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12:35 PM ET, September 24, 2007


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Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
'$100 laptop' to sell to public  —  Computer enthusiasts in the developed world will soon be able to get their hands on the so-called "$100 laptop".  —  The organisation behind the project has launched the "give one, get one" scheme that will allow US residents to purchase two laptops for $399 (£198).
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Buy a Laptop for a Child, Get Another Laptop Free  —  One Laptop Per Child, an ambitious project to bring computing to the developing world's children, has considerable momentum.  Years of work by engineers and scientists have paid off in a pioneering low-cost machine that is light, rugged and surprisingly versatile.
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Building a critical mass  —  One Laptop Per Child seeks consumers' help  —  CAMBRIDGE - With orders for its rugged XO laptop falling short of its initial goal, the One Laptop Per Child project announced today that it would let consumers in the United States and Canada buy the cute computer for a limited time.
James Sherwood / The Register:
OLPC to offer consumers $400 two-laptop bundle
Discussion: PC World and The Tech Report
Louise Story / New York Times:
Company Will Monitor Phone Calls to Tailor Ads  —  Companies like Google scan their e-mail users' in-boxes to deliver ads related to those messages.  Will people be as willing to let a company listen in on their phone conversations to do the same?  —  Pudding Media, a start-up based in San Jose …
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
New service eavesdrops on Internet calls  —  NEW YORK - A startup has come up with a new way to make money from phone calls connected via the Internet: having software listen to the calls, then displaying ads on the callers' computer screens based on what's being talked about.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Prepping A Second Life Competitor?  —  Rumors of a Google powered virtual world based on Google Earth surfaced in January; today there is word that Google may be testing their virtual world at Arizona State University (ASU).  —  According to Google Operating System …
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Rocketboom Moves to  —  Rocketboom, the popular news and entertainment show which has pioneered a number of innovations for online video programs, has chosen as a publishing partner.  Besides taking on the duties of serving new and archived videos, will also be helping …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Contentinople
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Rocketboom Moves to
Discussion: Paul Colligan's …
Mike / the blog:
Rocketboom debuts on
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Dembot
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
And The Halo 3 Reviews Trickle In...  Tomorrow is September 25th and at midnight, hundreds of thousands of gamers will flock to stores to purchase Halo 3, the year's most anticipated title.  But unlike the general mass of Halo fans, myself and others enjoy reading reviews first before plunking down $60 of our hard-earned cash.
Yi-Wyn Yen / The Startup Game:
Halo 3 hits stores at midnight
Stealing Clicks  —  The devil is in the data—and in this case, in the clicks.  Google and third-party auditors disagree on whether click fraud—the practice of inflating pay-per-click ad fees with automatic clicking software—is at bay or on the rise.  Chief Executive Eric Schmidt has dismissed click fraud as "immaterial."
Starbucks to give away music as new service starts  —  Starbucks on Monday said it will give away millions of songs via downloads starting next month, as it launches a wireless music service with Apple.  From October 2 to November 7 at more than 10,000 U.S. Starbucks locations, customers can receive …
Discussion: InfoWorld, Infinite Loop and Engadget
Tony Smith / The Register:
Virgin unplugs music download service
Discussion: TechCrunch UK and CrunchGear
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pownce vs Digg: Who Will Kevin Rose Back?  —  I've speculated previously on the growing conflict Kevin Rose has between his roles at Digg and Pownce, and now it would appear that we may finally be on the eve of Rose being forced to decide between the two.  —  Leah Culver, a co-founder …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Porn Industry Infighting As Pirate Bay Takes On Big Media  —  The fallout from the MediaDefender debacle has seemingly reached every corner of the Internet, with sites springing up dedicated to the dissemination of every last detail of the leak, it seems everyone with an interest in BitTorrent has this hot topic on their lips.
Discussion: Inquirer
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Victorious RIAA defendant gets attorneys' fees, turns to class-action plans  —  Calling the RIAA's case unjustified "as a reasonable exploration of the boundaries of copyright law," a federal magistrate judge late last week awarded former RIAA defendant Tanya Andersen attorneys' fees …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Updated Leopard requirements to exclude 800MHz systems  —  Just weeks ahead of its public launch, Apple Inc. has updated the minimum system requirements for its next-generation Leopard operating system to exclude 800MHz PowerPC-based Macs, AppleInsider has learned.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
FeedHub Launches - Individualized RSS Feeds  —  Personalization startup mSpoke is launching a new product to mashup and personalize RSS feeds today at DEMO [disclosure: Read/WriteTalk host Sean Ammirati works for mSpoke].  The product is called FeedHub and it creates an "individualized RSS feed" …
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Contractor Blamed in DHS Data Breaches
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We need a real handheld computer, who will build one? Apple of course
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Linux and open source software pay off for PayPal
USA Today:
Account number, name not on this credit card
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Steve Jobs proves you can't please all the people all the time
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FBI: Cyber-Crime Outlook is "Bleak"
Kelli B. Grant / Wall Street Journal:
When to Hold Off on Latest Gadget
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Blyk launches ad-based mobile network
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
DEMOfall 2007 Preview - Companies to Watch
Wendy A. Lee / New York Times:
As the Fall Season Arrives, TV Screens Get More Cluttered
Marc Andreessen /
Ning passes 100,000 social networks
Discussion: PDA, Insider Chatter and TechCrunch
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Yahoo! for Yahoo?  —  Newspaper publishers who partnered …
Discussion: PDA and WebProNews
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Myspace to launch ad-supported cell phone
Discussion: PDA, Compiler, /Message and TechCrunch