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1:35 AM ET, September 12, 2007

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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  —  Here are some interesting facts about Google Reader:  —  * Google Reader has two kinds of feeds:  — feeds that have one subscriber (two thirds from the number of feeds, they're updated every 3 hours)  — feeds that have more than one subscriber (these feeds are updated every hour)
Google Blogoscoped:
Nooglers and the PDB: Reactor  —  video.google.com/videoplay?  doc ...  A movie explaining Google's feed infrastructure.  It's a 'Google Confidential' video, so it might soon be deleted.  —  fanboy  —  ...and the video has been removed.  —  fanboy  —  Even though Google deleted …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google: Don't cross the "activity streams"
Discussion: John Bracken
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Intends to Integrate Its Social Applications
Discussion: Between the Lines and /Message
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Google May Add Comment Feature On Shared Reader Feeds
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iUnlock released: the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock software  —  It looks like the battle's officially over between iPhoneSIMfree and the numerous unique groups of open source hackers trying to software SIM unlock the iPhone.  As we've been following in our previous post on the topic …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: iPhone Free Software Unlock Confirmed (Death Star Explodes)  —  The free software iPhone unlock—the only one that counts— has been finally achieved and it has been independently tested.  Everyone can now unlock their iPhones for free.  The unlock was not achieved by GeoHot …
Tom Drapeau / The Netscape Blog:
Social News Update  —  › tags: Netscape, Propeller, Social News, SocialNews  —  We promised you in our last communication about the Netscape.com site that we would get right back to you about where your current social news site will live after we redirect to the new Netscape portal.
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Dolores Parker / Download Squad:
Netscape's new social news site revealed - well almost
Discussion: CrunchGear and Digg
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Netscape Social News Rebranding to Propeller.com
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.
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 …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks  —  We've been tracking emerging mobile-only social networks such as ZYB and Mocospace and Mig33.  All have unique selling points (Mocospace is dead simple to use, ZYB has a rich set of potential users from their address book backup service …
Discussion: The Gong Show
dslreports.com:
How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume Per Month?  - And are you willing to be billed by the byte?  —  With the media's recent rediscovery of Comcast's half-decade old practice of booting high-consumption users, our Comcast forum regulars are running a poll asking just how much bandwidth you consume per month …
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RCR Wireless News:
Paying for the bandwidth we consume
Discussion: TechSpot News and TechnoLlama
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
The Graying of the Web  —  Older people are sticky.  —  That is the latest view from Silicon Valley.  Technology investors and entrepreneurs, long obsessed with connecting to teenagers and 20-somethings, are starting a host of new social networking sites aimed at baby boomers and graying computer users.
Discussion: /Message
Katherine Hannaford / Tech Digest:
Barack Obama signs up to LinkedIn, expect Twitter account next  —  Bless Barack Obama.  He really is trying to get on down with the kids, putting out all the stops to ensure he's the President-In-Waiting with the most Web 2.0 skillzorz.  Not only had he got a flash personal website …
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 …
Oliver Ryan / Fortune:
This old guy sure can pick 'em  —  Fortune's Oliver Ryan looks at how legendary media investor Alan Patricof has found new life in the Big Apple's web startup scene.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — "I kept hearing, 'We won't invest less than five to ten million, and we have to take at least 20% of the company …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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John Schwartz / New York Times:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: FIM's IGN Changes GMs: Strang Out; Bahat In
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comScore/Forrester Study Reveals that Half of Online Financial …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Consuming Video on Mobile is an "Impromtu Experience" Says Veveo's Murali Aravamudan
Discussion: StartupSquad.com
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
iPhone owners can now buy ringtones for 99 cents, with some pain
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft patents watermark technology that may lock down DRM-free music
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David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Insight into why Europeans get multi-factor authentication and we don't
Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch:
Google Mobile to Start Running AdWords
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New 'Tron' races on  —  Kosinski will program Disney sequel
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Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
NTP takes fresh aim at wireless giants
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
When it comes to music fans, iLike faces Myspace
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile's new data plans
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Report: Price Cut Bumped iPhone Sales Three-Fold
 

 
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