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9:05 AM ET, September 4, 2007

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Financial Times:
Chinese military hacked into Pentagon  —  By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Richard McGregor in Beijing  —  The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials.
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Analyst: Chinese Face Spy Scandal Fallout
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Expert: Open XML Loses Standards Battle  —  Standards maven Andrew Updegrove predicts that the ISO will announce that Microsoft's Open XML failed to be voted in as a standard.  —  Standards expert and attorney Andrew Updegrove has predicted that on Sept. 4 the International Organization …
Discussion: Computerworld
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Microsoft Favored to Win Open Document Vote  —  Amid intense lobbying, Microsoft is expected to squeak out a victory this week to have its open document format, Office Open XML, recognized as an international standard, people tracking the vote said Monday.  —  The move would help Microsoft …
ConsortiumInfo.org The Standards Blog:
If this were any other JTC1 Proposal, the OOXML Vote Would be Over Now  —  DiggThis Add to Del.icio.us … Public announcements of how P members of ISO have voted on OOXML are now rolling in one at a time, and the trend thus far is meaningfully weighted towards "No with comments."
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Sony to Challenge Apple In TV, Movie Downloads  —  CEO Stringer Sees Video  —  As Key to Reclaiming  —  Title as No. 1 Innovator  —  TOKYO — Two years after taking the helm of Sony Corp., Chief Executive Howard Stringer is quietly preparing a big move to expand the company …
Rea Maor / Geeks and Technology:
7 Reasons Why Microsoft is DOOMED!  —  Not this year, not next year... but soon - almost certainly by the next decade.  —  #1. Their business model is a dead-end.  - Back when Microsoft first started business in 1980, software as a commodity was still a fuzzy concept.
Pagan Kennedy / New York Times:
A Space for Us  —  I first ventured onto MySpace this winter.  After a few minutes of exploring, I clicked into a profile posted by a girl smashed on vodka.  Her photo showed her slumped across her desk, blond hair fanning over her laptop.  Here's the most disturbing part of the story …
Discussion: Online Fandom
Gabriel Rivera / riverag.com:
The Word "LINUX" is inappropriate in XBOX Live  —  I love Linux and the XBOX 360, so yesterday I tried to include the word "LINUX" in the motto section on XBOX Live.  I was stunned when I got a message saying "Your motto contains inappropriate language.  Please try again".
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Tool To Map Website Visitors  —  Good things come in pairs, I guess.  Yesterday I wrote about FeedJit's new visitor mapping widget.  Today, whos.amung.us, a real time traffic widget that we covered back in March, released a Flash based map widget that also shows the physical location of website visitors.
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
A boring rant  —  In the interest of keeping items brief I've cut the previous post and put the boring stuff here.  Enjoy.  Or don't enjoy, as the case may be.  Skip over it.  Whatever.  —  It's not just Disney and ABC that are out of touch.  Look at the management team at NBC Universal.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and O'Reilly Radar
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Mozilla keeps Eudora alive, releases new version based on Thunderbird  —  The Eudora team might have called it quits on commercial aspirations and released the product as open source some time ago, but that doesn't mean you should get the trash bin out just yet.
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Jotspot Coming to Google Apps as Google Wiki?  —  Since acquiring Jotspot last October, Google has been busy working on integrating the wiki service into its infrastructure.  —  In April this year, Jotspot's help and support pages moved to Google and a few months later Dave Girouard mentioned …
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Paperghost / The SpywareGuide Greynets Blog:
Compromised Emails Lead To IE Exploiter Tool  —  Sometimes, it's impossible to know where an investigation will take you.  And though your initial focus might change somewhat, every now and again the focus will change so dramatically that what you end up with is nothing like what you were expecting.
Discussion: PC World and Dancho Danchev
The Register:
Oracle buys Netsure Telecom  —  Grabs network intel and analytics software  —  Business software provider Oracle has acquired Dublin-based Netsure Telecom.  —  Netsure provides network intelligence and analytics software to communications service providers.  The firm's clients include Vodafone, Cable & Wireless and Eircom.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Peteris Krumins / good coders code, great reuse:
Designing Digg Picture Website in a Matter of Hours  —  I released full source code of the reddit media website (reddit media website generator suite (.zip)).  It can now be totally reused with minor modifications to suit the digg for pictures website.  —  Only the following modifications need to be made:
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Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Can you digg it?  —  As the social bookmarking site Digg often proves …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
MPAA says no to suing movie fans, yes to paying $15,000 for private e-mails  —  Oh, MPAA, you make it so hard for us to love you.  The moment we say a few half-decent things about you and your decision not to start an RIAA-style crusade against noncommercial file-swappers …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Digg
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The hundred gadget giveaway starts midnight tonight
Discussion: Mobility Site and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Return Of The Schwag  —  The true hard core geek/fanboy crowd …
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LEAK: First HP iPAQ 600 and iPAQ 900 renderings hit the Web
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Coming soon: hard drives with 1GB+ DDR RAM cache
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Adblock Plus: the nuclear plug-in
BBC:
Mobiles to become digital wallets