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3:45 AM ET, August 27, 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.
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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.
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 …
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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.
TweakGuides.com:
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
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google is neither buying nor running many online display ads …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Infuriouscomics:
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 …
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Mikecane / Mike Cane 2008:
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!
Discussion: TeleRead
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 …
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.
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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.
atomicwang.org:
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
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
New Nikon is first SLR to shoot video  —  Video clips on point-and-shoot digital cameras are great: Why not use them on cool digital SLRs as well?  —  Nikon hopes to hammer that point with the release of its latest digital single-lens reflex camera, the D90, expected in stores next month for $1,299 with a lens.
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 News.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Movie Labels To Launch New “Open Market” Play Anywhere Scheme As Last Ditch Effort To Save DRM  —  Most of the big movie studios and many online movie retailers are preparing to to launch a new initiative tentatively called Open Market, first proposed last year by Sony Pictures, we've learned.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
At Disney, Blu-ray Sales Team Is a Cast of Characters  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company is dispatching Pinocchio, Snow White and a team of other characters in its effort to accelerate consumer adoption of next-generation DVD technology.  —  Disney, like other media companies …
Discussion: paidContent.org and MarketingShift
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 …
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.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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 …
 
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Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
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Todd Haselton / LAPTOP Magazine:
A Sneak Peek at the E-mail-Only Peek
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
No Joke: The Onion Launches CitySearch Competitor
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Sneak Peek: The WB Launches Tomorrow
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Chris / LiveSide - News blog:
Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: What's New
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Chris Kanaracus / LinuxWorld.com:
Database vendors add Google's MapReduce
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Jan Norman / Boston Herald:
Zune player forum makes teen a fortune
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Virus Infects Space Station Laptops (Again)
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Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits
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Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Nvidia's Huang ushers in era of visual computing
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe To Launch Mobile Storage Service
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet
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