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5:20 AM ET, September 19, 2007


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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Mint Wins TechCrunch40 $50,000 Award  —  Jason Calacanis just announced that Mint was chosen as the best presenting company at TechCrunch40.  The provider of an impressive personal finance application will receive $50,000 as part of the award.  —  Mint presented its application …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Mint: The easiest way to manage your personal finances  —  [Update: Mint has won the TechCrunch 40 conference's competition, which goes to the most impressive presenting company from among the 40 participants.  Mint will receive a $50,000 cash award and other services and awards from corporate sponsors.]
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mint wins Techcrunch. Latest start-ups: mEgo, Wixi, Xtr3D, Flowplay
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Email company Xobni launches, may steal Techcrunch prize
Rafe Needleman /
Mint: Solid but incomplete online personal finance
Discussion: Download Squad
Stuart Miles / Latest News:
Apple promises 3G iPhone for 2008  —  You can expect a 3G iPhone later next year...  Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, has confirmed that there is a 3G iPhone in the works, although fell short of saying when we could expect to buy one.  —  Making the comments at the "Mum is no longer the word" …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Jobs says Apple will fight iPhone unlocking hacks  —  'It's a cat-and-mouse game,' says CEO in London  —  Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs said today that it's his company's job to stymie hackers who try to unlock the iPhone — the first time the company has officially said it would fight attempts …
Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Apple unveils launch of £1,000 UK iPhone
Discussion: p2pnet and Financial Times
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look: Go, Go, Google Gadget Ads!  —  Google has just announced the limited launch of Google Gadget Ads, a new interactive ad format that will run on their content network.  Unlike Google AdWords' existing array of text, video and graphical ads, Google Gadget Ads are designed to be interactive …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Google Program Enlists Mini-Sites as Selling Tool for Advertisers
Uninformed Journal:
OS X Kernel-mode Exploitation in a Weekend  —  Abstract:  —  Apple's Mac OS X (OS X) operating system is attracting more attention from users and security researchers alike.  Despite this increased interest, there is still an apparent lack of detailed vulnerability development information …
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Hacker publishes notorious Apple Wi-Fi attack (finally)  —  A year after Black Hat uproar, David Maynor's ready to tell all  —  More than a year after claiming to have found a way to take over a Macintosh computer using a flaw in the system's wireless card, David Maynor has published details of his exploit.
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
Announcing SoftTech VC's $12M seed fund - the Return to the Dark Side  —  After 3 years of angel investing in 20+ Consumer Internet startups (and profitably selling 5 of them), I am very excited, and humbled, to announce the launch of my very own VC fund, SoftTech VC II …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40: Jeff Clavier Launches $12 Million Venture Fund
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Gelsinger demos USB 3.0, PICe 3.0 and other new toys  —  Intel Fall 007 Kicking ass  —  PAT GELSINGER GAVE the afternoon keynote at IDF today, and it started off with some rather tame enterprise parts, then moved on to the fun stuff.  First up was virtualisation, and a show and tell of the virtualisation vendors.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Stephen Shankland / Crave:
USB 3.0 brings optical connection in 2008
Discussion: Gizmodo and WinBeta
Intel Demonstrates Industry's First 32nm Chip and Next-Generation Nehalem Microprocessor Architecture  —  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 18, 2007 - Intel Corporation President and CEO Paul Otellini today outlined new products, chip designs and manufacturing technologies …
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Ooma starts selling a land-line phone with unique features  —  Landline phones haven't changed much in decades.  But Palo Alto-based ooma has created what it calls a true next-generation voice-over-Internet protocol phone.  It has applied some clever technology to deliver a lot …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:   Free phone calls with startup's $399 box
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Vista SP1 Will Install XP  —  Redmond, WA - In response to customer demands Microsoft announced that instead of patching bugs and improving features of Windows Vista in the next service pack release, they would just install XP.  —  "We're focused on giving the customer what they want …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Vista Service Pack 1: XP
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  FlowPlay  —  FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around browser-based casual games.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Digg Goes Deeper with Social Networking  —  With its audience expanding and interests diversifying, the popular site is launching new features to help users find like-minded friends  —  When Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose launched Digg three years ago, the Web site attracted a community of like-minded people.
Discussion: ParisLemon and Mashable!
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Strategy Letter VI  —  IBM just released an open-source office suite called IBM Lotus Symphony.  Sounds like Yet Another StarOffice distribution.  But I suspect they're probably trying to wipe out the memory of the original Lotus Symphony, which had been hyped as the Second Coming and which fell totally flat.
iTNews Australia:
Cyber-threats outpace security measures, says McAfee CEO  —  McAfee CEO David DeWalt says cyber-crime has become a US$105 billion business that now surpasses the value of the illegal drug trade worldwide.  —  Despite the increase in government compliance requirements and the proliferation of security tools …
Discussion: Inquirer and How To Split An Atom
Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-28  —  Code execution via QuickTime Media-link files  —  Impact:  —  Critical  —  Announced:  —  Reporter:  —  Petko D. Petkov  —  Products:  —  Firefox, SeaMonkey  —  Fixed in:  —  Firefox  —  On his blog Petko D. Petkov reported …
Murdoch making the case for free WSJ online  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch said on Tuesday that he was leaning toward making online Wall Street Journal free, but had made no decision yet.  —  Murdoch, whose company has sealed a deal to buy Journal publisher …
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