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7:40 AM ET, September 12, 2007

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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Leaked Google Video Discusses Google Reader, Social Efforts  —  A video disclaimed to be "Google - Confidential" with the title "Nooglers And The PDB: Reactor (Ben Darnell, September 6, 2007)" made its way onto a public Google Video page.  A "noogler" is what people at Google call new employees …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google May Add Comment Feature On Shared Reader Feeds  —  Google Blogscoped got their hands on an internal video created by the Google Reader team where they discuss future plans for their popular service.  —  There's a pile of interesting information; highlights include Google developing …
Discussion: Scobleizer and EirePreneur
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Intends to Integrate Its Social Applications
Discussion: Between the Lines and /Message
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google: Don't cross the "activity streams"
Discussion: John Bracken
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iUnlock released: the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock software  —  It looks like the battle's officially over between iPhoneSIMfree and the numerous unique groups of open source hackers trying to software SIM unlock the iPhone.  As we've been following in our previous post on the topic …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: iPhone Free Software Unlock Confirmed (Death Star Explodes)  —  The free software iPhone unlock—the only one that counts— has been finally achieved by the iPhone Dev Team and it has been independently tested.  Everyone can now unlock their iPhones for free.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
The story behind iUnlock: the first free, open iPhone SIM unlock software  —  If you're like us, you're furiously unlocking every iPhone in sight at the moment, but what you might not know is the story behind the hack.  It all started Monday when iPhoneSIMfree was finally released.
Tom Drapeau / The Netscape Blog:
Social News Update  —  › tags: Netscape, Propeller, Social News, SocialNews  —  We promised you in our last communication about the Netscape.com site that we would get right back to you about where your current social news site will live after we redirect to the new Netscape portal.
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Muhammad Saleem / muhammad.saleem:
as promised, netscape's social news site propelling forward
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks  —  We've been tracking emerging mobile-only social networks such as ZYB and Mocospace and Mig33.  All have unique selling points (Mocospace is dead simple to use, ZYB has a rich set of potential users from their address book backup service …
Discussion: alarm:clock euro and The Gong Show
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Health's Adam Bosworth Leaves Google  —  I got a tip that Google vice president Adam Bosworth, who headed up the Google Health project, had left Google.  Now Google has confirmed this is so — Bosworth is leaving the company.  Says Google: … Bosworth joined Google in July 2004, having left BEA Systems.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Running the numbers on Vista  —  Sales of boxed copies of Windows Vista continue to significantly trail those of Windows XP during its early days, according to a soon-to-be-released report.  —  Standalone unit sales of Vista at U.S. retail stores were down 59.7 percent compared with Windows XP …
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Yahoo wins exclusive ad deal for Bebo UK, Ireland  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news)announced on Wednesday an exclusive partnership with Bebo to manage display advertising on the social networking Web site in Britain and Ireland, giving it access to more than 11 million sought-after users.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
The Graying of the Web  —  Older people are sticky.  —  That is the latest view from Silicon Valley.  Technology investors and entrepreneurs, long obsessed with connecting to teenagers and 20-somethings, are starting a host of new social networking sites aimed at baby boomers and graying computer users.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and /Message
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Microsoft, Novell open interoperability lab  —  (InfoWorld) - Cross-platform virtualization is top of the list of projects that a new joint development lab operated by Microsoft and Novell will work on, executives said.  —  The companies expect to announce the opening of the lab on Wednesday.
Discussion: Between the Lines
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Who Needs Hackers?  —  NOTHING was moving.  International travelers flying into Los Angeles International Airport — more than 17,000 of them — were stuck on planes for hours one day in mid-August after computers for the United States Customs and Border Protection agency went down and stayed down for nine hours.
dslreports.com:
How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume Per Month?  - And are you willing to be billed by the byte?  —  With the media's recent rediscovery of Comcast's half-decade old practice of booting high-consumption users, our Comcast forum regulars are running a poll asking just how much bandwidth you consume per month …
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RCR Wireless News:
Paying for the bandwidth we consume
Discussion: TechSpot News and TechnoLlama
Sydney Morning Herald:
Firm sues forum to silence critics  —  In a move that could set a nasty precedent for Australian website operators and their users, a software firm is suing a community website over comments published on its message board.  —  The firm, 2Clix, is suing the owner of the popular broadband …
 
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Reuters:
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Amazon dangles seed money for Web services start-ups
Discussion: Mashable!
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
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Oliver Ryan / Fortune:
This old guy sure can pick 'em
 Earlier Items: 
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft patents watermark technology that may lock down DRM-free music
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Insight into why Europeans get multi-factor authentication and we don't
Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch:
Google Mobile to Start Running AdWords
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Who blocks the (ad) blockers?
Katherine Hannaford / Tech Digest:
Barack Obama signs up to LinkedIn, expect Twitter account next
Rodney Gedda / Computerworld:
Black screen of darkness to haunt Vista pirates