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10:00 PM ET, August 26, 2008

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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
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. …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google is neither buying nor running many online display ads …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
Discussion: Computerworld
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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.
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.
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 …
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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!
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 …
Jan Norman / Boston Herald:
Zune player forum makes teen a fortune  —  SANTA ANA, Calif. - Young entrepreneur Hansup Yoon, 15, recently sold his creation ZuneBoards, an Internet forum devoted to Microsoft's Zune media player, for $62,000.  —  The teenager, who lives in Fullerton, Calif., created the site months …
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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
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 …
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) …
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Virus Infects Space Station Laptops (Again)  —  Viruses intended to steal passwords and send them to a remote server infected laptops in the International Space Station in July, NASA confirmed Tuesday.  —  And according to NASA, this wasn't the first infection.
Discussion: Zero Day and The Register
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Linux under attack: Compromised SSH keys lead to rootkit  —  The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has issued a warning for what it calls “active attacks” against Linux-based computing infrastructures using compromised SSH keys.  —  The attack appears to initially use stolen SSH keys …
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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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
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Chris / LiveSide - News blog:
Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: What's New
David Dahlquist / MacUser:
Forrester report sees enterprise Mac adoption quadruple
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA wins P2P case after defendant reformats hard drive
HP:
HP Completes $13.9 Billion Acquisition of EDS
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Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits
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Edmund Lee / Wired News:
Amazon Relies on Customers to Pimp the Kindle
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Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet
Lisa Katayama / Boing Boing:
Japanese with common last name Yoda denied Facebook account
Discussion: AppScout
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
Josh Catone / SitePoint Blogs:
Opentape Sticks It to RIAA with Open Source Muxtape
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
VoIP Goes Mobile
 

 
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