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12:30 PM ET, September 29, 2007

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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
IPhone: iPhone Re-Reviewed (Verdict: Don't Buy)  —  It's about 3 months after the iPhone launch, and happy with the improvements, I was planning to change our "Wait" verdict to a full-on and rabid "Buy".  That wasn't because of Apple, but because of the cool apps being offered by independent developers.
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Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Gizmodo says Don't buy an iPhone  —  This week's Apple iPhone update may have bricked a few hacked phones, but this is the least important part of the problem.  What probably upset many more early adopters was the way Apple wiped out their applications, reducing their phones to the "official" software.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs, Motivational Speaker For Yahoo  —  Guess who stopped by to give Yahooligans a little pep talk?  Steve Jobs!  He told the gathering of 300-odd Yahoo (YHOO) vice presidents that they can do anything.  The company with one of the largest Internet user bases can do and achieve anything, he apparently told them.
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
Hacked 1.0 iPhone Firmware vs. Official 1.1.1  —  9to5Mac has gone to the trouble of enumerating the myriad differences between using the hacked 1.0.2 iTunes software and the newly-released official 1.1.1 setup.  It went into the details of the new updates and offered a nice chart.
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
YouTube offer Publishers AdSense Embedded Video Players  —  I've had a number of readers email me in the last 24 hours to let me know that they're seeing options to monetize sites using YouTube custom video players with AdSense units in them.  —  Perhaps this was announced previously without …
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Altered iPhones Freeze Up  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28 — Since the iPhone hit the market in June, tech-savvy owners of the phone have been busy messing with its insides, figuring out how to add unauthorized software and even "unlock" it for use on networks other than AT&T's.
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple, Jobs, AT&T sued over iPhone price cut, rebates  —  Apple Inc., along with its chief executive and exclusive U.S. iPhone wireless partner AT&T, have been hit with a new lawsuit from a disgruntled customer who charges the trio with a variety of offenses stemming from the recent iPhone price cut.
Salon:
If you care about your rights, don't buy an iPhone  —  Late last fall, the Library of Congress issued six exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the far-ranging anti-piracy law that governs virtually all modern technologies.  Among the exemptions was this: It is perfectly legal …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Gasparrini / Dvorak Uncensored:
Google's vehicle used for its Street View service sighted in London  —  If you see this vehicle around London be sure to run after it.  Google is using it to make the 'Street View' of London.  That way you can guarantee that you will appear in as many pictures as possible.
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Google Street View Spreads To Europe?
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Adena DeMonte / GigaOM:
Ad-Supported "Free" Music Plays On: SpiralFrog, Imeem, QTrax  —  As Apple (APPL) and Amazon (AMZN) duke it out in the MP3 price war, music publishers are still trying to figure out how to cash in on a crowd that will go to great lengths to get its music for free.
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iphoneSimFree.com:
Seems there is a bit of confusion about our last post.  Here are some of the most common questions, with some corresponding answers.  —  Q. Why do you say it is unlocked if you can't activate a non AT&T sim?  —  A. There is a difference between unlocking and activation.
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Doc Searls Weblog:
Go from hell  —  Why do we continue, in 2007, to believe that markets are all about What Big Companies Do?  Worse, why do we continue to take advertising for granted as the primary source of the the Bux DeLuxe required to fund technical, social and personal progress?
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Business Week:
Google's Game-Changing Phone
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John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
Is the Apple TV officially a flop?  (Or: How to fix Apple TV)  —  It's been online for a few days now, but I just spotted (via PaidContent) Fortune's article entitled The iFlop (sub-head: "Steve Jobs tried to design—and dictate—the future of television.  Here's how he failed.")
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Data for 800,000 job applicants stolen  —  A laptop containing unencrypted personal information for 800,000 people who applied for jobs with clothing retailer Gap Inc. has been stolen.  —  The computer contained social security numbers and other sensitive information belonging to residents …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and TechSpot News
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Paula Musich / eWEEK.com:
Bain Capital to Acquire 3Com for $2.2B  —  The $2.2 billion deal gives Huawei Technologies a minority share in 3Com.  —  Beleaguered 3Com announced on Sept. 28 that it has struck a deal to be taken private by Bain Capital and former Chinese partner Huawei Technologies for some $2.2 billion.
 
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