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12:20 AM ET, September 12, 2007

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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Leaked Google Video Discusses Google Reader, Social Efforts  —  A video disclaimed to be "Google - Confidential" with the title "Nooglers And The PDB: Reactor (Ben Darnell, September 6, 2007)" made its way onto a public Google Video page.  A "noogler" is what people at Google call new employees …
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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)
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Intends to Integrate Its Social Applications
Discussion: Between the Lines and /Message
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iUnlock released: the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock software  —  It looks like the battle's officially over between iPhoneSIMfree and the numerous unique groups of open source hackers trying to software SIM unlock the iPhone.  As we've been following in our previous post on the topic …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: iPhone Free Software Unlock Confirmed (Death Star Explodes)  —  The free software iPhone unlock—the only one that counts— has been finally achieved and it has been independently tested.  Everyone can now unlock their iPhones for free.  The unlock was not achieved by GeoHot, who actually has none.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Developing: iPhone Dev Team one step away from free unlock?  —  Now that iPhoneSIMfree is in the wild, the iPhone Dev Team folks that started all this hackery have been looking to see how the iPhoneSIMfree hack works, and seem to have landed upon the solution.
Tom Drapeau / The Netscape Blog:
Social News Update  —  › tags: Netscape, Propeller, Social News, SocialNews  —  We promised you in our last communication about the Netscape.com site that we would get right back to you about where your current social news site will live after we redirect to the new Netscape portal.
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Muhammad Saleem / muhammad.saleem:
as promised, netscape's social news site propelling forward
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Health's Adam Bosworth Leaves Google  —  I got a tip that Google vice president Adam Bosworth, who headed up the Google Health project, had left Google.  Now Google has confirmed this is so — Bosworth is leaving the company.  Says Google: … Bosworth joined Google in July 2004, having left BEA Systems.
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 …
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.
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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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
How High Can You Count: New Facebook Fundraising?
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 …
dslreports.com:
How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume Per Month?  - And are you willing to be billed by the byte?  —  With the media's recent rediscovery of Comcast's half-decade old practice of booting high-consumption users, our Comcast forum regulars are running a poll asking just how much bandwidth you consume per month …
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RCR Wireless News:
Paying for the bandwidth we consume
Discussion: TechSpot News and TechnoLlama
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks  —  We've been tracking emerging mobile-only social networks such as ZYB and Mocospace and Mig33.  All have unique selling points (Mocospace is dead simple to use, ZYB has a rich set of potential users from their address book backup service …
Discussion: The Gong Show
Oliver Ryan / Fortune:
This old guy sure can pick 'em  —  Fortune's Oliver Ryan looks at how legendary media investor Alan Patricof has found new life in the Big Apple's web startup scene.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — "I kept hearing, 'We won't invest less than five to ten million, and we have to take at least 20% of the company …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Katherine Hannaford / Tech Digest:
Barack Obama signs up to LinkedIn, expect Twitter account next  —  Bless Barack Obama.  He really is trying to get on down with the kids, putting out all the stops to ensure he's the President-In-Waiting with the most Web 2.0 skillzorz.  Not only had he got a flash personal website …
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.
 
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
iPhone owners can now buy ringtones for 99 cents, with some pain
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
The Graying of the Web  —  Older people are sticky.
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft patents watermark technology that may lock down DRM-free music
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Insight into why Europeans get multi-factor authentication and we don't
Alles Windows Mobile:
Plaatjes van de Treo 500v
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch:
Google Mobile to Start Running AdWords
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
New 'Tron' races on  —  Kosinski will program Disney sequel
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Who blocks the (ad) blockers?
 Earlier Items: 
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
NTP takes fresh aim at wireless giants
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Virtualization: The emerging hardware vs. OS bundle debate
Discussion: The Register
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-051 - Critical
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
When it comes to music fans, iLike faces Myspace
Susannah Moran / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog bitten in Google case
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile's new data plans
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
Discussion: HipMojo.com, TorrentFreak and Digg