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7:05 PM ET, September 11, 2007

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Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Apple's Joswiak: We Don't Hate iPhone Coders  —  iPhone native application developers, take heart: Apple doesn't hate you.  And now you have a whole new device to play with.  —  Updated 3:15 PM: Apple says "software updates will most likely break" native apps as they go forwards.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Temporarily unlock your iPhone for $99  —  Free yourself from AT&T!  The iPhone revolution is at hand!  You'll no longer suffer the tyranny of forced cell phone use for at least another, uh, couple of weeks!  —  Through the magic of technology, it's now possible to unlock an iPhone …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Developing: iPhone Dev Team one step away from free unlock?  —  Now that iPhoneSIMfree is in the wild, the iPhone Dev Team folks that started all this hackery have been looking to see how the iPhoneSIMfree hack works, and seem to have landed upon the solution.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Gizmodo and Digg
Paul Miller / Engadget:   Don't worry, iPhone hackers: Apple doesn't hate you
BBC:
Facebook 'costs businesses dear'  —  Workers who spend time on sites such as Facebook could be costing firms over £130m a day, a study has calculated.  —  According to employment law firm Peninsula, 233 million hours are lost every month as a result of employees "wasting time" on social networking.
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Max Freiert / Compete Blog:
Facebook now ranked 3rd in Page Views; MySpace down nearly 20%  —  MySpace has enjoyed a relatively long and successful run as in a red hot sector of the internet, but it may not be long before the site has to defend this title.  Facebook, having gone through big changes about every three months …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Leaked Google Video Discusses Google Reader, Social Efforts  —  A video disclaimed to be "Google - Confidential" with the title "Nooglers And The PDB: Reactor (Ben Darnell, September 6, 2007)" made its way onto a public Google Video page.  A "noogler" is what people at Google call new employees …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Reader Numbers
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
How High Can You Count: New Facebook Fundraising?  —  Here's an interesting idea if you don't want to get bought and you can't quite IPO yet and you need to have a tidy war chest for expansion or perhaps a choice acquisition or two: Bring in more investors and raise more money at a huge valuation.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Health's Adam Bosworth Leaves Google  —  I got a tip that Google vice president Adam Bosworth, who headed up the Google Health project, had left Google.  Now Google has confirmed this is so — Bosworth is leaving the company.  Says Google: … Bosworth joined Google in July 2004, having left BEA Systems.
Rodney Gedda / Computerworld:
Black screen of darkness to haunt Vista pirates  —  Buy the software or suffer the consequences  —  Microsoft Windows' infamous "Blue Screen of Death" has become synonymous with an operating system crash or freeze, but that's nothing compared with what users of pirated copies of Vista worldwide …
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
AjaxWindows: Most interesting Web OS experiment yet  —  I still don't fully get the whole Web operating system concept.  Why run an OS inside a browser, when your browser is running in an OS to begin with?  But AjaxWindows, a Web OS and application suite that launched today, makes a very good case for the Web OS.
Susannah Moran / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog bitten in Google case  —  THE consumer watchdog suffered a blow in its mammoth court case against Google, when a judge said yesterday its court documents were almost "incomprehensible", "opaque" and "somewhat repetitious".  —  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google-hating Aussie watchdog smacked by confused judge
Discussion: Techdirt
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile's new data plans  —  Just when you thought they couldn't get any cheaper....T-Mobile is set to completely revamp their data plan lineup with a new pricing scheme that is sure to make subscribers swoon.  Beginning tomorrow, September 12th, the big Pink will be dropping updates …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Mobility Site
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Report: Price Cut Bumped iPhone Sales Three-Fold  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, whose 50-hour survey of Apple (AAPL) stores produced the most definitive estimate of iPhone sales to date, has combined his data with yesterday's report that Apple sold its 1 millionth iPhone on Sunday to calculate the effect of last week's 33% price cut.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Running the numbers on Vista  —  Sales of boxed copies of Windows Vista continue to significantly trail those of Windows XP during its early days, according to a soon-to-be-released report.  —  Standalone unit sales of Vista at U.S. retail stores were down 59.7 percent compared with Windows XP …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
NTP files patent suits against AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon  —  Remember NTP?  They're back.  —  The holding company that brought BlackBerry Nation to its knees in 2006 is once again on the advance, this time filing suit against AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Engadget
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Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
NTP takes fresh aim at wireless giants
Discussion: IntoMobile and Phone Scoop
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
When it comes to music fans, iLike faces Myspace  —  ILike, by far the most popular music application on Facebook, has started overtaking MySpace in sheer number of fans registered for some top music artists.  —  The young Seattle company is being coy on specifics, but consider this …
 
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Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch:
Google Mobile to Start Running AdWords
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
New 'Tron' races on  —  Kosinski will program Disney sequel
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Who blocks the (ad) blockers?
Katherine Hannaford / Tech Digest:
Barack Obama signs up to LinkedIn, expect Twitter account next
Discussion: CNET News.com and Switched
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Virtualization: The emerging hardware vs. OS bundle debate
Discussion: The Register
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-051 - Critical
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
'Sicko' Film Succeeds Despite Illegal Download Bonanza
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Dell's 'Veso' appliance runs on four-core Opterons and thin VMware
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Intel 45nm fab to open in 45 days
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Paul / Rogue Amoeba:
Transfer Ringtones With MakeiPhoneRingtone
Chris Borowski / Reuters:
NewsCorp won't pull videos from iTunes
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
A peek inside Apple's new nano and classic iPods (photos)
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sprint's Q4 lineup: Rumor, Centro, Touch, and Pearl 8130
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