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ASA Adjudications — Apple (UK) Ltd  —  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.
Jo Best / CNET News - Apple:   In U.K., iPhone ad banned over ‘all Internet’ claim
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.
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Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone passwords not worth the paper they're written on
Discussion: Zero Day
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.
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Mikecane / Mike Cane 2008:
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News - Apple:
Violent comic book doesn't meet Apple's standards
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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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Who Hates Photobucket Investors Insight Venture Partners?  —  The WSJ's Peter Lattman spends several hundred words today exploring the behind-the-scenes story at Photobucket and Insight Venture Partners, the primary investor in the photo-sharing site prior to its 2007 sale to News Corp. The gist …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Photobucket's Sale To Fox: How VC Insiders Made Big Personal Returns
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 …
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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: eWeek, CNET News.com and Techland
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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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 …
Entertainment Weekly / Wall Street Journal:
TiVo Enters Partnership to Expand Reach  —  Deal Will Allow Users To Record Shows Picked  —  TiVo Inc. hopes to make it easier for consumers to record top television shows by taping recommendations from Entertainment Weekly magazine.  —  The Silicon Valley company on Wednesday plans …
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
TiVo's Latest Content Push: ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Viewing Picks
Discussion: CNET News.com
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: Ars Technica and ben barren
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Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Ubiquity  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.
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.
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ask Relaunches AskKids.com with Updated Design, Cool Drawing Feature  —  As a new homeschooling parent, finding online learning resources that are safe, well-designed, and fun for my kids is important - but inexplicably difficult.  That's why I was thrilled to learn about Ask.com's expansion and redesign of AskKids.com.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
How To Walk, Talk & Charge Your Mobile Phone  —  Everyday activities — commuting to work, walking the dog, grocery shopping — could one day help keep your cell phone charged, thanks to an emerging technology that converts regular motion into power.  —  Boise, Idaho-based startup M2E Power announced …
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft dishes dirt on IE8 ‘pr0n mode’  —  Microsoft has outlined the new privacy tools available in its forthcoming browser Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).  —  Earlier this week the company's program manager Andy Zeigler confirmed rumours from last week that Microsoft would include …
 
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Dell puts Linux and Atom in Vostro PCs for emerging markets
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Orange owns up to download speed limit for all 3G devices
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ASCII: An artful way around spam filters
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Qik gets investment from Marc Andreessen
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Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Amazon Beefs Up Kindle Franchise
Discussion: TeleRead and MediaFuturist
David Zeiler / Apple a Day:
Business suddenly discovers the Mac
Discussion: Macsimum News and MacUser
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Don't just buy the music, fans told - now you can invest in big names of the future
Discussion: The Open Road
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Google Cuts Features Out of ‘Android’ OS
Discussion: BetaNews, DailyTech and Hack a Day
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition
Discussion: Download Squad and MacUser
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