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2:20 PM ET, August 27, 2008

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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.
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.
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, Techland and CNET News.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Why Cisco Bought Mail Startup PostPath for $215M
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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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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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Photobucket's Sale To Fox: How VC Insiders Made Big Personal Returns
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
Who's Dumber: Bad Guys ... Or Good Guys?  —  In the old cowboy movies, the black hats were villains that created mayhem, until the white hats came along and ended their reigns of fear.  Now, we have the spectacle of good guys seemingly educating the bad guys on how to exploit flaws or processes …
Discussion: Electronista, Threat Level and TG Daily
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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.
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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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft's new “Blue Track” mouse spotted?  —  We're not really sure if Microsoft is peddling a revolution here or just the mousing tech flavor of the month, but we've got ourselves a much better idea of where things might be going.  After that little “Say Goodbye to Laser” …
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 …
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
Antuan Goodwin / Crave: The gadget blog:
Sony updates Nav-U GPS line  —  Sony announced today that it is updating and expanding its line of Nav-U personal navigation systems to include the new NV-U94T, NV-U84, NV-U74T, and NV-U44 models.  —  The top of the line NV-U94T model replaces the NV-U83T and features improved software …
Discussion: Gearlog, Engadget and Gizmodo
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 …
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
PC manufacturers seek shelter from Vista's drizzle  —  If you needed any further testament to the colossal failure that is Microsoft Windows Vista, just read this Wall Street Journal article detailing PC manufacturers attempts to design around Vista's shortcomings, shortcomings that no amount of marketing are going to fix.
 
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Victoria Barret / Forbes:
Microsoft Vs. Google, Again
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Signs of life emerge on the Vista marketing front
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Open-source gaming goes commercial with Wiz handheld
David King / The Official Google Blog:
Making money on YouTube with Content ID
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Dell puts Linux and Atom in Vostro PCs for emerging markets
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Smiling chinese girl a hit on new iPhone
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Microsoft dishes dirt on IE8 ‘pr0n mode’
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Amazon Beefs Up Kindle Franchise
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Don't just buy the music, fans told - now you can invest in big names of the future
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