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3:30 PM 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
Discussion: CNET News.com and WebProNews
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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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple confirms: iPod touch cannot add calendar appointments
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.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google-hating Aussie watchdog smacked by confused judge  —  Sponsored-links attack 'incomprehensible'  —  After accusing Google of misleading web users with its money-making sponsored links, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been accused of saying things that don't make sense.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Susannah Moran / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog bitten in Google case
Discussion: p2pnet
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Australian Regulatory Body Begins Scrutinizing Google-DoubleClick Merger
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Reuters
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.
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.
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Leak: Sprint Palm Centro Full Roadmap Pic
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
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: mocoNews.net and 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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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Tuesday? Time for a new Technorati strategy
Discussion: WebProNews and Zoli's Blog
Chris Borowski / Reuters:
NewsCorp won't pull videos from iTunes  —  WARSAW (Reuters) - News Corp. will not pull its television shows from Apple's iTunes as rival media group NBC Universal has done over a pricing dispute, President Peter Chernin said in an interview on Tuesday.  —  Many sector watchers expected News Corp …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and paidContent.org
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.
Jeremy Clarkson / Times of London:
Facebook dismisses fears over privacy  —  The community website's chief privacy officer says that there is no threat to users' confidentiality from its commercial interests  —  Facebook has shrugged off the privacy concerns surrounding the social networking site, as it gave notice …
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: CrunchGear and Mobility Site
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 …
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
A peek inside Apple's new nano and classic iPods (photos)  —  The first tear-down photos taken of Apple's new third-generation iPod nano and sixth-generation iPod classic are in, revealing extensive use of adhesive inside the nano and a new support plate behind the classic's noticeably thinner display.
The Ask.com Blog:
AskCity Tips & Tricks  —  Summer's over and the days are already getting shorter—which means you'll have less time to plan your evenings out.  There's no better time to try a few helpful short cuts, courtesy of AskCity:  —  Embeddable Maps  —  You've been asking for it—and here it is.
 
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