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11:10 PM ET, September 11, 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)
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Intends to Integrate Its Social Applications  —  Apparently Google learned something from Facebook's success and intends to connect all of its social applications.  The new central place for social activities will create feeds for all or your events ("activity streams") and share them with your contacts, if you choose to do so.
Discussion: Between the Lines and /Message
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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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
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: iPhone Free Software Unlock Confirmed (Death Star Explodes)
Discussion: Techomical, TechSpot News and MacSlash
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Temporarily unlock your iPhone for $99
Discussion: Engadget
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
Muhammad Saleem / muhammad.saleem:
as promised, netscape's social news site propelling forward
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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.
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 …
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 …
RCR Wireless News:
Paying for the bandwidth we consume  —  Editor's Note: Welcome to Reality Check, a feature for RCR Wireless News' new weekly e-mail service, Mobile Content and Culture.  We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile content industry to give their insights into the marketplace.
Discussion: TechSpot News and TechnoLlama
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dslreports.com:
How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume Per Month? …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
iPhone owners can now buy ringtones for 99 cents, with some pain
Oliver Ryan / Fortune:
This old guy sure can pick 'em
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
The Graying of the Web  —  Older people are sticky.
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft patents watermark technology that may lock down DRM-free music
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks
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
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
New 'Tron' races on  —  Kosinski will program Disney sequel
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Who blocks the (ad) blockers?
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
NTP takes fresh aim at wireless giants
Katherine Hannaford / Tech Digest:
Barack Obama signs up to LinkedIn, expect Twitter account next
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-051 - Critical
Susannah Moran / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog bitten in Google case
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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