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5:05 PM ET, February 1, 2009

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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
One-Click iPhone App Cracker Released to the Public  —  Recently we have reported on what can happen when iPhone software from the Apple store is cracked and made available to the public.  In our articles we briefly touched on how these applications were cracked, via a piece of code known as Crackulous.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Brian Solis / PR 2.0:
Introducing the 2009 Twitter Bowl; Rate Your Favorite Super Bowl Ads on Twitter  —  Note: to bypass the background story and skip straight to the instructions for Twitter Bowl, click here.  —  In 2008, Jeremiah Owyang had a great idea to extend the conversation about Super Bowl ads from my living onto Twitter.
Discussion: SOMEWHAT FRANK, louisgray.com and Web Strategy, Thanks:jesse
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Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News:
Where to watch Super Bowl Commercials Online  —  As mentioned in our Super Bowl Guide for Geeks you want to surf the web in front of the TV during Super Bowl XLIII to watch the Super Bowl Commercials again and again.  —  Below you find a list of sites that are supposed to publish all Super Bowl 2009 commercials.
Telegraph:
Networking site cashes in on friends  —  Facebook founder finally finds a way to profit from its 150m members' private data  —  Facebook is planning to exploit the vast amount of personal information it holds on its 150m members by creating one of the world's largest market research databases.
Discussion: All Facebook
Dom Sagolla / 140 Characters:
How Twitter Was Born  —  Twitter was born about three years ago, when @Jack, @Biz, @Noah, @Crystal, @Jeremy, @Adam, @TonyStubblebine, @Ev, me (@Dom), @Rabble, @RayReadyRay, @Florian, @TimRoberts, and @Blaine worked at a podcasting company called Odeo, Inc. in South Park, San Francisco.
Bloomberg:
Adobe's Narayen Says Flash on IPhone Is a Challenge  —  Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — Adobe Systems Inc. faces a challenge in creating a version of its Flash video software for Apple Inc.'s iPhone, Chief Executive Officer Shantanu Narayen said.  —  “It's a hard technical challenge …
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Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Best Yet?  OS 4.7.0.99 Leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530  —  Notice the blog post title starts with Best Yet followed by a question mark?  That's because every time one of these unofficial Storm OS updates surfaces in the wild and I deem it Best Yet out of starting gates …
Discussion: IntoMobile and Engadget Mobile
Peter Baker / New York Times:
New Symbol of Elite Access: E-Mail to the Chief  —  WASHINGTON — Anthony Lake served as one of Barack Obama's principal counselors on foreign affairs during the campaign and exchanged e-mail messages with him regularly.  But now that Mr. Obama is president, Mr. Lake no longer has his e-mail address.
Thanks:atul
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Defense Department sets up its own SourceForge  —  The dam holding back U.S. federal adoption of open source just burst with the introduction of the Defense Department's Forge.mil.  —  Forge.mil is an open-source project repository built in the image of SourceForge.net, Federal Computer Week reported Friday.
Discussion: fcw.com, Slashdot and digg.com
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Credit problem takes down the iTunes store  —  I just opened the iTunes store to attempt to buy last night's episode of Battlestar Galactica and was greeted with a message telling me that my store credit balance is currently unavailable.  I found that odd because I don't currently have any credits …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Neowin.net, Thanks:sampad
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Davos09: Open Bank  —  At the end of my Davos week, I finally saw tiny notes of hope - faint LEDs at the end of a long tunnel - and they came not from the business, government, and journalistic leaders here but instead from technologists, entrepreneurs, and educators.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
Peter Cooper / Ruby Inside:
Ruby 1.9.1 Released - First Production Release of the Fastest Ruby Ever!  —  Note: This post was intentionally delayed due to ruby-lang.org going down for maintenance shortly after the release of 1.9.1.  I've been kindly given a copy of 1.9.1 to mirror, however.
Discussion: Zef.me and Slashdot
 
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