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10:15 AM 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.
On the road with wi-fi and video  —  On test clockwise from top left: PSP Slim, Archos 605wifi, iPod touch, N800  —  Gadget lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to portable media players, with an increasing number offering web access through wi-fi connections.
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.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Platform To Launch Next Week  —  MySpace is gearing up to launch MySpace Platform, according to a number of third party developers who've been contacted for input on the product.  While this has been rumored since June, this is the first indication that the service is preparing to actually launch.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Briefly: redesigned MacBook Pro power adapters on the way  —  Apple Inc. has halted shipments of MagSafe power adapters for its MacBook Pro notebook line as a result of quality design issues and is presently working on a fix, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Several people familiar with the matter …
Discussion:, Gadget Lab and Crave
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Bands Rushing To Ditch Labels And Embrace Free; Are The Floodgates Opening?  —  We've only been predicting that music would eventually go free for about a dozen years, but it feels like we may be nearing a tipping point among musicians recognizing this simple truth as well, kicked off by last week's Radiohead announcement.
Oasis, Jamiroquai to follow Radiohead
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Free the Avatars  —  Virtual worlds may be freewheeling environments where cyber-behavior is unconstrained by many terrestrial mores.  But they are also gated communities, and the gates keep the digital denizens locked inside.  —  IBM and Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, think it's time to free the avatars.
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Do Virtual Worlds know the way in San Jose?
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Gainer / Microsoft Excel:
Calculation Issue Update (Fix Available)  —  Two weeks ago, we posted about an issue involving the calculation of numbers around 65,535 and 65,536.  As of today, fixes for this issue in Excel 2007 and Excel Services 2007 are available for download from the following locations:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-055 - Critical  —  Vulnerability in Kodak Image Viewer Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923810)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Windows XP SP3 to include some Vista features
Discussion: DailyTech and TechSpot News
Rachel Aviv / New York Times:
File-Sharing Students Fight Copyright Constraints  —  When Zachary McCune, a student at Brown, received an e-mail message from the university telling him he might have broken the law by downloading copyrighted songs, his eyes glazed over the warning and he quickly forgot about it.
Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
EBay launches "Neighborhoods" feature  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hoping to woo shoppers who say eBay Inc. has lost its folksy appeal, the world's largest online auction plans to launch its own version of a social networking service Wednesday and is promising other customer-friendly features by year's end.
Discussion: Techdirt and WebProNews
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Co-Founder of Skype Defends Its Value  —  In his first public remarks since quitting last week as chief executive of the Internet phone company Skype, Niklas Zennstrom said Tuesday that he had no regrets about his handling of the company but conceded that he might have tried to squeeze money out of it too quickly.
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Wal-Mart Canada to get narrowcasting digital displays  —  As Wal-Mart continues to inch ever closer to knowing our very thoughts as we peruse its aisles, the mega-corporation has announced plans to install narrowcasting digital displays in its Canadian locales.
Discussion: PSFK
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles:
Becoming more social on eBay  —  eBay chief executive Meg Whitman (left) and founder Pierre Omidyar  —  Welcome to eBay's new neighborhood.  —  The auction giant premiered a new area today where users can create profiles, post photos and offer tips, as part of an effort to capitalize on the social networking craze.
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Meet the Google Broadcasting Company: AdSense video units are game-changing
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
AT&T relents on controversial Terms of Service, announces changes
Discussion: DSLreports and Mashable!
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Discussion: CNET and Labnotes
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
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