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10:50 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 …
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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
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
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Propeller: Netscape's New Social Home
Discussion: Download Squad
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
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: iPhone Free Software Unlock Confirmed (Death Star Explodes)
Discussion: Techomical, TechSpot News and MacSlash
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iUnlock released: the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock software
Discussion: MAKE Magazine and Digg
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Temporarily unlock your iPhone for $99
Discussion: Engadget
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.
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 …
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 …
RCR Wireless News:
Paying for the bandwidth we consume  —  Editor's Note: Welcome to Reality Check, a feature for RCR Wireless News' new weekly e-mail service, Mobile Content and Culture.  We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile content industry to give their insights into the marketplace.
Discussion: TechSpot News and TechnoLlama
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dslreports.com:
How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume Per Month? …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
 
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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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Insight into why Europeans get multi-factor authentication and we don't
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
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
BlogTV Integrates Streaming Video into Facebook
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Who blocks the (ad) blockers?
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
NTP takes fresh aim at wireless giants
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-051 - Critical
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
'Sicko' Film Succeeds Despite Illegal Download Bonanza
Presnikoff / Digital Music News:
Universal Music Sketches Subscription Concept, Details Emerge
Susannah Moran / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog bitten in Google case
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
Discussion: HipMojo.com, TorrentFreak and Digg