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10:45 PM ET, August 14, 2007

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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Facebook *is* opening up  —  And it's starting to happen right now, today in fact.  —  I reported earlier on a new feed in Facebook, allowing notifications to be visible outside the wall.  —  It's getting reallll interesting — I've found some more RSS feeds in Facebook's UI.  —  1. Friends Status Updates.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Opens Up Their Data Feeds  —  Dave Winer is tracking some new features being released by Facebook that debunk the theories that the company is focused on building a completely closed silo of user data and news.  —  Facebook's news feeds, launched last year to a lot of controversy, has proven to be a brilliant move.
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Critical IE, Excel updates headline bumper Patch Tuesday  —  Microsoft has shipped a major Internet Explorer update to cover at least three code execution vulnerabilities in its flagship Web browser.  —  The cumulative IE update (MS07-045) headlines a bumper batch of nine bulletins …
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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:   Microsoft issues 6 'critical' patches
Market Wire:
Lime Wire to Enter Music Download Market With New Digital Store and Inks Deals With Music Companies  —  Lime Wire LLC, maker of the popular LimeWire file-sharing software, announced today that it will open a digital music store.  —  Initially the store will be a stand-alone website …
John Borland / Wired News:
See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign  —  On November 17th, 2005, an anonymous Wikipedia user deleted 15 paragraphs from an article on e-voting machine-vendor Diebold, excising an entire section critical of the company's machines.  While anonymous, such changes typically …
Dan Warne / APC:
Google launches YouTube-style embeddable maps … First up, if you know how to embed a YouTube video in your blog, you'll be able to embed Google Maps in your website, Google promises.  —  It'll be as simple as cutting and pasting a bit of HTML code into your website, just like a YouTube video.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Adding a Google Map to your blog
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
VMware's IPO - Insanity turns Silicon Valley back to normal  —  Darling Diary Welcome to The Register's live coverage of VMware's IPO.  The world has gone insane over this sucker, and I'm not one to deny ecstasy.  —  Preamble  —  It's 6 in the morning here in California, and things have turned palpable.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
VMware: EMC Has No Plans To Sell More; Did They Price Too Low?
Discussion: alarm:clock and 24/7 Wall St.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
First Google Health Screenshots  —  Google Health, codename "Weaver", is Google's planned health information storage program.  Google's Vice President of Engineering Adam Bosworth lobbies for the program for quite a while now.  Adam said the current US health care system is challenged when it comes to …
Jessie Scanlon / Business Week:
Getting Serious About Gaming  —  Everyone knows video gaming is a growth industry.  What's less well known is how Web 2.0 and big business are contributing to that growth  —  Like happening upon a gnome in the online fantasy game World of Warcraft or breaking the speed limit in Grand Theft Auto …
Discussion: Valleywag, Susan Wu and Slashdot
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
EIF: Home abusers can be turned off and banned, warns Sony  —  Home boss discusses bannings and branding for mature users  —  Peter Edward, director of the Home platform for Sony, has told an audience at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that users who consistently abuse …
Discussion: TechSpot News, eXophase and Wonderland
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Adobe mulling a move into the Office market?  —  Wired is suggesting that Adobe Systems may launch a competitor to Microsoft Office.  Not only would this not be surprising (though I see little evidence in the article pointing to the presumption), but if anyone were to do it well, it would be Adobe.
MrJolly / MCV:
Nod given to HDD-only 360 titles  —  GAMEFEST: MMO developers permitted to require Xbox hard drive for future titles  —  Owners of Microsoft's basic Core Xbox 360 may soon find themselves unable to play the latest titles following Microsoft's announcement that developers of online MMO games …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
PSP download store held up by DRM  —  Fans of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) media device must continue to wait for a download store, a feature that experts have said is a must if the player is ever to launch a significant challenge to the iPod.  —  Sony representatives …
Discussion: Technovia
John Tierney / New York Times:
Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy's Couch  —  Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else's hobby.  I hadn't imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version …
Jason Roth / Apple:
John Lennon Solo Catalog Debuts on iTunes Store  —  Apple® today announced the debut of the John Lennon solo catalog on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com).  Sixteen of Lennon's solo works from EMI Music are available for the first time on iTunes starting today, with the "Lennon Legend" …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Battle over attorneys fees' brewing between RIAA, ex-defendant  —  The RIAA and a former file-sharing defendant have filed briefs in an Oklahoma federal court as they battle over whether the RIAA will be forced to pay attorneys' fees for both parties.  The case in question involves Tallie Stubbs …
 
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Goes After Microsoft Again
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
STUNNING: Facebook on the iPhone
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Report: Net neutrality could kill 'e-health' plans
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
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Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Web 2.0 Spawns New 'Money Honey' With Wallstrip
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Use TokBox To Set Up Instant Video Chat
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Netflix Quietly Rolls Out Social Networking Features
Karl / dslreports.com:
Time Warner Redefines the DVR - For better or worse...
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Buggy ATI Driver Leaves Vista Open to Attack
Jeff Bennett / Market Wire:
Gay Ad Network Launches With Exclusive Publisher Partners
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:
Q&A: MuleSource adopting CPAL
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Ask.com Adds Health Smart Answers
Discussion: WebProNews and Computerworld
Chris Reidy / Boston Globe:
Home of the bean and the blog
ResourceShelf:
New TV Commercial from Ask.com Debuts in the U.S.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Oracle announces price list for 11g
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AOL Launches Mobile Search