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8:30 AM ET, September 4, 2007

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Financial Times:
Chinese military hacked into Pentagon  —  By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Richard McGregor in Beijing  —  The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials.
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Analyst: Chinese Face Spy Scandal Fallout  —  A report suggesting that the Chinese military has hacked into German government computers could have a negative impact on the prospects in Western markets of Chinese equipment vendors Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063 …
Rea Maor / Geeks and Technology:
7 Reasons Why Microsoft is DOOMED!  —  Not this year, not next year... but soon - almost certainly by the next decade.  —  #1. Their business model is a dead-end.  - Back when Microsoft first started business in 1980, software as a commodity was still a fuzzy concept.
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Sony to Challenge Apple In TV, Movie Downloads  —  CEO Stringer Sees Video  —  As Key to Reclaiming  —  Title as No. 1 Innovator  —  TOKYO — Two years after taking the helm of Sony Corp., Chief Executive Howard Stringer is quietly preparing a big move to expand the company …
Pagan Kennedy / New York Times:
A Space for Us  —  I first ventured onto MySpace this winter.  After a few minutes of exploring, I clicked into a profile posted by a girl smashed on vodka.  Her photo showed her slumped across her desk, blond hair fanning over her laptop.  Here's the most disturbing part of the story …
Discussion: Online Fandom and TeleRead
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Tool To Map Website Visitors  —  Good things come in pairs, I guess.  Yesterday I wrote about FeedJit's new visitor mapping widget.  Today, whos.amung.us, a real time traffic widget that we covered back in March, released a Flash based map widget that also shows the physical location of website visitors.
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
A boring rant  —  In the interest of keeping items brief I've cut the previous post and put the boring stuff here.  Enjoy.  Or don't enjoy, as the case may be.  Skip over it.  Whatever.  —  It's not just Disney and ABC that are out of touch.  Look at the management team at NBC Universal.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and O'Reilly Radar
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Mozilla keeps Eudora alive, releases new version based on Thunderbird  —  The Eudora team might have called it quits on commercial aspirations and released the product as open source some time ago, but that doesn't mean you should get the trash bin out just yet.
The Register:
Oracle buys Netsure Telecom  —  Grabs network intel and analytics software  —  Business software provider Oracle has acquired Dublin-based Netsure Telecom.  —  Netsure provides network intelligence and analytics software to communications service providers.  The firm's clients include Vodafone, Cable & Wireless and Eircom.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Gabriel Rivera / riverag.com:
The Word "LINUX" is inappropriate in XBOX Live  —  I love Linux and the XBOX 360, so yesterday I tried to include the word "LINUX" in the motto section on XBOX Live.  I was stunned when I got a message saying "Your motto contains inappropriate language.  Please try again".
Discussion: CrunchGear, Channel 9 and Digg
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Presentations and JotSpot Could Be Available Next Week  —  Google will participate at the Office 2.0 Conference that takes place next week in San Francisco.  Jonathan Rochelle, Product Manager at Google Spreadsheets, will be there:  —  "Almost a year ago - it was October 10-11 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Wiki Prepares To Launch
Discussion: Digg
ConsortiumInfo.org The Standards Blog:
If this were any other JTC1 Proposal, the OOXML Vote Would be Over Now  —  DiggThis Add to Del.icio.us … Public announcements of how P members of ISO have voted on OOXML are now rolling in one at a time, and the trend thus far is meaningfully weighted towards "No with comments."
Peteris Krumins / good coders code, great reuse:
Designing Digg Picture Website in a Matter of Hours  —  I released full source code of the reddit media website (reddit media website generator suite (.zip)).  It can now be totally reused with minor modifications to suit the digg for pictures website.  —  Only the following modifications need to be made:
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Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Can you digg it?  —  As the social bookmarking site Digg often proves …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
MPAA says no to suing movie fans, yes to paying $15,000 for private e-mails  —  Oh, MPAA, you make it so hard for us to love you.  The moment we say a few half-decent things about you and your decision not to start an RIAA-style crusade against noncommercial file-swappers …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Return Of The Schwag  —  The true hard core geek/fanboy crowd loved ValleySchwag when it launched in the Spring of 2006.  For $15 per month you would receive a package containing tshirts, stickers, pens and other junk that new startups pay a fortune to have created with their logo printed on it.
 
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The hundred gadget giveaway starts midnight tonight
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