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6:00 AM ET, September 21, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Welcome Erick Schonfeld, My New Co-Editor  —  I was dying to announce this at TechCrunch40, but the timing just didn't work out.  Nevertheless, I am extremely proud to announce that TechCrunch now has a co-editor.  Erick Schonfeld, most recently an editor-at-large at Business 2.0 …
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Matt Richtel / Bits:
Techcrunch Founder Shares His Pulpit  —  Michael Arrington, founder and (strong) voice of Techcrunch, an influential tech-centric blog about startups, is moving over to share his pulpit.  —  Willingly.  —  Starting Wednesday, Techcrunch will be co-edited by Erick Schonfeld …
Discussion: Valleywag
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Fox tries new lure for iPod crowd  —  The network and Apple will offer premieres of seven shows for free.  —  Beginning this week, season premiere episodes of seven Fox Broadcasting programs will be made available for free through Apple's iTunes store, a move that highlights the TV industry's race …
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Facebook Reloads fbFund (Wisely)  —  Just a bit of a disclaimer: as an executive/blogger, I frequently get information way before many in the media do (not bragging, just stating common sense), but for obvious reasons I sometimes step away from my Wordpress account.  —  Does it eat me away sometimes?
Discussion: CenterNetworks
David Recordon / Six Apart News:
We Are Opening the Social Graph  —  Your lists of friends and connections on the social websites that you use, sometimes called your social graph, belongs to you.  No one company should own who you know and how you know them.  OpenID, which was born at Six Apart less than two years ago …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple fesses up to faulty iPod touch screens  —  It looks like those complaining of problems with the iPod touch's screen weren't seeing things, as Apple has now reportedly confirmed that at least some early units did indeed ship with defective screens.  That bit of news comes at the tail end …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
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Pdp / GNUCITIZEN:
0day: PDF pwns Windows  —  I am closing the season with the following HIGH Risk vulnerability: Adobe Acrobat/Reader PDF documents can be used to compromise your Windows box.  Completely!!!  Invisibly and unwillingly!!!  All it takes is to open a PDF document or stumble across a page which embeds one.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zimbra: Why Did Yahoo Buy Them?  —  This week Zimbra was acquired by Yahoo! for a staggering $350M.  It seems like only yesterday that Zimbra was the buzz of the 2005 Web Conference.  But in two years, Zimbra has grown from a small 'cool features' startup to a company worth $350M.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Meizu's MiniOne M8 GUI exposed: shame on you J. Wong  —  Ok Meizu, seriously, with your M7 just announced and your CEO J.Wong posting these new interface shots of the M8 to your user forum, how can we or any straight taking rag not call you for what you are: a brazen Chinese Apple cloning machine?
Hitwise:
Google Receives 64 Percent Of All U.S. Searches In August 2007  —  Google Search Market Share Increased Seven Percent Year-Over-Year  —  Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service, today announced that Google accounted for 63.98 percent of all US searches in the four weeks ending September 1, 2007.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Hitwise: August 2007 Search Share Favors Google, Yahoo - Microsoft Drops
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WebProNews
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Open source impossible to avoid, Gartner says  —  By 2011, at least 80% of commercial software will contain open source code, analysts predict  —  You can try to avoid open source, but it's probably easier to get out of the IT business altogether.  By 2011, at least 80% of commercial software …
Discussion: VentureBeat, InfoWorld and Slashdot
Emil Larsen / Personal Computer World:
Xbox 360 to get new HD DVD drive  —  Microsoft reaffirms commitment in high definition war  —  Microsoft will launch an updated HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 in 2008, it said at its 25th hardware anniversary in London today.  —  Mark Bennett, Microsoft's European business development director for HD DVD …
Newsweek:
Terror Watch: A Secret Lobbying Campaign  —  The secret lobbying campaign your phone company doesn't want you to know about  —  The nation's biggest telecommunications companies, working closely with the White House, have mounted a secretive lobbying campaign to get Congress to quickly approve …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stealthy Startup Mixx Launches Into Private Beta  —  Mixx is a startup we've been watching for the last few weeks.  They've been extremely quiet about their service until very recently.  And since they are located well outside of Silicon Valley, in Virginia, they've been able to stay below …
Discussion: Webware.com
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Update: Oracle posts robust numbers for quarter  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - New software licensing revenue growth — the highest in 10 years for the company — helped boost Oracle's first-quarter financials.  —  New software licensing revenue grew 35 percent to $1.1 billion …
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Carl Howe / Blackfriars' Marketing:
The gutsy marketing and strategy behind Apple's iPhone price cut  —  The iPhone price cut appears to be the story that will never die.  Leander Kahney at Wired News and I had a great discussion yesterday about the what and why behind the iPhone price cut.  Some of what we discussed ended …
Discussion: Wired News
Paul Miller / Engadget:
New York's subway stations to be wired for cellphones  —  After holding out for years, MTA has finally caved to the public's demand for cellphones in New York subways.  New York City Transit has announced a deal with Transit Wireless, who's forking out $46.8 million over 10 years for the privilege …
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Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Apple blacklisting hacked iPhones?
Linux-Watch.com:
First U.S. GPL lawsuit filed
Discussion: TechSpot News and Digg
Nicole Martin / Telegraph:
Wikipedia clamps down on 'unreliable' editors
Discussion: Wikipedia Blog
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
3Tera to Bring Grid Computing to Game Development
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Google Boasts Display Ads Raise Viewership Online And Off …
Discussion: Reuters
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
What's More Important: Accurate Elections Or Fast Results?
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
MediaDefender's Source Code Released
Discussion: Bit Player, Listening Post and Digg
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Pros seem to outdo cons in new phone charger standard
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Imagini Gets 4M+ Users & VC Backing
Discussion: Mashable!
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Adobe AIR Bus Rolls On
Discussion: InfoWorld, Macsimum News and on AIR
The Venture Skills Blog:
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AdAge:
NBC's Silverman Grabs Digital Expert From MSN
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
U.S. Airport Screeners Are Watching What You Read
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Digg
Evan Blass / Engadget:
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