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7:25 AM ET, September 25, 2007


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Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Is in Talks To Buy Facebook Stake  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp. is in talks with Facebook Inc. about making an investment in the social-networking startup that could value Facebook at $10 billion or more, according to people familiar with the matter.
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
M'SOFT LOOKS TO FACEBOOK IF YAHOO! WON'T PLAY  —  Microsoft Corp. needs to do a deal - the question the software giant is currently contemplating is whether it should do one with Facebook or Yahoo!, The Post has learned.  —  According to two sources familiar with the discussions …
Mathew /
Will MSFT push Yahoo to buy Facebook?
Brad Stone / New York Times:   Microsoft Is Said to Consider a Stake in Facebook
PR Newswire:
Apple today released the following statement:  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple has discovered that many of the unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs available on the Internet cause irreparable damage to the iPhone's software, which will likely result …
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
How to relock your iPhone before the firmware update  —  Apple has your unlocked iPhone in their crosshairs.  What do you do?  This method in no way guarantees that your iPhone will survive the update after being unlocked.  If you're risk adverse, you may want to wait a day or two for these instructions to get debugged.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple: firmware update likely to make unlocked iPhones "permanently inoperable"
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple to nuke unlocked iPhones with next update
Discussion: Christopher Null
Staci D. Kramer /
Sling-DISH: Interview: Blake Krikorian, Chairman and CEO, Sling Media  —  I caught up with Blake Krikorian, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Sling Media, soon after the company's announcement Monday evening that it had agreed to be acquired by EchoStar (NSDQ: DISH) Communications.
Discussion: BoomTown and Guardian Unlimited
Staci D. Kramer /
Sling Media To Be Acquired By EchoStar; Deal Valued At Approximately $380 Million; Spinoff Possible?  —  This just in ... EchoStar (NSDQ: DISH) is acquiring Sling Media in a cash-and-options transaction valued at approximately $380 million.  The deal announced late Monday evening …
Business Wire:
EchoStar Announces Agreement to Acquire Sling Media, Inc.  —  Combination Will Create Industry-Leading Digital Media Solutions Provider  —  ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & FOSTER CITY, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH - News) announced today that it has agreed …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Echostar Buys SlingMedia For $380 Million  —  If 5% of Facebook is worth $500 million, then one can't be surprised that place shifting pioneer SlingMedia is worth something.  The Foster City, Calif.-based Sling has been acquired by EchoStar (DISH), a satellite broadcasting service company for $380 million in cash and stock.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Experiencing Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta  —  Today Microsoft is releasing the Beta of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 which was announced by Nick White few weeks ago.  I'd like to take the opportunity to share my very own experiences with Windows Vista SP1 Beta running on several PCs of my own.
Robert McLaws /
A Warning About the Windows Vista SP1 Beta Standalone Installer
Facebook Ignores Complaints about Sexual Predators  —  Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced today that his office is investigating Facebook over representations the company makes about safety measures in place on its website.  In a letter accompanying a subpoena for documents …
Discussion: WebProNews and InfoWorld
Brad Stone / Bits:
New York State Investigates Facebook
Discussion: All Facebook
Los Angeles Times:
Facebook scrutinized on safety claims
Discussion: TechCrunch UK and New York Times
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Mobile Improves the Interface  —  Gmail updated the mobile version available at by adding more features from the desktop version.  Now you can configure the links to some of your labels and add other views like Spam or Drafts.  Next to the messages you'll see a checkboxes …
Discussion: Googling Google and Mashable!
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
NYC Halo 3 Launch  —  After a little bit of confusion and a stop over at the Microsoft offices in NYC I finally made my way to the Best Buy in midtown for the midnight launch event for Halo 3.  Seeing the hundreds of fans waiting in line for a video game was beyond anything I could fathom.
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
USA Today:
Some gamers plan to be 'Halo' sick
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Tech Trader Daily
Apple Guru Dares Solution Providers to Dream  —  Among them:  —  Homecooking is better.  Wozniak said he almost never saw a tech product that he wouldn't rather build than buy.  Early VCRs, Pong video games, even ham radio constantly inspired him to tinker, dismantle and create.
Discussion: Inquirer
Douglas Quenqua / MediaPost Publications:
Survey Finds Women Own More Game Consoles Than Men  —  ARE MALE VIDEO GAME ENTHUSIASTS actually outnumbered by their female counterparts in the U.S.?  Do most of the Xboxes, Wii's and PlayStations in this country actually belong to women?  Conventional wisdom would say no—but a new survey from JWT suggests otherwise.
Discussion: and Ubergizmo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ouch...mEgo Gets Kicked Out Of DEMO Conference  —  Well this was inevitable I guess. mEgo has been booted out of the DEMO conference.  The reason?  They showed their stuff at TechCrunch40 last week.  Our coverage of them is here.  —  That's a bit rough on the company …
Discussion: Valleywag and
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Real Time Search Soon At Twitter  —  We just got word from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the company will be launching a real time search feature "very soon."  Type in a keyword or keywords and any time a Twitter is created that includes those keywords, you'll be notified via IM or SMS.
Discussion: ParisLemon
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First U.S. GPL lawsuit heads for quick settlement
Discussion: Slashdot and CNET
Craig Harris / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Starbucks giving away free iTunes downloads
Discussion: TechWeb, TechSpot News and p2pnet
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Mac Office 2008 prices, packages announced
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
40 Million France Telcom Customers Get OpenID
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook Notification Feeds: Not So Private From Blog Search, After All
 Earlier Items: 
Austin Modine / The Register:
Unisys blamed for DHS data breaches
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Google Analytics in AIR; That's What I'm Talking About
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
Strategically crippling technology
Discussion: broadstuff and PDA
Leigh / Leigh's Blitherings:
Mybloglog's Been Yahoothanized
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and WebProNews
Bill Kee / Official Gmail Blog:
Updates from Google Docs and Google Calendar
Official Google Blog:
It's all about today  —  A lot of us love video games …
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