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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tethering Briefly Comes To The iPhone, Tempers Flare  —  Macrumors reports that Apple's App Store was selling a tethering app compatible with the iPhone (both 3G and EDGE) for a brief period earlier this evening.  The $10 application, called NetShare, was developed by Nullriver software, and would be a godsend for many iPhone owners.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Delicious 2.0: Who bookmarks any more?  —  When I saw the news about the launch of Delicious 2.0, I can't say I felt a huge wave of joy, despite the fact that I am what most people would probably consider a hard-core Delicious user, with about 10,000 webpages saved since I started using it.
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Stephen Hood / delicious blog:
Oh happy day — the new Delicious is here
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw
Discussion: Inquirer
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Breaking Free of Outlook  —  I recently moved to a new office and found that I couldn't send mail via Microsoft Outlook.  I've had this same problem in different locations.  I've been told that it depends on the ISP settings and it is easy to fix by contacting the ISP.
Discussion: diversity.net.nz
Mattathias Schwartz / New York Times:
Malwebolence  —  One afternoon in the spring of 2006, for reasons unknown to those who knew him, Mitchell Henderson, a seventh grader from Rochester, Minn., took a .22-caliber rifle down from a shelf in his parents' bedroom closet and shot himself in the head.
Discussion: Slashdot
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Don't Cry for Us, Silicon Valley  —  Despite the media's anxiety about fallen female executives, women are actually advancing in high technology  —  There are so few women running technology companies that when one steps down, it's inevitable that we women in Silicon Valley will be confronted …
Nick Broughall / Gizmodo Australia:
Australian Company Launches The World's Smallest Pocket Projector  —  While the rest of the world sits back and waits for pico projectors to make their way into mobile phones, Australian company Mint Wireless has decided to just release the world's smallest pocket projector instead.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and GottaBeMobile
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter tells me NASA has found water on Mars!  —  In yet another powerful showcase of Twitter's potential power as a disseminator of information, today several people received the first information via the micro messaging service that NASA confirmed its Phoenix Mars Lander has in fact found water on Mars.
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NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tap Tap Revenge Approaches 1 Million Users, Music Industry Takes Notice  —  Tapulous, the company behind Tap Tap Revenge, has announced that the popular iPhone app will hit 1 million installs some time this weekend.  The app is the second we've heard from to hit the milestone …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Tapulous
Christopher Null:
California judge rules early cell phone termination fees illegal  —  In one of the most significant legal rulings in the tech industry this year, a Superior Court judge in California has ruled that the practice of charging consumers a fee for ending their cell phone contract early is illegal and violates state law.
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
ProBlogger is Banned from StumbleUpon  —  This story has been updated at the bottom of this post.  —  This morning a number of readers have emailed or tweeted me to let me know that when they try to bookmark a post on ProBlogger that it leads them to a page saying that ProBlogger has been banned …
Discussion: WebProNews
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Even IBM's Got Computing Clouds  —  It looks like after Amazon, a mere book retailer, showed them the way, all the technology powerhouses have fallen in love with cloud computing.  Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo earlier this week said they've teamed up with three universities to create …
IDG News Service:
Toyota, Sony Develop Personal Transportation Robot  —  Toyota demonstrated on Friday a Segway-like personal transportation device called the Winglet that is partly based on robotics technology from Sony.  —  The Winglet looks something like a slimmed-down version of the American-built Segway and is ridden in a standing position.
Discussion: Engadget
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Track, purchase and demand local events with Eventful's iPhone app  —  When developing its new iPhone and iPod Touch app, online event tracker Eventful had a good idea: Don't port the entire kitchen sink over, port only the most core features needed to make a good app.  It worked.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At Border  —  No Suspicion Required Under DHS Policies  —  Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies …
 
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Peter Nowak / CBC News:
Bell moves to limit internet downloads of competitor ISPs
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Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
Native Ogg Vorbis and Theora support added for Firefox 3.1
Discussion: webmonkey, open and Slashdot
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
What Not to Expect at Yahoo's Annual Meeting Friday
Discussion: MediaFile and Associated Press
Eric Hagerman / Wired News:
Shimano Shuns Cables for Full Electronic Shifting
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
A Jeweler Joins Its Friends on MySpace
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Sizes Up Its Competitors
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Turns Yelp, Yahoo Local and LinkedIn SearchMonkey Apps On In Search
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Changes: I'm Joining RWW Full Time & Getting Married!
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Yale Fights to Keep Student Start-Ups From Defecting to Silicon Valley
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U.S. Intends to Remain in Full Control of Internet Root Zone, Says Letter from NTIA
Discussion: Internet Pro Radio
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple drops first build of Mac OS X 10.5.5 with warning
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
AOL Tells Angry Blogger Staff: Everything is Fantastic
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Microsoft discloses Google, Apple threat, plus Danger sale price
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Philip Rosedale Doesn't See Browser-Based Virtual Worlds …
Leslie Katz / Crave: The gadget blog:
DataCase turns iPhone into wireless storage device
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
McAfee acquires Reconnex, inks distribution pacts
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