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8:00 AM ET, August 15, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook + iPhone = UltraCool  —  A pairing of the two most hyped tech products of the year: Facebook released what is arguably the single best iPhone-customized website to date at iphone.facebook.com.  Like the Netvibes iPhone site which launched late yesterday, it isn't much to look at in a normal browser.
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
STUNNING: Facebook on the iPhone
Discussion: Laughing Squid, MarketingShift and digg
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
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Why Wi-Fi Networks Are Floundering  —  Faced with weak user demand, AT&T and other telecoms are vowing to tear up their muni Wi-Fi contracts if cities don't foot more of the bill  —  The static crackling around municipal wireless networks is getting worse.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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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
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
Discussion: Marc's Voice
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  —  Welcome to the all-new movabletype.com, redesigned to proudly present our all-new platform: Movable Type 4.0.  —  This is the biggest release of MT ever, a complete redesign of both the front end information architecture and the back end scaling infrastructure.
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
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!
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
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: MediaVidea and Andrew Lark
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   New Study Shows that Online Creativity and E-learning Popular with Kids
Inquirer:
Channel grumbles over further AMD Barcelona delays  —  Another glitch hits flagship microprocessor  —  SYSTEM INTEGRATORS who were told to expect supplies of AMD Barcelona processors during mid-August said there's a hitch which is preventing AMD from delivering on its promises.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
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.
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
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 …
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.
 
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Discussion: TechCrunch
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Battle over attorneys fees' brewing between RIAA, ex-defendant
Discussion: digg
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:
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