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6:35 PM ET, September 20, 2007

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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Shared Stuff  —  Google's social side is more visible every day.  A new service called "Shared Stuff" lets you share interesting links with your friends and the entire world.  You need to drag a bookmarklet to your browser's link bar or to click on the "Share" button from a web page …
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Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Shared Stuff  —  Google has just quietly launched a new social link sharing service called Google Shared Stuff.  —  According to this help file, you can add links to your "shared stuff page" by adding a bookmarklet to your web browser's "Links" or "Bookmarks" bar or by clicking this button …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Wants You To Share Stuff
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Shared Stuff is Delicious
Discussion: WebProNews
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   The Best and Worst Things About Google's Shared Stuff
David Recordon / Six Apart News:
We Are Opening the Social Graph  —  Your lists of friends and connections on the social websites that you use, sometimes called your social graph, belongs to you.  No one company should own who you know and how you know them.  OpenID, which was born at Six Apart less than two years ago …
Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs Subpoenaed for Deposition, People Say  —  Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs was subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to give a deposition in a backdating lawsuit against the company's former general counsel, two people familiar with the matter said.
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Walt Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Apple's iPod Touch Is a Beauty of a Player Short on Battery Life  —  In the hyper-competitive world of consumer electronics, it's highly unusual for one branded product to dominate its market for years on end.  Yet, that's what Apple's iPod media player, now approaching its sixth anniversary, has managed to do.
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple fesses up to faulty iPod touch screens
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
We're thrilled about this NBC download service  —  If you haven't heard about it, see here.  NBC is going to launch its own download service where you can get NBC shows.  This is their new initiative in the wake of severing their relationship with us.  Why are we psyched?
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Rebecca Dana / Wall Street Journal:
ABC's AOL Pact Marks Web's Growing TV Allure
Paul Miller / Engadget:
New York's subway stations to be wired for cellphones  —  After holding out for years, MTA has finally caved to the public's demand for cellphones in New York subways.  New York City Transit has announced a deal with Transit Wireless, who's forking out $46.8 million over 10 years for the privilege …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zimbra: Why Did Yahoo Buy Them?  —  This week Zimbra was acquired by Yahoo! for a staggering $350M.  It seems like only yesterday that Zimbra was the buzz of the 2005 Web Conference.  But in two years, Zimbra has grown from a small 'cool features' startup to a company worth $350M.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Hitwise: August 2007 Search Share Favors Google, Yahoo - Microsoft Drops  —  Yes, it's that time of the month again — search popularity stats time.  Several ratings services are out with figures for August 2007, and I'm starting off with a look at those from Hitwise.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WebProNews
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Hitwise:
Google Receives 64 Percent Of All U.S. Searches In August 2007
Discussion: Mashable! and Search Engine Guide
Belinda Goldsmith / Reuters:
Americans giving up friends, sex for Web life  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surfing the net has become an obsession for many Americans with the majority of U.S. adults feeling they cannot go for a week without going online and one in three giving up friends and sex for the Web.
Wil Shipley / Call Me Fishmeal:
iPhone & iPod: contain or disengage?  —  Back when we had commies to worry about, someone came up with the concept of "engage and contain": eg, rather than avoid them as we'd been doing, we should trade and talk and travel there, and by doing so be able to contain their evil.
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Zillow Gains VC and Google SEO Goodness  —  Zillow.com has secured a fresh round of money, the venture capital kind: $87 million to date in VC backing.  —  Meanwhile, new hire Vanessa Fox has undoubetdly been showing Zillow some SEO gains, Google style.  —  Fox is Product team Lead at Zillow …
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USA Today:
Cities turning off plans for Wi-Fi  —  CHICAGO — Plans to blanket cities across the nation with low-cost or free wireless Internet access are being delayed or abandoned because they are proving to be too costly and complicated.  —  Houston, San Francisco, Chicago and other cities are putting proposed Wi-Fi networks on hold.
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Adobe AIR Bus Rolls On  —  BOSTON—Football broadcaster John Madden doesn't have one thing on Adobe Systems.  —  When Adobe decided to share word of its new AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) technology, the company settled on an 18-city bus tour as a primary mode of delivering information.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Anne Trafton / web.mit.edu:
21st-century pack mule: MIT's 'exoskeleton' lightens the load  —  Researchers in the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics Group have created a device to lighten the burden for soldiers and others who carry heavy packs and equipment.  —  Their invention, known as an exoskeleton …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Hands-on with Texas Instruments' cellphone projector  —  Now that we have email, internet, TV, GPS, cameras, and satellite radio on our cellphones, our next wish is for bigger, higher resolution screens — which seems paradoxical, because larger displays almost always mean bulkier devices.
AdAge:
NBC's Silverman Grabs Digital Expert From MSN  —  Cameron Death Created Branded-Entertainment Deals for Portal  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Cameron Death, U.S. director-branded entertainment at MSN, is leaving the portal to lead digital development under Ben Silverman at NBC.
 
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Paul Glazowski / Profy.Com:
MTV Announces New Social(ly Conscious) Network
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
NBC U: Just Because We Acknowledge Viewers Want Control …
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Why Hulu is Screwed, Part 1 (GE, NWS)
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