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10:05 AM ET, August 3, 2007

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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 …
Discussion: LucaFiligheddu.com
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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!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Plaxo Prepares To Launch Pulse Social Network - Will Users Trust It?  —  So Plaxo's new social network, called Pulse (we wrote about it last month), is still extremely buggy.  Robert Scoble and Matt Marshall say it launches properly on Monday, so hopefully they'll have the kinks worked out by then.
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Fred / A VC:
The Open Social Network  —  We've got social networks with lots of users, like MySpace, Beebo, Facebook, etc, and we've got open social networks like Marc Canter's People Aggregator and Marc Andreessen's Ning.  But we really don't yet have an open social network with a lot of users.
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 …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Platform Wars: Netvibes Launches Facebook Widget
Discussion: MediaVidea
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.
Discussion: SMS Text News
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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 …
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...
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: Compiler, UNEASYsilence and digg
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Thomas Mennecke / Slyck.com File-Sharing News …:
SuprNova.org Transferred to The Pirate Bay
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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
Reuters:
Microsoft slashes Vista price in China  —  Microsoft has more than halved the retail price of its Vista operating system in China.  —  The Home Basic edition dropped from $201 (1,521 yuan) to $66, and the Home Premium package dropped from $238 to $118.  The move was effective as of Wednesday.
Discussion: PC World and Inquirer
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.
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 …
 
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BBC:
Warning of webmail wi-fi hijack
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Reuters:
Nissan gets testy with drunk drivers
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Canada NewsWire Group:
Puretracks First in Canada to Offer EMI downloads in DRM-free, MP3 format
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Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Antivirus struggles on 64-bit Vista
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CmdrTaco / Slashdot:
Introducing the Slashdot Firehose
Brian Fonseca / Computerworld:
Q&A: Symantec CEO John Thompson on poor customer service, storage standards
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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 Earlier Items: 
Graeme Thickins / Read/WriteWeb:
Adjustables Debuts Video Ad Service at ad:tech Chicago
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Matt / Xobni:
Email Me Instead - for Facebook
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Yahoo to Revamp Video Site After Losing to YouTube
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
iPhone's kinetic scrolling comes to the Nokia N800
Anita Hamilton / Time:
Online Snooping Gets Creepy
Discussion: TechCrunch and down the avenue
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Is this Federated Media's new conversation?
MikeG / Mike Grehan says:
A guaranteed number one listing at Google!
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Out of the Theater, Into the Courtroom