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5:25 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 who 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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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: Engadget, Apple 2.0 and MacSlash
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).
Don Reisinger / CNET News.com:   The Steve Jobs master plan: iPhone hacking
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Hackers Remind That iPhone Is Still MyPhone
Discussion: textually.org
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
What's Up With Apple?  —  The market is punk today …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Google:
George Reyes To Retire As Google CFO  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that George Reyes has informed the company of his intention to retire as Chief Financial Officer.  Reyes indicated that he will remain to assist in the search for a new CFO and to assure an orderly transition …
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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.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's CFO Reyes Hitting the Beach: Bye, George!
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Google is working on a mobile OS, and it's due out shortly  —  Can it be true?  Is the Googlephone nigh at hand?  Not that we haven't been hearing this time after time (after time after time, etc.), but we've actually got some hot news from a number of very trustworthy sources about Google's plans for the mobile space.
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.
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Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Welcome to the new Boing Boing!  —  I'm writing this from Boulder, Colorado, which seems like a good place to make this announcement — it was in this town that Carla Sinclair and I launched bOING bOING as a print zine in 1988.  During the past 19 years we've gone through many changes — from zine to webzine to directory to blog.
Brett Smith / FSF:
Microsoft cannot declare itself exempt from the requirements of GPLv3  —  "Microsoft has engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the software industry for many years, and has sought to attack free software for almost as long," Free Software Foundation says  —  The Free Software Foundation …
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Free Software Foundation to Microsoft: You are not above the law
Discussion: InfoWorld
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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Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
NewsGator launches new Facebook app, NewsFriends
Discussion: Mashable! and Valleywag
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.
Rebecca Buckman / Wall Street Journal:
Venture Firms vs. Investors  —  Yale and the Like  —  Quietly Cite Pressure  —  To Back Offbeat Funds  —  Some top venture-capital firms eager to expand into new markets are twisting their investors' arms to get them to go along — or so say the investors.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Sequoia Capital to Yale: "Invest or else"
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
More BitTorrent Trackers Shut Down, Owner's Cover Blown  —  Following a decision in the Amsterdam court which stated the Dutch torrent site Everlasting.nu facilitated copyright infringement, the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has been using this momentum to make life difficult for other torrent sites.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
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.
 
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Associated Press:
Beijing Police Launch Virtual Web Patrol
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Adobe: No DNG turf war with JPEG XR
Discussion: Macsimum News
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Yahoo wants China torture case dismissed
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
SearchRadar bumps Google Ads to show useful results
Discussion: Mashable!
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Symantec CEO: Microsoft security ware pricing 'monopolistic'
Discussion: Neowin.net
Jon Van / Chicago Tribune:
City disconnecting from Wi-Fi vision
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Vista Beta SP1 Leaked
Discussion: Computerworld
Nicole Martin / Telegraph:
TV is dying, says Google expert
Discussion: Digg
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Sony Caught In Yet Another Rootkit Mess?
Chris James / Sony PSP, Nintendo DS …:
GC: Sony Ericsson says definitely maybe to PlayStation phone
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Videohybrid 3.0: I Can't Believe This Hasn't Been Banned Yet
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy judge decides RAM is stored information
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Reena Jana / Business Week:
MySpace's New Chic Clique
Fred / A VC:
Favoriting Ads (continued)
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai Gets Ready for HD Video
 

 
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Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
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Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

 
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