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8:40 AM ET, August 27, 2008


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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.
Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:   Ubiquity In Depth  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
If You Want To Create a Mashup, Just Ask Your Browser. …
Discussion: eWeek
Chase Jarvis Blog:
Chase Jarvis RAW: Advance Testing the Nikon D90  —  Woot!  Today I get to be among the very first to share with you the planet's newest camera: the much-anticipated Nikon D90.  You may have been attuned to all the recent leaks, buzz and rumors of a new Nikon camera coming soon, but I can assure you, this here ain't no rumor.
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
New Nikon is first SLR to shoot video  —  Video clips on point-and-shoot digital cameras are great: Why not use them on cool digital SLRs as well?  —  Nikon hopes to hammer that point with the release of its latest digital single-lens reflex camera, the D90, expected in stores next month for $1,299 with a lens.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple bans a comic book, firestorm ensues  —  Murderdrome is not Ulysses, Lolita or Lady Chatterley's Lover.  It's a dark, bloody comic strip marked by the type of over-the-top violence that has made its genre so popular among young readers with a lot of pent-up rage.
Discussion: Mike Cane 2008
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Revealed: The Internet's Biggest Security Hole  —  Two security researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily intercept internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable to anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency.
Computer viruses make it to orbit  —  A computer virus is alive and well on the International Space Station (ISS).  —  Nasa has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG.  —  The worm was first detected on earth in August 2007 and lurks …
Peter Lattman / Wall Street Journal:
A Photobucket Bonanza, for Insiders  —  A Web-Site Bet Was Lucrative For Venture Firm, but Not Its Investors  —  When the photo-sharing Web site was acquired last year for about $300 million, executives at New York-based venture-capital firm Insight Venture Partners made a small fortune.
Discussion: Valleywag
Rafat Ali /
Photobucket's Sale To Fox: How VC Insiders Made Big Personal Returns  —  On July 31, an email landed in my inbox alleging that some venture capitalist insiders from Insight Venture Partners benefit disproportionately in last year's sale of online photo site Photobucket to Fox Interactive Media (NYSE: NWS), for about $300 million.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
lonelygirl15's Second Incarnation: The Resistance  —  There may never be another lonelygirl15, especially given its origin as a hoax and as one of the first experiments in what episodic web content could be.  But now that it's finally over, more than 500 episodes later …
Discussion: The Social and Mashable!
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EQAL Shares Details On LonelyGirl15 Followup
Discussion: Webmetricsguru and Beet.TV
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Apple iPhone ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority over misleading internet claims  —  A TV ad for Apple's iPhone has been banned by the UK's advertising watchdog for misleading consumers after it over-hyped the internet capabilities of the smart phone.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and MacRumors
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.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Huge iPhone Security Flaw Puts All Private Information at Risk  —  There's a huge security problem in the latest iPhone 2.0.2: if you have your JesusPhone password protected, using a very simple trick gives anyone full access to your cellphone private information in Mail, SMS, Contacts, and even Safari.
Discussion: The Register and iPhone Buzz
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
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition  —  Google has added Google Suggest to their homepage.  When Google suggest first-launched Buster McLeod (AKA Erik Benson) checked the suggested term for each letter to create the Google Alphabet, 2004 edition.  When Google News Suggest launched in 2006 I did the same.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and AppScout
David Zeiler / Apple a Day:
Business suddenly discovers the Mac  —  Apple's success with consumers has begun to spill over into the enterprise market, with Mac adoption among enterprise customers increasing four-fold in less than two years.  —  Mac use in businesses rose from 1.1 percent in October 2006 to 4.5 percent …
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Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Don't just buy the music, fans told - now you can invest in big names of the future
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Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Google Cuts Features Out of ‘Android’ OS
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
Google Gears (Beta) [Finally] Comes To Safari
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
At Disney, Blu-ray Sales Team Is a Cast of Characters
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Movie Labels To Launch New “Open Market” …
Discussion: CNET
Dear My Team  —  When I spoke to each of you about Tapulous …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Infinite Loop
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
No Joke: The Onion Launches CitySearch Competitor
Discussion: Lost Remote and Social Media
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Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: What's New
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Linux under attack: Compromised SSH keys lead to rootkit
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA wins P2P case after defendant reformats hard drive
Jan Norman / Boston Herald:
Zune player forum makes teen a fortune
Discussion: and Pulse 2.0
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits
Discussion: Digg
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional