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12:30 PM ET, September 12, 2007

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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.
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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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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BBC:
Citizens offer new take on news
Discussion: Weblogsky
Palm - Company:
Palm Launches Treo 500v on Windows Mobile 6 for Vodafone Customers  —  Mobile High Speed 3G/UMTS Internet Access and Multiple Forms of Communication Combined in One Compact Handset  —  Palm Europe Ltd today announced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 500v smartphone which combines multiple forms …
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Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Microsoft sneaks 1GB of memory into new laptop mouse  —  Microsoft has a handful of new laptop mice the company wants you to know about this morning.  And while Microsoft isn't usually the first brand name that springs to mind when you think of computer hardware (software's another story) …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:   Microsoft unleashes 2 LifeCams and 3 Mice, we've got the hands-on to prove it
Paul Bennett / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Yahoo! Back In The Game  —  Yahoo! have finally secured a deal with a major social networking property for display and video advertising.  Bebo, the UK and Ireland's most popular social networking site, has entered into a multi-year, exclusive partnership.  —  Yahoo! Europe will help …
Discussion: PC World
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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 …
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.
BBC:
Phone cancer doubts remain  —  The long-term cancer risk of mobile phone use cannot be ruled out, experts have concluded.  —  A major six-year research programme found a "hint" of a higher cancer risk.  —  But the UK Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme (MTHRP) …
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 …
Nokia:
AT&T and Nokia deliver speed and elegance with the Nokia 6555 phone  —  New 3G mobile phone is optimized for AT&T services, including CV and AT&T Mobile Music  —  San Antonio, TX and White Plains, NY, USA - AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced the immediate availability …
PC World:
Square Enix Endorses Xbox 360  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 games console got a big boost on Wednesday when Square Enix Co. Ltd., the last major Japanese games developer not to have embraced the console, said it would release a title on the platform.  —  The game, called "Infinite Undiscovery …
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
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
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Street View Might Violate Canadian Privacy Law
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Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
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logitech.com:
Logitech Unveils Bluetooth-Enabled Headset and Keyboard Designed for PLAYSTATION 3
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Appeals Court: Hacking your DirecTV not the same as commercial piracy
Discussion: LawGeek
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Ways in Which iTunes's Just-Released Official Ringtone Support …
Discussion: Wired News and Infinite Loop
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Adam Bosworth leaves Google
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Copyright Alliance Pretending That Gov't Backed Monopolies Are The Free Market Again
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
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Amazon dangles seed money for Web services start-ups
Sydney Morning Herald:
Firm sues forum to silence critics
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Holy Grail For Mobile Social Networks