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5:30 AM ET, September 17, 2007

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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.
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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.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Has smart money abandoned U.S. Web 2.0 companies?  —  Venture capitalists invested about 6 percent more into Web 2.0 companies in the first half of 2007, but the increase was attributable to more deals in Europe and Israel.  —  Notably, early investors in Web 2.0 slowed their pace.
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.
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
First look: social networking leads to social publishing  —  If social networking isn't enough for you, consider "social publishing.'' That's what Shervin Pishevar, president of Freewebs, calls the new Pagii web site at www.pagii.com.  This free web site debuting today allows you to create …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
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: Inquirer and The Register
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
The iPhone will be launched in France November 29th at 300 euros, first picture  —  We just covered the news on TechCrunch France.  The iPhone will be launched in France with Orange at the price of 300 euros.  It will be on the market the 29th of November and announced on the 24th of September during the Apple Expo in Paris.
Discussion: CrunchGear and IntoMobile
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) …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Online currency trader nabs $100 million in venture funds  —  Online currency trading site Oanda only takes in about one one-hundredth of a percent in revenue off of each trade, according to Chief Technology Officer Michael Stumm.  —  But, since the site can clear around $10 billion in trades on a big day …
Discussion: alarm:clock and VentureBeat
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: alarm:clock and paidContent.org
Ilya Kochanov / CrunchGear:
Hacked: Awesome HDD Clock  —  Sunday night usually means that the news has slowed to a crawl and this time it's no different.  At least we can still check out some of the cool gizmos that hackers around the internet are coming up with on a daily basis.  The disk reading arm moves left …
Discussion: Ubergizmo
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: Ian Monroe
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.
 
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Comcast Buying Entertainment Community Site BuddyTV
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