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10:40 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 …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Google: Don't cross the "activity streams"
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
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.
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Paul Bennett / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Yahoo! Back In The Game
Discussion: InfoWorld
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.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and FurdLog
Business Wire:
Idearc Media Acquires LocalSearch.com URL; Makes Strategic Investment in AmericanTowns.com  —  DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Idearc Media Corp., home to Superpages.com® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has acquired the LocalSearch.com URL and made a strategic investment in AmericanTowns.com …
Journalism.org:
THE LATEST NEWS HEADLINES—YOUR VOTE COUNTS  —  If someday we have a world without journalists, or at least without editors, what would the news agenda look like?  How would citizens make up a front page differently than professional news people?  —  If a new crop of user-news sites …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
What is news to John Q. Public?
Discussion: CyberJournalist.net
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.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
New Social Sites Cater to People of a Certain Age  —  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
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Social Graph: Concepts and Issues  —  Brad Firzpatrick recently wrote an elegant and important post about the Social Graph, a term used by Facebook to describe their social network In his post, Fitzpatrick defines "social graph" as "the global mapping of everybody and how they're related".
Discussion: Bokardo
John Walko / EE Times:
3G version of the iPhone imminent, says analyst  —  LONDON — There is no doubt a 3G version of Apple's iPhone is in the wings and it could be announced soon, according to wireless chip and DSP sector analyst Will Strauss of Forward Concepts.  —  There is also speculation that Apple …
Discussion: Tech.co.uk, Beet.TV and Macsimum News
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 …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Amazon dangles seed money for Web services start-ups  —  Amazon Web Services is launching a program to entice start-up developers with money to build applications that use Amazon's utility computing services.  A small company could even get seed money out of the deal.
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
 
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The Official Palm Blog:
Officially Announcing the Treo 500v Smartphone in EMEA
AT&T:
AT&T Launches New Marketing Initiatives to 'Mobilize' Brand
Financial Times:
Sony Ericsson eyes PlayStation brand
Erik Larkin / PC World:
Online Thugs Assault Sites That Specialize in Security Help
Discussion: Inquirer
Allan Leinwand / GigaOM:
Looking Back To The Future of Data Centers
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Microsoft, Novell open interoperability lab
Nokia:
Maps and More: Nokia Revamps its Location-Based Experiences
Reuters:
U.S. ad spending seen "challenged" for rest of '07
 Earlier Items: 
Sydney Morning Herald:
Firm sues forum to silence critics
Oliver Ryan / Fortune:
This old guy sure can pick 'em
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft patents watermark technology that may lock down DRM-free music
Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch:
Google Mobile to Start Running AdWords
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Health's Adam Bosworth Leaves Google
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Who blocks the (ad) blockers?
Discussion: broadstuff, Rough Type and Slashdot
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Running the numbers on Vista
Rodney Gedda / Computerworld:
Black screen of darkness to haunt Vista pirates