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5:25 PM ET, August 4, 2008

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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook to let employees sell some stock — at internal $4 billion valuation  —  Facebook has an internal valuation of $4 billion, as we've previously reported.  It will begin letting current employees sell 20 percent of their fully vested stock options at that valuation, starting this fall, I've learned from well-connected sources.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Translation Center, a New Human Translations Service in the Making  —  Google is working on a new service called Google Translation Center.  Just a short while ago, we noticed that “center” had been added to Google's robots.txt file, and now co-editor Tony Ruscoe discovered the link …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Takes On Mechanical Turk With Translation Center
Discussion: CNET News.com
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Appeals Court: Cablevision Can Offer Network DVR; Big Win For Cable; Bad News For Content, Satellite Cos  —  In a stunning ruling that has huge implications for the cable industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York has cleared the way for Cablevision (CVC) to offer so called “network DVRs …
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Joop Dorresteijn / The Next Web:
Feedburner hack: how to get 2500 subscribers overnight (video)  —  Established blogs like ReadWriteWeb and Techcrunch proudly show a Feedburner chicklet that displays the sites popularity.  But beware - since people are more likely to subscribe to a site with a bigger amount of readers, some sites manipulate the counter.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
All It Takes To Inflate Your FeedBurner Numbers Is a Netvibes Account
Discussion: Quick Online Tips
BBC:
Microsoft sees end of Windows era  —  Microsoft has kicked off a research project to create software that will take over when it retires Windows.  —  Called Midori, the cut-down operating system is radically different to Microsoft's older programs.  —  It is centred on the internet …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Midori musings: Thoughts on a “post-Windows” OS  —  The big excitement in Microsoftland this week has been further news of Midori.  Midori is claimed to be Microsoft's “post-Windows” operating system—a new platform for the future.  The SD Times claims to have seen internal Microsoft documents describing …
Discussion: I4U News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Foxconn Building 800,000 iPhones A Week  —  Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that produces the iPhone 3G for Apple, has ramped up production to 800,000 units per week, says a source close to Apple with direct knowledge of the numbers.  This is “above current full capacity” and there may be some concerns with quality control.
Business Wire:
Lenovo Dives into Sub-Notebook Computing with its First Consumer “Netbook”  —  IdeaPad S10 Combines Tiny Technology, High Fashion and Extreme Portability  —  Lenovo today announced it is entering the “netbook” PC market with the new IdeaPad S10 netbook PC.
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Lenovo Enters the Mini-Notebook Market with the IdeaPad S10
Discussion: Crave, Engadget, Liliputing and Eee PC
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Zappos tries computers on for size  —  As I made the usual morning slog through my in-box Monday, I was about to skip past a news release touting a back-to-school promotion for Live Search Cashback, when I noticed one of the featured deals was on a ThinkPad tablet PC from electronic shoe retailer Zappos.com.
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Around the Rings:
Press Release — IOC Launches Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Online Channel  —  The IOC will launch an online Channel to broadcast the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in 77 territories* across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including India, Republic of Korea, Nigeria and Indonesia, it was announced today.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone nano: A rumor before its time  —  Is Steve Jobs preparing to launch a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone in time for Christmas?  —  That's the rumor — based on a brief item in London's Daily Mail — that had Apple watchers buzzing over the weekend.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Apple Yanks Another Popular App from iTunes, This Time Box Office  —  Last week, Apple quietly stopped distributing NetShare, put it back up, and now appears to have pulled it again.  But what could we expect?  It was a piece of software allowing users to transform their iPhones into Wi-Fi hotspots.
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
MPAA Want to Bung-Up “Analog Hole,” Disable Piracy-Enabling Cable Box Outputs  —  Movies movies movies... we all love a good show, but the lovely MPAA is up to some pretty strange shenanigans to ensure that you get to see some shows just once—until they're out on DVD at least.
Dan Moren / MacUser:
Rob Enderle does not know the meaning of surrender.  Or disclosure.  —  It's no secret that we're not big fans of “analyst” Rob Enderle, but to me, this takes the cake.  In his latest “column” on TechNewsWorld, among discussions of Steve Jobs's health, Enderle also talks up Dell's plans …
Discussion: The Macalope and TechNewsWorld
Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
MacBook redesign leaked?  Probably not  —  Are these really leaked pics of a redesigned MacBook, widely expected later this year?  Probably not, as Apple has always done an excellent job of keeping their new designs under wraps.  But the Interwebs are abuzz with this series of shots …
Zooie / zooie's blog:
Yahoo Boss - Google App Engine Integrated  —  Updated: Direct link to the example Question-Answering Service  —  Today I finally plugged-in the Yahoo Boss Mashup Framework into the Google App Engine environment.  Google App Engine (GAE) provides a pretty sweet yet simple platform …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jim Reed / BBC:
Thailand bans Grand Theft Auto IV  —  Copies of Grand Theft Auto IV have been pulled in Thailand after a teenager confessed to murdering a taxi driver.  —  The 18-year-old high school student is accused of stabbing the cab driver to death by trying to copy a scene from the game.
Discussion: Techdirt and Guardian Unlimited
 
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Don Reisinger / Mashable!:
Why Mobile TV is a Total Waste of Time
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
ValueClick agrees to $1m settlement fund over adware
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mac clone maker's lawyer hints at antitrust defense
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Air Force cracks software, carpet bombs DMCA
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Hints at Mistrial in RIAA v. Jammie Thomas
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
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2008 Best of Open Source Software Awards
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
15 Year Old Entrepreneur Launches Teens In Tech
Discussion: Ypulse and MacMegasite
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
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Maths / Music 2.0:
EMI Retreats from Greater China...and Asia
Discussion: hypebot
Rachael King / Business Week:
How Cloud Computing Is Changing the World
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