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4:50 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.
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
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 …
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.
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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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
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Dell's 'Veso' appliance runs on four-core Opterons and thin VMware
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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 …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and CNET News.com
 

 
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