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12:05 AM ET, September 16, 2007

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Will / ipodminusitunes:
Apple cuts us off  —  So, it's finally happened.  Unhappy with other media players being better than iTunes, Apple have apparently decided to stop them from working with the new range of iPods.  —  Who does this affect?  —  This affects Linux users - there's no iTunes for Linux …
Randall Stross / New York Times:
A Window of Opportunity for Macs, Soon to Close  —  IF you're the owner of a Windows PC who is looking for a replacement computer, the choices are grim.  You can step into the world of hurt that is Vista, the latest version of Microsoft Windows that was released in January.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iPod touch having display issues?  —  No rest for the weary on the Apple LCD front — hot the heels of reports that the 20-inch iMac's screen is less than impressive, word on the street (and Apple's support forums) is the iPod touch is having trouble displaying blacks correctly.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Invites Us Into Mash, Its New Social Network  —  A little more than two months after we first reported rumors about Yahoo's new social network Mosh, the company has given us a preview of a social network with a slightly different name: Mash.  —  The service includes features common to Facebook, MySpace, and My Yahoo.
TorrentFreak:
The Biggest Ever BitTorrent Leak: MediaDefender Internal Emails Go Public  —  When we reported in July that an Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People and that the company was called Media Defender and, as anyone who aims to be a credible news resource would, we checked and double checked our sources.
Associated Press:
The $100 laptop now the $188 laptop  —  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — The vaunted "$100 laptop" that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept.  —  Leaders of the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Neowin.net, Gizmodo and Slashdot
Eric / Web Analytics Demystified:
EXCLUSIVE Microsoft Gatineau presentation and screen shots!  —  UPDATED: Apologies to Ian Thomas but I forgot to indicate where BETA 1 screen shots stopped and where future releases began as he related this information during his presentation.  Please see the note inline below and again, apologies to Ian!
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Robin Wauters / blognation Belgium:
First Look at Microsoft's Free Web Analytics Tool 'Gatineau' (With Slides)
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
AMD prepares three-core processors  —  Tri and tri again  —  THERE HAVE BEEN back channel stories floating around for weeks about tri-core AMD CPUs, but nothing solid.  The rumours have been picking up more steam, and now they are finally solid: AMD is doing a three-core chip.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Scott Woolley / Forbes:
The iFlop  —  Steve Jobs tried to design —and dictate—the future of television.  Here's how he failed.  —  Steve Jobs, the Silicon Valley Svengali who gave the world geek chic in the form of the iPod, iTunes and the iPhone, looked ready to do it yet again last summer when he offered …
Liza Ma / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Subscriber stats and more  —  We're unrolling some exciting new features in Webmaster Tools.  —  First of all, subscriber stats are now available.  Webmaster Tools now show feed publishers the number of aggregated subscribers you have from Google services such as Google Reader, iGoogle, and Orkut.
Electronista:
SCO declares bankruptcy after failed patent suits  —  Service provider SCO Group ended a major phase in the history of both UNIX and Linux today by declaring chapter 11 bankruptcy, forcing the company to reorganize before it can resume normal business.  The sometimes scorned company …
Discussion: Digg
Hindustan Times:
Is Gmail getting offline?  —  There are winds of change sweeping the global software market— and you could see it next in the most ubiquitous activity on the Internet: e-mail.  —  If current indications are anything to go by, Microsoft's popular Outlook software and IBM's Lotus Notes …
BBC:
Google calls for web privacy laws  —  Search site Google has called on governments and business to agree a basic set of global privacy rules.  —  Without global standards the health of the internet was at risk, the firm's privacy chief Peter Fleischer told a UN agency conference in Strasbourg.
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Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek To Live: Transform Your Classic Xbox into a Killer Media Center  —  Don't ditch your classic Xbox just because you can't play Halo 3 on it: nowadays it's easier than ever to transform that old neglected console into a Unix-based media command center.  While early Xbox hackers had to pry open …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WTF: Pitzer College Offers "Learning From YouTube" Class  —  Pitzer College, located in Southern California, is offering a for-credit class called Learning from YouTube this Fall, taught by Alexandra Juhasz, a media studies professor.  The class consists of students watching YouTube videos and then discussing them.
 
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Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Camera Raw 4.2, Lightroom 1.2 now available
Discussion: Underexposed and Macworld
BBC:
Net gains for tiny Pacific nation
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft has changed (some of) its monopolistic ways
 Earlier Items: 
amtd.com:
TD AMERITRADE Releases Results of Client SPAM Investigation
Google Code:
Google welcomes ISO decision on OOXML
Discussion: Googling Google, WinBeta and Digg
Bill Day / Search Engine Land:
Local Search Finally Living Up To Its Promise
Discussion: LocalPoint