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10:25 AM ET, August 16, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Removes Blog Showing Leaked Facebook Code  —  FacebookSecrets, the blog that posted the accidentally released source code for the Facebook main index page, has been taken down.  The blog was hosted on the Google-owned Blogger blog network and was removed pursuant to a DMCA take down notice from Facebook.
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Soso Sazesh / Techomical:
Facebook Secrets Blog Shutdown By Google?  —  The anonymous blog Facebook Secrets, that posted Facebook source code not once, but twice, has been shut down, either by author or by Google.  But one would have to assume it was by Google since the anonymous author had no method of contact on the blog …
Tai Adelaja / The Moscow Times:
AllofMP3 Survives First Test In Court  —  Moscow's Cheremushkin District Court cited poor work by prosecutors Wednesday in finding Denis Kvasov, the former owner of digital music site AllofMP3.com, not guilty of violating intellectual property laws.  —  Kvasov was the general director …
Discussion: Slyck, p2pnet and TechSpot News
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Former AllOfMP3 boss found "not guilty" in Russian court
Discussion: Techdirt and P2P Blog
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Online Video Site Bolt.com Shuts Down  —  We just received a tipoff that Bolt.com, the online video site that settled a lawsuit with Universal in March, has ceased operations and closed its website.  More on this as it develops, but for now this is the message on Bolt's website:
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
The Great Advertising Share Shift: Google Sucks Life Out Of Old Media  —  [From Silicon Alley Insider] Everyone talks about advertising dollars shifting online, but when you're fighting all day in the trenches it's tough to get a handle on what this really means.  Here's what it means:
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Truveo Finds Its Video Destination  —  Until today, AOL's December 2005 acquisition of video search startup Truveo has been a white-label technology behind the video capabilities of many of the Web's biggest sites.  With its relaunch as a destination portal, Truveo became the top contender for best video search site in the world.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Meebo releases iPhone web app  —  Meebo, the reigning champion of web-based chat, has just released their entry into the iPhone app arena.  I had a chance to speak with meebo's CEO, Seth Sternberg, earlier today about the release, and they truly do have a surprisingly innovating iPhone app on there hands.
Joosep / Heartbeat:
Problems with Skype login  —  UPDATED 14:02 GMT: Some of you may be having problems logging in to Skype.  Our engineering team has determined that it's a software issue.  We expect this to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours.  Meanwhile, you can simply leave your Skype client running and as soon …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Three of i-mate's five Ultimate devices canceled?  —  We wish we could say we were surprised about this, we really do.  It seems that i-mate has canceled arguably the three most interesting versions of its Ultimate line: the 5150 slider, 7150 QWERTY flip, and 9150 numeric flip.
Marc Graser / Variety:
Industry pair to dish help on website  —  Tercek, Edelman set to launch PeopleJam  —  Dr. Phil's about to face some serious competition online: Hollywood execs Robert Tercek and Matt Edelman are prepping to launch PeopleJam, a website set on helping people improve their lives.
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
New robots.txt feature and REP Meta Tags  —  We've improved Webmaster Central's robots.txt analysis tool to recognize sitemap declarations and relative urls.  Earlier versions weren't aware of sitemaps at all, and understood only absolute URLs; anything else was reported as Syntax not understood.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Sun and IBM promise operating system surprise  —  Sun Microsystems and IBM look set to hold a whopper of a press conference tomorrow with CEO Jonathan Schwartz and IBM's systems chief Bill Zeitler all geared up to talk.  —  What exactly will be the topic of discussion?  Who knows?
Discussion: PC World and Zoli's Blog
David Weiss:
Numbers  —  One of the great benefits of working at Microsoft is that when you add a new little one to your family, you get 1 month of paid paternity leave.  Recently, we've had the opportunity to take advantage of this benefit.  Since our little baby was born, I've been home working as Mr. Mom.
Discussion: MacUser
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
Citrix Acquiring XenSource for $500 Million  —  Updated: The Citrix-XenSource deal comes during an important week for virtualization technology as VMware announced its long-anticipated IPO.  —  Citrix Systems is acquiring XenSource, whose founders helped develop the open-source Xen hypervsior …
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Sam / Prototype JavaScript framework:
Prototype 1.6.0 release candidate  —  The first release candidate of Prototype 1.6.0 has arrived!  The core team is continuing its tradition of bringing thoughtful incremental upgrades to the core APIs in addition to performance improvements and bug fixes.  Keep reading for some of the highlights …
Discussion: Ajaxian
Glenn / Coolfer:
EMI's New Digital Strategy May Have Prevented A Worse June/July Slide  —  About a month ago I posted a graph that showed EMI's year-to-date market shares for digital albums and CDs.  The cumulative figures showed EMI's digital market share had increased in the month after the company dropped DRM at iTunes.
 
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Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch:
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Poorna Jagannathan / PSFK:
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Tech.co.uk:
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Phone Arena:
Verizon prepares 15 still unannounced phones for release
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Freewebs Redesign Aims to Incorporate More Web 2.0
Discussion: digg
Macworld UK:
MACWORLD MARKETPLACE  —  At Ciao you can read consumer reviews …
Discussion: MacUser and digg
Robert Block / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Expand Domestic Use Of Spy Satellites
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 PDF Tricks
Discussion: digg
 Earlier Items: 
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Universal to track DRM-free music online via watermarking
Discussion: Bit Player
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
FM power to the people: FCC to offer noncommercial licenses
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Verizon asks FCC to stop reduced rates for competitors
Discussion: Ars Technica
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Sprint's new WiMax to be called 'Xohm'
Bill Tancer / Hitwise Intelligence:
New York Times Select Rumor - Data Perspective
Corey Boles / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Opposes Plan For Free Broadband
Brett Tabke / PubCon Conference Blog:
PubCon Street Tips: Giving a Kick Ass Presentation