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11:05 AM ET, October 10, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone and iPod touch v1.1.1 full jailbreak tested, confirmed!  —  We were invited by iPhone / iPod touch file system hacker Niacin (who you might also know for his PSP and MSN TV Linux cluster hacks, etc.) and Dre to test out their new v1.1.1 file system hack.
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BBC:
On the road with wi-fi and video  —  On test clockwise from top left: PSP Slim, Archos 605wifi, iPod touch, N800  —  Gadget lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to portable media players, with an increasing number offering web access through wi-fi connections.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The truth about traffic on the Internet  —  Ahh, the Guardian got into a little dirty truth about traffic on TechMeme: there isn't many people there.  —  Every time I get on TechMeme I get 500 to 3,000 visits.  That matches what the Guardian and what Nick Carr are seeing.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Techmeme's juicelessness  —  My name's Nick, and I'm a Techmeme junkie.  —  Even so, I have to admit that the Guardian's Bobbie Johnson is absolutely right when he says, "for all that Valley-centric news junkies claim Techmeme as a crucial aggregator, it simply doesn't refer much traffic."
Discussion: The Open Road, TechWag and Infothought
Schrep / schrep's blog:
Mozilla and Mobile  —  People ask us all the time about what Mozilla's going to do about the mobile web, and I'm very excited to announce that we plan to rock it.  Here's some information about what we're planning to do with hiring, technology, partnerships, and products, and how you can get involved.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Platform To Launch Next Week  —  MySpace is gearing up to launch MySpace Platform, according to a number of third party developers who've been contacted for input on the product.  While this has been rumored since June, this is the first indication that the service is preparing to actually launch.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Briefly: redesigned MacBook Pro power adapters on the way  —  Apple Inc. has halted shipments of MagSafe power adapters for its MacBook Pro notebook line as a result of quality design issues and is presently working on a fix, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Several people familiar with the matter …
Discussion: Tech.co.uk, Gadget Lab and Crave
Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
EBay Launches "Neighborhoods" Feature  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hoping to woo shoppers who say eBay Inc. has lost its folksy appeal, the world's largest online auction plans to launch its own version of a social networking service Wednesday and is promising other customer-friendly features by year's end.
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Steve Lohr / Bits:
Free the Avatars  —  Virtual worlds may be freewheeling environments where cyber-behavior is unconstrained by many terrestrial mores.  But they are also gated communities, and the gates keep the digital denizens locked inside.  —  IBM and Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, think it's time to free the avatars.
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Do Virtual Worlds know the way in San Jose?
Rachel Aviv / New York Times:
File-Sharing Students Fight Copyright Constraints  —  When Zachary McCune, a student at Brown, received an e-mail message from the university telling him he might have broken the law by downloading copyrighted songs, his eyes glazed over the warning and he quickly forgot about it.
Discussion: Rough Type
David Gainer / Microsoft Excel:
Calculation Issue Update (Fix Available)  —  Two weeks ago, we posted about an issue involving the calculation of numbers around 65,535 and 65,536.  As of today, fixes for this issue in Excel 2007 and Excel Services 2007 are available for download from the following locations:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Bands Rushing To Ditch Labels And Embrace Free; Are The Floodgates Opening?  —  We've only been predicting that music would eventually go free for about a dozen years, but it feels like we may be nearing a tipping point among musicians recognizing this simple truth as well, kicked off by last week's Radiohead announcement.
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Co-Founder of Skype Defends Its Value  —  In his first public remarks since quitting last week as chief executive of the Internet phone company Skype, Niklas Zennstrom said Tuesday that he had no regrets about his handling of the company but conceded that he might have tried to squeeze money out of it too quickly.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ Mipcom: Broadband Content Bits: Joost To Do Live TV; Other Distributors Scale Up  —  Joost plans to add test live TV shows to its on-demand content in the first quarter of 2008.  In an interview with paidContent:UK in Cannes, content strategy and acquisition EVP Yvette Alberdingkthijm …
AppleInsider:
Sources: Leopard finalized, 10.4.11 inching closer [updated]  —  Apple Inc. this week is believed to have wrapped up development of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard while simultaneously pushing out yet another pre-release copy of its final maintenance and security update for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger users.
 
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BBC:
Net firms quizzed on speed limits
Chippy / UMPCPortal feed.:
SPH-P9200 manual reveals details. Via processor. No Bluetooth.
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Internet Company to Let Consumers Profit From Posted Videos
Discussion: MarketingShift
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Wal-Mart Canada to get narrowcasting digital displays
Discussion: InformationWeek and PSFK
InfoWorld:
Samsung reveals latest music phones
Business Wire:
Just in Time for the Holidays Dream Arcades Releases the Cocktail …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Acxiom Shows Breaking Up Is Costly
Discussion: PE HUB
Allan Leinwand / NewTeeVee:
Essay: The Myth of Infinite Bandwidth
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Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times:
Newspapers, bloggers now on same page
Discussion: Blogcosm and Editors Weblog
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 8310: Red and Titanium pics!
Discussion: IntoMobile and Engadget Mobile
CPSC Home Page:
Toshiba Recalls AC Adapters sold with Portable DVD Players Due to Burn Hazard
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Should you trust Facebook with your business?
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
AT&T relents on controversial Terms of Service, announces changes
Discussion: DSLreports and Mashable!
InfoWorld:
Google unveils Gen 5 of Enterprise Search Appliance
Discussion: CNET News.com and Labnotes
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-055 - Critical
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
When Google acquisitions go wrong: the disappointing story of Urchin
 

 
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