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10:55 AM ET, July 20, 2008

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David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Pwnage jailbreak tool for iPhone OS 2.0 released  —  Apple's new iPhone OS and App Store have certainly opened some new doors for iPhones old and new.  But has Apple's shiny walled garden not felt quite jailbreaky enough to inspire you to upgrade?  Now you can safely make the leap and free …
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Christina Warren / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Pwnage 2.0 released  —  The iPhone Dev Team has just released PwnageTool 2.0, thus bringing jailbreak and non-App Store third-party application support to iPhones/iPod Touches running firmware 2.0.  First-generation iPhones can also be unlocked.  At this time, the iPhone 3G cannot be unlocked or used with BootNeuter.
Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund  —  When we read Y Combinator applications there are always ideas we're hoping to see.  In the past we've never said publicly what they are.  If we say we're looking for x, we'll get applications proposing x, certainly.  But then it actually becomes harder to judge them …
David Smith / Guardian:
The 20-year-old at heart of web's most anarchic and influential site  —  Time magazine calls it the wellspring of net culture and its online pranks are world-famous.  David Smith reports on the man who began the chaotic but powerful 4chan website from home  —  It seemed an ordinary day at Google's offices in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Discussion: metarand
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Windows 95 Lead Architect Is a Mac Convert, Launches First iPhone App  —  After he left Microsoft, Satoshi Nakajima, the lead architect of Windows 95 and a “defining force” in the creation of Internet Explorer 3.0, wanted to understand why people were so into Apple.
Discussion: Cult of Mac and PalmAddicts
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Startup Job Site Gets Backing From Y Combinator, Relauches As Startuply  —  New Y Combinator startup Startuply launches today.  It's a free job listing service aimed squarely at small startups, which have a lot of trouble getting the attention of new engineering graduates over the noise …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
iPhone rants and raves  —  On twitter, @mparekh (Michael Parekh) lamented the other day: … There are lots more folks with similar complaints on twitter or getsatisfaction.  —  Meanwhile, over on Dave Farber's IP list, Lauren Weinstein wrote: … But at the same time, how can you not love this device?
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Sweeping Panoramas, Courtesy of a Robot  —  ROBOTS already cut the grass and vacuum rugs.  Now they are helping with a more artistic job: creating vast photographic panoramas with ordinary cameras.  —  A new, inexpensive robotic device from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University attaches snugly …
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Serious YouTube test of copyright law  —  A woman who posted a home video on YouTube of her 13-month-old son dancing to Prince's “Let's Go Crazy” squared off Friday against entertainment giant Universal Music Corp. in a federal court case that tests copyright law.
Discussion: ZDNet Government and Digg
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Microsoft Winning Digital Living Room War on Paper, but Failing to Lock It Up in Practice  —  Few people wrote as bullishly as I did this past week about Netflix partnering with Microsoft to bring its “Watch Instantly” service to the Xbox 360.  I think it could be a game changer and makes Microsoft …
Discussion: Podcasting News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pressflip Is A Belly Flop  —  Pressflip is a new blog search engine (it's actually a relaunch of a site called Persai, which launched earlier this year).  The idea is you do a search, train the engine by telling it which results aren't interesting to you, and then wait for new results to come in over time.
Discussion: Alt Search Engines and PC Magazine
Esme Vos / MuniWireless:
Europe leads global Wi-Fi hotspot growth; free Wi-Fi model gaining ground  —  ABI Research expects the number of Wi-Fi hotspots around the world to grow by 40% in 2008 (over 2007) with the largest increase taking place in Europe, notably the UK, France, Germany and Russia.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and DSLreports
 
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KathrynV / DSLreports:
EU Aims To Replace TV with Live BitTorrent Streaming …
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Ubisoft Uses Internet Crack To Get Around Its Own DRM
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U.S. Patent Office Rejects All Ninety-Five NeoMedia Patent Claims
 

 
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