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9:00 PM ET, September 11, 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 …
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.
Ina Fried / CNET
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 …
Discussion: TechBlog
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Report: Boxed Windows Vista retail sales sluggish
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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.
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.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Gizmodo and Digg
Tom Krazit / CNET
Temporarily unlock your iPhone for $99
Discussion: Engadget
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 …
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: Techdirt, Phone Scoop and IntoMobile
Tom Krazit / CNET
NTP files patent suits against AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon
Discussion: Ars Technica
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   NTP shows fall 2007 lawsuit fashions, sues AT&T, Sprint, Verizon
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.
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-051 - Critical  —  Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Allow Remote Code Execution (938827)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability.
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USA Today:
AT&T shifts to wireless focus with new ads and color
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and IntoMobile
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Insight into why Europeans get multi-factor authentication and we don't
PC World:
HP Thermal Inkjet Technology Put to Medical Use
Discussion: DailyTech
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Microsoft serves light fare on Patch Tuesday
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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
Who blocks the (ad) blockers?
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Your honor, simply having them register as antitrust offenders …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Virtualization: The emerging hardware vs. OS bundle debate
Discussion: The Register
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'Sicko' Film Succeeds Despite Illegal Download Bonanza
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Intel Faces Penalty for Alleged Biz Irregularities
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Rumor: Sun to Launch Product at TechCrunch40
Discussion: TechCrunch
Presnikoff / Digital Music News:
Universal Music Sketches Subscription Concept, Details Emerge
Susannah Moran /
Watchdog bitten in Google case
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Intel 45nm fab to open in 45 days
Discussion: WinBeta
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Digg