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4:45 AM ET, August 15, 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.
Gillian Wee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable to Expand Video-on-Demand This Year  —  Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) — Time Warner Cable Inc., the second- largest U.S. cable company, plans to expand a service that lets viewers watch shows when they want as long as they sit through the commercials.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Time Warner Cable To Try No-Fee, No Ad-Skip Time Shifting
Karl / dslreports.com:
Time Warner Redefines the DVR - For better or worse...
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Techdirt
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Local Gets A Sophisticated Makeover  —  Yahoo is arguably the leader in local search, but others including Google, Microsoft and Yelp have been rapidly gaining.  The search engine's venerable Local site was in need of a refresh, which it has now received.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo puts the yokel in Local
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Movable Type's Version 4.0 Final Release  —  Movable Type is releasing the final version of their 4.0 platform tonight.  We covered the beta, their turn towards open source, and new feature set previously.  The new release, no doubt, comes under pressure from the success Wordpress has had as an open source platform.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Anil Dash / Movable Type:
Presenting Movable Type 4.0
Barbara M. Hunter / NSBA:
New Study Explores the Online Behaviors of U.S. Teens and 'Tweens  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  More Teens and 'Tweens Are Creating Content and Connecting Online  —  for Educational Benefits, Offering Schools New Opportunities to Use Technology  —  Reports New National School Boards Association Study
Discussion: Andrew Lark
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   New Study Shows that Online Creativity and E-learning Popular with Kids
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Across the pond, Bebo leaps ahead of MySpace?  —  Some interesting ComScore numbers have just been documented by CNET's sister site ZDNet: social-networking site Bebo, always more of a presence in the U.K. than stateside, has soared ahead of global leader MySpace on its home turf.
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Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Bebo overtakes MySpace in the UK
Discussion: Mashable!
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Introducing good bloggers and companies to hire them  —  Update: Response to this post has been extensive - it's going to take me some time to deal with all the replies!  That's great.  —  I've been getting so many inquiries lately from companies looking to hire bloggers …
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 …
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
They've Just Got to Get a Message to You  —  As a teenage rock fan, all Dennis Vorreyer really expected of the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago two weekends ago was the chance to see his favorite bands perform live.  —  But he and his father, Jeffrey, who accompanied him to the festival …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and textually.org
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Report: Cable companies facing big bandwidth crunch  —  If you're starting to become frustrated with the download speed of your cable ISP or the relatively low number of HD channels available, you ain't seen nothin' yet.  Your local cable provider will soon be faced with a serious bandwidth crunch …
Discussion: GigaOM
Marguerite Reardon / ZDNet:
Community Wi-Fi comes to San Francisco  —  While EarthLink and Google are still hammering out details of their citywide Wi-Fi contract with San Francisco officials, a company called Meraki plans on blanketing the city with free Wi-Fi using volunteers who will deploy and manage the equipment themselves.
Discussion: GigaOM and Business Week
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.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Use TokBox To Set Up Instant Video Chat  —  TokBox is a new site that we just heard about moments ago.  It's completely live but appears to have been flying under the radar until now.  —  It allows you to set up a video chat channel in seconds.  It instantly and accurately detected …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sprint's mobile WiMAX service called XOHM?  —  We have information from an anonymous tipster claiming that Sprint is set to take the wraps of their new WiMAX brand dubbed XOHM.  It's anybody's guess at this point how you'd pronounce that ("x-ohm" or "zohm" perhaps) but we're told to expect a formal announcement as early as Thursday.
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
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STUNNING: Facebook on the iPhone
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Discussion: TechCrunch
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft issues 6 'critical' patches
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
EIF: Home abusers can be turned off and banned, warns Sony
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Battle over attorneys fees' brewing between RIAA, ex-defendant
Discussion: digg
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:
Q&A: MuleSource adopting CPAL
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Adobe mulling a move into the Office market?
Jessie Scanlon / Business Week:
Getting Serious About Gaming
Discussion: Valleywag, Susan Wu and Slashdot