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3:55 AM ET, August 3, 2007

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Tariq Krim / Netvibes.com Blog:
Facebook Meet Netvibes: Netvibes Introduces the Facebook Widget  —  Well you've all been asking for it, and it's finally here.  —  The new Netvibes Facebook Widget will allow users to view their Facebook notifications and friends.  You can now access your Facebook info on Netvibes, and keep up to date on what your friends are doing!
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Netvibes Launches Facebook Widget, Challenges Lock-In  —  There's a war being fought over ownership of your identity.  Today Netvibes launches the Facebook Widget, which lets you view your Facebook notifications and friends within Netvibes.  —  Data displayed includes links to your profile …
Discussion: Scripting News
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   Platform Wars: Netvibes Launches Facebook Widget
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Not one, but many "gPhones" in the works: report  —  We've known for some time that Google has research and development resources dedicated to mobile phone technology, but the question has always been: will Google strike out on its own, or will it embrace partners in its quest to tackle the mobile world?
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Ben Ames / Computerworld:
Report: Google shows phone prototype to vendors  —  Analysts disagree about its potential for success  —  Google Inc. has developed a prototype cell phone that could reach markets within a year, and plans to offer consumers free subscriptions by bundling advertisements with its search engine …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The latest "shiny social object": an open/controllable social network?  —  Well, I've been taking a lot of shots in the past few weeks for always covering the latest shiny social object.  You know, first it was Twitter.  Then Jaiku.  Then Facebook.  Pownce.  On and on.
Discussion: tbites, Mashable! and Krishwords
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Plaxo launching Pulse, its own social network  —  Plaxo, the online address book, will try to recreate itself as an open social network called "Pulse" beginning Monday.  —  In retrospect, you should have seen this coming.  Plaxo is primed for this.  —  The Mountain View …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay About To Relaunch Suprnova.org  —  The Pirate Bay crew has been working on this secret project for quite some time now.  Back in April they wrote a cryptic post on their blog announcing that something was coming.  In a response to this announcement TPB admin Brokep told TorrentFreak …
Discussion: digg
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Thomas Mennecke / Slyck.com File-Sharing News …:
SuprNova.org Transferred to The Pirate Bay
Discussion: CNET News.com
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Out of the Theater, Into the Courtroom  —  Jhannet Sejas and her boyfriend were celebrating her 19th birthday by taking in a matinee showing of the hit movie "Transformers" at the theater at Ballston Common mall.  —  Sejas was enjoying the movie so much that she decided to film a short clip …
Dan Browning / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Web's 'drug kingpin' gets 30 years  —  Prosecutors got their wish: A long sentence for Christopher Smith, who illegally sold $24 million worth of prescription drugs.  —  A federal judge sentenced internationally known e-mail spammer Christopher William Smith on Wednesday to 30 years in prison …
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Austin Modine / The Register:   Spammer gets 30 years in the slammer
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
ARIN fights IP address trading as transition to IPv6 may get new deadlines  —  Yesterday, the American Registry for Internet Numbers published a statement outlining its thoughts on the Internet address policy going forward in Canada and the US, the area it has responsibility for.
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American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN):   ARIN Board Statement on the Future of Addressing Policy
MikeG / Mike Grehan says:
A guaranteed number one listing at Google!  —  I've been burning up my keyboard for the past two weeks none stop writing.  So I've had little time to read any of the latest news around the various other blogs, forums etc.  So, maybe this has been covered in great detail elsewhere.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
HandHeld To Acquire eBaum's World For $15 Million Cash; Other Payouts Possible  —  Another deal from HandHeld Entertainment, which continues to roll up traffic and content.  This time the company is picking up user-gen site eBaum'sWorld for $15 million in cash at closing and a possible total …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Twitter Is A Publication  —  Here's a theory that's emerged from my web communication experiment: Twitter isn't a communication tool, it's a publication.  —  That's not to say there isn't a strong communication element to it, just like there is in the comment sections of blogs …
Discussion: CostPerNews
Anita Hamilton / Time:
Online Snooping Gets Creepy  —  When Nazira Sacasa sent me a press release for a new clothing boutique late last month, she didn't know that I would launch a full-scale web search to learn everything I could about her.  But I needed a victim to test out the new breed of people-search services on the web …
Discussion: TechCrunch and down the avenue
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Uses Crowdsourcing To Create Maps In India  —  Google has been sending GPS kits to India that enable locals to make more detailed maps of their area.  After the data has been uploaded and then verified against other participant's data it becomes a part of the map.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
070829: viral campaign for new mobile phone?  Update: looks like Nokia's N81 8GB phone  —  I'll admit I have no idea what this is.  I started to notice contextual Google Ads on our site for 070829 and since the ads are contextual, this likely has to do with mobile tech.
 
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New Parallels Desktop beta starts today, and a friendly hello
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Yahoo to Revamp Video Site After Losing to YouTube
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Listen To Your iTunes Library On The Web With Anywhere.FM
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
iPhone's kinetic scrolling comes to the Nokia N800
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Unboxing the Timex Ironman iControl watch
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Union Square venture firm gets sued
Todd R. Weiss / Computerworld:
With ID theft, fraud fears growing, credit cards ranked on security
Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
Japanese Companies Slam YouTube
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yelp API Released
CraigE / Mac Mojo:
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