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3:45 AM ET, September 17, 2007

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Randall Stross / New York Times:
A Window of Opportunity for Macs, Soon to Close  —  IF you're the owner of a Windows PC who is looking for a replacement computer, the choices are grim.  You can step into the world of hurt that is Vista, the latest version of Microsoft Windows that was released in January.
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Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
Apple's Retail Slip Up Costing the Company Market Share?  —  An article in Sunday's New York Times posits the following idea: That Apple, through a series of strategic missteps, has lost out on a golden opportunity to increase its market share by choosing not to sell more Macs through retail.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Once you go Mac  —  I sold and bought my first PC a long, long time ago.  Back in the late 80s I owned a Mac, I think it was a Mac2.  I honestly thought there would never come a time where I would buy a Mac.  Ever.  —  Then I upgraded my PC to Vista.  What a disaster.
Discussion: Epicenter and WinBeta
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Techcrunch 40 Coverage Update and a Tip  —  Several CN readers have asked me about Techcrunch40 coverage.  Many of the presenters have contacted me (and I am sure all of the other press) about coverage of their startup.  Some have sent over notes, I have gone through demos with others, and some have done neither.
Bill Palmer / iProng:
iPhone features you'll miss out on by buying an iPod touch  —  I'm smack in the middle of my hands-on testing of the new iPod touch and the full review will be posted by Monday, but in the meantime I know there are some of you who are seeing a handful of iPod touch models come …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iPod touch having display issues?
Discussion: Ars Technica and TECH.BLORGE.com
Richard Wray / Guardian:
O2 wins Apple iPhone deal - at a hefty price  —  Mobile operator O2 is preparing to unveil Apple's much anticipated iPhone in the UK tomorrow.  But serious questions are being raised in the City about how much ground it has had to give away to Apple in order to clinch the deal.
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Tor Anonymity Server Admin Arrested  —  In a recent blog posting, a German operator of a Tor anonymous proxy server revealed that he was arrested by German police officers at the end of July.  Although he was released shortly afterwards, information about the arrest had been kept quiet until …
Discussion: SecurityFocus
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Alexander W. Janssen / Blog of too many things:
Tor madness reloaded
Discussion: The Register
Stacy-Marie Ishmael / Financial Times:
Microsoft launches a tipple for techies  —  Tonight, a select group will gather in a bar in London's Soho to quaff a crisp, South African white wine bottled in their honour.  —  The hand-picked guests toasting the new vintage are not, however, wine connoisseurs but techies.
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Comcast Buying Entertainment Community Site BuddyTV  —  Seattle-based BuddyTV, a TV community site, is being acquired by Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), paidContent.org has learned from sources.  BuddyTV took a loan of $250K from the Charles River Ventures' Quick Start Seed Funding program back in May …
Paul Boutin / paulboutin.weblogger.com:
TechCrunch40 List 2007  —  There are 39 companies in the TC40 so far.  I've got 38 of them (they're on banners at the Palace Hotel) and hopefully correct URLs for most.  But before you click through, be aware that the actual product launches aren't live yet.
Discussion: Valleywag and Scobleizer
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Publications on Fitness and Health Head to Web  —  Magazines and newspapers across the country are building up their Web offerings in health and fitness as their specialized advertising dollars and readers migrate online at a particularly rapid pace.  —  Hearst Magazines has decided to buy …
Discussion: paidContent.org and alarm:clock
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Apple's new iPod checksum cracked by GtkPod coders  —  A few days ago, WinAmp iPod plugin developer Will Fisher wrote a blog entry about the changes Apple made to the iPod music database format that break compatibility with third-party software.  Although the iPod has never officially supported …
Discussion: Kaisergemuese
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Assumptions That Yahoo Mash And Other Social Networks Make About You  —  Every application needs to make assumptions about its users, and for some people those assumptions will inevitably be wrong.  Why is it, though, that so many social networks and other social applications assume …
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Mash: The Social Network for Graffiti Lovers
Discussion: paidContent.org and Lost Remote
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Meizu's M8 MiniOne shipping January 17th?  —  Alright, so this isn't straight from the horse's mouth, but this potential ship date for the Meizu M8 definitely vibes with what we've heard up until now.  This one has a new price too, at $788.50, which is a fair amount less than the $989 number floating around.
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The three kinds of platforms you meet on the Internet  —  [Title with sincere apologies to Mitch Albom and his wonderful book.]  —  One of the hottest of hot topics these days is the topic of Internet platforms, or platforms on the Internet.  Web services APIs (application programming interfaces) …
Discussion: Futuristic Play
 
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Intel:
Intel To Acquire Havok
Discussion: Engadget and DigitalBattle
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Leaked Media Defender e-mails reveal secret government project
Discussion: Bit Player and Digg
Ilya Kochanov / CrunchGear:
Hacked: Awesome HDD Clock
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Hackers Sell GSM-Ready IPhones on Craigslist, EBay
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Microsoft Secures Square Enix RPG on Xbox 360
Discussion: Neowin.net
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MediaDefender Phone Call and Gnutella Tracking Database Leaked
Discussion: p2pnet and Digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
An Offline Gmail Client: Sweet
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
anySIM is here: open source GUI iPhone unlock app
Discussion: CrunchGear and Digg
Tux Deluxe:
The Definition of Insanity
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
Peter Brantley / O'Reilly Radar:
A Satellite's First Breath  —  A month ago, I blogged …
Fred / A VC:
SquidWho - When A Product Becomes A Platform
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Tell-All PCs and Phones Transforming Divorce
Discussion: A VC
Lauren Weinstein / Lauren Weinstein's Blog:
Are You Being Cheated by Digital Cable?
Discussion: Slashdot
 

 
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