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2:15 PM ET, September 15, 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 …
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.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: iPod Touch Definitely Has No Bluetooth, So Enough Already  —  iPod Touch Definitely Has No Bluetooth, So Enough Already  —  The iPod Touch has been dissected by the ace mechanics at iFixit.  And unless they overlooked something—actually, nevermind.  There's no Bluetooth in the iPod Touch.
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.
Discussion: dslreports.com, The Pirate Bay and Digg
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
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 and Slashdot
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 …
Discussion: MacUser, MacDailyNews and iLounge
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
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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.
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.
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Valleywag
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Robin Wauters / blognation Belgium:
First Look at Microsoft's Free Web Analytics Tool 'Gatineau' (With Slides)  —  I wasn't expecting any notable announcements at Web Analytics Day, an annual industry conference organized by Brussels-based web analytics agency OX2, but when Ian Thomas (Director at Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions) …
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft has changed (some of) its monopolistic ways  —  On September 17, the European Court of First Instance will decide whether or not to overturn the European Commission's 2004 antitrust ruling against Microsoft.  A number of company watchers are painting the ruling as a watershed event …
Google Code:
Google welcomes ISO decision on OOXML  —  Google welcomes the ISO decision to not approve the fast track of Office Open XML (OOXML) proposed standard DIS 29500 (ECMA 376).  —  Our engineers conducted an independent analysis of the OOXML specification and found several areas of concern …
Discussion: WinBeta and Digg
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Brightcove Narrows Focus  —  NEW YORK While it once had ambitions to compete with YouTube for viewers and ad networks for media dollars, Brightcove is now focusing squarely on its video technology.  —  As part of that push, the company will cease to develop its less than one-year-old video portal …
Discussion: Online Video Watch and HipMojo.com
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Brightcove Ends Development Of Video Portal To Focus On Publishing Services
Discussion: Contentinople
BBC:
Net gains for tiny Pacific nation  —  An atoll in the South Pacific has come up with a novel way of making money via its domain name .TK.  —  Tokelau may only have 1,500 inhabitants and be a two-day boat trip from its nearest neighbour but selling its .TK domain is reaping benefits.
Discussion: confused of calcutta
 
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Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Camera Raw 4.2, Lightroom 1.2 now available
Discussion: Underexposed and Macworld
amtd.com:
TD AMERITRADE Releases Results of Client SPAM Investigation
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WTF: Pitzer College Offers "Learning From YouTube" Class
Discussion: EMAC and CrunchGear
Think Secret:
European iPhone to arrive in November
Bill Day / Search Engine Land:
Local Search Finally Living Up To Its Promise
Discussion: LocalPoint
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
iPod Touch unpacking tour and first look (photos)
Discussion: Digg
San Francisco Chronicle:
Guv signs law banning minors from using cell phones while driving
James Rivington / Tech.co.uk:
Blu-ray camp responds to 51GB HD DVD claims
Discussion: Engadget and Engadget HD
Chris Lee / Ars Technica:
Quantum computing burns through another two graduate students
Discussion: WinBeta