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11:05 PM ET, August 26, 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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
If You Want To Create a Mashup, Just Ask Your Browser. …
Discussion: eWeek
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.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Even without an enterprise strategy, Apple quadruples share
Discussion: TUAW
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google is neither buying nor running many online display ads …
Discussion: CNET
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 …
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.
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
Ben Gomes / The Official Google Blog:
Search experiments, large and small
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 …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA wins P2P case after defendant reformats hard drive  —  One of the most closely-watched copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the RIAA appears to have come to a screeching halt, much to the music industry's delight.  A judge ruled Monday that a defendant had willfully …
Discussion: CNET
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 …
Discussion: and Pulse 2.0
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: SearchViews and The Next Web
Dear My Team  —  When I spoke to each of you about Tapulous, whether I recruited you, or inherited you from GoGoApps, I spoke of an engineering paradise where smart people would come together to ship beautiful applications, to lead a computing revolution, and to become a real force for world change.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Infinite Loop
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 …
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
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Todd Haselton / LAPTOP Magazine:
A Sneak Peek at the E-mail-Only Peek
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
No Joke: The Onion Launches CitySearch Competitor
Discussion: Lost Remote
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Sneak Peek: The WB Launches Tomorrow
Discussion: TechCrunch
Chris / LiveSide - News blog:
Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: What's New
David Dahlquist / MacUser:
Forrester report sees enterprise Mac adoption quadruple
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Database vendors add Google's MapReduce
Discussion: eWeek
HP Completes $13.9 Billion Acquisition of EDS
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Expand Your Brain with Evernote
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Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe To Launch Mobile Storage Service
Edmund Lee / Wired News:
Amazon Relies on Customers to Pimp the Kindle
Discussion: TeleRead and Media Bullseye
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Adium Releases Major Upgrade to Popular IM Service
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