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6:50 PM ET, August 26, 2008

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Alex Vogenthaler / Inside AdSense:
Ad serving for everyone  —  Back in March, we announced the beta release of Google Ad Manager, our hosted ad serving and management solution for publishers with smaller direct sales teams.  Today, we are pleased to announce general availability of the product — no invitation required!
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Google Opens Ad Manager To All; OpenX in Trouble?
Erica Ogg / CNET News - Apple:
Psystar responds to Apple suit, will countersue  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Mac clone maker Psystar plans to file its answer to Apple's copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday as well as a countersuit of its own, alleging that Apple engages in anticompetitive business practices.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
DMCA takedown notice forces Twitter to blacklist Mad Men characters  —  The micro-messaging service Twitter tonight suspended the accounts of users don_draper and peggyolson.  If those names sound familiar, you're probably a fan of the hit AMC show Mad Men.
Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Ubiquity  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.  —  It Doesn't Have to be This Way  —  You're writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to.  You'd like to include a map.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
If You Want To Create a Mashup, Just Ask Your Browser. …
Discussion: eWeek
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Adium Releases Major Upgrade to Popular IM Service  —  Adium, the popular Mac IM client that lets users chat across multiple services at once, issued a major new release last night that is sure to please users old and new.  Highlights include the addition of Facebook chat to the list of options …
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David Smith / Adium Blog:
Adium 1.3: What is the air speed velocity of a flying duck?
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Adium X - Trac
Edmund Lee / Wired News:
Amazon Relies on Customers to Pimp the Kindle  —  News from Portfolio.com  —  Also on Portfolio  —  Singapore Fund Flies on Through Economic Maelstrom  —  Not for Sale: Massive Media Conglomerate  —  Partying With the Dems on Hot Denver Nights  —  Mike Pfeffer, a 26-year-old IT professional …
Discussion: TeleRead
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comScore:
Microsoft Ranks as Top U.S. Online Display Advertiser in June, According to comScore Ad Metrix  —  Major Display Ad Campaign Promotes Windows Live Search Programs  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its June ranking …
San Francisco Chronicle:
China lifts iTunes block but for Tibet album  —  Apple Inc.'s iTunes online music store is back up and running again in China after it was apparently blocked last week by local authorities.  —  However, the Web page for downloading a pro-Tibet album, which is suspected of prompting the crackdown, remains unavailable on the service.
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Austin Modine / The Register:
China pardons iTunes (but not Sting)
Josh Catone / SitePoint Blogs:
Opentape Sticks It to RIAA with Open Source Muxtape  —  With web music fan favorite Muxtape currently out of commission due to “a problem with the RIAA,” an open source — if no more legal — alternative has appeared: Opentape.  Opentape describes itself as “a free, open-source package …
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional  —  Starting this week, we will begin deployment of the latest version of WGA Notifications for Windows XP.  In addition to the usual updates to validation that improve WGA's ability to detect the latest stolen or fake product keys …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPhone 3Gs Now Outnumber First Generation iPhones  —  Despite a weak battery and questions about how fast it connects to 3G networks, some time in the next week more than 6 million iPhone 3Gs will be in people's hands around the world.  What that means is that the second generation device …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Kelsey Group Blogs
reddit:
now you can restyle and host your reddits wherever you'd like (with contest!)  —  redditors have created lots of new reddits in the last few months (and subscribers and subscriptions are up 300% since the redesign) but allowing user-created reddits was just the first step.
Discussion: Webware.com and webmonkey
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Reddit Now Fully Customizable: Bring Your Own Design and Domain
Discussion: VentureBeat
TeleGeography Research:
Google's subsea ambitions expand  —  On the heels of its investment in the Unity trans-Pacific submarine cable, Google is working with a consortium of carriers planning to build an intra-Asian submarine cable system.  The new cable, dubbed the Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC) …
Infuriouscomics:
Murderdrome - KILLER APP  —  By now, you might have heard that Murderdrome has been banned by Apple.  This is due to the part of the sdk that suggests content must NOT offend anyone in 'apple's reasonable' opinion.  Here at infurious, we would love to work with Apple to ensure a content rating system …
Discussion: The Register and MacMegasite
Android Developers Blog:
Some information on APIs removed in the Android 0.9 SDK beta  —  Earlier this week, we released a beta of the Android SDK.  In the accompanying post, I mentioned that we had to remove some APIs from the platform for Android 1.0, and as a result they don't appear in the 0.9 beta SDK, and won't appear in 1.0-compatible SDKs.
TweakGuides.com:
Vista Annoyances Resolved  —  Author: Koroush Ghazi  —  Introduction  —  “Oh lord, not another Vista article!”  Like me, I'm sure many of you might be thinking something along those lines whenever you see an article with the word ‘Vista’ in the title these days.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
TechCrunch UK:
Collaboration web apps to beat the Credit Crunch  —  With the promise of a credit crunch fast approaching, people are starting to tighten their belts.  The tech industry can often be one of the first to experience budget cuts and project cancellations but with distributed teams able to work together it doesn't have to be this way.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati Acquires BlogCritics, Gets Into Content Game  —  Technorati continues to redefine itself under CEO Richard Jalichandra, who joined the company in October 2007.  In June they launched Technorati Media, a blog advertising network.  —  Today they are announcing the acquisition of Blogcritics …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
VoIP Goes Mobile  —  Gorilla Mobile and other carriers are allowing cell-phone users to make calls for virtually free using Internet technology  —  Scott Goldman uses his mobile phone to call friends and business contacts all over the world, from Britain to Australia.
 
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
HTC announces S740, think Touch Pro's baby brother
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Nvidia's Huang ushers in era of visual computing
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe To Launch Mobile Storage Service
Jack Davis / Docu-Drama:
Immersion settles Microsoft litigation for $21 million
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel to Show Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Now Searching For Synonyms
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Computer Network Crash Delays Flights at U.S. Airports
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Hal Goldstein / Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine:
Final Issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Visual Voicemail Inventor Strikes Again, Sues Google, Verizon, Others
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
ProofHQ streamlines the creative development process online
eWeek:
Laptop Sold on eBay Exposes 1M Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
AT&T expands iPhone international data plans
John Resig:
Firebug 1.2 Released  —  The final version of Firebug 1.2 has been released.
Discussion: OStatic blogs and webmonkey
Shelfari:
Shelfari joins the Amazon.com family
 

 
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