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11:00 AM ET, September 13, 2007


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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?).
Elinor Mills / CNET
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hacks Make Their Way Into Yahoo Products
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
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.
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.
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Fair Use Worth More to Economy Than Copyright, CCIA Says  —  Fair use exceptions to U.S. copyright laws account for more than $4.5 trillion in annual revenue for the United States, according to the Computer and Communications Industry Association.  —  Fair use exceptions to U.S. copyright laws account …
Discussion: Inquirer, Boing Boing and open
Matt Asay / CNET
Does copyright create $2.2 trillion in value?  No, but fair use does  —  The Computer and Communications Industry Association—a Washington D.C.-based think tank and lobbying group—has issued a report [PDF] that dispels some common mythology around the value of intellectual property to the U.S. economy.
Discussion: Techdirt
Christopher Phin / MacFormat:
Mum is no longer the word  —  OK, folks, what does this cryptic invite mean?  Suggestions in the comments!  —  Just to quell any conspiracy theories, the blanked out text is just the RSVP email address and phone number; we thought it only polite to hide them.
Staci D. Kramer /
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).
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 …
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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Apparently Old People Aren't Dying To Use Eons
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 …
David Ljunggren / Reuters:
Google map could break privacy law  —  OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Street View feature of Google Maps, with its close-up views of city streets and recognizable shots of people, could violate a Canadian law protecting individual privacy, officials said on Wednesday.
Carly Weeks / National Post:
Google's detailed streetscapes raise privacy concerns
Discussion: WebProNews
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.
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Update: Sun to install Windows Server OS on its hardware
Discussion: Microsoft Watch, Inquirer and Microsoft
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 …
Apple calls on UK press as iPhone talk swirls  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Apple Inc is calling a London news conference next Tuesday as speculation mounts that the consumer electronics guru will unveil long-awaited plans to bring its iconic iPhone cell phones to Europe.
Discussion: Mobility Site
Tony Smith / The Register:
Apple invite brings UK hacks out in iPhone fever  —  Editors' Blog UK hacks have begun receiving invites to an Apple event scheduled to be held at the Mac maker's Regent Street, London store on 18 September.  Headed "Mum is no longer the word", the email has already got journos forecasting the UK debut of the iPhone.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will The Ad Slowdown Reach The Web?  —  The housing boom hasn't turned into a bust quite yet, but it is losing steam fast.  In the meantime, the impact of the credit crunch is being felt in other areas of the U.S. economy, including advertising.  A new report released today …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Project E helps you communicate, make friends  —  We'll be honest, we see nothing wrong with just phoning someone up and venting your frustrations, but for those looking to insert yet another layer in their relationship, Project E could apparently help.  This interesting prototype consists …
Discussion: Ubergizmo
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Tealpoint Speaks Out On the Foleo Cancellation
Discussion: Inquirer and PalmAddicts
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Viral marketing, randomness and the difficulty of controlling growth in social media
Discussion: Futuristic Play
Times of London:
Facebook shrugs off privacy fears with plan for targeted advertising
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Revver Pays $1 Million to Independent Video Content Producers
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 Earlier Items: 
Austin Modine / The Register:
Cisco and VMware buddy up for VFrame Data Center
Discussion: PC World and
Bernard Lunn / Read/WriteWeb:
Social Network Types, Motivations, and the Future
Discussion: TechBizMedia
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook Apps Are Pointless If They Don't Work
Discussion: Web Worker Daily
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Mariko Sanchanta / Financial Times:
Nintendo's Wii takes console lead
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
MS Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 Has Something Under The Hood
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft changes Windows files on user PCs without permission, researchers say
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Zoli's Blog
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC to cable: You must support analog TVs until 2012