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1:10 AM ET, August 28, 2007


 Top Items: 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).
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.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
TorrentSpy shuts down in the U.S.  —, 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 …
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).
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" …
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
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.
Markrussinovich / Mark's Blog:
Vista Multimedia Playback and Network Throughput  —  A few weeks ago a poster with the handle dloneranger reported in the 2CPU forums that he experienced reduced network throughput on his Vista system when he played audio or video.  Other posters chimed in with similar results …
Discussion: BetaNews, Today @ PC World and WinBeta
Stephen Shankland / CNET
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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
RIAA-style lawsuits hit Singapore anime scene  —  The RIAA's legal campaign against suspected file-swappers hasn't done much to endear the organization to US music lovers, but content providers in other countries are now adopting the group's tactics, right down to using the same US-based tracking company to identify infringement.
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.
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Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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Broadband Price Wars Redux: Verizon's Price-for-Life
New York Times:
Unauthorized Enjoyment of Song Irks Law Firm
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Google's friend-to-friend ad network