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4:45 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  —  It's really an ethical dilemma for the ages.  On one hand, you love your shiny new Apple toy so much, you just have to hack in new functionality, on the other hand you can't bear to think that the mighty Steve Jobs thinks ill of you and your hacker ways.
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.
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Korean antitrust probe of Intel ends, penalties to be decided soon  —  An antitrust probe into Intel's sales practices in South Korea has been completed, and the company may face sanctions.  Both Intel and the Korean Fair Trade Commission confirmed that the investigation is over …
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Ryu Jin / koreatimes.co.kr:
Intel Faces Penalty for Alleged Biz Irregularities
Discussion: The Register and Digital Trends
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
AMD's Barcelona chip to get speed boost later this year
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
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 …
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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
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
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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Morning Paper:
Leak: Sprint Palm Centro Full Roadmap Pic
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Virtualization: The emerging hardware vs. OS bundle debate  —  Sun Microsystems rolled out its latest version of Solaris and the operating system is optimized for virtualization among other items.  —  The update is supposed to make it easier to migrate for new customers to migrate to Solaris.
Discussion: The Register
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
VMware consumes Dunes
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: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Mobility Site
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
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
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
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.
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
'Sicko' Film Succeeds Despite Illegal Download Bonanza  —  A funny thing happened on the way to the illegal movie download—box office success.  Michael's Moore's healthcare documentary "Sicko" has been confirmed as the third highest grossing documentary in film history.
 
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John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
Wipro expands its outsourcing services into Mexico
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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
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iminlikewithyou gets a design update and i've got front-row tickets
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Jeremy Clarkson / Times of London:
Facebook dismisses fears over privacy
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
States group wants to extend Microsoft antitrust oversight
Valleywag:
Modern And Awkward: Why I won't digg your lame story
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
A peek inside Apple's new nano and classic iPods (photos)
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple confirms: iPod touch cannot add calendar appointments
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NAB takes on Microsoft, Google with anti-white space internet ads
Matt Vella / Business Week:
AT&T Rebrands.  Again  —  The wireless giant's revenues are surging …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and CNET News.com
BBC:
Mobile system promises free calls
 

 
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