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11:25 AM ET, September 5, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook Opens Up To Public Search  —  One of the great features of Facebook was privacy.  You could be assured that what was in Facebook remained in Facebook.  However, that illusion might be ending soon.  —  Tonight, Facebook launches a "public listing search" which allows anyone to search for a specific person.
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Facebook Profiles Will Appear in Google Results Next Month  —  If you thought the news feed was a threat to your privacy, be warned: Facebook is announcing Public Search Listings today, meaning profiles will be searchable through Facebook, and soon turn up on Google, Yahoo and MSN Search.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook Opens Profiles To Tap Into Google Traffic, While Google Grabs Facebook's News Feed Idea  —  Google is getting a bit more like Facebook by enabling a Facebook-style news feed within its Orkut social networking site, while the king of the walled gardens Facebook acknowledges in actions …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
People Search Business Just Got More Complicated As Facebook Enters Market  —  Facebook just announced that they are now allowing public searches of their users by people without Facebook accounts.  —  Not much information is included in the results (see image below)- just the name …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Microsoft:
Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 1.0, Extends Support to Linux  —  "Entertainment Tonight" HSN and World Wrestling Entertainment showcase new online experiences; more than 35 partners commit to Silverlight Partner Initiative.  —  Microsoft Corp. today released to the Web (RTW) Silverlight™ 1.0 …
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Miguel de Icaza:
Microsoft/Novell Collaboration on Silverlight.  —  Today we are announcing a new collaboration with Microsoft around Silverlight.  The Mono team at Novell will implement open source versions of Silverlight 1.0 and Silverlight 1.1.  —  Our implementation of Silverlight is Moonlight.
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Silverlight 1.0 Released and Silverlight for Linux Announced  —  Silverlight is a cross platform, cross browser plug-in that enables designers and developers to build rich media experiences and .NET based RIAs for the web.  I first blogged about Silverlight back in May after we announced it at our MIX conference in Las Vegas.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Silverlight goes 1.0, adds Linux support
Discussion: InfoWorld and Inquirer
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Time Inc. to Close Business 2.0  —  The latest dot-com casualty comes from the newsstand, not the Internet.  —  Business 2.0, a monthly magazine about the new economy, will be shut down rather than sold, its owners at Time Inc. have decided.  The publication, which has been suffering …
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Business 2.0 RIP  —  We're sad to report that employees of Business 2.0 magazine were told today that the monthly publication will close next week, after finishing its October issue.  —  As we wrote in July, executives at Time Inc. were weighing whether to shutter the seven-year old business …
Daniel Drew Turner / eWEEK.com:
Apple Event May Ring In New iPods, iPhone Upgrades  —  Apple watchers predict that new iPods, new iPhone features and iTunes Beatles content may be in the offing.  —  Apple watchers are speculating that the company may introduce new iPods, Beatles content for Apple's iTunes store or perhaps …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Engadget
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CNNMoney.com:
NBC TV shows on Amazon  —  NBC content downloadable on Amazon.com.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — NBC Universal and Amazon.com announced Tuesday that the online retailer's digital download service, dubbed Amazon Unbox, is now offering NBC television content in a variety of packages for download onto customers' computers.
Discussion: DailyTech
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
11 video download stores compared
The Official Palm Blog:
A Message to Palm Customers, Partners and Developers  —  As many of you are aware, we are in the process of building our next generation software platform.  We are very excited about how this is coming together.  It has a modern flexible UI, instant performance, and an incredibly simple and elegant development environment.
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Palm kills the Foleo dead
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web  —  A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web  —  Authored by Joseph Smarr, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble, and Michael Arrington  —  We publicly assert that all users of the social web are entitled to certain fundamental rights, specifically:
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Zune Insider:
Price Drop  —  Some of you may have already heard, but tomorrow we're dropping the suggested retail price for Zune to $199.  It's part of the normal product lifecycle, something we've had on the books for months.  We just got some research back and customer satisfaction with the 30GB device is really high …
Bruce Lambert / New York Times:
Prostitution Targeted on Craigslist  —  The eight women visited Long Island this summer along with vacationing families and other business travelers, staying in hotels and motels in commercial strips in middle-class suburbs like East Garden City, Hicksville and Woodbury.  Their ages ranged from 20 to 32.
Discussion: Glass House
 
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Peter Lauria / New York Post:
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Verizon:
New Technology Makeover Show, 'My Home 2.,' to Shoot on Location …
Discussion: dslreports.com
Rachel Cericola / Electronic House …:
New LG Dual High-Def DVD Player Coming Next Month
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
ThinkPad Reserve Edition
Discussion: Engadget and Computerworld
Robyn Tippins / The MyBlogLog Blog:
Yahoo! IDs - Another Milestone For MyBlogLog
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple store iPhone sales outshine AT&T by seven to one
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Takes a Victory Lap, Humbly, With Level Up
Associated Press:
China denies hacking Pentagon computers
 Earlier Items: 
Sydney Morning Herald:
Code crack opens the iPhone floodgates
Discussion: Inquirer
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
MetaCard: The World's First Virtual World Credit Card
PC World:
Don't Ban Facebook at Work, Researchers Advise
Colin Smillie / Inside Facebook:
Following your money in Facebook
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Panel Rejects Microsoft's Open Format
Jeff Kearns / Bloomberg:
Yahoo May Attract Microsoft Bid, Bear Stearns Says
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft exec: Zune gets a B-; Xbox profitability; Windows Mobile's future
Discussion: Engadget
 

 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
WBD reports Q4 revenue down 7% YoY to $10.3B, adjusted EBITDA down 5% YoY to $2.5B, 97.7M global streaming subscribers, and a $103M streaming profit for 2023

 
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