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7:55 AM ET, September 13, 2007

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Founders' Ultimate Perk: A NASA Runway  —  In the annals of perks enjoyed by America's corporate executives, the founders of Google may have set a new standard: an uncrowded, federally managed runway for their private jet that is only a few minutes' drive from their offices.
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Google founders pay NASA $1.3 million to land at Moffett Airfield  —  (09-12) 12:31 PDT MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google Inc.'s founders will carry scientific equipment for NASA on their private Boeing 767 as part of a deal that grants them landing rights at Moffett Federal Airfield, near Mountain View, NASA and local officials said.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Hack Days spawn new Yahoo travel, shopping features  —  Yahoo may be outwardly struggling to redefine itself after being eclipsed by Google in search and online ads, but internally the coding and innovation continues apace, according to Bradley Horowitz, vice president of Yahoo's advanced development division.
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Sean Ammirati / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo Launches 2 New Hacks - Interview with Bradley Horowitz from Yahoo  —  This evening Yahoo! is announcing two new 'hacks' that have been in development since late March.  While it is tempting to write them off as two small features being incorporated into the largest Internet Property in the world …
Bradley Horowitz / Yodel Anecdotal:
Hacks come to life  —  By now, hopefully you're familiar with our Hack@Yahoo! program, where developers build cool tools or functionality on top of Yahoo! products.  Maybe you attended or read about our "Open Hack Day" last September (does a free Beck concert on the Yahoo! lawn ring a bell?).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hacks Make Their Way Into Yahoo Products  —  Yahoo Hack days are a lot of fun, and some pretty interesting stuff comes out of them.  But a persistent question is whether or not they are much more than fun - and if any of these hacks ever make their way into actual products.  —  The answer, apparently, is yes.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Show Series to Originate on MySpace  —  Hollywood has been dipping its toe in original online content.  Two seasoned producers are about to take a full plunge.  —  Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick — who have made films like "Blood Diamond" and "The Last Samurai" and whose ABC series …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
MySpace, 'thirtysomething' Team Pair Up For New 'Network-Quality' Series; Rival Social Net?  —  Another Hollywood broadband endeavor ... Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, creators of thirtysomething and My So-Called Life, are bringing new series quarterlife online via MySpace (NYSE: NWS).
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Sun Opens a Door, Sells Windows  —  As CEO Schwartz moves further away from former CEO McNealy's stance on Microsoft, the two companies announce an expanded partnership  —  It can now be stated plainly: Sun Microsystems (JAVA) has officially lost its old-time religion.
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Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Update: Sun to install Windows Server OS on its hardware
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Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:   Sun and Microsoft Team on Windows Server, Virtualization
Mariko Sanchanta / Financial Times:
Nintendo's Wii takes console lead  —  Cumulative sales of Nintendo's Wii have overtaken those of the Xbox 360, making it the world's best-selling next-generation games console in spite of having been on the market a year less than Microsoft's machine.  —  The move puts Nintendo …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Does Social Media Make You Dumb?  —  The "Mainstream Media" has had somewhat of an antagonistic relationship with "New Media".  Journalists have bemoaned blogging on several occasions, stating simply that "Journalism requires journalists".  Once again journalists are gracing us …
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Internet Ad Spending Not-So-Recession  —  The latest data from TNS Media Intelligence shows how U.S. advertising spending in the first half is heading into a downturn — except for online spending, which remains up remarkably.  —  Note, of course, that these results do not include search ads …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Office Ultimate 2007: Just $60! (for students)  —  Starting in 59 minutes, 35 seconds, Microsoft will begin offering Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for students for the amazing price of just sixty dollars.  This special offer for students only represents a $620 discount off the retail price of $680, a 91% savings.
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Revver Pays $1 Million to Independent Video Content Producers  —  OK, it might not be time to quit the day job, but cash is starting to flow to independent content creators through advertising splits with video sharing sites.  —  Revver, one of the first sites to share revenue …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, TechCrunch and Mashable!
Reuters:
Court stays ban on handset imports  —  An appellate court has granted a stay on a U.S. trade agency ban on imports by third parties of some mobile phones using chips that are at the center of a patent dispute, Qualcomm said Wednesday.  —  The wireless chip supplier said the U.S. Court …
Discussion: InfoWorld, Inquirer and Engadget
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook Apps Are Pointless If They Don't Work  —  Surj Patel is discussing an important issue about Facebook applications over at The Future of Software.  —  Facebook applications deal with the same, if not greater, scalability issues as regular websites.
Discussion: Web Worker Daily
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Times of London:
Facebook shrugs off privacy fears with plan for targeted advertising  —  Facebook plans to escalate its use of personal data to target advertisements to individual users, despite mounting privacy concerns surrounding social networking sites.  —  Owen Van Natta, the company's chief revenue officer …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone now software unlocked in 32 countries and 69 carriers  —  With the European and Asian iPhone rollouts still months away, is it any wonder to find the little guy venturing out on the mean, GSM streets all on his own?  According to that list above compiled by the iPhone Dev Team …
Robert Buderi / Xconomy:
Eons Announces Big Layoffs as Company Refocuses on Social Networking: "It Was Kind of Like Survivor."  —  Robert Buderi wrote:  —  It was a dramatic, sobering, but ultimately healthy and air-clearing scene on Monday when Eons founder Jeff Taylor called together his remaining staff and engaged …
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
MS Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 Has Something Under The Hood  —  Mice are mice unless you're a gamer in which case it sort of matters what you'll be manhandling for hours.  In this particular case the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 appears to be a normal run-of-the-mill mouse, but it's a got a secret.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and One Microsoft Way
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Edward Cody / Washington Post:
Chinese Official Accuses Nations of Hacking
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Microsoft:
LifeCams Built for Sharing: Microsoft Hardware Keeps Consumers …
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft changes Windows files on user PCs without permission, researchers say
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