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3:50 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.
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iPhone Alley:
iPhone v1.1.1 Jailbreak & AppTapp Installation Guide  —  It's been a couple of days since the iPhone Dev Team announced that they had a successful jailbreak, but their method was not released to anyone outside of the team until just recently.  This afternoon we received an email …
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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Firefox Coming To Your Phone
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.
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DSLreports:
Are Sprint's WiMax Plans In Trouble?  - Nervous investors start to whine...
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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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 …
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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:
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft fixes Excel 2007 calculation bug
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Wiki blue / Wikimedia Foundation:
Wikipedia to Relocate to San Francisco  —  ST. PETERSBURG, FL, October 9, 2007 - The Wikimedia Foundation, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, announced today that it will be relocating its headquarters from St. Petersburg, FL to San Francisco, CA.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Technology Live
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Wikimedia Will Move To San Francisco
Discussion: Epicenter
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 …
comScore:
61 Billion Searches Conducted Worldwide in August Google Ranks as Top Global Search Property comScore Introduces First Comprehensive Worldwide Reporting of the Search Market  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the first comprehensive study …
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Report: Google phone coming soon  —  A move into the hardware business would be a huge shift for the Internet search giant - and promises to turn the cell phone industry on its head.  Fortune's Michal Lev-Ram reports.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Fortune) — Google built its empire on the search engine business …
Discussion: The Register and dailywireless.org
Sprint:
Sprint Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, A Polished Package To Keep Customers Connected, Informed and Entertained At SprintSpeed™  —  First Sprint-powered BlackBerry smartphone to support Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV(SM)  —  Built-in GPS, 2 mega-pixel camera …
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
Korea/Japan Week: LG reveals concept Rolex mobile phone  —  You'll have to trust me on this one, as I wasn't allowed to take photographs inside LG's mobile demonstration room.  But one wall has a display of concept mobile phones, including a model that's basically a phone with a Rolex watch-face embedded in the casing.
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear, IntoMobile and Gizmodo
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
 
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Are iPod's Hard Drive Days Numbered?
Discussion: MSNBC and WinBeta
Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
October's coolest gadgets
Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
Coming Soon: Sub-$1000 HD DVD Notebook
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gadget Lab
Tony Smith / The Register:
Sony off-shoot unveils 'cheaper' Blu-ray drive for laptops
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Staska / Unwired View:
MOTOROLA'SNEW STRATEGY AND PHONES: 8 MPX MOTOROLA SCARVEN …
Discussion: WMExperts, IntoMobile and Engadget
Paul Graham:
Why to Move to a Startup Hub
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Exclusive: INDISTR Relaunches — A 360-degree View On The Upgrade
Mario Apicella / Computerworld:
Vendors take giant leap with drive encryption
 Earlier Items: 
VR-Zone News:
Quad-Core Phenom Models & Clocks Revealed
Discussion: Crave and The Tech Report
Kent German / Crave: The gadget blog:
AT&T and Verizon get new Samsungs  —  Sneaky Samsung has been hard …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Internet2 hits 100Gbps, could scale 10x beyond that
Discussion: Digg
Nancy Gohring / PC World:
AP Sues VeriSign's Moreover
Discussion: Techdirt
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
All I want for Christmas is my HDTV... and an Apple
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Ask 37signals: Is it really the number of features that matter?
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Bokardo
New York Post:
B'KLYN GETS APPLE, BARNEYS
BBC:
On the road with wi-fi and video