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11:55 PM ET, August 13, 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.
John C Abell / Epicenter:
No Split for Google (Still)
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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” …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:   Court: violating copyleft = copyright infringement
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch, GigaOM, eWeek and Joe Duck
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 …
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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Qik Enables Live Video Streaming From 3G iPhone
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Scobleizer
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
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.
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: VentureBeat, Venture Voice and Xconomy
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
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.
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Sheraton becomes third Microsoft Surface customer (Updated)  —  Sheraton will be rolling out the Microsoft Surface PC, at five hotels in Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.  Sheraton will be the first hotel to offer the Microsoft Surface, and really the third customer …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
For travelers, Microsoft ‘Surfaces’ in Sheraton hotels
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat and ben barren
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube Not Getting Into Live Streaming, After All (GOOG)  —  UStream, Justin.TV, Stickam, Mogulus and everyone else trying to make a business out of live streaming can breath a little easier.  YouTube, which had previously said it would start live streaming in 2008, won't be getting into the business this year.
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
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Microsoft's Live Maps Schools Google, Yahoo, Ask and AOL in Georgia Mapping  —  If you've been keeping up with the conflict in South Ossetia, perhaps you were curious about where the contentious events were occurring.  I hope you ended up at Microsoft's Live Search Maps …
Discussion: Valleywag and Bits
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Patent suit targets company being acquired by Microsoft  —  On the surface, the latest patent lawsuit to hit the court systems looks like many of the others: allegations of infringement, ongoing unauthorized use and so on.  But there's a little bit of a twist to this one.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Premieres iTunes Movies in Australia and New Zealand  —  Apple announced today that movies from major film studios are now available on the iTunes Store in Australia and New Zealand.  Both movie purchases and rentals are available from studies including 20th Century Fox …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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Jstearns / Save the Internet Blog:
McDowell's Scare Tactics Reach New Low
Anthony James / Yanko Design:
This camera is Outta Sight!
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, PSFK and Engadget
Cade Metz / The Register:
Phorm secretly tracked Americans too
Discussion: Techdirt
Dong Ngo /
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?
Jackson West / Valleywag:
YouTube pulls video of protest at request of IOC
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Security researchers' accounts ransacked in embarrasing hacklash
 Earlier Items: 
Sound & Vision Magazine:
Criterion Remastered
Discussion: Crave, Kotaku, Engadget and Gizmodo
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Google Ads: Emphatic ‘No’ on Homepage, but Mobile Will Be Big
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
How To Lifestream From Your iPhone
Discussion: MacRumors
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Russians may not be responsible for cyberattacks on Georgia
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Microsoft gets a ‘Blue Screen of Death’ medal in Beijing
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Lehman's Online U.S. Advertising Forecast: Another $20 Billion …
Liam Tung /
HSBC could order 200,000 iPhones