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10:30 AM ET, November 17, 2007

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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone Malware Demo Freaking Me Out, Man [Apple]  —  Maybe it's the eyes.  Don't be too alarmed, but this video shows the iPhone being accessed by terminal using a program installed by a webpage.  Since the program, like all unofficial apps, runs as root, they've got access to data stores for mail …
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Fast Company:
Hacking the iPhone … While researching Fast Company's December/January cover story I ran across a startling claim: some computer security professionals were boasting that they could turn an iPhone into a piece of spyware that can intercept a target's voice mail and e-mail, hijack its Safari browser …
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
FBN: "Apple Buying AMD!"  Wait, Scratch That.  "Abu Dubai!"  —  At 9:27 this morning, Fox Business Morning for Breakfast co-anchor Alexis Glick eagerly reported Apple (AAPL) had taken an 8% stake in AMD.  Fox's guest contributor, Charles Payne, immediately analyzed the deal and pronounced it a brilliant move for both parties.
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
J Allard: Microsoft's Plan to Be King of All Media  —  In November 1994, I had breakfast with Nathan Myhrvold, then the chief technology officer of Microsoft.  He talked about how the soon-to-be-introduced MSN online service would best America Online.  Central to his thinking was that MSN …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
J Allard: Dancing Around the Cellphone Question
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Bernard Lunn / Read/WriteWeb:
LinkedIn and The Future of Business Networking  —  In the heyday of the Facebook hype (it seems so long ago now!), Facebook was going to eat LinkedIn's lunch.  Based on recent experience, I don't think so.  —  I recently had reason to use LinkedIn seriously, using my existing network to tap …
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Roy Mark / eWEEK.com:
Comcast Slapped With Net Neutrality Suit  —  The suit follows complaints to the FCC that the broadband provider is violating network neutrality principles.  —  Comcast's alleged network traffic discrimination continues to create legal woes for the company.
Discussion: Bit Player and Beet.TV
Bob Tourtellotte / Reuters:
NBC brings Web series "Quarterlife" to TV network  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC on Friday said it will begin airing the highly touted Web series "Quarterlife" on its television network early next year, making the program the first to originate online and then move to a major U.S. broadcaster.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Whoa: Adult FriendFinder May Have Been Acquired For $1 Billion+  —  The world's basest online dating site may have had a major liquidity event.  Palo Alto based Various, Inc., which owns AdultFriendFinder and scores of other sites, has been acquired, says a source with knowledge of the deal.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
23andme: Evil Or The Way Of The Future?  —  23andMe, the genetics company founded by Sergey Brin's wife Anne Wojcicki will launch Monday with a service that will bring science fiction into reality.  —  23andMe will offer a genetic screening service for $999.
Discussion: Mashable! and Wired News
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Will the Credit Crunch Inflate the Internet Bubble?  —  Professional social network PartnerUp has surveyed 862 real estate, mortgage, and financial workers about their intent to start their own businesses following this summer's subprime mortgage financial crisis.
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Tedmurphy / IZEA Blogs:
Google Goes after the Everyday Blogger  —  Last night Google decided to go after some of the bloggers in our network, reducing their PR from whatever they previously had to zero.  Once again Google has proved that PR has little to do with blog traffic, influence or relevance and everything …
Discussion: Andy Beard and TechCrunch
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
My Chumby is here  —  I've activated my black leather Chumby named Robusto, and as I write this, it's downloading a software update through wifi.  —  First impression: This is a breakthough device, kind of like the Cobalt Qube was in the mid-late 90s.  —  1. They use BitTorrent to distribute updates.
Discussion: Doc Searls Weblog
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
There is No Free Lunch  —  My mobile phone rang this week as I sat in the car rental bus at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.  The Caller ID information read only "202."  I get a lot of calls that say "unknown" or "restricted," but "202" was a new one for me.  Who could it be?
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
EarthLink Says No More Money for Existing Muni Networks  —  EarthLink drops another bombshell: They hired Rolla Huff to sort out their future business, and his message from the start was steely eye, bottom line, get things on track for the future in an industry in turmoil.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Apple's Social Media Hell - Why it Needs to Repent  —  At the recent BlogWorld Expo, I discussed two companies that "get" social media and one that doesn't.  The two that get it were Nike and Dell.  Nike's excellent community efforts-especially Nike+-and Dell's efforts with forums and blogs …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Caught in Apple restart hell
 
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Google confirms Adsense ads, security problems in Facebook applications
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Amusing But Sad Video Shows Verizon Reps Misquoting Rates 93 Percent …
Discussion: Tech Blog
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Apple vs. Google in open source mobility
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