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3:24 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.
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
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 …
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.
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
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
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 …
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
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
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Microsoft Secures Square Enix RPG on Xbox 360  —  Xbox 360 goes on "Infinite Undiscovery" with Japanese RPG  —  Getting support from top-tier Japanese developers was always challenge for Microsoft's Xbox group.  While the situation is much improved with the Xbox 360 over the previous console …
Discussion: Neowin.net
 
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Leaked Media Defender e-mails reveal secret government project
Discussion: Bit Player and Digg
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Hackers Sell GSM-Ready IPhones on Craigslist, EBay
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MediaDefender Phone Call and Gnutella Tracking Database Leaked
Discussion: p2pnet and Digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
An Offline Gmail Client: Sweet
Ryan Block / Engadget:
anySIM is here: open source GUI iPhone unlock app
Discussion: CrunchGear and Digg
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The Definition of Insanity
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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
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
AMD prepares three-core processors
Discussion: Engadget, ParisLemon and Gizmodo
 

 
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