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9:20 AM ET, November 10, 2007

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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone: Testing the 1.1.2 Jailbreak  —  After a really late night, I had the privilege of being able to test some of the jailbreak software this morning.  This is not the final jailbreak software.  That will involve using a nice graphical user interface.  For now, I'm invited to use …
Discussion: Macsimum News, Bits and Engadget
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Latest iPhone update jailbroken before it hits the ground  —  As expected, Apple released the OS X 1.1.2 update for the iPhone overnight to coincide with its debut in the U.K. and Germany.  As not expected, it's been sprung from jail already.  —  Erica Sadun at The Unofficial Apple Weblog …
Discussion: TechSpot News
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Instructions posted for downgrading iPhone from 1.1.2 to 1.1.1
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Planning Rules to Open Cable Market  —  The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to impose significant new regulations to open the cable television market to independent programmers and rival video services after determining that cable companies have become too dominant in the industry, senior commission officials said.
Discussion: Network World and Slashdot
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp (NWS): Launching An Ad Network, Too  —  News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media unit is one of the few big Web players that has yet to roll out its own ad network (selling space on third-party sites).  That's about to change, sources tell us: FIM is building out it own ad network …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
That's Your AIM in My GTalk  —  It is amazing that we still have major instant messaging platforms that don't talk to one another.  Yahoo and Microsoft got their two systems to work with each other more than a year ago, but AOL is still working on interoperability issues with those two.
Discussion: Gadgetell and Googlified
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Blogworld  —  I am watching as the blogging world crucifies me for not attending Blogworld in Las Vegas this week.  —  Here is why I didn't attend Blogworld in Las Vegas this week:  —  I never agreed to attend the conference.  —  I would really appreciate it if the organizers of Blogworld would post something clearing this up.
Discussion: daily.gigaom
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Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Web 2.0 Manages to Sober Up  —  A couple of weeks ago, Edelman marketing strategist Steve Rubel declared the Web 2.0 world to be skunk drunk on its own Kool Aid.  But I've seen signs of sobriety recently.  Kleiner Perkins has said no more Web 2.0 startups.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
RIM sues LG over phone names, "black" and "berry" apparently not okay  —  RIM may be better known as a defendant than as a plaintiff in the courtroom, but Waterloo's finest have actually done a brisk business filing lawsuits over the past couple years.  In late '06, RIM filed a complaint …
Discussion: Gadgetell
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63.247.141.49:
Survey: Intel Ahead of AMD on Server Customer Loyalty  —  Intel brand server processors enjoy higher levels of loyalty among enterprise x86 customers than rival AMD, although system purchases are largely influenced by vendor brand and other non-processor factors, according to a survey conducted by Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG).
Discussion: The Register
Dan Goodin / The Register:
IndiaTimes website 'attacks visitors'  —  Visitors to the IndiaTimes website are being bombarded by malware, some of which appear to target previously unknown vulnerabilities in Windows, a security researcher warns.  —  In all, the English-language Indian news site is directly or indirectly serving …
Discussion: STAT Blog and Holidays in India
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Botmaster owns up to 250,000 zombie PCs  —  He's a security consultant.  Jail beckons  —  An American computer security consultant on Friday admitted using massive botnets to illegally install software on at least 250,000 machines and steal online banking identities of Windows users …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Infamous Russian malware gang vanishes  —  A Russian gang allegedly hosting malicious software abruptly disappeared this week, according to Trend Micro.  —  The Russian Business Network, which allegedly was heavily involved in hosting packing kits—development suites for malicious software …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook to let users vote on news feed [Scoop]  —  Snooping on user profiles isn't the only special privilege Facebook employees have.  They also get to test the site's latest features.  Like news feed voting.  Above is a mockup of my news feed as a Facebooker would see it, based on real screenshots from an inside source.
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget HD:
Hands-on with HD TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing  —  It seems as if we've been waiting a lot longer than a year for TiVo to add two of our favorite features to the Series3, and while complications with CableLabs haven't exactly made the process possible before now, we're elated that TiVoToGo and Multi-Room viewing are finally a reality.
Discussion: TiVo Blog
 
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Daksh Sharma / Rev2.org:
VOIS.com Launches Beta Version, To Target BRIC & N-11
Discussion: TechCrunch
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Building a state-of-the-art Emergency Room for Silicon Valley
David F. Gallagher / Bits:
E-Mail Scammers Ask Your Friends for Money
Discussion: Techdirt
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
CrunchRumor: Sony launching 16GB Memory Stick at CES?
Discussion: Gadgetell
Reuters:
SK Telecom to gain management rights in Helio
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Getting to Know You  —  While politicians and the U.S. Census Bureau …
InfoWorld:
Analysts grade Vista's first year: Did not meet expectations
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
From surfers to tea fans, Britain's blogging army is now 4m strong
Discussion: TechnoLlama and Liberate Media
 Earlier Items: 
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Attack of the Splogs—One Of Our Posts Copied 152 Times Without Attribution
Christopher Null:
Did Web Amateurs Impede Search for Fossett?
Discussion: Valleywag
Kelly Olsen / Associated Press:
Samsung Stops Selling in Japan
Seeking Alpha:
DivX and Xbox 360: A Potential Win-Win For Everyone
Nick / Rough Type:
Tapping at the window  —  Spying is best done surreptitiously.
ScottIsAFool / LiveSide:
Windows Live Translator For Your Website
David Pogue / New York Times:
Reaching for Apple, Falling Short