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1:00 PM ET, October 26, 2008

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos  —  It's not a big new feature but it's certainly one that will come in handy: YouTube will now allow you to send users to a specific point in a video by appending a short tag to the end of a video's URL.  It's pretty surprising that this functionality …
New York Times:
In Age of Impatience, Cutting Computer Start Time  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It is the black hole of the digital age — the three minutes it can take for your computer to boot up, when there is nothing to do but wait, and wait, and wait some more before you can log on and begin multitasking at hyper-speed.
Leslie Berlin / New York Times:
If No One Sees It, Is It an Invention?  —  IN December, Johnny Chung Lee, then a Ph.D. candidate, posted a five-minute video on YouTube that became an Internet sensation.  —  The video showed how, in a few easy steps, the Nintendo Wii remote controller — or “Wiimote” …
Discussion: The Noisy Channel and Slashdot
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Baseband Break-In, Unlock Closer  —  Get ready, because the iPhone 3G unlock is coming to an iPhone 3G near you.  The iPhone Dev Team have been able to break in the baseband processor.  As you may remember from the first-generation iPhone unlock, this is big news because it means …
Discussion: Technologizer and PalmAddicts
Paul Mutton / Netcraft:
Ongoing Phishing Attack Exposes Yahoo Accounts  —  The Netcraft toolbar community has detected a vulnerability on a Yahoo website, which is currently being used to steal authentication cookies from Yahoo users — transmitting them to a website under the control of a remote attacker.
Will Smith / Maximum PC all:
Everything you Need to Know about Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex  —  Ubuntu 8.10, named Intrepid Ibex, is scheduled for release next week, so we figured it's time to run down the checklist of improvements, fixes, and enhancements since Hardy Heron came out earlier this year.
Discussion: TechSpot, Slashdot and digg.com
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Once again, Twitter's death is laid out.  Once again, users will fail to notice  —  In a post on its developer blog a couple days ago, Twitter API lead developer Alex Payne outlined what the service is doing with the vast amount of data it's receiving everyday.
Eric A. Taub / Bits:
TV Prices Falling Faster  —  If you're in the market for a new flat panel TV, you may be tempted to get ready to pull out your credit card (if you have any credit left).  In the next few weeks, LCD and plasma set prices are due to plummet.  —  Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving …
Discussion: Gearlog
Dan Kimerling / TechCrunch:
What Will Jobs Announce at MacWorld 2009?  —  Amongst many things, Steve Jobs is a master story teller.  Every year he delivers two signature keynotes: one at MacWorld in January and one at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in June.  However, these keynotes are more than just new product introductions.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Memex 1.1
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
iPhone Software 2.2 to add public transit & walking directions  —  The next version of Apple's iPhone software will not only introduce Street Views to the handset's Maps application, but also provide bus, train and walking directions, a series of new photos reveal.  —  Public Transit Directions
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Terrorist ‘tweets’?  US Army warns of Twitter dangers  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - A draft US Army intelligence report has identified the popular micro-blogging service Twitter, Global Positioning System maps and voice-changing software as potential terrorist tools.
David Talbot / Technology Review:
Upwardly Mobile  —  An Indian startup thinks that the right software can make cheap phones a financial lifeline to hundreds of millions.  —  In Bangalore's Avalahalli neighborhood, a bank account and microloans have transformed the life of 32-year-old Sabira Khanam.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
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