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5:30 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?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Now Searching For Synonyms  —  Blink, and you might have missed it.  Google's now doing synonym searching.  It's something they quietly noted in a past Google blog post and one that comes up again today in a post that covers how Google uses experiments to improve the search interface.
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Ben Gomes / The Official Google Blog:
Search experiments, large and small  —  In my previous post, I described the components of your web search experience and the principles behind creating a great search experience.  There are complex algorithms underlying simple features such as spelling correction and the two line snippets that describe each search result.
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.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:   Even without an enterprise strategy, Apple quadruples share
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: Adium X - Trac, Lifehacker and MacUser
AndroidGuys:
No More Speculation - This is the G1 from T-Mobile  —  Update: Since we published this article, we've received some specs from a few people/places.  Click here to see a compiled list of the inner beauty.  —  It's time to put this rumor to bed once and for all.
eWeek:
Computer Network Crash Delays Flights at U.S. Airports  —  Air traffic at more than two dozen major U.S. airports was delayed Aug. 26 because a computer network crashed, according to the FAA's (Federal Aviation Administration) Web site.  The Department of Homeland Security declined to comment.
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CNN:
FAA computer problems causing flight delays
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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.
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) …
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.
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 …
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 …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
AT&T expands iPhone international data plans  —  AT&T announced Tuesday it's expanding its iPhone international data plans, in a move designed to cut consumers' reliance on pay-per-use data services.  —  Under the expansion, which is slated to begin Wednesday, iPhone users can add …
Nokia:
Lights!  Camera!  Action!  - Nokia N96 brings movies and more to North America  —  White Plains, NY, USA - Nokia today announced that the highly anticipated Nokia N96, unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will be made available for high-speed 3G HSDPA networks widely used …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
ProofHQ streamlines the creative development process online  —  Perhaps the most appealing aspect of the move to cloud-based applications (applications that reside on a server rather than on your computer) is the potential for collaboration.  We're already seeing it on a low level with apps …
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
 
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Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional
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Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
PowerShot E1: Canon's women-only digital camera
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
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 2 about to get a major update
eWeek:
Laptop Sold on eBay Exposes 1M Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Community Platforms: Here Comes The CIO
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Kate Greene / Technology Review:
Where Cell Phones Go to Die
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Pentagon Begins Fake Cat Brain Project (Updated)
Discussion: The Register and GMSV
John Resig:
Firebug 1.2 Released  —  The final version of Firebug 1.2 has been released.
Discussion: OStatic blogs and webmonkey
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
New Firefox Extension Thwarts MITM Attacks …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
VoIP Goes Mobile
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
If Amazon Really Wants To Get Serious About The Kindle...
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
As Facebook hits 100 million user mark, twenty percent have already …
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Shelfari joins the Amazon.com family
 

 
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