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1:30 PM ET, August 1, 2008

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Arn / MacRumors:
Nullriver Introduces 3G/EDGE Tethering App for iPhone [Updatedx3]  —  Nullriver, Inc. has released NetShare onto the iTunes App Store this evening (via iPhone Alley).  The $9.99 application promises to allow you to share your iPhone's network connection with your computer.
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Ian Paul / Today @ PC World:
Apple Quickly Kills Popular iPhone ‘Tethering’ App
Discussion: Technologizer
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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Paul Eckert / Reuters:
Airport Security Can Sieze Your Laptop
Discussion: Electronista
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.
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
FCC formally rules Comcast's throttling of BitTorrent was illegal  —  Federal regulators voted 3-2 on Friday to declare that Comcast's throttling of BitTorrent traffic last year was unlawful, marking the first time that any U.S. broadband provider has ever been found to violate Net neutrality rules.
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Amazon.com:
Amazon.com to Acquire AbeBooks  —  SEATTLE & VICTORIA, British Columbia—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 1, 2008—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that, subject to closing conditions, it has reached an agreement to acquire AbeBooks.  AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon To Acquire AbeBooks, And With It A Stake In Library Thing  —  Amazon has acquired twelve year old Canadian company Abebooks (formerly the Advanced Book Exchange), the companies just announced.  AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books focusing on used, rare and out of print titles …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Time For Apple To Get Serious About Apple TV (AAPL)  —  Apple executives continue to refer to their Apple TV set-top box business as a “hobby” — which is a polite word for “failure.”  Time for that to change: If Steve Jobs wants to make a serious run at owning our living room's “digital hub …
Apple:
About Security Update 2008-005  —  This document describes Security Update 2008-005, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.  —  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until …
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Andrew Storms / 360 Security:
Apple DNS Patch Fails To Randomize
Discussion: Zero Day and TUAW
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yelp, Yahoo! Local & LinkedIn SearchMonkey Apps Now Default-On  —  Last month we opened up the Yahoo! Search Gallery to showcase all of the useful SearchMonkey applications that have been built by developers, site owners and Yahoo!.  Today, we're turning on a few of those applications for all users.
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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:   Yahoo! SearchMonkey Becomes More Mainstream
Chris Pirillo:
PayPal Denies $450 of Unauthorized Charges  —  On my birthday last Saturday, I received a “present” I wish I never had.  Due to some lax security policies that Apple has thankfully since updated, someone was able to use my birth date to obtain my iTunes password, and get into my account.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
China opens crack in Great Firewall for Olympic press  —  It's closed!  It's open!  It's closed!  It's open again!  The Chinese government has once again agreed to open the Internet for press during the Olympic Games, apparently after being pressured by the International Olympic Committee …
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Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:   China Eases Internet Restrictions for Journalists
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Mint V10: World's Smallest Pocket Projector  —  Australian company Mint Wireless is claiming their Mint V10 is the smallest commercial pocket projector in the world.  At 125 x 55 x 23 mm, this bulge in our pants means we are happy to see that, even while it means we will have to go to Sydney to get one.
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Nick Broughall / Gizmodo Australia:
Australian Company Launches The World's Smallest Pocket Projector
Discussion: CrunchGear
Joe Fay / The Register:
Sun profits evaporate as darkness falls on US economy  —  Investors run despite $1bn share buyback promise  —  Sun promised to buy back $1bn worth of shares from stockholders today as it announced static revenues and a slump in fourth quarter profits.  —  Revenues came in at $3.78bn …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Sun's fourth quarter solid; Growth in fiscal 2009 remains elusive
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
toyota.co.jp:
Toyota Develops Personal Transport Assistance Robot ‘Winglet’  —  Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today development of the “Winglet”, a personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.  —  The Winglet—still being refined—is one of TMC's people-assisting Toyota Partner Robots.
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Jerry Yang prepares for showdown with Yahoo investors  —  Yahoo chief executive Jerry Yang faces another test of his leadership today as he prepares for a showdown with angry investors at the company's annual general meeting.  —  He will have to quell a rebellion from shareholders who believe …
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Mommy bloggers  —  Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley  —  The message was loud.  It was clear.  It was simple.  —  “Take the money.”  —  Spelling it out was Gina Garrubbo, executive vice president of BlogHer, which claims to be the biggest online community for women who blog.
Discussion: Brij's One More Idea
 
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
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Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Location-Based Mobile Social Networking: A $3.3 Billion Market In 5 Years?
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The unlimited power of social media is bound by my human limitations
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
College funding bill passed with anti-P2P provisions intact
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Richard Esguerra / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Releases “Switzerland” ISP Testing Tool
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Life with PlayStation update
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Feedly Now Integrates With Google Search
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A: Microsoft game exec John Schappert talks about Xbox Live …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Net Neutrality Strawman: No One Is Stopping Broadband Providers …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Sizes Up Its Competitors
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