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12:40 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
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.
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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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Steve Jobs subpoenaed over stock option backdating  —  It's not easy being Steve Jobs.  When you're not jet-setting around the world, introducing your disappointing EDGE-only iPhone to the European market, you're getting subpoenaed by US securities regulators over a lawsuit concerning stock option backdating.
Discussion: Computerworld and Digital Daily
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Zillow Gets Mo Money  —  Earlier this week we were joking about Fundinistas or companies that the ones who raise venture capital relentlessly.  One of them happened to be Zillow, which had raised $57 million.  Well, today they called to let us know that they had raised another $30 million, bringing the total to $87 million.
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Rebecca Buckman / Wall Street Journal:
Zillow Raises Additional $30 Million
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MediaDefender Anti-Piracy Tools Leaked  —  Similar to the previously released e-mails, tracking database and phone call this leak is also spread by the group that goes by the name "MediaDefender-Defenders".  In the .nfo that was posted with the torrent we read:
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Greg Sandoval / ZDNet:
Leaked e-mails reveal MediaDefender's antipiracy woes
Discussion: WinBeta
Rebecca Dana / Wall Street Journal:
ABC's AOL Pact Marks Web's Growing TV Allure  —  Walt Disney Co.'s ABC became the latest major network to strike a deal with AOL allowing its full-length prime-time shows to be available free on the Time Warner Inc.-owned portal.  —  ABC shows will be available on AOL starting today …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
NBC to Offer Downloads of Its Shows  —  NBC Universal said yesterday that it would soon permit consumers to download many of NBC's most popular programs free to personal computers and other devices for one week immediately after their broadcasts.  —  The service, which is set to start …
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
NBC.com to provide free, ad-supported downloads of popular shows
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Bits
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.
Discussion: RSS and Hear 2.0
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.
Nokia:
Nokia answers convergence call with Nokia 6301 UMA phone  —  Espoo, Finland - With a sleek stainless steel design, the Nokia 6301 phone launched today is not only stylish, but offers consumers seamless voice and data mobility across GSM cellular and WLAN networks via Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology.
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
Ignoring open source is costing us dear  —  Firefox, the browser that dared to challenge the supremacy of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, has just reached 400m downloads - and deservedly so.  It now claims a market share of nearly 20% in the UK and 30% in Germany.
Discussion: The Open Road and Open Source
Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Yorkfield to launch at 3GHz  —  We already know that Penryn will launch on November 12th but we've now learned what clock speed it will launch at.  Or at least, what it will launch at on the desktop, as Intel hasn't confirmed whether the desktop is the launch platform yet.
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: Hitwise
 
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Check it out: Speech@Microsoft  —  Nope, it's not a new email address — it's a new blog.
biz.yahoo.com:
Bell launches unlimited data access for wireless connection cards …
James Quintana Pearce / paidContent.org:
IPhone To Be Offered By Orange In France
Discussion: Byte of the Apple and Engadget
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Yahoo Messenger Hit with Ninth Zero-Day Exploit
Thomas Wilburn / Ars Technica:
Online music distributors: song licensing a painful and expensive process
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USSR alive and kicking on the Internet
Walt Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Apple's iPod Touch Is a Beauty of a Player Short on Battery Life
Discussion: CrunchGear and iLounge
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Xobni: Turn Outlook Into A Social Network
Discussion: uncov
PC World:
Sony to Expand PS2 Business, But No PS3 Price Cut
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Commercial Software Will Include Open Source, Gartner Says
Discussion: The Open Road and Inquirer
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Ameritrade leak looks to have started in late '05, much earlier than reported
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Semantic Web: Difficulties with the Classic Approach
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