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3:55 AM ET, August 14, 2008

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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Boom: Apple Worth More Than Google  —  As Steve Jobs would say: “BOOM.”  Apple (AAPL) has eclipsed Google (GOOG) in market value.  Apple's current market cap: $159.37 billion.  Google's: $157.56 billion.  Not that we didn't see this coming.  Indeed, Valleywag predicted it back in November 2007.
Lessig Blog:
huge and important news: free licenses upheld  —  So for non-lawgeeks, this won't seem important.  But trust me, this is huge.  —  I am very proud to report today that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (THE “IP” court in the US) has upheld a free (ok, they call them “open source” …
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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Court: violating copyleft = copyright infringement  —  A federal appeals court has overruled a lower court ruling that, if sustained, would have severely hampered the enforceability of free software licenses.  The lower court had found that redistributing software in violation of the terms …
Discussion: New York Times
Kelsey Blodget / Beet.TV:
NBC Online Olympics Viewing Soars, Nielsen Reports....Beet.TV Gets Olympics Workflow Story from Microsoft  —  The number of unique visitors to NBC Olympics video site soared to over two million on Monday as viewers tuned into the Games from the workplace, Nielsen announced today.
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
NBC sees new media habits form with Olympic games  —  NEW YORK (AP) — About half of the people who are using mobile phones to pull down video or information about the Olympics have been trying out that technology for the first time, NBC said on Wednesday.  —  NBC Universal …
Discussion: Profy and TECH.BLORGE.com
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Changes for Some SMS Users—Good and Bad News  —  Let's start with the bad news.  Beginning today, Twitter is no longer delivering outbound SMS over our UK number.  If you have been receiving SMS updates from Twitter via +44 762 480 1423, you'll notice that they've stopped and you may want to explore …
Anil Dash / Movable Type:
Movable Type Pro and 4.2: Where Blogging is Headed  —  Today, we're releasing the latest update to Movable Type, version 4.2, and along with it we're announcing the launch of Movable Type Pro, a profoundly powerful new set of capabilities that shows the web where blogging is going next.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Pageonce's New iPhone App: Now 100% Mobile and Self-Destructs When Stolen  —  When Pageonce unveiled their first version of their iOnce iPhone app, it became an instant success.  Within 10 days it was ranked in the top three applications in the Productivity category, and overall it was ranked …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Macworld:
When Apple's reach exceeds its grasp  —  The huge success of the iPod and the incredible media hoopla surrounding the iPhone have transformed the way the world looks at Apple.  In five years, it has gone from being the company that makes weird non-Windows computers to the company that makes …
Discussion: The Mac Observer
Rob Small / Apple:
Apple Premieres Movies on the iTunes Store in Australia & New Zealand  —  Apple® today announced that movies from major film studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) …
Discussion: I4U News and The Inquisitr
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Premieres iTunes Movies in Australia and New Zealand
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Woman to Woman, Online  —  Heather Armstrong's wickedly funny blog about motherhood, Dooce, is more than just an outlet for the creativity and frustrations of a modern mother.  The site, chock full of advertising, is a moneymaking machine — so much so that Ms. Armstrong and her husband have both quit their regular jobs.
QIK:
Qik announces iPhone 3G support!  —  As most of us have been out enjoying the sun, Qik's developers have been working day and night to bring you the world's first live video streaming application for the Apple iPhone 3G!  From the wonderful feedback we get from our fans …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Qik Enables Live Video Streaming From 3G iPhone
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Is the Kindle ebook reader becoming Amazon's iPod?  —  Yes, but perhaps only after it becomes a newspaper reader.  One of the drawbacks with today's ebook readers is the price of the hardware, which ranges up to £400.  Even after this year's $40 price cut, Amazon's ebook reader, the Kindle, costs $359.
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator To Offer Standardized Funding Legal Docs  —  Early stage venture firm Y Combinator which has funded over 102 young startups, has “open sourced” the legal documents that they provide to their startups to use as they seek additional funding beyond what they've gotten from Y Combinator.
Discussion: Venture Voice, Xconomy and VentureBeat
Dolapo / Google Reader:
Pick your friends!  —  Today we're excited to announce several improvements in the way sharing works in Reader.  You've given us lots of feedback on the way our experimental sharing features work and we heard you loud and clear: you want more control over your sharing.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
BoxOffice returns to the App Store but is hush, hush on the reason for the ban  —  In the film Ocean's 12, Rusty (Brad Pitt) says to Linus (Matt Damon), “Look, it's not in my nature to be mysterious.  But I can't talk about it and I can't talk about why.”  Try asking a developer …
 
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Kate McAlpine / New Scientist:
Spin flip trick points to fastest RAM yet
Discussion: Engadget
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Wikipedia Wins Dismissal of Baseless Defamation Claims
Discussion: Techdirt and Ars Technica
Anthony James / Yanko Design:
This camera is Outta Sight!
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo, PSFK and Engadget
Cade Metz / The Register:
Phorm secretly tracked Americans too
Discussion: Techdirt
Dong Ngo / Webware.com:
ScanLife 2D Barcode reader comes to iPhone
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Privacy worry over location data
Jeremy Pepper / POP! PR Jots:
Can I can get a big cup of STFU please?
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Patent suit targets company being acquired by Microsoft
 Earlier Items: 
Jackson West / Valleywag:
YouTube pulls video of protest at request of IOC
Sound & Vision Magazine:
Criterion Remastered
Discussion: Crave, Kotaku, Engadget and Gizmodo
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Microsoft's Live Maps Schools Google, Yahoo, Ask and AOL in Georgia Mapping
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
How To Lifestream From Your iPhone
Discussion: MacRumors
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Sheraton becomes third Microsoft Surface customer (Updated)
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube Not Getting Into Live Streaming, After All (GOOG)
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Lehman's Online U.S. Advertising Forecast: Another $20 Billion …
 

 
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Changes at FT to promote thinking ‘in digital terms’

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