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10:25 AM ET, August 27, 2008

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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: p2pnet, MacRumors and All Points Blog
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Number of complaints: 2  —  Media:  —  Sector:  —  Computers and telecommunications  —  Agency:  —  TBWA London  —  Ad  —  A TV ad, for the iPhone, showed the phone in someone's hand and a finger switching it on to reveal the menu page.  The finger touched the weather icon showing …
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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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mozilla Ubiquity, Microsoft IE8, and the fracturing of Web pages  —  Mozilla on Tuesday released a public prototype of Ubiquity, a curious command-based interface to locating information on the Web and creating compilations of information from various sources.  See: Mozilla offers do-it-yourself mashups for all.
Discussion: ben barren
Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:
Ubiquity In Depth  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.
Discussion: 43 Folders
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
If You Want To Create a Mashup, Just Ask Your Browser. …
Discussion: eWeek
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: WebProNews and Mike Cane 2008
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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 Photobucket.com was acquired last year for about $300 million, executives at New York-based venture-capital firm Insight Venture Partners made a small fortune.
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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.
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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, TUAW and iPhone Buzz
BBC:
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Cisco Bought Mail Startup PostPath for $215 Million  —  In order to fight its ongoing battle against Microsoft & Google on the whole issue of “collaboration”, Cisco today added yet another weapon to its arsenal.  —  The San Jose-based company today announced that is buying PostPath …
Discussion: Techland
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Cisco:
Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire PostPath  —  PostPath's Email and Calendaring Software to Enhance Cisco's WebEx Collaboration Platform  —  Building upon its commitment to provide a comprehensive collaboration portfolio, Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held PostPath …
Discussion: GigaOM
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.
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!
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EQAL Shares Details On LonelyGirl15 Followup
Discussion: Webmetricsguru and Beet.TV
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
TiVo's Latest Bell And Whistle: Entertainment Weekly Viewing Picks  —  In the battle to keep viewers from migrating to cable DVRs, TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) has been adding a series of partnerships and features to separate itself from the pack.  The latest feature comes from Time Warner's (NYSE …
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Amazon Beefs Up Kindle Franchise  —  Purchases of startups including Web site Shelfari could harness the e-reader's success and bolster the online retailer's share price  —  Amazon.com wants to add some social media savvy to the growing e-book business that's helping justify its lofty share price.
Discussion: MediaFuturist
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Movie Labels To Launch New “Open Market” …
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Dear My Team  —  When I spoke to each of you about Tapulous …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Infinite Loop
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