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11:15 AM ET, August 25, 2008


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Sarah Halzack / Washington Post:
Marketing Moves to the Blogosphere  —  Business Model Shifts to Engage Customers Online  —  Jason Calacanis, who got into blogging early and big, has quit.  —  He co-founded a network of blogs called Weblogs in 2003, before the medium cracked the mainstream, and then sold it to AOL in 2005, working there until 2007.
Iphone 3G antenna test  —  Is there a problem with Iphone's antenna?  Is the coverage worse than for other mobiles?  There are many rumors on the internet.  In the USA someone is going to sue Apple.  We took our iphone to a test chamber for fact-finding.
Discussion: TUAW, Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Steven Musil / CNET
Google finds no privacy on private roads  —  Google's Street View service apparently thinks your “no trespassing” and “private road” signs are just for decoration.  —  The service, which gives Web users a driver's perspective of hundreds of cities around the world, has raised the ire …
Discussion: Valleywag
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:'s iPhone 3G Survey Reveals Network Weaknesses  —'s survey of iPhone 3G users suggests that widespread data speed problems have more to do with carriers' networks than with Apple's handsets.  —  Recently asked iPhone 3G users all around the world to participate in a study …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Can You Guess Which Facebook App Is Making A Million Dollars A Month?  —  Facebook is a famously difficult place to make money.  Despite the popularity of the social network, most ads go for pennies per thousand impressions (CPMs).  Even Social Media, a Facebook ad network that is able …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
PR Newswire:
Broadcom to Acquire Digital TV Business from AMD  —  Acquisition Expected to Bring Broadcom Scale, a Complete Product Line to Address All Segments of the Digital TV Market and Expand Tier One Customer Base  —  IRVINE, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Broadcom Corporation …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Web Audience for Games Soars for NBC and Yahoo  —  Steve Ferguson woke up early on Friday — 3 a.m. to be exact — to watch his stepdaughter Margaux Isaksen, a 16-year-old Olympian, complete a grueling 11-hour performance in the modern pentathlon.  —  Mr. Ferguson did not watch Margaux compete in person.
Discussion: Gawker and Beet.TV
Duncan Graham-Rowe / Technology Review:
Road Tolls Hacked  —  A researcher claims that toll transponders can be cloned, allowing drivers to pass for free.  —  Drivers using the automated FasTrak toll system on roads and bridges in California's Bay Area could be vulnerable to fraud, according to a computer security firm in Oakland, CA.
Discussion: Payments News and The Raw Feed
Ed Sperling / Forbes:
Jitters Over Virtualization  —  The easy stuff is already done in enterprise virtualization.  What comes next is much more complex.  —  Virtualization has been proved to boost utilization of individual servers, particularly those powered by multicore processors.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Conviva Raises $20M for Live Video  —  Tuning into live online video is often an exercise in frustration.  So even though Conviva is being somewhat secretive about what it's doing, I'm inclined to give the startup — which simply says it's building a live video platform — a pass for the time being …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Google's food perks on the chopping block  —  The image associated with this post is best viewed using a browser.There's no such thing as a free dinner.  A worker at Google tells us the company is taking evening meals off the menu: “Google has drastically cut back their budget on the culinary program.
Kevin / DigiHunter:
Cowon is back in action!  IFA products introduced!  —  Another leading MP3 product manufacturer, Cowon, just announced three new upcoming products which will be press released during IFA 2008 at Berlin.  (Cowon is not attending IFA with its own booth, so if you'd like to see actual products …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and PMP Today
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
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Maths / Music 2.0:
Will the Real Apple Please Stand Up in China?
Business Week:
Computer Hardware: Recession-Proof?
Iain S Bruce / Scotland Sunday Herald:
Revealed: 8 million victims in the world's biggest cyber heist
Discussion: Today @ PC World and DailyTech
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Whoops! L.A. Times' 2008 ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ moment
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Trulia Upgrades Make Real Estate Personal with News Feed Features
Brian McConnell / GigaOM:
What Obama's Text Message Campaign Reveals
Discussion: Between the Lines
 Earlier Items: 
Julie Jacobson / CE Pro:
Vudu Debunks Rumors of Demise
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Avenue A Deal Could Give WPP, Microsoft What They Really Want
Fred / A VC:
Sometimes You Just Have To Walk Away
Chris Cadelago / San Francisco Chronicle:
Wikimedia pegs future on education, not profit
Discussion: Infothought
Eric / Photography Bay:
Canon 50D Photos With 18-200mm IS Kit Lens
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google finally ready to take Jaiku seriously?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Uncovering The Dark Side of P4P
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited