued)  —  Sometimes you write a post asking for something and then months later you find someone has actually built it.  That happened with my desire for a Flickr/Twitter integration that I posted about in June.  By early August Dave Winer had built it.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Videohybrid 3.0: I Can't Believe This Hasn't Been Banned Yet  —  Videohybrid, a site we first linked to in April as part of a broader post on online video piracy, has relaunched with a new version that is just asking for trouble.  —  Videohybrid 3.0 marries Q&A functionality with social voting.
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 …
 
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Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Videogames Make Better Horror Than Hollywood
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
GetAmnesty.com: MPAA Extortion at its Finest
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
CG Exclusive: HTC Insider Confirms Existence of the Google Phone
Nicole Martin / Telegraph:
TV is dying, says Google expert
Discussion: Digg
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Sony Caught In Yet Another Rootkit Mess?
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
More BitTorrent Trackers Shut Down, Owner's Cover Blown
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GC: Sony Ericsson says definitely maybe to PlayStation phone
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
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Green Publishers Pursue Network Effect
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New Shop Promises Results Clients Can Gauge
Nic Fildes / The Independent:
Orange threatens to spoil Nokia's online music entertainment party
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Internet groups brace for subprime fallout
 

 
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