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6:00 AM ET, September 24, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Online Backup Startup Mozy Acquired By EMC For $76 million  —  Online storage startup Mozy, headquartered in Utah, has been acquired by EMC Corporation, a public storage company with a nearly $40 billion market cap.  EMC paid $76 million for the company, according to two sources close to the deal.
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Myspace to launch ad-supported cell phone  —  LOS ANGELES - The social networking Web site MySpace is launching a free, advertising-supported cell phone version Monday as part of a wider bid by parent News Corp. to attract advertising for mobile Web sites.  —  Fox Interactive Media …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The 10 rules of Twitter (and how I break every one)  —  If you follow the talk over on Twitter you'll see that there are some unwritten "rules" and that I am breaking lots of those rules and pissing lots of people off.  —  I break the rules so you don't have to.  —  So, what are they?
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The year of the social network
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
A Social Network for Google Earth?  —  Arizona State University's students have the opportunity to test a new product "that will be publicly launched later this year".  The invitation page mentions that the product is developed by "a major Internet company" and there are hints that the application …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Two new Gmail features in the queue  —  After discovering that Google is testing a new version of Gmail yesterday, I decided to take a closer look at more of the snippets that need to be translated for Gmail.  Most of them seem to be straight forward and correspond to existing features …
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Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Yahoo! for Yahoo?  —  Newspaper publishers who partnered with Yahoo are seeing such significant online sales increases that they could start producing positive over-all revenue gains as early as 2009, says one Wall Street analyst.  —  That would be a welcome change for an industry …
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Finishing the fight: Ars reviews Halo 3  —  The Halo generation  —  Halo 3  —  After a three-year wait and the birth of a brand new console generation, Halo 3 is set to hit stores on September 25.  Halo 3 marks the final part of a long-standing tradition for Microsoft's gaming platform.
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).
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
T-Mobile Releases Blackberry Curve 8320, First Hands On  —  RIM fans can further rejoice with the launch of the Blackberry Curve, available later this month from T-Mobile.  This Wi-Fi-enabled world phone has a full QWERTY keyboard and 2-megapixel camera with microSD support.
Linux-Watch.com:
Coming soon: automatic Linux driver upgrades  —  Linux users want two things for their hardware: drivers; and easy access to those drivers.  The first is finally happening; and now, thanks to a Dell Linux project called DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support), the other is on its way.
Discussion: Inquirer and Digg
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
The Ultimate con  —  Even if the Windows Ultimate team has fled to the International Date Line, summer is officially over.  Normally I wouldn't care what season it is in the northern hemisphere but today it proves this team is incapable delivering anything and should never be trusted again.
David Carr / New York Times:
TV Remote Moves Over for a Mouse  —  Media consumers have said, loudly and repeatedly, that they want to watch what they want, when and where they want it.  Last week NBC called that bluff, saying that its prime-time broadcast schedule would be there for free downloading for a week after being shown on television.
Reuters:
Armani to launch mobile phone with Samsung  —  MILAN (Reuters) - Italian designer Giorgio Armani has joined forces with Samsung Electronics to design a television and a mobile phone, along with other consumer electronics, the companies said on Sunday.  —  Armani, one of Italy's leading fashion designers …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
DRM advocates getting nervous about consumer backlash  —  You all know the slogan: "Guns don't kill people, people kill people."  At the Digital Rights Strategies conference in New York City, a similar message could be heard: "DRM doesn't anger consumers, content owners abusing DRM anger consumers."
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Feeling tinfoilish? $5 billion suit against Google over privacy, terrorism
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple drops new Leopard build, may be release candidate
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