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8:15 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.
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: TechBlog
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Report: Boxed Windows Vista retail sales sluggish
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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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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
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Temporarily unlock your iPhone for $99
Discussion: Gizmodo
Paul Miller / Engadget:   Don't worry, iPhone hackers: Apple doesn't hate you
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.
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.
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.
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: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Mobility Site
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Microsoft:
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.
PC World:
HP Thermal Inkjet Technology Put to Medical Use  —  Researchers have developed a patch that uses modified thermal inkjet printer technology to administer medicines.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. researchers have developed a medical patch that uses thermal inkjet technology found …
Discussion: DailyTech
BBC:
Mobile system promises free calls  —  A new way of making calls directly between phones, for free, is being trialled by a Swedish company.  —  It is hoping to dramatically improve communications in the developing world.  —  Swedish company TerraNet has developed the idea using peer …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   P2P comes to mobile phones, promises free calls
 
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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
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Skype worm attempts to steal personal information
Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch:
Google Mobile to Start Running AdWords
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
NTP files patent suits against AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon
Discussion: Ars Technica and Engadget
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
New 'Tron' races on  —  Kosinski will program Disney sequel
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Intel Faces Penalty for Alleged Biz Irregularities
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Rumor: Sun to Launch Product at TechCrunch40
Discussion: TechCrunch
Presnikoff / Digital Music News:
Universal Music Sketches Subscription Concept, Details Emerge
Susannah Moran / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog bitten in Google case
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Intel 45nm fab to open in 45 days
Discussion: WinBeta
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
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