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7:05 AM ET, August 14, 2007

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Nokia:
Nokia announces product advisory for BL-5C battery  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today issued a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006.  This product advisory does not apply to any other Nokia-branded battery.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia-branded batteries at risk of exploding — 46 million devices affected  —  Here we go again kids.  After all those notorious fires related to the batteries used by the world's largest handset manufacturer, Nokia has issued a product advisory related to the BL-5C, Nokia-branded battery.
Will / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Facebook code leaks out  —  Some of the source code that powers the popular social-networking site Facebook found its way onto the web over the weekend.  I'm not about to cancel my account, but I do find it a bit worrying.  —  The source code was published on Saturday to a blog called Facebook secrets …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Facebook users pretty willing to add strangers as 'friends'
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Viacom, Google/YouTube Play Deposition Poker: Colbert, Stewart Could Wind Up Under Oath  —  Most of the names on the deposition lists in Viacom's (NYSE: VIA) copyright suit against YouTube and parent Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) are business as usual—Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Chad Hurley …
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Your mail is here, come and get it!:
August: Hotmail will soon bring you more of your requests, better performance  —  We went out of beta in May, and we're already releasing something new.  Today, these new features will begin to roll our gradually to all our customers over the next few weeks, so if you don't immediately see them, be patient, they're coming!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Alexa Says YouTube Is Now Bigger Than Google.  Alexa Is Useless  —  We've gotten a few "tips" that YouTube has actually grown larger than Google in terms of page views according to Alexa.  —  This is, of course, complete fiction.  And it shows just how useless Alexa has become as a method for measuring web traffic and reach.
Discussion: MYBLOG by Ouriel and Forever Geek
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Full Text Feeds Actually Increase Page Views (The Freakonomics Explanation)  —  from the why-full-feeds-make-sense dept  —  Last week, the Freakonomics blog got some extra attention by moving the blog to the NY Times.  Of course, the blog had been in support of the immensely popular Freakonomics book …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Dr. Google and Dr. Microsoft  —  In politics, every serious candidate for the White House has a health care plan.  So too in business, where the two leading candidates for Web supremacy, Google and Microsoft, are working up their plans to improve the nation's health care.
Discussion: paidContent.org
2K GAMES:
BIOSHOCK: BREAKING THE MOLD  —  Way back when I was creating the BioShock Limited Edition, I took a poll for what you guys wanted to see in the box.  And while we managed to put your top 3 choices in - the Making of DVD, Sountrack CD, and Big Daddy Figurine, we just couldn't manage a BioShock artbook.
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Investors bailing on SCO stock, SCOX plummets  —  SCO's ride is clearly coming to an end, thanks to a monumental ruling last week that clarified the ownership of the UNIX copyrights.  To briefly recap, federal district judge Dale A. Kimball declared that Novell owns the UNIX copyrights …
Facebook Secrets:
Searching  —  ini_set('memory_limit', '100M'); // to be  —  safe we are increasing the memory limit for search  —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/html  —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/lib/s.php';  ; —  include_once $_SERVER['PHP_ROOT'].'/lib/browse.php';
Rory Prior / ThinkMac Blog:
Hint: How to redesign the Leopard dock so it sucks less  —  Disclaimer: Leopard is still under NDA so I can't discuss anything that Apple hasn't already made public knowledge on their website.  —  The dock has always been one of those sort of 'live with it', rather than 'love it' features …
Discussion: MacUser
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Classmates files for $125 million IPO  —  United Online's Classmates Media unit filed for a $125 million IPO in what could be a good litmus test for social media plays on Wall Street.  —  Classmates isn't Facebook (all resources), but does have enough name recognition to garner interest …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
AT&T admits it censored other bands  —  It looks like Pearl Jam isn't the only band that has had its politically charged comments bleeped from concerts streamed from AT&T's Blue Room Web site.  —  AT&T issued a statement on Friday admitting that this kind of thing has happened before.
Discussion: Geek Speaker
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 …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
 
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Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Yahoo edges Google in U.S. user satisfaction survey
Discussion: Mercury News
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Dan Rather Investigates Voting Machines — Uncovers New Surprises …
Long Tran / Yanko Design:
Mobile Phone Gets All Bendy
Discussion: Ubergizmo and textually.org
Tony Smith / The Register:
Apple head-hunters reveal Australia, UK store plans
ArchosLounge:
The ARCHOS 105 offers consumers : - 1.8" x 3.3" …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Google, Universal Music Partner To Sell DRM-Free Music
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Researcher thinks Mac OS X is easy to exploit
Discussion: Macsimum News
Ijustine / Tasty Blog Snack:
IPHONE BILL  —  I finally got my first bill from AT&T …
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yappd Launches, Calls Itself "Twitter With Pictures"
Discussion: Mashable!
Smashing Magazine:
Best of July 2007  —  Every month we take a look around …
Discussion: digg
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
The current state of Facebook ad networks
Sydney Morning Herald:
Google denies APEC reason for fuzzy maps
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Apologies to Calacanis
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
KicksApps Scores $20 Million
Candace Lombardi / Webware.com:
WEB USERS READING MORE, SAYING LESS, STUDY SAYS
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype on iPhone. No, seriously.