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4:55 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?
Discussion: Fake Steve Here …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Digg Gets A Major Makeover  —  Changes to the Digg template and feature set discussed by Kevin Rose August 22 are now live.  —  The biggest change with the new look Digg is the inclusion of video on the front page.  Other changes include tweaks to page and story summary layouts, streamlined navigation, and more customization options.
Discussion: Mapping The Web
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Daniel Burka / Digg the Blog:
New Digg Home Page Live Today
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
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
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Facebook Developers News Feed:
Change is Coming.  —  At Facebook we're focused on making …
Discussion: Mashable!
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 and Mashable!
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: Civilities and collision detection
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
Louise Lee / Business Week:
HP's Bold New Printer Marketing  —  The company's new ad campaign features Gwen Stefani and stresses self-expression.  But will it boost sales?  —  Can giving away designs and photos from a blonde bombshell get people to print more?  —  Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is betting big on it.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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
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: digg
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Says That Making Available Is Infringement... RIAA Pounces Immediately
Discussion: Listening Post
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.
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 …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and All About Symbian
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Jaxtr Closes $10 Million A; 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 over last month, totalling 1 million users.
Dave Munger / Cognitive Daily:
Opening knowledge — or locking it up (when it's convenient)  —  The blogosphere is abuzz with reports about a new initiative by commercial scholarly publishers to discredit the open access movement.  —  Prism describes itself as an organization to "protect the quality of scientific research" …
Discussion: Inquirer and 901am
 
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