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12:35 AM ET, August 1, 2007

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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Signs of real progress at the FCC  —  The Federal Communications Commission made real, if incomplete, progress for consumers this afternoon, as it set the rules for an upcoming auction of the publicly owned spectrum in the 700 MHz band.  —  None of us like how the current system locks …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC sets 700MHz auction rules: limited open access, no wholesale requirement  —  A soft-spoken Kevin Martin brought two phones to today's FCC open meeting at which the agency presented the rules for its upcoming 700MHz auction.  Both phones were made by Nokia, but the European version allowed access …
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
FCC Gives Google Half a Win  —  Updated.Looks like the vote on the 700 MHz auction rulemaking is finally in, and as expected the commission adopted some of the open-networking proposals championed by Google, but not all.  While Google carefully lauds the FCC for its action in a post …
New York Times:
F.C.C. Hands Google a Partial Victory
Discussion: FurdLog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   FCC Fails To Mark Its Place In History
Matt / mdibb:
Did Facebook get hacked today?  —  <Update>:  —  Ok so it would seem that Facebook were fixing a technical issue regarding proxies, and nothing to do with security, according to the Scobleizer blog (which has some sort of access to Facebook's PR team).  Facebook is now alive again …
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John Leyden / The Register:
Facebook security glitch exposes user in-boxes  —  GDP boost expected as users forced to work for a change  —  Office workers logging into Facebook on Tuesday morning were shocked to discover they were being served up other user's private pages.  —  Information going astray included other user's message inboxes.
Discussion: Insider Chatter, CNET News.com and Bits
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Facebook experiencing 'upgrade' outages  —  Tried to visit Facebook today and had no luck?  It appears that the social-networking site has been experiencing some growing pains.  No one in CNET News.com's newsroom was able to access the site starting around 10 a.m. PDT.
Discussion: All Facebook
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook outage  —  I did a little Twittergram shortly before noon …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
AppleInsider:
Apple to host Mac event next Tuesday  —  Apple Inc. is gathering analysts and members of the media for a Mac-related press event to be held at the company's headquarters in Cupertino on Tuesday, August 7th, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Unlike past events in which the company drafted …
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple gathering press for Mac event next week
The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone update 1.01 released!  —  Download and install went smooth, but for now it looks like this really is just a "bug fix" update with no noticeable added features...Anyone out there try it??  —  UPDATE: A list of big fixes can be found on Apple's site here.
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Jason Snell / iPhone Central:
iPhone Software 1.0.1 released
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Can Murdoch Charge for WSJ.com and Give It Away Too?  —  "On Day 1," a lot of people in the Internet news business imagine Rupert Murdoch saying, "everything is free."  —  The conventional wisdom is that Dow Jones is making a tragic mistake by charging as much as $99 a year for the online edition …
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Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple Sinks on iPhone Cutback Talk  —  The shine is quickly coming off Apple's (AAPL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) iPhone.  —  Apple shares took a 3% dip Tuesday amid speculation about a cut in production of the trendy iPod-inspired phone.  The chatter that sent the stock down was that Apple …
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Official Google Maps API Blog:
Microformats in Google Maps  —  If you have spent any time in certain corners of the web, you will have heard of Microformats: Clever uses of HTML that add machine-readability to everyday web pages while preserving human-readability.  Microformats allow tools to make more sense of your web pages …
Gordon Finlayson / Download Squad:
Blog pirates on the horizon!  —  The rise and rise of blogging as an online phenomenon has relied heavily on the ability of social nature of blogs - as each blog links into one another or as larger blogs link to and report on stories breaking on smaller specialist blogs.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and WinExtra
comScore:
Social Networking Goes Global Major Social Networking Sites Substantially Expanded Their Global Visitor Base during Past Year  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the results of a study on the expansion of social networking across the globe …
Valleywag:
Online Advertising: Facebook doubles its rates in four months  —  Rip up your Facebook revenue estimates and start over, everyone.  Since February, Facebook has doubled the rates it charged for sponsored groups from $150,000 to $300,000.  Since exposing Facebook's supposedly nonexistent rate card …
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Apple iPhone Out, Blackberry 8800 In At NASA  —  The minutes of a meeting of NASA tech officials show that the space agency has determined the iPhone 'not to be enterprise ready.'  —  NASA astronauts and other employees won't be using Apple iPhones to surf the Internet or send text messages anytime soon …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook kills Audio for copyright violations (updated)  —  [Update: Audio is now telling us that it expects to be back online "within the next several days."  Here's what happened, according to Audio: It was given a DMCA takedown request from a record label, sent via the RIAA …
 
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Seth Goldstein:
Closed is the New Open  —  If there ever were a post where the title …
Valleywag:
Comebacks: Business 2.0 gets a stay of execution
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Supplemental goes mainstream
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Michael Hoffman / DailyTech:
Dell Expands Ubuntu Product Offerings
Discussion: OSDir.com and TechSpot News
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google is experimenting with Behavioral AdWords
Discussion: CNET News.com
consumer.state.ny.us:
CPB Calls on Apple to Amend Policies Regarding iPhone Service
Discussion: PC World
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Freetards in deep denial
Discussion: Asa Dotzler
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Bug Labs DIY gadgets to turn consumer electronics on its ear?
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy lawyer battling 'copyright extremism'
Software Freedom Law Center:
Wireless Software for Linux Cleared of Legal Uncertainty by SFLC
Sherwin Siy / CNET News.com:
Recording industry threat looms over Net radio
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Circuit City flyer shows Xbox 360 price drop on all systems
The Age:
Printers pose health risks: study
Paul Egan / Detroit News:
Eminem suit targets Apple