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9:15 PM ET, October 10, 2007

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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  —  Get ready to throw out that WAP browser on your mobile phone (if you haven't already).  The iPhone, with its fully-functioning Safari browser, showed us that mobile browsing need not be a compromise.  Now, the folks at Mozilla are working on a mobile version of Firefox.
Discussion: PC World and PalmAddicts
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 …
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 …
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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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 and Zoli's Blog
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Fox Mobile/Jamba CEO Lucy Hood Resigns; European Focus Going Forward  —  Fox Mobile/Jamba (part of News Corp.) 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.
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Business Wire:   Jamba CEO Hood Resigns
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Google patents datacenter-in-a-shipping-container, ignores Sun's BlackBox  —  Google has received a patent from the USPTO for the concept of a "mobile datacenter" stored in a standard shipping container and equipped with multiple racks of high-powered servers with its own internal cooling system.
Discussion: WebProNews, The Register and Mashable!
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.
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.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Happy 1st Anniversary YouTube and Google; Now Move Over a Bit  —  Time for another roundup, and this one coincides with a notable first-year anniversary: that of Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, confirmed on October 9th, 2006.  —  Since then, the name "YouTube" has become virtually synonymous with "online video sharing".
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Forever Geek
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: eWEEK.com, InfoWorld and Computerworld
Dean Takahashi / A+E Interactive:
Xbox 360 secrets: After Falcon comes Jasper  —  Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 at 4:15 pm in Dean Takahashi, Dean and Nooch on Gaming, General.  —  Microsoft didn't want you to know about Falcon, and it certainly doesn't want you to know about its successor Jasper.  But that's another secret we have to unveil.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Class-action charges Apple, AT&T with unlawful business practices  —  A new class-action lawsuit charges Apple and AT&T with intentionally breaking the iPhones of customers who unlocked or installed third-party applications on the handsets, and further alleges that the two firms conspired …
Discussion: Bits, Engadget and Macsimum News
J.P. Freire / The Caucus:
Facebook Pitches Its Political Benefits  —  Two blocks from the Capitol, a 20-something man lectured a full room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel filled with what appeared to recent college graduates, ranging in dress from jeans to suits.  The focus of discussion was how to get candidates into office using the Web.
Discussion: techPresident
 
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Adam C. Engst / TidBITS:
Confessions of a Twitter Convert
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X Leopard: Dock 1.6
Associated Press:
Report: Sun Microsystems, Samsung developing 'Java phone'
Discussion: Crave and Gizmodo
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Blazingly fast Internet2 gets 10x boost
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Structured Web - A Primer
Ellen Simon / Associated Press:
Is that your phone or your imagination?
Discussion: Gizmodo
Rachel Petersen / Video Search Engine:
NEW BLINKX TECHNOLOGY REWARDS CONSUMERS FOR SHARING ONLINE VIDEO
Peter Svensson / The State:
Review: Wireless USB hubs show promise
 Earlier Items: 
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Growing pains for TechCrunch's gadget blog?
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Ballmer Rips Linux
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Peter Judge / Techworld.com:
Nokia to bundle easy Wi-Fi access on phones
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Google Biz Search; Apple Takes on Office; Other News
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Are iPod's Hard Drive Days Numbered?
Discussion: MSNBC and WinBeta
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Report: Google phone coming soon
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Briefly: redesigned MacBook Pro power adapters on the way