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12:55 AM ET, November 10, 2007

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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone: Testing the 1.1.2 Jailbreak  —  After a really late night, I had the privilege of being able to test some of the jailbreak software this morning.  This is not the final jailbreak software.  That will involve using a nice graphical user interface.  For now, I'm invited to use …
Discussion: Macsimum News, Bits and Engadget
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Latest iPhone update jailbroken before it hits the ground  —  As expected, Apple released the OS X 1.1.2 update for the iPhone overnight to coincide with its debut in the U.K. and Germany.  As not expected, it's been sprung from jail already.  —  Erica Sadun at The Unofficial Apple Weblog …
Discussion: TechSpot News
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Instructions posted for downgrading iPhone from 1.1.2 to 1.1.1
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget Mobile and Digg
Tris Hussey / blognation Canada:
Om Malik & Arrington Blow Off BlogWorld-iJustine Fills In  —  The buzz around the show was that Om Mailk and Michael Arrington were skipping BlogWorld Expo even though both are confirmed speakers.  Right now Leo Laporte, after giving what I've heard was a kick-ass keynote, pulled iJustine in as a last minute panel member.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp (NWS): Launching An Ad Network, Too  —  News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media unit is one of the few big Web players that has yet to roll out its own ad network (selling space on third-party sites).  That's about to change, sources tell us: FIM is building out it own ad network …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
That's Your AIM in My GTalk  —  It is amazing that we still have major instant messaging platforms that don't talk to one another.  Yahoo and Microsoft got their two systems to work with each other more than a year ago, but AOL is still working on interoperability issues with those two.
Discussion: Googlified and ParisLemon
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Can WiMAX be saved?  —  It costs money to build a nationwide network, even a citywide one.  Without some assurance of a return, few people want to go up against the current shared monopoly and drive down prices.  —  That's the clear message of the Clearwire-Sprint split on WiMAX …
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Web 2.0 Manages to Sober Up  —  A couple of weeks ago, Edelman marketing strategist Steve Rubel declared the Web 2.0 world to be skunk drunk on its own Kool Aid.  But I've seen signs of sobriety recently.  Kleiner Perkins has said no more Web 2.0 startups.
Evan DiBiase / The Evan Series:
Video Rentals Coming Soon to iTunes?  —  Before installing any iTunes upgrade, I dump the strings from the old iTunes binary.  Once the new version has installed, I diff the new version's strings against the old's, to see what shows up.  —  When I did this for the recent 7.5 upgrade, I found the following interesting (new) strings:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Movie Rentals Are Baked Into the Latest Version of iTunes.
Nick / Rough Type:
Tapping at the window  —  Spying is best done surreptitiously.  The Peeping Tom that you don't see is of infinitely less concern to you than the one who taps on your window and waves.  With its new Beacon ad program, Facebook taps on the window.  —  Nate Weiner reports on his first experience coming face …
Discussion: GigaOM, Valleywag and CNET News.com
Dan Goodin / The Register:
IndiaTimes website 'attacks visitors'  —  Visitors to the IndiaTimes website are being bombarded by malware, some of which appear to target previously unknown vulnerabilities in Windows, a security researcher warns.  —  In all, the English-language Indian news site is directly or indirectly serving …
Discussion: STAT Blog and Holidays in India
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook to let users vote on news feed [Scoop]  —  Snooping on user profiles isn't the only special privilege Facebook employees have.  They also get to test the site's latest features.  Like news feed voting.  Above is a mockup of my news feed as a Facebooker would see it, based on real screenshots from an inside source.
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Infamous Russian malware gang vanishes  —  A Russian gang allegedly hosting malicious software abruptly disappeared this week, according to Trend Micro.  —  The Russian Business Network, which allegedly was heavily involved in hosting packing kits—development suites for malicious software …
Catherine McLean / Globe and Mail:
RIM sues LG over phone names  —  Black Label, Black Cherry and Strawberry are too similar to BlackBerry, company argues  —  In its latest showdown over trademarks, Research In Motion Ltd. sued LG Electronics Inc. this week as it tries to stop that company from using names that are a bit too BlackBerryesque …
Seeking Alpha:
DivX and Xbox 360: A Potential Win-Win For Everyone  —  DivX (DIVX) followed up Tuesday night's earnings report with a presentation at the JP Morgan SmMid cap conference.  After having just undergone their quarterly confessional, I didn't expect to hear any new information, but wanted to tune in anyway.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Attack of the Splogs—One Of Our Posts Copied 152 Times Without Attribution  —  Here at TechCrunch, there is nothing we love more than when one of our posts gets linked to and talked about.  And like the majority of other blogs out there, we try to be good citizens by linking back to any source from which we excerpt.
Discussion: How To Split An Atom
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Botmaster owns up to 250,000 zombie PCs  —  He's a security consultant.  Jail beckons  —  An American computer security consultant on Friday admitted using massive botnets to illegally install software on at least 250,000 machines and steal online banking identities of Windows users …
 
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Bumps on the road to Microsoft's Surface
Daksh Sharma / Rev2.org:
VOIS.com Launches Beta Version, To Target BRIC & N-11
Discussion: TechCrunch
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Building a state-of-the-art Emergency Room for Silicon Valley
David F. Gallagher / Bits:
E-Mail Scammers Ask Your Friends for Money
Discussion: Techdirt
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
CrunchRumor: Sony launching 16GB Memory Stick at CES?
Discussion: Gadgetell
Reuters:
SK Telecom to gain management rights in Helio
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Getting to Know You  —  While politicians and the U.S. Census Bureau …
InfoWorld:
Analysts grade Vista's first year: Did not meet expectations
 Earlier Items: 
Christopher Null:
Did Web Amateurs Impede Search for Fossett?
Discussion: Valleywag
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Better Gmail 2 Firefox Extension for New Gmail [Exclusive Lifehacker Download]
Kelly Olsen / Associated Press:
Samsung Stops Selling in Japan
ScottIsAFool / LiveSide:
Windows Live Translator For Your Website
David Pogue / New York Times:
Reaching for Apple, Falling Short
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Live Search gets gimmicky: taps prizes to lure search engine users, data
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Sony brass thinks Blu-ray vs HD DVD is a 'stalemate'
Hollywood Reporter:
Second life for 'Quarterlife' due to writers strike?