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3:30 PM ET, September 26, 2007

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David Gainer / Microsoft Excel:
Calculation Issue Update  —  Yesterday we were alerted to an issue in Excel 2007 (and Excel Services 2007) involving calculation of numbers around 65,535.  The Excel team would like to provide a description of the issue and explain what we're doing about it.  —  Background
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Christopher Null:
Excel 2007 Stricken with Bizarre Calculation Bug
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Up next for Apple: the return of the Newton  —  Apple Inc, which helped spawn the PDA market with its Newton MessagePad line in the early '90s, plans to give the concept another go with a modern day reincarnation of the old fan favorite based on the company's new mutli-touch technology, AppleInsider has learned.
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple sends takedown notice to iPod hacker's ISP  —  Yesterday, Erica posted in her state of the iPod touch jailbreak that a hacker named "Martyn" had obtained a broken iPod touch, and was planning to dive in and download every bit of code on it in the increasingly complicated effort to put 3rd party applications on the iPod touch.
Ben Charny / Wall Street Journal:
Free Wi-Fi Still an Elusive Goal  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The same forces slowing development of single-city wireless Internet networks are now overwhelming their supersize versions that cover thousands of square miles and scores of municipalities.  —  A telling example of the malaise can be found …
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James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
Will Wi-Fi connect in L.A.?
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Microsoft's Plan To Bring In Outside Talent  —  Before Brian McAndrews agreed to take charge of a crucial piece of Microsoft Corp.'s online advertising business, he insisted on a key condition: that he be granted certain power over the engineering part of the operation.
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Online Health Firm Waterfront Media Raises $25 Million In Fourth Round  —  NY-based online health company Waterfront Media has raised $25 million in a fourth round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners.  Other participants were Foundation Capital and existing investors Rho Ventures …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
When wireless > DSL: Sprint, Motorola show off WiMAX on the Chicago River  —  On a muggy early-autumn evening, I set sail down the Chicago River with a group of Motorola and Sprint executives, marketing people, analysts, and journalists.  Everyone was there to see one thing: Mobile WiMAX …
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
MSN Video Gets Update  —  Microsoft has released a new version of MSN Video, offering users and advertisers a better experience by improving the ability to find premium and user-generated video content from the MSN Video library along with adding new sharing features, and introducing a new time-based advertising delivery model.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Surprise: MSN Has Built the Video Site of the Future
Discussion: MSN Video
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage: How Low Can You Go?  —  Vonage (VG), the Holmdel, NJ-based VoIP service provider has been on the ropes for so long that you think it can't get any worse.  But it does!  Earlier this year the company lost a patent infringement case to Verizon, and was asked by the courts to pay Verizon …
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
MIT students turn famed Harvard statue into 'Halo' chief  —  It goes without saying that in addition to a stellar reputation for academic innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is renowned for its geeky pranks.  The best-known of these was perhaps the time when students decorated …
Discussion: CNET News.com
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
More on the Amazon MP3 Store  —  So why Amazon is even bothering with a music download store, given that "everyone knows" the iTunes Store is a loss-leader that Apple offers just to sell more iPods?  —  Because that's bulls**t.  Apple is making good money from the iTunes Store.
Official Google Blog:
A new caffeine-free way to stay alert  —  Since new videos are constantly appearing all over the web, it's difficult to keep tabs on all of them.  But now Google Alerts will make it easy for you to add video to your other Alerts: News, Web, Blog and Groups.
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Sharp Blu-ray Recorders Include 1TB Storage  —  Sharp's Blu-ray Disc recorders will pack 1TB of HDD  —  With the gradual move from standard to high-definition television broadcasts, the recordable DVD looks a bit too small in terms of storage.  Sharp will address that issue by shipping Blu-ray Disc recorders for the Japanese market.
Discussion: PC World and Neowin.net
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
A New Short Story Imagines Google as a Bad Big Brother  —  In science-fiction author Cory Doctorow's short story "Scroogled," a woman shrugs when she sees "Immigration—Powered by Google" on an airport sign, but that's just the beginning of the search giant's presence in a not-too-distant future.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The Urballoon art installation has a message for you  —  What is it about art and technology?  People just can't get enough of it, and yet, it hardly ever seems to be any good.  Far be it from us to pass judgment, however, on the Urballoon — an "urban media space" wherein a balloon hovers three stories …
Discussion: textually.org
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Supreme Court To Determine If Patent Holders Can Shake Down Entire Supply Chain  —  from the more-judicial-patent-reform dept  —  While Congress continues to fight over patent reform (often missing the bigger issues for those that the lobbyists are most interested in) …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Patent Law Blog
 
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Paul Glazowski / Profy.Com:
Gizmo Project Releases VoIP and IM Solution for BlackBerry
Discussion: Webware.com
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The Age:
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Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Cisco to roll out branch office networking gear
Discussion: WSJ.com
Paul Foster / BloggingStocks:
Option update: Sherwin-Williams up on buyout chatter
Erica Ogg / Webware.com:
MEETING UP MADE EASIER
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REMOTE COMMAND EXECUTION, HTML AND JAVASCRIPT INJECTION VULNERA …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Linksys shows off two new Media Center Extenders
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade and Ubergizmo
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Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
IBM CoScripter Simplifies Web Experience
Discussion: Mashable!
Tim Donnelly Smith / Truphone press office:
Truphone to demonstrate first VoIP-over-WiFi call on Apple's iPhone
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Halo 3 Arrives, Rewarding Gamers, and Microsoft
Miguel Helft / Bits:
What's in Google's Name?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sling Media, EchoStar & Ma Bell: The Buyout Game
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Ranking Changes : Domain Name Importance & 301 Redirects
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Global Grind: Ajax, Finally, For The Hip Hop Demographic
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
RealNetworks To Buy Online Casual Games Site GameTrust; Price Less Than $50 Million