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10:05 AM ET, September 5, 2007

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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking: Microsoft Makes "Flashy" Hollywood Debut with Silverlight......and Extends Support to Linux  —  Microsoft just released Silverlight 1.0, the cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for streaming video, games and other multi-media content.  The company has a number of content partners …
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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 …
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.
Miguel de Icaza:
Microsoft/Novell Collaboration on Silverlight.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Silverlight goes 1.0, adds Linux support
Discussion: Inquirer
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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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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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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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
After ditching Apple, NBC opts for flex pricing and more DRM with Amazon  —  With a market cap of$34 billion, Amazon isn't exactly the smallest company in the world.  But they are certainly smaller than Apple when it comes to power and influence in the downloadable entertainment scene.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
NBC says goodbye to Apple, hello to Amazon
Discussion: TiVo Lovers
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Agreement to Acquire BlueLithium  —  Important Next Step in Yahoo!'s Mission to Lead the Transformation of How Advertisers Connect To and Engage With Their Customers  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. & SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News) …
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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 …
Colin Smillie / Inside Facebook:
Following your money in Facebook  —  While the Facebook platform has taken off over the last three months, few personal finance apps have emerged with much early adoption.  While a few big brands have gotten into the game with basic portfolio tracking tools, most of the attention has been paid to lending, bill splitting, and games.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Sydney Morning Herald:
Code crack opens the iPhone floodgates  —  Australians are thumbing their noses at Apple's 2008 launch date for the iPhone, importing the device from the US and hacking it to work on local networks.  —  The hacks, unveiled just over a month ago and extensively documented online …
Discussion: Inquirer
 
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
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Yahoo May Attract Microsoft Bid, Bear Stearns Says
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Virtual Iron goes 4.0
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft exec: Zune gets a B-; Xbox profitability; Windows Mobile's future
Discussion: Engadget
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Evidence of GDrive in Google Apps