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9:25 AM ET, September 19, 2007


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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 …
Diana Adair / Google:
Google AdWords Introduces Google Gadget Ads, a New Interactive Ad Format  —  Engaging and flexible ad units give advertisers a new way to communicate with users online  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the introduction of Google Gadget Ads™, a new interactive ad format …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Google Program Enlists Mini-Sites as Selling Tool for Advertisers  —  Google is seizing on the popularity of widgets — small online tools that function like mini-Web sites — for its latest push into advertising.  —  The online giant will announce today a Gadget Ads program that will provide tools …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Mint Wins TechCrunch40 Top Company Award; Takes $50,000 Prize  —  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.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mint wins Techcrunch. Latest start-ups: mEgo, Wixi, Xtr3D, Flowplay
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Apple and T-Mobile Announce Exclusive Partnership for iPhone in Germany  —  Apple® and T-Mobile today announced that T-Mobile, the leading network operator in Germany, will be the exclusive German carrier of Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in Germany …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone to Germany Nov. 9, T-Mobile, $553  —  AP: Confirmed: Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile will sell Apple's iPhone in Germany.  The iPhone will be available starting Nov. 9 (as in UK) and cost 399 euros ($553).  —  Separately, Reuters says says that Apple is increasing iPhone production …
Discussion: Inquirer
Industry Leaders Develop Superspeed USB Interconnect  —  Popular USB Computer Connection Technology Expands performance with Proposed USB 3.0 Specification  —  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 18, 2007 - Intel Corporation and other industry leaders have formed the USB 3. Promoter Group …
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: Read/WriteWeb, ParisLemon and Mashable!
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" …
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.
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Jobs Says Apple Will Fight iPhone Unlocking Hacks  —  It's the first time the company has officially said it would fight attempts to use the popular device on unauthorized networks.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday that it's his company's job to stymie hackers …
Discussion: Compiler and Computerworld
Judy / Inside AdWords:
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Tablet PC 2:
The Best Tablet PC Your Questions and Answers....  Bottom Row: Fujitsu Lifebook T4220 , Samsung Q1 Ultra, Toshiba R400, Samsung Q1 Ultra, Lenovo X60  —  The Tablet PC has come along way since its launch on November 7th, 2002  —  Several years have past and I have gotten countless emails asking …
Jobs says Apple will fight iPhone unlocking hacks  —  Apple will do what it can to fend off hackers trying to unlock the company's popular iPhone, said Steve Jobs, but he acknowledged that doing so won't be easy.  —  NETWORKING & INTERNET / more stories...  Mozilla slaps temp patch on Firefox
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Mike Fahey / Kotaku:
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  DoD Permanently Discontinues Procurement …
Discussion: The Register and Gadget Lab
iTNews Australia:
Cyber-threats outpace security measures, says McAfee CEO
Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release
Jennifer L. Schenker / Business Week:
Why Europe's Mobile Startups Sing
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
Announcing SoftTech VC's $12M seed fund - the Return to the Dark Side
 Earlier Items: 
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Ooma starts selling a land-line phone with unique features
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Hacker publishes notorious Apple Wi-Fi attack (finally)
Uninformed Journal:
OS X Kernel-mode Exploitation in a Weekend
Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-28
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ethics: Have Blog? Want Free SF Hotel Room?
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Privacy Problems Introduced Through Presentations
Hotornot: Dating site not so hot with advertisers?