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10:25 AM ET, September 11, 2007

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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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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Gears Up For Huge Investment Round  —  Kara Swisher's sources say Facebook is mulling another investment round at a massive valuation.  It would be "quite large, well beyond" the $25 million round in 2006 that valued the company at $525 million, she says.  Pick a valuation for this round: $6 billion?
Discussion: CNET News.com
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?
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Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com:
TECHNORATI TRIES TO ORGANIZE THE BLOGOSPHERE
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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.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NAB takes on Microsoft, Google with anti-white space internet ads  —  It's not often Microsoft and Google are on the same seemingly-losing side of a debate, but things just aren't looking good for the White Space Coalition, the open-airwaves internet access project backed by the two giants, as well as Dell, HP, Intel, and Philips.
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Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Broadcasters continue fight against wireless Net  —  (InfoWorld) - The association of television broadcasters launched a campaign on Monday designed to persuade the Federal Communications Commission not to allow portable wireless Internet services in the so-called "white spaces" of TV spectrum.
Discussion: Inquirer
nab.org:
BROADCASTERS, SPORTS LEAGUES, TV SET MAKERS UNITE IN OPPOSITION …
Discussion: dslreports.com and paidContent.org
Matt Vella / Business Week:
AT&T Rebrands.  Again  —  The wireless giant's revenues are surging, but it's still struggling to make the most of its new corporate identity  —  The country's largest wireless company, San Antonio-based AT&T (T), announced on Sept. 11 that it would reshuffle some key elements of its corporate identity …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
Discussion: Mobility Site
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sprint on parade: Centro, Vogue, Rumor, and OQO Model 02
Discussion: PalmAddicts and oqo
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 …
Discussion: Inquirer and Alec Saunders .LOG
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
Morning Paper:
Leak: Sprint Palm Centro Full Roadmap Pic  —  Here is the full photo shot of the Palm Centro Roadmap.  As you can see it is definitely called the Centro so I will put the name Gandolf asleep now.  Click the pic to read the deets.
Discussion: UNEASYsilence, Engadget and PalmAddicts
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.
Discussion: p2pnet
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 …
Plantronics News Articles:
PLANTRONICS VOYAGER 855 ROCKS THE HEADSET WORLD  —  New Plantronics Voyager 855 is First Two-in-One Stereo Bluetooth Headset With Exclusive AudioIQ Technology for Crystal Clear Wireless Sound  —  Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) unveiled today the new Voyager 855, the industry's first mono …
 
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Anthony France / The Sun:
Xbox banned in jail terror fear
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple confirms: iPod touch cannot add calendar appointments
Discussion: Morning Paper and iLounge
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Interactive Ad Agency Acquired by WPP
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhoneSIMfree's end-user solution tested, it works!
Michael Kanellos / ZDNet:
HP's inkjet tech seeks to replace hypodermic needles
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
VMware does not sport Barcelona features
Zachery Kouwe / New York Post:
MORTGAGE LENDER'S SHARES PLUNGE; SEEKS 2ND BAILOUT
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Going Gator  —  Last week I left the ranks of the under-employed …
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Mark Simon / AdAge:
Ditch the Lunatic Web Content Crazes
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook to take over Stanford classroom
Russ / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Opera Mini has competition, but who is TeaShark?!?
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
With trial date looming, RIAA tries to avoid facing a jury
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
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Adblock Plus: what would Jesus do?
 

 
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Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Post reporter, other journalists appear to have been detained in Iran

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