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3:20 AM ET, August 28, 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
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.
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).
Discussion: Infothought and Civilities
Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Samsung's preemptive iPod-killers  —  Samsung has just announced the release of their two most eagerly-awaited MP3 players of 2008, the YP-T10 and the YP-P2.  While leaked photos of both players have been circulating this past week, few details have been announced until now.
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
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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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" …
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Pursuing the Web Strategy mission as a Forrester Analyst  —  For those that read this blog, you'll know that I'm passionate about the web, I'm pleased to announce that I'll be furthering the Web Strategy mission by accepting a new role at an amazing company.  —  Forrester Research, a perfect fit
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 and InfoWorld
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.
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update on Validation Issues  —  We're continuing to investigate what happened but here's a quick update to yesterday's post.  The issue with processing validations began Friday afternoon at about 3:30 PM Pacific time and through a combination of posts to our forum and customer support the issue was discovered by evening.
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
 
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