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3:35 PM ET, August 4, 2007

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
A Graphic View of Apple iPhone's Impact  —  The ChangeWave survey of the Apple (AAPL) iPhone's impact on the broader cell phone market is getting a lot of press (see here, here and here)  — perhaps more than it deserves, given the demographic it sampled (more on that later).
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PC World:
Surveys Say iPhone Demand Continues  —  Apple's iPhone seems set to disrupt the mobile phone industry, with ChangeWave claiming up to 16 percent of those planning to buy a mobile in the next six months will buy an iPhone.  —  The latest Changewave consumer mobile phone survey …
Discussion: The Utility Belt
Tim Wilson / PC World:
Public Wi-Fi: Past its Prime?  —  For the average Internet user, wireless means Wi-Fi.  Most routers used in offices and at hot-spots in local cafes and-libraries use Wi-Fi technology.  However, the increasing development and use of the fledgling WiMAX technology has some questioning whether cities should invest in the older standard.
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Toronto Hydro Says Wi-Fi Works Great.  What about Subscribers?  —  Network World Canada provides a little back and forth between telco Rogers Communications and Toronto Hydro: The former backs WiMax as the coming thing, so why bother with Wi-Fi.  The latter once had plans …
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: Inquirer, The Register and eWEEK.com
TechCrunch 20 Blog:
Getting closer to 20, but you sure don't make it easy  —  This afternoon, we sent out our initial indications of interest to all TechCrunch20 applicants*.  In total, there were close to 700 submissions from 26 different countries.  —  We're down to approximately 100 finalist candidates, but it wasn't an easy task.
Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
Secret New iPhone Features  —  One of the nice things about the iPhone is that, like the iPod, it can be easily updated by Apple with new features and bug fixes.  When such new software is available, you are notified the next time you plug your iPhone into your computer and the new stuff is downloaded into the phone automatically.
Discussion: iLounge, Mobility Site and Engadget
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
SF Mayor Puts Free Wi-Fi on Ballot, Lamely  —  Gavin Newsom and the president of the city's board of supervisors stuck a free wireless resolution on the ballot five minutes before the deadline: The measure is nonbinding, but asks voters whether they support the notion of free wireless throughout the city.
Discussion: dslreports.com
Darla Mack:
iTheme for S60 3rd Edition  —  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the interface of the iPhone?  Maybe some have and maybe some haven't, but seeing an app like this even I became a bit interested.  This form of customization goes way beyond basic theme creation.
Discussion: IntoMobile and All About Symbian
KathrynV / dslreports.com:
Google Phone Talk Is Back - Do you want an ad-supported mobile web?  —  The Google phone rumors are back.  Google has apparently developed a prototype cell phone which they say will bring Google Search and Google Aps to the mobile community, offering better web browsing than current products (a not-so-subtle threat to the iPhone).
Xbox-Scene News:
Raid casualty comes forward to tell his story  —  >> HSD - Hours before the raids were news and broadcast across the net and the mass media, an XS member (FallsInc) tried to warn those of us in the inner circle that the noose was about to tighten around US Modchip shops.
Discussion: Engadget, GamePolitics.com and digg
Andrew McAfee:
And Now for Something Completely Different  —  Wikipedia's article on Enterprise 2.0 has been heavily edited by the administrator Jreferee since July 26.  I just read through the most recent version, which consists largely of a history of the term.  According to this version,
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Between the Lines
Spencer Kelly / BBC:
The new wave of Silicon Valley start-ups  —  Silicon Valley is the southern part of San Francisco's Bay Area, stretching from the city to San Jose.  This is one of the top research and development centres in the world; wherever you look someone is having a good idea.
Discussion: EarlyStageVC
Kyle Pott / Lifehacker:
Featured Windows Download: Log your workday from the system tray with Life Logger  —  Log your workday from the system tray with Life Logger  —  Windows only: Freeware app Life Logger is a small system tray application to help log your daily activities.  Inspired by Gina's quick log script …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Discussion: eWEEK.com
Hugo Ortega / GottaBeMobile.com:
Fujitsu U1010 in the house
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Dusanb / IntoMobile:
I am Nokia NSeries commercial
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NEC and Hitachi team to water-cool hard drives
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Mozilla Says "Ten F**king Days"
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Community Broadband Act would overturn bans on municipal broadband
Discussion: Slashdot
Doc Searls / Linux Journal:
What could you do with fat fiber?
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Journeys inside the iPhone's SDK
Discussion: Download Squad, Gizmodo and digg
Dylan Jobe / PlayStation.Blog:
Warhawk Goes Gold
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Blogging Ethics: When And What Should Bloggers Disclose?