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12:30 PM ET, August 28, 2007

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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.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
$100,000 offered to freely release iPhone unlocking software  —  Hey, that's what they claim: $100,000 in cold hard cash for the right to freely distribute the iPhone unlocking software onto the Nets.  Full credit given to the creator(s) of course with a proposed release date of Wed night at 12:00am (in some unspecified time zone).
BBC:
Legal threats halt iPhone crack
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: Israeli Hackers 100% Unlock the iPhone Yet Again, AT&T Shrugs
Discussion: Ynetnews, PalmAddicts and textually.org
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 …
Discussion: WinExtra
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:   Facebook's platform to reward good, punish bad applications
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Digg Gets A Major Makeover
Discussion: Rev2.org and Mapping The Web
Jennifer Martin / Google:
CNN.com Inks Multi-Year Advertising Agreement with Google  —  Exclusive advertising deal connects CNN.com with hundreds of thousands of advertisers  —  CNN.com and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced an agreement today that enlists Google's AdSense™ advertising program to deliver site targeted advertising to CNN.com.
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Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Google, CNN In Ad Deal
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Social Networking Goes Professional  —  Doctors, Salesmen, Executives Turn to New Sites to Consult,  —  Commiserate With Peers; Weeding Out Impostors  —  When radiation oncologist Michael Tomblyn recently saw a 21-year-old patient whose eye was protruding from its socket, he turned to his fellow physicians for help.
Discussion: Bokardo
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: Insider Chatter and Mashable!
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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, Inquirer and ExtremeTech
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai Gets Ready for HD Video  —  Akamai (AKAM), under pricing pressure from upstart rivals such as Limelight Networks (LLNW), is upping the ante in the content delivery network wars.  The company yesterday announced a new distributed delivery mechanism optimized for the delivery of high definition-quality content online.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple faces new class-action suit over locked iPhones  —  Apple Inc. is facing yet another class-action lawsuit over its iPhone, this time from a New York State resident who claims the company failed to adequately disclose to consumers that the handset is locked to AT&T's network and that using …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Engadget
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
New Shop Promises Results Clients Can Gauge  —  STAN RAPP, a longtime direct marketer, is embarking on his third (at least) career, joining forces with a private equity fund to start an agency that intends to use the new media to help forge closer, and more measurable, connections with consumers.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Internet groups brace for subprime fallout  —  Internet companies are bracing for a possible fall-off in one of their biggest sources of advertising following the meltdown in the subprime mortgage market.  —  Besides mortgage advertising specifically directed at less credit-worthy borrowers …
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 …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Rootkit woes for Sony again?  —  Remember the hubbub over Sony BMG Music Entertainment's rootkit debacle, involving its CDs?  —  Well, another arm of Sony, this time Sony Electronics, may face a little of the brouhaha, as well.  —  According to a blog posting Monday by F-Secure …
 
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Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
HP announces DVD program so you can watch Barry Bonds over and over and over
GamePolitics.com:
Manhunt 2: Conspiracy Theories Emerge
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Slashdot: Games
Fred / A VC:
Favoriting Ads (continued)
BBC:
'Junk sleep' damaging teen health
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
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Web's Niche TV Programs Win Sponsors
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
SAP doubles customers in India
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Sandisk:
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony prepping an NWZ-series of Walkmans?
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Dave Munger / Cognitive Daily:
Opening knowledge — or locking it up (when it's convenient)
Louise Lee / Business Week:
HP's Bold New Printer Marketing
Discussion: Open The Dialogue
Radiowalker:
Cancer 2.0: the Killer App
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
IBM Server Worth $1.4 Million Falls Off Forklift