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2:15 PM 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
SnapLayout: The Profile Editor MySpace Should Have Made
Discussion: Mashable!
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 …
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Think Secret:
MacBook poised for product rev
Discussion: Crave, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
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:
AppleInsider:
Apple to launch official iPhone Web applications directory  —  Apple as early as Wednesday is expected to launch as part of its website a directory of official Web 2.0-based iPhone applications, AppleInsider has been told.  —  One developer familiar with the matter, who asked to remain anonymous …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, CrunchGear and Ubergizmo
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Sprint's WiMax dilemma  —  news analysis If Wall Street pundits get their way, Sprint Nextel's next CEO will put the brakes on plans for a new, high-speed wireless network.  —  But such a move, while no doubt cutting costs, could condemn the struggling company to also-ran status.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
World's dumbest file-sharer mulls appeal  —  Ironically-named P2P user Jammie Thomas, who was fined $220,000 for copyright infringement in a case brought by the RIAA last week, wants to appeal the Minnesota jury's verdict.  —  The lady is certainly unlucky.
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
All I want for Christmas is my HDTV... and an Apple  —  A national survey of 1,200 consumers conducted by Solutions Research Group found that 3 out of 4 surveyed Americans wanted a new gadget this holiday season.  The rankings went a little something like this:  — HDTV (35%)
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.
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Ask 37signals: Is it really the number of features that matter?  —  Pablo Fernandez asks 37signals: … I don't think the number of features is what makes software better or worse.  One more or one less isn't really the issue.  —  What matters is the editing.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Bokardo
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.
New York Post:
B'KLYN GETS APPLE, BARNEYS  —  RETAILERS IN TALKS WITH WILLIAMSBURG CONDO THE EDGE  —  APPLE and Barneys Co-op are both negotiating for their first stores in Brooklyn.  —  Sources said the two retailers have been in ongoing discussions to locate to the new residential property The Edge in Williamsburg …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Internet2 hits 100Gbps, could scale 10x beyond that
Discussion: Digg
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Wikimedia Will Move To San Francisco
Discussion: TechCrunch
Sony:
NEW CONTENT FROM CONDENET, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, BLIP.TV AND SONY …
Ted Henneberry / Business Week:
The EC's New Microsoft Rules
Discussion: Open Source and BetaNews
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Nintendo Conference 2007 Fall
Nancy Gohring / PC World:
AP Sues VeriSign's Moreover
Discussion: Techdirt
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
RIAA And The Definition Of Insanity... With Just A Hint Of Sanity From EMI
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
What I Learned from Assignment Zero
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Reuters:
TiVo's Comcast roll-out behind schedule
Discussion: DSLreports, Engadget and PVRblog
BBC:
Net firms quizzed on speed limits
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Internet Company to Let Consumers Profit From Posted Videos
Discussion: Beet.TV and MarketingShift
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Wal-Mart Canada to get narrowcasting digital displays
Discussion: InformationWeek and PSFK
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Co-Founder of Skype Defends Its Value
Allan Leinwand / NewTeeVee:
Essay: The Myth of Infinite Bandwidth
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