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2:15 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, textually.org and PalmAddicts
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 …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:   Facebook's platform to reward good, punish bad applications
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
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Digg Gets A Major Makeover
Discussion: Rev2.org and Mapping The Web
PR Newswire:
Earthlink Announces Corporate Restructuring  —  First Step in Ongoing Efforts to Optimize Cost Structure and Boost Growth  —  Company also Authorizes Additional $200 Million to Repurchase Shares  —  ATLANTA, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EarthLink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELNK - News) today announced a corporate restructuring plan.
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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Videohybrid 3.0: I Can't Believe This Hasn't Been Banned Yet  —  Videohybrid, a site we first linked to in April as part of a broader post on online video piracy, has relaunched with a new version that is just asking for trouble.  —  Videohybrid 3.0 marries Q&A functionality with social voting.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
BabyCenter Acquires Mom-Focused Social Network Maya's Mom; Launching Online Ad Network  —  You're reading it here first: The baby and mom-focused BabyCenter, owned by J&J, has made its first acquisition in its 10 years of existence: it has bought Maya's Mom, a Palo Alto-based social networking site for mothers.
Fred / A VC:
Favoriting Ads (continued)  —  Sometimes you write a post asking for something and then months later you find someone has actually built it.  That happened with my desire for a Flickr/Twitter integration that I posted about in June.  By early August Dave Winer had built it.
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 …
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.
Associated Press:
Beijing police launch Web patrols  —  BEIJING - Police in China's capital said Tuesday they will start patrolling the Web using animated beat officers that pop up on a user's browser and walk, bike or drive across the screen warning them to stay away from illegal Internet content.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Vitalsecurity.org
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Some Open XML Standardization Headlines  —  A few things happening in the effort to make Office 2007's Open XML file format an internation standard:  —  Germany voted "Yes with comments" in favor of Open XML as an ISO standard.  The comments means there are some objections, but they voted yes regardless.
Discussion: Computerworld
 
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Chris James / Sony PSP, Nintendo DS …:
GC: Sony Ericsson says definitely maybe to PlayStation phone
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PR Newswire:
R.H. Donnelley and Yahoo! Local Expand Relationship
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Reena Jana / Business Week:
MySpace's New Chic Clique
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple faces new class-action suit over locked iPhones
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Engadget
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
New Shop Promises Results Clients Can Gauge
BBC:
'Junk sleep' damaging teen health
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Louise Lee / Business Week:
HP's Bold New Printer Marketing
Discussion: Open The Dialogue
Nic Fildes / The Independent:
Orange threatens to spoil Nokia's online music entertainment party
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
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