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3:25 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!
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Google Opens Ad Manager To All; OpenX in Trouble?
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.
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 …
Josh Lowensohn /
ProofHQ puts collaborative editing in your browser, blog  —  Launching in public beta on Tuesday is ProofHQ, a new entrant to the world of Web collaboration tools.  The service is focused mostly on design work, but has been set up to handle nearly every kind of document and illustration format under the sun.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Shelfari joins the family  —  It's an exciting day here at Shelfari.  The rain has stopped, the birds are chirping and the biggest news of all - we are being acquired by  —  As many of you may already know, Amazon has been a long supporter of Shelfari.
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.
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 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Roll-Your-Own Muxtape Kit ‘Opentape’ Doesn't Solve Muxtape's Biggest Problem
Discussion: Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
If Amazon Really Wants To Get Serious About The Kindle...  More rumors about the new Kindle are emerging, which we first wrote about on July 15.  The first device will have a similar sized screen as the existing model but will have a much enhanced form factor.
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 …
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) …
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.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
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 …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
As Facebook hits 100 million user mark, twenty percent have already opted in to the redesign  —  Will Facebook users like the redesign?  The company made a big gamble in changing the interface to focus on feeds — it's a move that many in the “early adopter” crowd liked (including myself).
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
European Venture Capitalists Putting Less Money Into Fewer Deals  —  The European venture capital industry pulled back on fundings of start-ups in the first half of 2008, according to a report released Tuesday by Dow Jones VentureSource.  —  The number of investments venture capitalists …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
College Sophomore Sells His iPhone App To Flixster  —  Movie focused social network Flixster acquired a popular iPhone application called (iTunes link) last week, and has re-released the application this evening.  As far as we know, this is the first acquisition of an iPhone app.
Discussion: iLounge
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
DMCA takedown notice forces Twitter to blacklist Mad Men characters
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San Francisco Chronicle:
China lifts iTunes block but for Tibet album
Laptop Sold on eBay Exposes 1M Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) …
Discussion: CNET
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Community Platforms: Here Comes The CIO
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
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
FCC ponders forcing HD radio access with Sirius/XM devices
 Earlier Items: 
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
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Hi5 goes mobile: It's a bigger deal than you think
Apple pulls free Tetris clone from iTunes
Valeria Maltoni / Conversation Agent:
Business Uses for Twitter
Preston Gralla / Computerworld:
Opinion: Why Google has lost its mojo — and why you should care
Discussion: PDA, broadstuff and Macworld
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
For Andreessen and Horowitz, it's gotta be Qik

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Peter Sterne / Politico:
As Gawker traffic stalls, writers told to work faster

Committee to Protect Journalists:
Somalia, Iraq, and Syria top CPJ's list of places where journalists are killed with impunity

Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
By end of 2015, McClatchy expected to scale back national coverage and close its five foreign bureaus in Beijing, Mexico City, Istanbul, Berlin, and Irbil, Iraq

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