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11:10 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.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
New Study Shows that Online Creativity and E-learning Popular with Kids  —  A new study released today by the National School Boards Association shows that 96 percent of students with online access use social networking technologies - defined as as chatting, text messaging, blogging …
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Barbara M. Hunter / NSBA:
New Study Explores the Online Behaviors of U.S. Teens and 'Tweens
Discussion: Andrew Lark
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Netflix Quietly Rolls Out Social Networking Features
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft issues 6 'critical' patches  —  SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. issued fixes for nine security flaws, including four meant to keep hackers from breaking into computers through Web pages, during a regularly scheduled update Tuesday.  —  Microsoft gave the four Web browsing-related patches its most severe "critical" rating.
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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 …
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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.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Adding a Google Map to your blog  —  Google will be releasing a new feature next week that will enable people to easily embed a Google Map into their Web site or blog, just like you can do with a YouTube video.  No coding or programming required; just copying and pasting a snippet of HTML, a Google spokeswoman says.
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs
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Kevin Poulsen / blog.wired.com:
Vote On the Most Shameful Wikipedia Spin Jobs  —  Caltech graduate student Virgil Griffith just launched an unofficial Wikipedia search tool that threatens to lay bare the ego-editing and anonymous flacking on the site.  Enter the name of a corporation, organization or government entity …
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 …
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Introducing good bloggers and companies to hire them  —  I've been getting so many inquiries lately from companies looking to hire bloggers, and so many responses to messages I send out about them over twitter, that I'm losing track.  I really like helping bring these two groups together.
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 …
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 …
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
Chris Reidy / Boston Globe:
Home of the bean and the blog  —  Boston has long been viewed as the land of the bean and the cod — and now the Hub may also be the land of the blog.  —  According to OutsideIn.com, a website that tracks neighborhood blogging, Boston was the "bloggiest city" in America for the two-month period it examined, March and April.
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Buggy ATI Driver Leaves Vista Open to Attack  —  Microsoft and AMD are fixing a bug in an ATI driver that leaves the Vista kernel open to attack.  —  Microsoft is working with AMD to fix a bug in an ATI driver that ships preinstalled on millions of laptops and which leaves the Vista kernel open …
 
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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
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Web 2.0 Spawns New 'Money Honey' With Wallstrip
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Something Simpler Acquires PubSub Assets
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Karl / dslreports.com:
Time Warner Redefines the DVR - For better or worse...
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New TV Commercial from Ask.com Debuts in the U.S.
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