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9:00 AM ET, August 28, 2007

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Facebook Developers News Feed:
Change is Coming.  —  At Facebook we're focused on making Facebook Platform a better experience for both developers and users.  To that end, we're working on some changes that we're planning to roll out within the coming weeks that we wanted to be sure you know about beforehand.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes Further Steps To Curb User Abuse; Change In How Applications Are Measured  —  Last week Facebook updated their developer platform to restrict some of the more egregious abuses of users by application developers - bait and switch profile advertisements and friend spamming.
Discussion: WinExtra
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
NewsGator Launches Facebook App: NewsFriends  —  One of the leading RSS Aggregation startups, NewsGator Technologies, jumped on the Facebook bandwagon today with NewsFriends (add to Facebook here) - a social news application where Facebook users can aggregate and share news, videos and podcasts.
Discussion: Mashable!
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:   Facebook's platform to reward good, punish bad applications
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Facebook App
Discussion: Techomical and Mashable!
Daniel Burka / Digg the Blog:
New Digg Home Page Live Today  —  Following up on Kevin's post from last week, we've gone live with improvements to our home page that allow you to see both news and videos on a single page.  We've gotten a lot of feedback that the videos are entertaining but people miss them because they're isolated.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Digg Gets A Major Makeover
Discussion: Rev2.org and Mapping The Web
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Why Apple Can't Stop iPhone Hackers  —  AT&T and Apple may face an uphill battle prosecuting hackers that untether the iPhone from the AT&T wireless network  —  It sure sounds like a steal.  On Aug. 31, George Hotz plans to trade in his iPhone for a metallic blue Nissan (NSANY) 350Z sports car and three brand-new iPhones.
Discussion: Inquirer
David Kanter / Real World Technologies:
The Common System Interface: Intel's Future Interconnect  —  Introduction  —  In the competitive x86 microprocessor market, there are always swings and shifts based on the latest introductions from the two main protagonists: Intel and AMD.  The next anticipated shift is coming in 2008-9 …
Discussion: George Ou and Inquirer
Nic Fildes / The Independent:
Orange threatens to spoil Nokia's online music entertainment party  —  Orange has threatened to spoil Nokia's high-profile launch of its new music download service this week after warning that it will refuse to offer its flagship music handset to its 16 million customers in the UK unless …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Jaxtr Closes $10 Million Series A; Announces 1 Million Users  —  Jaxtr has raised a $10 million Series A round led by August Capital with Mayfield Fund, Draper Richards, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Luxemburg-based Mangrove Capital participating.  They've also doubled their registered user base …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
SAP doubles customers in India  —  SAP has doubled its customer base in India, sent its entire executive board to the country and reaffirmed plans to invest $1 billion to the developing nation by 2010.  For good measure, SAP partnered with Wipro on a research center.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: Israeli Hackers 100% Unlock the iPhone Yet Again, AT&T Shrugs  —  [UPDATED 6:23PM: iPhone Dev Team sources have confirmed that three Israeli guys were on their IRC channel some time ago.  They suspect that these may be the same people.]  Three hackers named Dubbi …
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.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony prepping an NWZ-series of Walkmans?  —  Not 100% clear what's going on here, but it looks like a new network Walkman was loosed (or is about to be) somewhere in the world.  Cutting through the blur, we see that both players will offer 18 hours of video / 33 hours of audio with support for DRM'd WMA files.
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Web's Niche TV Programs Win Sponsors  —  Quality Is Consistent  —  And Viewership Loyal;  —  Customized for Product  —  In November 2005, freelance writer Irina Slutsky was frequenting parties for executives from tech start-ups that were trying to make it big.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Radiowalker:
Cancer 2.0: the Killer App  —  Watercolor, August 2004, of Bing Gardens at Stanford Hospital I drew during one of my in-patient chemo treatments.  —  Soon I'll be going in for surgery for a re-occurrence of my cancer.  I have a 2 centimeter tumor where my left kidney used to be.  —  I'm a cancer survivor.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge sides with RIAA: file-sharing apps lead to direct infringement  —  One of the arguments the RIAA has made in every file-sharing lawsuit it has ever filed is that making a song available on a P2P network is the same as distributing it, therefore violating the record label's copyright on the song.
Discussion: hypebot and digg
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Says That Making Available Is Infringement... RIAA Pounces Immediately
Discussion: Listening Post
 
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Sandisk:
SanDisk Announces the Colorfully Hip "Sansa Clip": a Tiny …
Dave Munger / Cognitive Daily:
Opening knowledge — or locking it up (when it's convenient)
Discussion: Inquirer and 901am
Louise Lee / Business Week:
HP's Bold New Printer Marketing
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Internet groups brace for subprime fallout
Dpblogs / ADO.NET team blog:
Entity Framework Beta 2 & the 1st Entity Framework Tools CTP Released!
Discussion: Julie Lerman Blog
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Pursuing the Web Strategy mission as a Forrester Analyst
Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Samsung's preemptive iPod-killers
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Now That NY Times Archive Is Online... People Wish They Could Forget The Past
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Ex-XenSource CEO tries another virtualization start-up
Discussion: eWEEK.com and InfoWorld
Aidan Henry / Read/WriteWeb:
10 Free, Innovative Web Analytics Tools
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
Gateway Acquisition Helps Acer; But Will it Help Gateway?
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Yahoo files to dismiss China human rights suit
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Bits
Smashing Magazine:
45 Excellent Blog Designs
Discussion: Blogging Pro and digg
Markrussinovich / Mark's Blog:
Vista Multimedia Playback and Network Throughput
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Vint Cerf, aka the godfather of the net, predicts the end of TV as we know it