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8:35 PM ET, March 28, 2008


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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple picks trusted supplier to assemble 3G iPhone  —  It should be no surprise that Apple has turned to Foxconn, the trade name for Hon Hai Precision Industries, to build the next generation iPhone.  —  China's Commercial Times reported early Friday that Foxconn was competing for the business …
Wei Yi Lim / CNN:
Hon Hai Gets Apple Order For New iPhones -Source  —  TAIPEI -(Dow Jones)- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (2317.TW) has secured an exclusive contract to assemble a more advanced version of Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) popular iPhone, a person familiar with the situation told Dow Jones Newswires Friday.
Scott Moritz / Fortune:   Countdown to iPhone 2.0  —  Citing ambitious production plans …
3G iPhone launch seen in 2nd quarter
Daniel Emerson / Sydney Morning Herald:
Facebook friends not real friends: judge  —  A British judge has made official what many of us have long suspected - that being “Facebook friends” with someone doesn't necessarily make you their friend.  —  The magistrate was presiding over a harassment case in which a woman accused …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Says Being A Facebook Friend Isn't Like Real Friendship
Discussion: AppScout
Dancho Danchev / Dancho Danchev's Blog:
Massive IFRAME SEO Poisoning Attack Continuing  —  Last week's massive IFRAME injection attack is slowly turning into a what looks like a large scale web application vulnerabilities audit of high profile sites.  Following the timely news coverage, Symantec's rating for the attack as medium risk …
Major Web sites hit with growing Web attack  —  A blossoming Web attack, first reported by security researcher Dancho Danchev earlier this month, has expanded to hit more than a million Web pages, including many well-known sites.  —  “The number and importance of the sites has increased,” …
Discussion: WebProNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Music Tax Details From Source: “Pay Us Not To Sue You”  —  We learned yesterday that Warner Music, the third largest music label, is gunning for a $5/month music tax on U.S. residents.  —  Some of the details were in the article: they've hired industry veteran Jim Griffin to create …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Music Industry's New Extortion Scheme
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
US students, alumni to get legal P2P
Rafe Needleman /
Firefox 4 will push out the edges of the browser  —  This post has been corrected from the original: Mozilla has no plan to ship Firefox 4 this year; references to that effect have been removed.  —  After the product road map roundtable I live-blogged Wednesday, I had a talk with Chris Beard, VP of Labs for Mozilla.
Discussion: DailyTech and
Saul Hansell / Bits:
PaidContent vs. TechCrunch: Two Visions of Blogging's Future  —  Michael Arrington and Rafat Ali are both forceful, sharp-tongued, quick-tempered and plugged in, and both have built successful technology blogging ventures.  So it's no surprise that there is more than a little sparring between them.
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily:
Friendfeed Frenzy - Why it continues  —  I think we can all comfortably credit Louis Gray with carving out a neat niche and bringing the so-called numerous lifestreaming apps to the ‘significant awareness’ pool.  —  Friendfeed was very smart over the past week and they really should be congratulated.
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
10 Reasons Why You're Going to Love Toluu  —  Have you heard about Toluu yet?  This new RSS-based service, currently in private beta, lets you share your OPML with others in order to discover new feeds, see what your friends are reading, and even discover new people who share your same interests.
Discussion: Maple Leaf 2.0
Apple begins widespread testing of Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update  —  Apple Inc. this week began testing Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update, a third maintenance and security update to its relatively new Leopard operating system that already bundles over 75 bug fixes and code corrections.
Reggie / Internet Tablet Talk:
The Nokia N810 - WiMAX Edition  —  Ok, there's no official announcement yet but Nokia has again let the cat out of the bag a bit too early — four days too early to be exact as we can probably guess that the new Nokia N810 Internet Tablet - WiMAX Edition will be announced at CTIA at Las Vegas on April 1.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NVIDIA drivers responsible for nearly 30% of Vista crashes in 2007  —  That huge bundle of damning emails and documents Microsoft produced as part of the Vista-capable lawsuit is full of fascinating information about how the company developed, planned, and launched Vista …
Possible manipulation around OOXML process in Poland  —  This is a follow-up post to my recent report on OOXML process in Poland.  It looks like things are going bad this time.  At least as bad as in September.  —  We have already mentioned the letter from Tomasz Schweitzer …
Discussion: Micronet's blog and CNET
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
MacBook Air compromised in 2 minutes for $10,000 (Updated)
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