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8:35 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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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Lock-in becomes a Web 2.0 issue  —  Amazing piece on Mashable, finally the issues we've been writing about here for 10-plus years are starting to surface in dramatic terms in the commercial space.  To all vendors who are tuned in, look for ways you're keeping your users from managing their own data.
Discussion: Feedonomics
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: A VC
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Platform Wars: Netvibes Launches Facebook Widget
Discussion: MediaVidea
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 …
Discussion: LucaFiligheddu.com
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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.
BBC:
Google sidesteps mobile reports  —  Google has refused to deny mounting speculation that it is working to produce its own brand mobile phone.  —  Reports suggest that the web giant is developing a "GPhone", centred on its mobile services, such as search, e-mail and maps.
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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?
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 …
CNN:
Google Still 'Very Interested' In Spectrum Auction  —  WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Google Inc. (GOOG) remains "very interested" in participating in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming radio spectrum auction, according to the person at the company responsible for its wireless strategy.
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Tough Delay for Big Game by Take-Two  —  Take-Two Interactive, the video game publisher, said yesterday that it was postponing the release of the latest game in its wildly popular Grand Theft Auto series.  The delay is likely to have ripple effects on the broader video game industry during its crucial holiday selling season.
Discussion: Herb Greenberg and BloggingStocks
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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
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.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Tests On Search Page Keyword Bookmarking Service?
Discussion: Googlified
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
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 …
The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
New Parallels Desktop beta starts today, and a friendly hello  —  In typical Parallels "how the heck did you do that so fast?" fashion, we're launching beta testing for the next update of Parallels Desktop for Mac.  And, I'm happy to let you all know that we listened to your feedback …
Austin Modine / The Register:
Spammer gets 30 years in the slammer  —  Suddenly wishes Viagra was harder to come by  —  Notorious spammer Christopher "Rizler" Smith was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday.  —  US District Judge Michael Davis called Smith a "drug kingpin" before throwing the book at him.
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Graeme Thickins / Read/WriteWeb:
Adjustables Debuts Video Ad Service at ad:tech Chicago  —  The growing ranks of online marketers gathered this week at ad:tech Chicago.  Big technology players like Google, DoubleClick, WebTrends, Omniture, and Advertising.com were present, along with email marketing firms, large online agencies …
Discussion: alarm:clock euro
Stephany Linden / Official Linden Blog:
The Second Life Voice Viewer is Live!  —  Voice is now part of the main Second Life Viewer!  The Voice viewer is currently optional, which means that while you will be prompted to download it, you do not have to upgrade your current viewer at this time.  We are extremely grateful …
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
 
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