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12:50 PM 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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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
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 …
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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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 …
Miguel de Icaza:
Microsoft/Novell Collaboration on Silverlight.  —  Update: I have updated this post addressing some questions that people have raised over email and the group.  The updates are flagged with an Update label.  —  Update: Scott Guthrie at Microsoft blogs about the news: updates to Silverlight 1.1 …
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Silverlight 1.0 Released and Silverlight for Linux Announced
Discussion: Ted On Flex and Channel 9
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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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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Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
Tuesday Apple Event: Live Chat
Discussion: Bits, Apple 2.0 and Tech_Space
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:   Tomorrow, Dreams Come True
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:
As Prostitutes Turn to Craigslist, Law Takes Notice  —  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.
Discussion: Profy.Com and Glass House
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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Stace / Unwired View:
FULL NEW HP-IPAQ LINE-UP REVEALED: HP-IPAQ 914, 614, 314, 214, 114  —  The rumors about HP's return to smartphone/PDA market has been flying around the net for a few months already.  —  Now Swedish portal Mobil.Se has got the goods on a full iPaq line-up that HP plans to introduce later this year.
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Takes a Victory Lap, Humbly, With Level Up  —  As the Wii continues its seemingly unstoppable march towards market dominance, and with the Tokyo Game Show just a few weeks away, we thought it appropriate to reach into our warehouse of as-yet-unpublished interviews …
Reuters:
Branson hopes to use Google Earth to find Fossett  —  OTTAWA (Reuters) - British billionaire Richard Branson said on Wednesday he was hoping to trace missing adventurer Steve Fossett through a satellite mapping service offered by Google.  —  Branson told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Eloise Pasteur / Second Life Insider:
Metacard - the credit card for the metaverse  —  We hear about firsts all the time.  This one I really think is a first.  A credit card you can use in SL.  A credit card for your L$ and your shopping.  —  MetaCard promises the same range of services as a credit card, plus banking services too.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
MetaCard: The World's First Virtual World Credit Card
Discussion: VTOR and NevilleHobson.com
 
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple hit with video encoding and iPhone battery lawsuits
Discussion: Macsimum News
Savio Rodrigues / InfoWorld:
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Irene Chen / DigiTimes:
Broadcom: 802.11n unlikely to replace 802.11g as mainstream WLAN technology
Discussion: Ars Technica
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Bind 8 DNS server retired by serious security flaw
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Sun Sets 1-For-4 Reverse Split; New Accounting Software Delays …
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PC World:
Yahoo Buys Ad Firm BlueLithium for $300 Million (PC World)
Discussion: Computerworld
Bill Ray / The Register:
O2 starts charging for calls to non-places
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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 …
Rachel Cericola / Electronic House …:
New LG Dual High-Def DVD Player Coming Next Month
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Ubergizmo
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
ThinkPad Reserve Edition
Discussion: Engadget and Computerworld
Robyn Tippins / The MyBlogLog Blog:
Yahoo! IDs - Another Milestone For MyBlogLog
Sydney Morning Herald:
Code crack opens the iPhone floodgates
Discussion: Inquirer
PC World:
Don't Ban Facebook at Work, Researchers Advise
Colin Smillie / Inside Facebook:
Following your money in Facebook
Discussion: Howard Lindzon