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6:40 PM ET, October 10, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone and iPod touch v1.1.1 full jailbreak tested, confirmed!  —  We were invited by iPhone / iPod touch file system hacker Niacin (who you might also know for his PSP and MSN TV Linux cluster hacks, etc.) and Dre to test out their new v1.1.1 file system hack.
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iPhone Alley:
iPhone v1.1.1 Jailbreak & AppTapp Installation Guide  —  It's been a couple of days since the iPhone Dev Team announced that they had a successful jailbreak, but their method was not released to anyone outside of the team until just recently.  This afternoon we received an email …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone and iPod touch v1.1.1 full jailbreak posted
Discussion: Digg
Schrep / schrep's blog:
Mozilla and Mobile  —  People ask us all the time about what Mozilla's going to do about the mobile web, and I'm very excited to announce that we plan to rock it.  Here's some information about what we're planning to do with hiring, technology, partnerships, and products, and how you can get involved.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Firefox Coming To Your Phone
Discussion: Crave
AppleInsider:
Apple to launch official iPhone Web applications directory  —  Apple as early as Wednesday is expected to launch as part of its website a directory of official Web 2.0-based iPhone applications, AppleInsider has been told.  —  One developer familiar with the matter, who asked to remain anonymous …
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comScore:
61 Billion Searches Conducted Worldwide in August Google Ranks as Top Global Search Property comScore Introduces First Comprehensive Worldwide Reporting of the Search Market  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the first comprehensive study …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The truth about traffic on the Internet  —  Ahh, the Guardian got into a little dirty truth about traffic on TechMeme: there isn't many people there.  —  Every time I get on TechMeme I get 500 to 3,000 visits.  That matches what the Guardian and what Nick Carr are seeing.
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Darren / DarrenBarefoot.com:
How Much Traffic is the New York Times Worth?
Discussion: WebProNews
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Sprint's WiMax dilemma  —  news analysis If Wall Street pundits get their way, Sprint Nextel's next CEO will put the brakes on plans for a new, high-speed wireless network.  —  But such a move, while no doubt cutting costs, could condemn the struggling company to also-ran status.
Paul Graham:
Why to Move to a Startup Hub  —  After the last talk I gave, one of the organizers got up on the stage to deliver an impromptu rebuttal.  That never happened before.  I only heard the first few sentences, but that was enough to tell what I said that upset him: that startups would do better if they moved to Silicon Valley.
Valleywag:
Blogging For Dollars: TechCrunch's gadget writers face pay crunch  —  We hear that writers for CrunchGear, the gadgets blog run by TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington, have had their pay cut by more than half, from [$25 a post to $12] $3,000 a month to $1,500.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Fox Mobile/Jamster CEO Lucy Hood Resigns; European Focus Going Forward  —  Fox Mobile/Jamster (part of News Corp. (NYSE: NWS)) CEO Lucy Hood has resigned this morning, we have learned through sources, and now confirmed by PR.  Jamba COO Lee Fenton will be the interim CEO until they find a new replacement.
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Mother's ire puts Ballmer on defense over Vista  —  He says the OS is delivering value to corporate customers  —  For a few minutes during Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer's appearance at the Gartner Inc. conference here, emotionless management-speak gave way to a mother's frustration with the Vista operating system.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Sprint:
Sprint Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, A Polished Package To Keep Customers Connected, Informed and Entertained At SprintSpeed™  —  First Sprint-powered BlackBerry smartphone to support Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV(SM)  —  Built-in GPS, 2 mega-pixel camera …
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Dell boots disks and fires up streamed PCs  —  Thin clients and blades are for the weak  —  Forget thin clients and blade PCs.  Dell will do the virtual desktop thing in its own, less than radical way.  —  Dell today announced a streamed desktop package that will allow customers to manage up to 100 PCs from a single server.
Discussion: Computerworld and InfoWorld
Tameka Kee / MediaPost Publications:
Brands Increase Interest In Mobile Campaigns: Survey  —  THE NUMBER OF BRANDS CONSIDERING message-based (SMS and MMS) mobile marketing campaigns has doubled over the past year and a half, according to new survey data from Airwide Solutions, a mobile messaging tech and service provider.
 
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Silicon Alley Insider:
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Discussion: innonate and Valleywag
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Happy 1st Anniversary YouTube and Google; Now Move Over a Bit
Discussion: Forever Geek
J.P. Freire / The Caucus:
Facebook Pitches Its Political Benefits
Discussion: techPresident
CEO / This is going to be BIG.:
My Testimony to the City Council hearing on Promoting the Technology Sector in NYC
Discussion: innonate
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Defendant knocks Web illiterate juror in RIAA case
Discussion: DailyTech
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Google patents datacenter-in-a-shipping-container, ignores Sun's BlackBox
Discussion: Mashable! and The Register
Peter Judge / Techworld.com:
Nokia to bundle easy Wi-Fi access on phones
Lewis Page / The Register:
Fairly realistic flying car offered for 2009 delivery
Discussion: Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Are iPod's Hard Drive Days Numbered?
Discussion: MSNBC and WinBeta
Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
October's coolest gadgets
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Report: Google phone coming soon
Kent German / Crave: The gadget blog:
AT&T and Verizon get new Samsungs  —  Sneaky Samsung has been hard …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Wikimedia Will Move To San Francisco
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Briefly: redesigned MacBook Pro power adapters on the way
Rachel Aviv / New York Times:
File-Sharing Students Fight Copyright Constraints