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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Nokia recalls batteries; at risk to explode
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Nokia Cops to 46 Million Defective Batteries
Will Stapley / Personal Computer World: Nokia issues product advisory - 46 million phone batteries affected
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.
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Tony Dennis / Inquirer: Nokia recalls millions of handset batteries
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited: Nokia recalls 46 million mobile batteries
Bill Ray / The Register: Nokia issues battery warning
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' — Recently we've seen a fair amount of scrutiny in the direction of Facebook, Silicon Valley's tabloid target of the moment, due to the social-networking site's potential for identity theft and security breaches.
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John Leyden / The Register: Many Facebook users expose all to strangers
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats: Confessions of a Facebook Feed Spammer. …
Nancy Blair / Technology Live: Friends with Freddi? No so fast...
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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!
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David A. Utter / WebProNews: Hotmail Smartens Up Contact Management
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Google, Wake Up and Smell the Gigabytes
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Hotmail Updates - Windows Live 2.0 Taking Shape... Slowly
Phil Sim / Squash: Microsoft speeds up in online apps race
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: Hotmail users get 5GB storage for free
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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube wants to depose Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart
YouTube wants to depose Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart
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David A. Utter / WebProNews: Google Seeks Court Time With Stewart, Colbert
Aaron / SEO Book.com: Question Copyright Video
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Google Requests to Question Jon Stewart & Steve Colbert in the Viacom Case
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider: Viacom-Google Lawsuit (VIAB/GOOG): YouTube Wants To Talk To Stewart, Colbert
Hollywoodreporter / Reel Pop: Why Stephen Colbert Is YouTube's Best Friend
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: YouTube wants to depose Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart
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.
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Ouriel Ohayon / MYBLOG by Ouriel: Alexa sucks. Period. another proof
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 …
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Antony Mayfield / Open (finds, minds, conversations): Freakonomics on the NY Times
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.
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Ad Wizards: BioShock Art Book Now Available For Download
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.
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';
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: More Facebook source code published
Soso Sazesh / Techomical: Facebook "Leaker" Not "Who" Was Originally Thought
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Facebook Search Code Leaked
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 …
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Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Rats leave SCO's sinking ship
Ashlee Vance / The Register: SCO 'disappointed' as shares plunge 70 per cent
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: SCO shares dip 71% in light of court findings
Andrew Parker / The Gong Show: SCOX down 71%. I'm long Linux.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: And the Ahab Award for relentless and ultimately fatal pursuit goes …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: SCO: The Black Knight Always Triumphs!
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 …
Derik DeLong / MacUser: Agony-filled screams of Leopard's Dock can be heard already
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Dan Rather Investigates Voting Machines — Uncovers New Surprises About ES&S Touch-Screens — Who would have thought that Manila sweatshops would figure prominently in the manufacture of U.S. voting machines? — It turns out that Election Systems & Software, one of the top voting machine companies …
Discussion: Trends in the Living Networks
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 …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Classmates.com, Grandaddy of Social Networks, Going IPO