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3:00 PM ET, September 20, 2007

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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Shared Stuff  —  Google's social side is more visible every day.  A new service called "Shared Stuff" lets you share interesting links with your friends and the entire world.  You need to drag a bookmarklet to your browser's link bar or to click on the "Share" button from a web page …
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Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Shared Stuff  —  Google has just quietly launched a new social link sharing service called Google Shared Stuff.  —  According to this help file, you can add links to your "shared stuff page" by adding a bookmarklet to your web browser's "Links" or "Bookmarks" bar or by clicking this button …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Wants You To Share Stuff  —  Google has entered the social bookmarking market with a new product called Shared Stuff.  —  Shared Stuff is simple enough; users drag a "email/ share" button into their browser, and click it when they want to add pages to their Shared Stuff profile.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   The Best and Worst Things About Google's Shared Stuff
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Google gets into the social swing
Belinda Goldsmith / Reuters:
Americans giving up friends, sex for Web life  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surfing the net has become an obsession for many Americans with the majority of U.S. adults feeling they cannot go for a week without going online and one in three giving up friends and sex for the Web.
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Mark Evans:
The Sad Side of the Web
Discussion: IP Democracy
Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs Subpoenaed for Deposition, People Say  —  Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs was subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to give a deposition in a backdating lawsuit against the company's former general counsel, two people familiar with the matter said.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Steve Jobs subpoenaed over stock option backdating  —  It's not easy being Steve Jobs.  When you're not jet-setting around the world, introducing your disappointing EDGE-only iPhone to the European market, you're getting subpoenaed by US securities regulators over a lawsuit concerning stock option backdating.
Discussion: Computerworld and Inquirer
Rebecca Dana / Wall Street Journal:
ABC's AOL Pact Marks Web's Growing TV Allure  —  Walt Disney Co.'s ABC became the latest major network to strike a deal with AOL allowing its full-length prime-time shows to be available free on the Time Warner Inc.-owned portal.  —  ABC shows will be available on AOL starting today …
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Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
NBC will offer free TV downloads via NBC Direct
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Wil Shipley / Call Me Fishmeal:
iPhone & iPod: contain or disengage?  —  Back when we had commies to worry about, someone came up with the concept of "engage and contain": eg, rather than avoid them as we'd been doing, we should trade and talk and travel there, and by doing so be able to contain their evil.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Zillow Gets Mo Money  —  Earlier this week we were joking about Fundinistas or companies that the ones who raise venture capital relentlessly.  One of them happened to be Zillow, which had raised $57 million.  Well, today they called to let us know that they had raised another $30 million, bringing the total to $87 million.
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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Zillow Gains VC and Google SEO Goodness
William Neuman / New York Times:
M.T.A. Makes Deal for Cellphones in Stations  —  All 277 underground stations in the subway system are to be wired for cellphone use, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced yesterday.  —  But riders may have to talk fast, because the subway tunnels will not be wired …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
New York's subway stations to be wired for cellphones
Discussion: PalmAddicts and NYT
USA Today:
Cities turning off plans for Wi-Fi  —  CHICAGO — Plans to blanket cities across the nation with low-cost or free wireless Internet access are being delayed or abandoned because they are proving to be too costly and complicated.  —  Houston, San Francisco, Chicago and other cities are putting proposed Wi-Fi networks on hold.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MediaDefender Anti-Piracy Tools Leaked  —  Similar to the previously released e-mails, tracking database and phone call this leak is also spread by the group that goes by the name "MediaDefender-Defenders".  In the .nfo that was posted with the torrent we read:
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Greg Sandoval / ZDNet:
Leaked e-mails reveal MediaDefender's antipiracy woes
Discussion: WinBeta
Nokia:
Nokia answers convergence call with Nokia 6301 UMA phone  —  Espoo, Finland - With a sleek stainless steel design, the Nokia 6301 phone launched today is not only stylish, but offers consumers seamless voice and data mobility across GSM cellular and WLAN networks via Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology.
Associated Press:
Turkey Orders YouTube Blocked Over Clips  —  Turkey Bans Access to YouTube Again, Prompting Criticism From Watchdog Group  —  ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered the country's telecommunications company to block access to the popular video-sharing site YouTube because of clips …
vnunet:
Amazon launches configurable widgets  —  Including offer to make money from referrals  —  Online retail giant Amazon has launched seven configurable widgets that allow customers to show off their favourite Amazon products on blogs, websites and social networking pages.
 
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biz.yahoo.com:
Bell launches unlimited data access for wireless connection cards …
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Yahoo Messenger Hit with Ninth Zero-Day Exploit
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Apple's iPod Touch Is a Beauty of a Player Short on Battery Life
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