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11:50 PM ET, August 27, 2007

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rizzn.com v11.1:
GPhone - It's Confirmed  —  Update 5:36 PM CST (8/27/2007): 211 Blog Reactions to the story, according to Technorati.  Apparently I struck a chord talking about the what people seemed to have now dubbed it, the "gPhone" (notice the iPhone-style capitalization).
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Phone An Attempt To Take On $100 PC?  —  Google Phone has been a subject of many rumors lately.  Mark Hopkins, a technology podcaster, says he got the confirmation of the Gphone after talking to an insider Google (GOOG). … If that indeed is the case, then it makes sense for Google …
Discussion: Fake Steve Here …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Facebook App  —  Google made a lovely app for Facebook that lets you search the web and share the results with your friends.  Your queries are automatically included in Facebook's mini-feed, so your web history can be shared with your friends.  There's also a page that showcases popular results found by other Facebook users.
Discussion: Techomical, Mashable! and Scobleizer
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy shuts down in the U.S.  —  TorrentSpy.com, the BitTorrent tracking site facing a copyright lawsuit from the motion picture industry, is shutting down access to users in the United States, the company said in a statement late Sunday night.  —  The barring of U.S. residents …
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
IBM Server Worth $1.4 Million Falls Off Forklift  —  Federal contractor T.R. Systems says its workers were moving the server from a freight truck into its warehouse in Alexandria, Va., when the mishap occurred.  —  An IBM server worth $1.4 million was wrecked after it fell off a forklift during shipping.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NJ teen trades his unlocked iPhone for three more and a sports car  —  While the rest of us patiently wait for either UniquePhones or iPhoneSIMfree to call high noon on AT&T's legal team and release their software unlocks, 17-year-old George Hotz is cashing in on all those hours of work it took …
Discussion: Freedom to Tinker
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
How Much Is an Unlocked iPhone Worth?
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Macsimum News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Want This In Photoshop Immediately  —  This image resizing and manipulation demonstration is sort of jaw dropping, particularly as the video goes on.  The related paper, written by Dr. Ariel Shamir and Dr. Shai Avidan is available here.  — Sphere It -
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Vint Cerf, aka the godfather of the net, predicts the end of TV as we know it  —  Web guru foresees download revolution  —  Thirty years ago he helped create a technology that has revolutionised millions of lives around the world.  But yesterday the man known as the "godfather of the net" …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Now That NY Times Archive Is Online... People Wish They Could Forget The Past  —  from the so-what-do-you-do?  dept  —  It's interesting to hear that the New York Times gets approximately one request a day to delete an old article, because we get those requests at Techdirt as well (though, not nearly as often).
Smashing Magazine:
45 Excellent Blog Designs  —  Designing a blog is easy.  Whatever engine you are using and whatever style you prefer, you'll always find a number of templates you can apply to your weblog in seconds.  No styling is necessary, no playing with colors is needed and no mind jogging about content presentation is required.
Discussion: Blogging Pro and digg
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Ex-XenSource CEO tries another virtualization start-up  —  Nick Gault apparently just can't get enough of virtualization start-ups.  —  Gault, who was founding chief executive of XenSource but who was replaced in 2006, now is leading Pano Logic, another virtualization start-up.
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:
For Earthlink Black Tuesday Looms: Job cuts, restructuring  —  EarthLink (ELNK), the Atlanta-based Internet Service Provider that has been taking it on the chin in the stock market for the past few months, is in for some major bloodletting, perhaps as soon as tomorrow.
Discussion: IP Democracy and TechBlog
Aidan Henry / Read/WriteWeb:
10 Free, Innovative Web Analytics Tools  —  When most people think of free web analytics, they immediately think of Google Analytics.  But there are many other free, innovative statistic tools available on the web.  These tools measure everything from user behavior, to search engine traffic, to real-time visitor tracking, and more.
Valleywag:
Exclusive: RockYou's secret rate card for Facebook apps  —  Those who can't do, teach.  And those who teach, when it comes to Facebook, are charging handsomely for the privilege.  RockYou, a maker of Web "widgets," those Web pages in miniature that clutter up blogs and MySpace pages …
 
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Unlocking the iPhone could invite DMCA suit
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
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Nick / Rough Type:
Google's friend-to-friend ad network