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12:30 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.
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
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 …
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!
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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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 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 …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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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
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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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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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Buggy ATI Driver Leaves Vista Open to Attack
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:
Q&A: MuleSource adopting CPAL
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
PSP download store held up by DRM
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