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5:30 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).
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 …
Discussion: Engadget, Apple 2.0 and MacSlash
Don Reisinger / CNET News.com:   The Steve Jobs master plan: iPhone hacking
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Hackers Remind That iPhone Is Still MyPhone
Discussion: textually.org
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
What's Up With Apple?  —  The market is punk today …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld:
iPhone unlocker trades phone for 'sweet' car
Discussion: textually.org
Google:
George Reyes To Retire As Google CFO  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that George Reyes has informed the company of his intention to retire as Chief Financial Officer.  Reyes indicated that he will remain to assist in the search for a new CFO and to assure an orderly transition …
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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.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bye, George! Google's CFO Reyes Hitting the Beach
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Google is working on a mobile OS, and it's due out shortly  —  Can it be true?  Is the Googlephone nigh at hand?  Not that we haven't been hearing this time after time (after time after time, etc.), but we've actually got some hot news from a number of very trustworthy sources about Google's plans for the mobile space.
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Welcome to the new Boing Boing!  —  I'm writing this from Boulder, Colorado, which seems like a good place to make this announcement — it was in this town that Carla Sinclair and I launched bOING bOING as a print zine in 1988.  During the past 19 years we've gone through many changes — from zine to webzine to directory to blog.
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.
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 …
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Free Software Foundation to Microsoft: You are not above the law
Discussion: InfoWorld
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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Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
NewsGator launches new Facebook app, NewsFriends
Discussion: Mashable! and Valleywag
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.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge: TorrentSpy must preserve data in RAM  —  A federal judge has upheld a magistrate's decision forcing TorrentSpy to enable server logging so the Motion Picture Association of America can obtain the IP addresses of those connecting to BitTorrent files via the service.  There's one small hitch for the MPAA, though.
Discussion: Profy.Com
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy judge decides RAM is stored information
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Rebecca Buckman / Wall Street Journal:
Venture Firms vs. Investors  —  Yale and the Like  —  Quietly Cite Pressure  —  To Back Offbeat Funds  —  Some top venture-capital firms eager to expand into new markets are twisting their investors' arms to get them to go along — or so say the investors.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Sequoia Capital to Yale: "Invest or else"
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
More BitTorrent Trackers Shut Down, Owner's Cover Blown  —  Following a decision in the Amsterdam court which stated the Dutch torrent site Everlasting.nu facilitated copyright infringement, the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has been using this momentum to make life difficult for other torrent sites.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
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.
 
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The Boy Genius Report:
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Sky News:
Your Sat-Nav Nightmares Over... Maybe
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Associated Press:
Beijing Police Launch Virtual Web Patrol
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Adobe: No DNG turf war with JPEG XR
Discussion: Macsimum News
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Yahoo wants China torture case dismissed
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
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Discussion: Mashable!
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Symantec CEO: Microsoft security ware pricing 'monopolistic'
Discussion: Neowin.net
Jon Van / Chicago Tribune:
City disconnecting from Wi-Fi vision
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Vista Beta SP1 Leaked
Discussion: Computerworld
Nicole Martin / Telegraph:
TV is dying, says Google expert
Discussion: Digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Sony Caught In Yet Another Rootkit Mess?
Chris James / Sony PSP, Nintendo DS …:
GC: Sony Ericsson says definitely maybe to PlayStation phone
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Videohybrid 3.0: I Can't Believe This Hasn't Been Banned Yet
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