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8:45 AM ET, August 6, 2007

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Brad Stone / New York Times:
'Fake Steve' Blogger Comes Clean  —  For the last 14 months, high-tech insiders have been eating up the work of an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive and one of the world's most famous businessmen.  —  The mysterious writer has used his blog …
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Damn, I am so busted, yo  —  Well it had to happen.  Honestly I can't believe it's taken this long.  But as you may have heard, I've been busted by a newspaper reporter.  My cover has been blown.  Guy named Brad Stone, who works for the New York Times.  Have you heard of him?
Forbes:
Fake Steve Jobs Comes To Forbes.com  —  "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs," a satirical blog about Apple's iconic chief executive and purporting to be penned by him, will be published in association with Forbes.com starting Aug. 6.  —  "From Jonathan Swift to Jon Stewart …
Discussion: The Blog Herald and Churbuck.com
Brad Stone / New York Times:
The Trial of Fake Steve Jobs
Discussion: Inquirer and Valleywag
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Fake Fake Steve Jobs On Forbes.com
Discussion: Churbuck.com, Scobleizer and WinBeta
Valleywag:   Investigations: Forbes editor Daniel Lyons is Fake Steve Jobs
Microsoft:
Groundbreaking Digital Experience for Endeavour Shuttle Launch  —  Microsoft's Photosynth 3-D imagery gives people around the world unprecedented views of the shuttle vehicle and its launchpad.  —  For the first time, people around the world can view 3-D images of the space shuttle Endeavour …
Discussion: Brandon LeBlanc
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Microsoft gives 3D look at space shuttle
Discussion: Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Microsoft Photosynth Covers Shuttle Endeavour Pre-Launch
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Microsoft, NASA Team on Shuttle Photos
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Is Blogging Ready For a Unionized Workforce?  —  According to the Wall Street Journal, a coalition of left-wing bloggers is trying to form a labor union that they hope will help them receive health insurance, conduct collective bargaining and set professional standards.
Discussion: MediaVidea
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David Krug / Telegraphik:
Bloggers Pushing For A Labor Union  —  Agh, I hate to be quoting Fox News but it's one of the few places that seems to be talking about this issue.  Bloggers are fed up with payrates, we want insurance, and we want to be able to set standards on how this industry — online publishing is run.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Wibrain's B1 UMPC: hideous, yet strangely appealing  —  Ok, it's ugly as sin (and pretty thick, to boot), but we have to give props to Wibrain's new B1 UMPC.  Besides coming equipped with a Via C7m CPU up to 1.6GHz, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, a VGA camera, HSDPA, and a full QWERTY keyboard and trackpad …
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Slap in the Facebook: It's Time for Social Networks to Open Up  —  Damn the Facebooks and the MySpaces.  The last time we checked, there was this thing called the internet that had 6 billion users.  It's time to take our personal data out of Mr. McGregor's little gardens and put it back where it belongs …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Louise Story / New York Times:
It's an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World  —  It is only a matter of time until nearly all advertisements around the world are digital.  —  Or so says David W. Kenny, the chairman and chief executive of Digitas, the advertising agency in Boston that was acquired by the Publicis Groupe for $1.3 billion six months ago.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Moon Ihlwan / Business Week:
South Koreans Want Their M-TV!  —  Mobile TV programming on cell phones and other digital devices is hot in South Korea, though turning the mania into profits is devilishly tough  —  While Europe and the U.S. are trying to sort out technology standards and spectrum availability for mobile TV …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Richer Ajax support for Facebook  —  Mock Ajax?  Huh.  That is what I thought when I first read the documentation on building Facebook applications.  It was a little sad to see that your choice was either to use the "mock ajax" calls, or to jump into iframe land and do everything on your server …
John Markoff / New York Times:
I.B.M. Near Supercomputer Contract  —  The National Science Foundation is planning to award I.B.M. a contract to build the world's fastest supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, according to documents …
Agence France Presse:
Regulations may shake up US mobile telephone market  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - The mercenary US mobile telephone market faces a rough shake-up after authorities set new rules for auctioning airwaves, boosting users' freedom to switch providers and access the Internet by phone.
Jeff Pulver / Business Week:
Confessions of a LinkedIn Dropout  —  Blogger Jeff Pulver quit the professional network in favor of Facebook and urged his friends to do the same.  Here's why he's not looking back  —  Are you on Facebook yet?  Maybe you should be.  —  I made this pronouncement on my blog recently …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
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Laurie Sullivan / NewTeeVee:
EdgeCast Ready To Take On Akamai, Limelight
Mary Brandel / Computerworld:
New Rules  —  In the course of a recent study on women in IT …
Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews.com:
Facebook is a Niche Market
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Survey says: only DRM-free music is worth paying for
Discussion: broadstuff and Boing Boing
Computerworld:
Sensitive Data Leaking Onto P2P Networks
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Guy live-Twitter's wife's childbirth, lives to tell about it
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Orbious Will Make Forwarding Confidential Documents Dangerous
Discussion: Venture Itch
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Online Search/Commerce Services Firm Accoona Files For $80.5 Million IPO
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Virtual World Hangouts: So Many To Choose From
Discussion: WinExtra and GigaOM
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Bulletin from the Googleplex: Google to Search "All the World's Videos"
Matt / WordPress Development Blog:
WordPress 2.2.2 and 2.0.11  —  Today we have two security …
Robert Mullins / PC World:
E-Voting OK With New Security
Discussion: Computerworld and Engadget
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Debunk: punk kid tries to dupe gadget blogs with phony Apple rumor