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7:45 AM ET, September 11, 2007

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Dorion Carroll / The Technorati Weblog:
Introducing Technorati Topics  —  Technorati collects millions of blog posts every day — too many for the average human being to even try to track.  As a Technorati power user, I've been fascinated by just how much I can find out using Technorati Search.  If you're like me and you know how to construct …
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Technorati Launches New Topics Feature - Taking on Techmeme?  —  Blog search engine Technorati today announced a new feature: topics.  Topics is a river-of-news style aggregator of posts from top blogs in the areas of Entertainment, Technology, Politics, Sports, Business, and Life.
Discussion: WebProNews and Rev2.org
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.
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Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
Why Facebook went west  —  Turned down by a local venture capitalist, two Harvard students look to Silicon Valley for funding instead.  The result: Boston misses out on an online phenomenon worth up to $6 billion.  —  In April of 2004, two Harvard undergrads walked into the Charles Hotel for a meeting with a venture capitalist.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft Issues 10 Reasons Why Enterprises Shouldn't Use Google Apps  —  Up till now, Microsoft has been very quiet about the nascent Web Office threat from Google.  But today, in response to the news that IT systems consultancy CapGemini has partnered with Google to sell Google Apps Premier Edition …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft offers its take on CapGemini-Google deal  —  Microsoft has been noticeably quiet whenever we bloggers/press folk ask them for comments on Google various announcements.  Today's CapGemini-Google partnership to sell Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE) must have struck a nerve …
MovableType.org:
One more reason to buy an iPhone  —  Community Blog  —  One more reason to buy an iPhone  —  For a long time now I have been one of those iPhone hold outs that insists on waiting for the next generation before taking the iPhone plunge.  But today could be the tipping point for me and many other Movable Type users like me.
Nick / Rough Type:
Adblock Plus: what would Jesus do?  —  I'm deep in a quandary.  A couple of days ago, after calling Adblock Plus "the nuclear plug-in," I actually went nuclear.  I downloaded the sucker and started using it.  I was seduced by Noam Cohen's description of the almost Zenlike sense of peace …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
HD video: iPhone unlocked on camera from start to finish  —  Ok, here it is, the first time on camera you've seen a real iPhone software SIM unlocked from start to finish (and not done with the demo app iPhoneSIMfree sent out last week).  The last iPhoneSIMfree unlock video we had only showed …
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Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
iPhone Unlocking Software Hits Retailers Worldwide
Discussion: Engadget and TechSpot News
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
VMware does not sport Barcelona features  —  Nested Paging to arrive with service release for ESX 3i  —  THE VMWARE REP here in Barcelona was openly praising the performance of AMD's Barcelona processors, but there was a small whoopsie at the end of presentation, during the Q&A session.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St. and CNET News.com
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Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Jobs Offers Apple Lisa Early Adopters Store Credit  —  Cupertino, CA - Early adopters of the iPhone weren't the only ones receiving in-store credit from Steve Jobs.  In an overlooked announcement, Jobs said that early adopters of the Apple Lisa would be receiving a $7000 in-store credit.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook to take over Stanford classroom  —  Facebook, already bulging out of its headquarters in downtown Palo Alto, is now infiltrating Stanford University.  —  A new course, called Create Engaging Web Applications Using Metrics and Learning on Facebook will be offered this fall in Stanford's computer science department.
Dieter Bohn / WMExperts:
Palm Treo 500 Emerges  —  Well look what we have here, a shiny new image of the Palm Treo 500, nee the Palm Gandolf, which will be announced officially on Sept. 12th.  Things that we have confirmed now:  — It's not as ugly as the PalmOS Centro and it thankfully a bit wider, making typing easier
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meebo Adds File Sharing To Webchat  —  Web chat startup Meebo, still basking in the glow of bringing instant messaging to the iPhone, is releasing a much requested new feature tonight: file sharing.  —  There are dozens of web based file sharing applications, such as YouSendIt and DropSend …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Josh Miller / Rev2.org:   Meebo Just Learned a New Trick
Zachery Kouwe / New York Post:
MORTGAGE LENDER'S SHARES PLUNGE; SEEKS 2ND BAILOUT  —  Countrywide Financial Corp. is putting together another multi-billion dollar bailout plan as the nation's largest home lender continues to struggle amid the global credit crunch and declines in the housing market, The Post has learned.
Tony Smith / The Register:
DVD Forum gives three-layer, 51GB HD DVD the thumbs up  —  The DVD Forum, the organisation that oversees DVD and HD DVD technology, has approved Toshiba's proposed triple-layer, 51GB disc structure.  The move paves the way to exceed - for now, at least - the 50GB capacity of a two-layer Blu-ray Disc.
 
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Matt Vella / Business Week:
AT&T Rebrands.  Again  —  The wireless giant's revenues are surging …
Discussion: CNET News.com
BBC:
Mobile system promises free calls
Steve Klein / E-Media Tidbits:
Media Literacy: Can the Public Catch Up with Newspapers?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sprint on parade: Centro, Vogue, Rumor, and OQO Model 02
Discussion: PalmAddicts and oqo
Mark Simon / AdAge:
Ditch the Lunatic Web Content Crazes
Rachel Dodes / Wall Street Journal:
Can Models Find Bliss Beyond a 'Digital Velvet Rope'?
Bloomberg:
In 3 Months, iPhone Sales Top a Million
Discussion: Lost Remote
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Platform outage at Facebook tonight
 Earlier Items: 
Russ / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Opera Mini has competition, but who is TeaShark?!?
Fred / A VC:
Every Product Is A Platform
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Yahoo feeds Trojan-laced ads to MySpace and PhotoBucket users
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
A Few Mahalo Updates and Questions
Ingrid Melander / Reuters:
Web search for bomb recipes should be blocked: EU
Geoffrey Lean / The Independent:
Germany warns citizens to avoid using Wi-Fi
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Michael Dell: Changing the economics of SMB storage