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10:45 PM ET, August 3, 2007

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Amazon Web Services Blog:
Ka-Ching!  —  Ever since the first Amazon Web Service was released in mid-2002, we have encouraged developers to use them to create new types of businesses.  —  This encouragement has taken many forms over the years.  Let's revisit some of the more interesting moments in the last 5 years of AWS history...
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Sunir / Fresh Thinking:
Amazon Flexible Payment Service  —  Introducing Amazon Flexible Payment Service  —  A couple months ago the good folks at Amazon invited FreshBooks to be among their first few 3rd party integrators with Amazon Flexible Payment Service (FPS), the next leg in their amazing line up of web services.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Amazon vs. Paypal vs. Google Checkout
Discussion: Epicenter and TechCrunch
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Amazon's Flexible Payments Service to compete with Google Checkout, PayPal
Discussion: PC World and Download Squad
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Dateline Mole Allegedly at DefCon with Hidden Camera — Updated: Mole Caught on Tape  —  DefCon security on Friday warned attendees at the annual hacker conference that Dateline NBC may have sent a mole with a hidden camera to the event to capture hackers admitting to crimes.
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
Hacking Conference Infiltrated by 'Media Mole'
Discussion: The Register
George Ou:
Undercover NBC Dateline reporter bolts from DEFCON 2007
Discussion: PC World
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Billboard Expands Hot 100 Chart To Include Streaming Media Data  —  Billboard is augmenting its ranking of digital music sales for its Hot 100 chart formula by including weekly streamed and on-demand music data from Yahoo and AOL Music.  The magazine began factoring in the sale of digital tracks …
Discussion: Mashable!, WebProNews and Contentinople
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eMediaWire:
Billboard Revamps Hot 100 Chart With Online Music Data From AOL Music and Yahoo!
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Follow-up: Federated Media's Network Show - WebbAlert and Disclosure  —  Yesterday, I discussed the potential issues of disclosure with FM's new TV show, "Webb Alert."  The feedback I have received (mostly on Skype and in email) agrees with me that there is something wrong here.
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Blogging Ethics: When And What Should Bloggers Disclose?
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Business Wire:
Apple iPhones Will Be Sold for 99¢; Only to the First Nine Customers at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the First 99¢ Only Stores® on Thursday, August 9th, 2007  —  COMMERCE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—99¢ Only Stores® invites all to join in celebrating our 25th anniversary!
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Zoli's Blog and Lost Remote
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MacDailyNews:
Apple 4GB iPhones just 99-cents for first nine in line at 99 Cents Only Store
Discussion: IntoMobile
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Average PC is a smorgasboard for a new MP3-eating trojan  —  It's no secret that people like to collect music on their PCs, with music files taking up more and more hard drive space as time goes on.  Recent data from Comscore says that as of April of this year the typical computer …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: First Third-party Native iPhone Application  —  Google Code has the first third-party native application ever for the iPhone.  A real full-fledged iPhone application with a graphic user interface and its own icon in the iPhone home screen.  Yes, this is not a Web 2.0 app but the real thing …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Facebook Is NOT For Business  —  Facebook's closed platform and data lock-in are coming under seige from Dave Winer and others.  It's time to call another Facebook foul — the notion that Facebook is suddenly a killer app for business that will unseat LinkedIn, simply because Facebook opened its doors to everyone.
Insanely Great Tees:
Paperclip: Designed by Apple in California  —  Shortly after I got my iPhone, the rubber ring around the screen started to come out.  I tried pushing it back in, but it kept getting worse, so I brought it back to the store.  Because it had been more than two weeks since I bought it, I had to send it in for repairs!
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
True Story: Man Goes Through Vasectomy to Get iPhone  —  A Gizmodo reader underwent a vasectomy to get an Apple iPhone, following his wife's orders after a road trip with his kids to Boise, Idaho.  But fear not, dear readers-with-your-manly-parts-still- intact, because his amazing tale …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bear Stearns: Yahoo Must Form A Social Networking Strategy  —  There is a bit of buzz around the presentation Bear Stearns Internet analyst Robert Peck gave a couple of days ago.  It recommends a broad strategy for Yahoo to get their act together in the social networking space …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo!'s bet on Hadoop  —  One of the most important announcements at Oscon last week was Yahoo!'s commitment to support Hadoop.  We've been writing about Hadoop on radar for a while, so it's probably not news to you that we think Hadoop is important.  —  Yahoo's involvement …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
More details revealed on Dell's Latitude XT tablet  —  Strange how quiet Dell's been about that Latitude XT of theirs — outside the buzzsaw experiment.  Well fine, if Dell don't want to talk about it, we'll talk about it for 'em.  In addition to that photo above, here's some more dirt …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and Forever Geek
 
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Foster Klug / Associated Press:
Lawmaker wants Yahoo probe
Discussion: CNET News.com
Direct2Dell:
XPS M1330: What's Going On?
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
PolarRose beta - Discover people in your browser
Discussion: Webware.com and Mashable!
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
New Wi-Fi network proves critical in Minneapolis bridge disaster
Windows Vista Security:
x64 Driver Signing Update
Discussion: CNET News.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Reconfirmation: Flickr To Add Video
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Lock-in and the web, day 2  —  Every day I dish up a number of topics …
Discussion: A VC, Valleywag and Mashable!
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Pirate Bay's 'brokep' details new SuprNova.org
Discussion: Inquirer and The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Twitter Is Now An Extension Of My Blogging
Discussion: Feedonomics
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Amp'd Mobile purchased by United Systems Access
Discussion: Epicenter and dslreports.com
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
PlayStation 3 complications caused GTA IV delay - analyst
Lachlan Hardy / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Mashup Editor
Discussion: Ajaxian
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft resolves lawsuit over Xbox Fall Update
Discussion: Kotaku, Engadget and WinBeta
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC Commissioner: US playing "Russian roulette with broadband and Internet"
Discussion: WebProNews and digg
Wil Harris / Inquirer:
Tech rags forced to face unpalatable facts
BBC:
Warning of webmail wi-fi hijack