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7:30 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.
Tom Krazit / CNET
Temporarily unlock your iPhone for $99
Discussion: Gizmodo
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Developing: iPhone Dev Team one step away from free unlock?
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Gizmodo and Digg
Paul Miller / Engadget:   Don't worry, iPhone hackers: Apple doesn't hate you
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 …
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 …
Ina Fried / CNET
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 …
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.
Rafe Needleman / CNET
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.
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-051 - Critical  —  Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Allow Remote Code Execution (938827)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability.
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 …
Robert Vamosi / CNET
Skype worm attempts to steal personal information  —  Like worms that have attacked MSN Messenger, AOL IM and Yahoo Messenger in the recent past, a worm is currently attacking Skype IM users.  From an infected machine, the virus known as either Ramex.a (Skype) or Pykspa.a (McAfee) …
Discussion: Salon: Machinist and Macsimum News
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Cellular freedom: bill would cut early termination fees, hidden charges
Discussion: Christopher Null and Digg
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Microsoft serves light fare on Patch Tuesday
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Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch:
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Tom Krazit / CNET
NTP files patent suits against AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon
Discussion: Ars Technica and Engadget
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
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Discussion: TechCrunch
Presnikoff / Digital Music News:
Universal Music Sketches Subscription Concept, Details Emerge
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Watchdog bitten in Google case
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Intel 45nm fab to open in 45 days
Discussion: WinBeta
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Digg
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