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5:30 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.
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
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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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 …
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.
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 …
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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 …
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.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
NTP takes fresh aim at wireless giants  —  WASHINGTON — AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Nextel Inc., the biggest U.S. wireless carriers, have been sued by NTP Inc. over patent infringement claims similar to those it made against Waterloo's Research In Motion Ltd., owner of the BlackBerry device.
Discussion: IntoMobile and Phone Scoop
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
NTP shows fall 2007 lawsuit fashions, sues AT&T, Sprint, Verizon
Discussion: CNET News.com
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, Gizmodo and Mobility Site
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...
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 …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   P2P comes to mobile phones, promises free calls
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 …
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
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)
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 …
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Who blocks the (ad) blockers?  —  The New York Times recently covered the already over-hyped dispute between Danny Carlton, an obscure Web site designer, and the makers of the popular Adblock Plus Firefox browser extension.  —  Adblock Plus is something akin to a TiVo for Web-browsing.
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Health's Adam Bosworth Leaves Google
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Your honor, simply having them register as antitrust offenders …
Business Wire:
HandHeld Entertainment Brings Exclusive and Entertaining Video Clips …
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Rumors of $400 PS3/Spider-man 3 Blu-ray bundle rev up
Discussion: ParisLemon
Katherine Hannaford / Tech Digest:
Barack Obama signs up to LinkedIn, expect Twitter account next
Discussion: CNET News.com and Switched
John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
Wipro expands its outsourcing services into Mexico
Discussion: WSJ.com
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google AdWords "Chat with a Specialist" is Fast
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'Sicko' Film Succeeds Despite Illegal Download Bonanza
 Earlier Items: 
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Dell's 'Veso' appliance runs on four-core Opterons and thin VMware
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Presnikoff / Digital Music News:
Universal Music Sketches Subscription Concept, Details Emerge
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AskCity Tips & Tricks
John Markoff / New York Times:
Redefining the Architecture of Memory
Discussion: Slashdot
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
A peek inside Apple's new nano and classic iPods (photos)
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Polish Man Allegedly Arrested for Googlebombing
Discussion: WebProNews
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sprint's Q4 lineup: Rumor, Centro, Touch, and Pearl 8130
Matt Vella / Business Week:
AT&T Rebrands.  Again  —  The wireless giant's revenues are surging …
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