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2:00 PM ET, September 5, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook Opens Up To Public Search  —  One of the great features of Facebook was privacy.  You could be assured that what was in Facebook remained in Facebook.  However, that illusion might be ending soon.  —  Tonight, Facebook launches a "public listing search" which allows anyone to search for a specific person.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook Opens Profiles To Tap Into Google Traffic, While Google Grabs Facebook's News Feed Idea  —  Google is getting a bit more like Facebook by enabling a Facebook-style news feed within its Orkut social networking site, while the king of the walled gardens Facebook acknowledges in actions …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
People Search Business Just Got More Complicated As Facebook Enters Market  —  Facebook just announced that they are now allowing public searches of their users by people without Facebook accounts.  —  Not much information is included in the results (see image below)- just the name …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Facebook Profiles Will Appear in Google Results Next Month  —  If you thought the news feed was a threat to your privacy, be warned: Facebook is announcing Public Search Listings today, meaning profiles will be searchable through Facebook, and soon turn up on Google, Yahoo and MSN Search.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live — Apple's "The beat goes on" special event  —  9:20AM PDT - They kept everyone outside a little longer than we would have liked, but they're finally admitting.  This is the Moscone West — we're assuming the huge hall Steve launched the iPhone in back in January.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Live Ars Technica coverage of today's Apple Event  —  At 10AM PT (noon CT, 1PM ET), Steve Jobs will kick off yet another product launch show at San Francisco's Moscone Center.  We're already on the scene, so check back with us when the show starts.  We'll offer a live feed of the show, plus post-show analysis.
Daniel Drew Turner / eWEEK.com:
Apple Event May Ring In New iPods, iPhone Upgrades  —  Apple watchers predict that new iPods, new iPhone features and iTunes Beatles content may be in the offing.  —  Apple watchers are speculating that the company may introduce new iPods, Beatles content for Apple's iTunes store or perhaps …
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
Tuesday Apple Event: Live Chat
Microsoft:
Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 1.0, Extends Support to Linux  —  "Entertainment Tonight" HSN and World Wrestling Entertainment showcase new online experiences; more than 35 partners commit to Silverlight Partner Initiative.  —  Microsoft Corp. today released to the Web (RTW) Silverlight™ 1.0 …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking: Microsoft Makes "Flashy" Hollywood Debut with Silverlight......and Extends Support to Linux  —  Microsoft just released Silverlight 1.0, the cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for streaming video, games and other multi-media content.  The company has a number of content partners …
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Silverlight 1.0 Released and Silverlight for Linux Announced
Discussion: Ted On Flex and Channel 9
Bruce Lambert / New York Times:
As Prostitutes Turn to Craigslist, Law Takes Notice  —  The eight women visited Long Island this summer along with vacationing families and other business travelers, staying in hotels and motels in commercial strips in middle-class suburbs like East Garden City, Hicksville and Woodbury.
Discussion: Techdirt, Profy.Com and Glass House
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Time Inc. to Close Business 2.0  —  The latest dot-com casualty comes from the newsstand, not the Internet.  —  Business 2.0, a monthly magazine about the new economy, will be shut down rather than sold, its owners at Time Inc. have decided.  The publication, which has been suffering …
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web  —  A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web  —  Authored by Joseph Smarr, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble, and Michael Arrington  —  We publicly assert that all users of the social web are entitled to certain fundamental rights, specifically:
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo bolsters ad arsenal with BlueLithium  —  Yahoo picked up BlueLithium, a fast growing behavioral marketing firm, for $300 million and rounded out what it hopes will be a stronger ad arsenal.  —  In a statement, Yahoo noted that: … In the big picture, BlueLithium gets Yahoo closer …
Zune Insider:
Price Drop  —  Some of you may have already heard, but tomorrow we're dropping the suggested retail price for Zune to $199.  It's part of the normal product lifecycle, something we've had on the books for months.  We just got some research back and customer satisfaction with the 30GB device is really high …
Stace / Unwired View:
FULL NEW HP-IPAQ LINE-UP REVEALED: HP-IPAQ 914, 614, 314, 214, 114  —  The rumors about HP's return to smartphone/PDA market has been flying around the net for a few months already.  —  Now Swedish portal Mobil.Se has got the goods on a full iPaq line-up that HP plans to introduce later this year.
Rachel Cericola / Electronic House …:
New LG Dual High-Def DVD Player Coming Next Month  —  Delivering 1080p any way you want it, the BH200 Super Blu Player is the company's second dual high-def DVD device.  —  • Blu-ray  • DVD Players  • HD DVD  • Home Theater  • Product News  • All topics
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
LG Upgrades Super Blu, Drops The Price
Discussion: CNET News.com
 
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Jessie Seyfer / LAW.com:
Google Foe Ends Unique Trademark Suit Over Keywords
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Google Applies For 'GPay' Mobile Payments Patent
Lessig Blog:
A big victory: Golan v. Gonzales
Savio Rodrigues / InfoWorld:
UBS Analyst: Is Linux Adoption Slowing?
Irene Chen / DigiTimes:
Broadcom: 802.11n unlikely to replace 802.11g as mainstream WLAN technology
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Bind 8 DNS server retired by serious security flaw
Reuters:
Branson hopes to use Google Earth to find Fossett
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Sun Sets 1-For-4 Reverse Split; New Accounting Software Delays …
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 Earlier Items: 
PC World:
Yahoo Buys Ad Firm BlueLithium for $300 Million (PC World)
Discussion: Computerworld
Bill Ray / The Register:
O2 starts charging for calls to non-places
Discussion: The blognation
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
TAKE (COM)STOCK  —  GE'S IMMELT EYES BRINGING NBC EXEC BACK TO FOLD
Discussion: paidContent.org
Verizon:
New Technology Makeover Show, 'My Home 2.,' to Shoot on Location …
CNNMoney.com:
NBC TV shows on Amazon
Discussion: DailyTech
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
ThinkPad Reserve Edition
Discussion: Computerworld and Engadget
Robyn Tippins / The MyBlogLog Blog:
Yahoo! IDs - Another Milestone For MyBlogLog
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