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9:30 AM ET, September 21, 2007

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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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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Fox To Offer Free Shows On iTunes  —  Fox Broadcasting will offer season premier television shows for free on iTunes, beginning next week.  —  The move is said to be part of a push by Fox to expose iPod users to the new season of shows appearing as part of the new US television ratings season.
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
Discussion: Valleywag
Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Google sees Web search less exposed to mortgage woes  —  NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. mortgage lenders are cutting advertising budgets due to a global credit squeeze, but they are not likely to reduce Internet search marketing anytime soon, executives at search leader Google Inc said on Thursday.
Discussion: WebProNews
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   Google Boasts Display Ads Raise Viewership Online And Off …
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.
Jesse Ruderman / Indistinguishable from Jesse:
Firefox memory usage and memory leak news  —  Many Mozilla community members, including both volunteers and Mozilla Corporation employees, have been helping to reduce Firefox's memory usage and fix memory leak bugs lately.  Hopefully, the result of this effort will be that Firefox 3 uses less memory …
Discussion: Asa Dotzler, JD on EP and Digg
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 …
Linux-Watch.com:
First U.S. GPL lawsuit filed  —  For the first time in the U.S., a company and software vendor, Monsoon Multimedia, is being taken to court for a GPL violation.  Previously, alleged GPL violations have all been settled by letters from the FSF (Free Software Foundation) or other open-source organizations, pointing out the violation.
Discussion: Inquirer, TechSpot News and Digg
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Customers Ask: Is Apple Going Rotten?  —  Karma.  Doing the "right thing."  Thinking different.  Apple's enlightened approach to building customer loyalty is now famous, generating big headlines every time CEO Steve Jobs takes on Hollywood or the music industry.  Attempts to raise iTunes prices?
Discussion: Blackfriars' Marketing and Digg
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Apple blacklisting hacked iPhones?  —  I received the following email from a colleague: … So while he eventually got Apple to return the iPhone (after paying the restocking fee, that is), the lesson here is to do a restore of your iPhone and install the factory AT&T SIM before bringing into an Apple Store for service.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Meizu's MiniOne M8 GUI exposed: shame on you J. Wong  —  Ok Meizu, seriously, with your M7 announced a week after the iPod touch and your CEO J.Wong just 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?
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
A laptop slip cover for the butterfingered  —  You know those suitcases that are handcuffed to wrists in the movies?  This is kind of an updated version of that for laptops.  —  The "Laptop Wallet" from Vienna-based Working Class Heroes (we don't often get to cite an Austrian company) …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
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 …
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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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Oracle: FY Q1 Revs, EPS Top Estimates
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stealthy Startup Mixx Launches Into Private Beta
Discussion: Webware.com
Nicole Martin / Telegraph:
Wikipedia clamps down on 'unreliable' editors
Discussion: Wikipedia Blog
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
3Tera to Bring Grid Computing to Game Development
Carl Howe / Blackfriars' Marketing:
The gutsy marketing and strategy behind Apple's iPhone price cut
Discussion: Wired News
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
Newsweek:
Terror Watch: A Secret Lobbying Campaign
 Earlier Items: 
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Off-Target Ads: Sinking the News Biz?
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Imagini Gets 4M+ Users & VC Backing
Discussion: Mashable!
Emil Larsen / Personal Computer World:
Xbox 360 to get new HD DVD drive
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Adobe AIR Bus Rolls On
Discussion: Macsimum News, InfoWorld and on AIR
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple fesses up to faulty iPod touch screens
The Venture Skills Blog:
Stumbleupon mathematics for stumblers
Hitwise:
Google Receives 64 Percent Of All U.S. Searches In August 2007
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zimbra: Why Did Yahoo Buy Them?