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2:00 PM ET, September 28, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Extends Sales Availability of Windows XP  —  Responding to feedback from its customers, the company decides to give small businesses and customers in emerging markets more time and flexibility to test and prepare for the operating system upgrade.  —  In an effort to respond …
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BBC:
Microsoft bows to pressure on XP  —  Customer demand has forced Microsoft to extend the shelf life of Windows XP by five months.  —  Microsoft was scheduled to stop selling the six-year-old operating system on 30 January 2008 to leave the field clear for Vista.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Act Now and Get a Downgrade to the OS You Really Want, ABSOLUTELY FREE!  —  It's looking more and more like the pent-up demand for Windows Vista we've heard so much about this past year is really just pent-up demand for Windows XP.  —  With Vista failing to win over the consumer …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft extends Windows XP's stay
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and The Tech Report
George Ou:
More facts and less hysteria on Vista, please!
Discussion: The Register
Susan Lundgren / Apple:
Daniel Cooperman to Join Apple as General Counsel  —  Apple® today announced that Daniel Cooperman, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Oracle Corporation, will join Apple as the company's senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple's growth, an unwinnable iPhone war and a reputation at risk  —  Apple is clearly in a war with hackers over the iPhone and its most loyal fans could take a few hits.  How Apple performs through these battles will determine the company's overall reputation going forward.
Discussion: MacDailyNews and Bits
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Steve Jobs Girds for the Long iPhone War
Rebecca Dana / Wall Street Journal:
CBS Creates 'EyeLab' To Woo Web Surfers  —  CBS Corp. thinks Web surfers would rather watch a blooper reel from the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" than an actual episode of the show.  —  To cater to what it believes is the short attention span of online audiences, the network today is launching CBS EyeLab …
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple Geniuses are reportedly unbricking iPhones  —  Apple continues posting warning signs around their stores, cautioning customers that unlocked and modded iPhones fall outside their warranty.  And at the same time, Apple Geniuses around the country quietly are reportedly accepting bricked iphones …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Apple has a PR nightmare brewing...  Tons of people on Twitter are reporting problems with their iPhones.  Including my son.  Including Jeff Clavier.  Anyone else having this problem?  These are people who have not unlocked their iPhones.  I'm about to update mine and will report what happens.
Business Wire:
3Com Announces Agreement to Be Acquired by Bain Capital Partners for $5.30 Per Share in Cash  —  Transaction valued at $2.2 billion  —  MARLBOROUGH, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS - News) today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to be acquired …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Day 73: The (Sleepy) Attack of the Yahoo Vice Presidents  —  Despite a lot of noisy speculation all around the Internet yesterday about big changes afoot, let me give you the skinny on exactly what is going to happen today at Yahoo when all its top brass gather at its Sunnyvale headquarters for an all-day confab.
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Die!  Press release!  Die!  Die!  Die!  —  I've been telling the PR industry for some time now that things cannot go along as they are . . . business as usual while mainstream media goes to hell in a hand basket.  I've been saying this privately and publicly and having some very useful discussions on this topic.
Discussion: WebProNews
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Introduces The Ultimate Consumer Entertainment Source: The MOTORIZR Z6tv  —  The MOTORIZR Z6tv is Motorola's First Device to Premiere V CAST Mobile TV  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SCHAUMBURG, IL — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's …
Reuters:
Hollywood studios go after two piracy sites  —  The Motion Picture Association of America has filed suit against two Web sites that it claims are allowing Internet users to view pirated films, many of which are still in theaters.  —  The lawsuit, filed Wednesday on behalf of the major studios …
Discussion: 901am and Mashable!
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MPAA continues war on illicit online video, sues Cinematube, Ssupload
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechSpot News
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Buys Mobile-Social Site Zingku  —  Google Operating System reports (and confirms) that Google has acquired a mobile service called Zingku, which had been in private beta.  Around since 2005 the service uses text messaging and picture messaging to provide a platform for (what appears to be) …
Discussion: Googling Google and TechSpot News
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Buys Zingku, Mobile Social Network
Cristina Jimenez / BBC:
British Library books go digital  —  More than 100,000 old books previously unavailable to the public will go online thanks to a mass digitisation programme at the British Library.  —  The programme focuses on 19th Century books, many of which are unknown as few were reprinted after first editions.
Discussion: Profy.Com and eFoundations
Sandra Hanchard / Hitwise Intelligence:
Slide.com Grows 228% May - Sep, Overtakes Flickr in NZ  —  Photo-sharing website, Slide.com grew by 228% between 5 May 2007 and 22 September 2007, overtaking Flickr during the week ending 8 September 2007 in the New Zealand market.  Slide.com ranked at second position in the Hitwise Entertainment …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Google Defends the DoubleClick Deal  —  In Senate hearings on the proposed acquisition, critics say the deal would give Google too much control of the online advertising market  —  Google (GOOG) is watching you.  But you already knew that.  Every time you conduct a search using its search engine …
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Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google, Microsoft spar before senators
Discussion: eWEEK.com, WebProNews and Computerworld
 
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Asus intros U1E ultra-portable laptop
Discussion: Mobility Site
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
Yahoo tops Google in quality of searches, study says
Dionne Searcey / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Again Is Calling Overseas
BBC:
Apple update disables iPhones
Discussion: Switched and textually.org
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
From PARC, the mobile phone as tour guide
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple iPhone a No-Show in Paris: UPDATE
Discussion: The Register
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 Earlier Items: 
John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
VOIP provider Jajah gives subscribers toll-free Internet calling
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Dot-Name Becomes Cybercrime Haven
Chris Lanier / Chris Lanier's Blog:
v2 Extenders Let Down Big in Price Points
Joe Keiser / Next Generation:
New 360 Bundles For Christmas?  —  Best Buy's website …
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
5 Tips To Spot A Hot (or Not) IPO
Associated Press:
Texting, Facebook used to alert students
Discussion: WebProNews and New York Times
Skrentablog:
Kosmix releases Google GFS workalike 'KFS' as open source
Discussion: Insider Chatter and OnoTech
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Having Learned Nothing From ESPN Mobile Debacle, Disney Closes Disney Mobile
Discussion: CNET News.com