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4:55 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.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Don't worry, iPhone hackers: Apple doesn't hate you
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Intel 45nm fab to open in 45 days  —  SAN FRANCISCO—In 45 days, Intel will open its first high-volume facility for building chips that use a 45-nanometer manufacturing process.  —  The facility, called Fab 32, is a new one built in Chandler, Ariz., said spokesman Nick Knupffer, in an interview here at the VMworld conference.
Discussion: WinBeta
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
AMD's Barcelona chip to get speed boost later this year
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Korean antitrust probe of Intel ends, penalties to be decided soon
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.
PR Newswire:
VMware Acquires Dunes Technologies  —  New automation solution will help VMware customers standardize and automate IT management processes on VMware Infrastructure  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — VMware, Inc., the virtualization leader, today announced …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Virtualization: The emerging hardware vs. OS bundle debate
Discussion: The Register
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
VMware consumes Dunes
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: WebProNews, SMC, Tech.co.uk and Webware.com
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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 …
Susannah Moran / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog bitten in Google case  —  THE consumer watchdog suffered a blow in its mammoth court case against Google, when a judge said yesterday its court documents were almost "incomprehensible", "opaque" and "somewhat repetitious".  —  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google-hating Aussie watchdog smacked by confused judge
Discussion: Techdirt
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 …
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Rodney Gedda / Computerworld:
Black screen of darkness to haunt Vista pirates
Paul / Rogue Amoeba:
Transfer Ringtones With MakeiPhoneRingtone  —  Yesterday I posted about using Fission to create ringtones for the iPhone.  Editing with Fission is straightforward, but getting the resulting files onto the iPhone is a bit tricky.  The processes for both iTunes 7.4 and iTunes 7.4.1 work, but they're not simple.
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Kevin Ho / CNET News.com:   iPhone ringtone feature live: one for you, one for me, another one for you...
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
Presnikoff / Digital Music News:
Universal Music Sketches Subscription Concept, Details Emerge  —  CD sales are dropping at an alarming rate, and that has majors entertaining a number of fresh sales scenarios.  At Universal Music Group, that includes an experimental stab at DRM-free downloads, a move considered unthinkable just one year ago.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Polish Man Allegedly Arrested for Googlebombing  —  Ludwik Trammer translated an article from "Gazeta Wyborcza", calling it the biggest Polish quality newspaper:  —  Young internet geek is facing up to 3 years in prison.  The man is accused of insulting president Lech Kaczyski.
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
Chris Borowski / Reuters:
NewsCorp won't pull videos from iTunes: Chernin  —  WARSAW (Reuters) - News Corp. (NWSa.N: Quote, Profile , Research) will not pull its television shows from Apple Inc's (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile , Research) iTunes as rival media group NBC Universal has done over a pricing dispute, President Peter Chernin said on Tuesday
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sprint's Q4 lineup: Rumor, Centro, Touch, and Pearl 8130  —  What started as a trickle of unofficially official shots from Sprint's Q4 pipeline has suddenly become a deluge.  Check the LG Rumor, Touch (aka, Vogue), and Blackberry Pearl 8130 all dressed up with Sprint logos and sales-goon positioning points for a Q4 launch.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
NTP shows fall 2007 lawsuit fashions, sues AT&T, Sprint, Verizon  —  Remember those crazy sons of guns at patent holding firm NTP that ended up working RIM for a shade over $612 million?  They're back at it, throwing lawsuits at AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon — that's three of the States' four national carriers …
Discussion: CNET News.com
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
P2P comes to mobile phones, promises free calls
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Rumors of $400 PS3/Spider-man 3 Blu-ray bundle rev up
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Katherine Hannaford / Tech Digest:
Barack Obama signs up to LinkedIn, expect Twitter account next
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John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
Wipro expands its outsourcing services into Mexico
Discussion: WSJ.com
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Dell's 'Veso' appliance runs on four-core Opterons and thin VMware
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Rumor: Sun to Launch Product at TechCrunch40
Discussion: TechCrunch
Muhammad Saleem / muhammad.saleem:
iminlikewithyou gets a design update and i've got front-row tickets
Discussion: Profy.Com and CenterNetworks
Jeremy Clarkson / Times of London:
Facebook dismisses fears over privacy
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AskCity Tips & Tricks
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
A peek inside Apple's new nano and classic iPods (photos)
Matt Vella / Business Week:
AT&T Rebrands.  Again  —  The wireless giant's revenues are surging …
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