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3:14 AM ET, August 9, 2008

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Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
State Supreme Court rejects noncompete clauses  —  (08-07) 12:04 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — Californians have the right to move from one company to another or start their own business and can't be prohibited by their employer from working for a competitor in their next job, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
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Robert Buderi / Xconomy:
CA Reaffirms that Non-Competes are Non-Starters—Will MA and WA Listen?
Discussion: Techdirt and CNET News.com
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
My Holy Grail Of iPhone Apps Arrives: pTerm  —  Just this week I was posing the question of where are all the (no-jailbreak-required) ssh/terminal apps for the iPhone?  While not the best platform for such a tool (the keyboard would - and does, as you will see - eat up some serious real estate) …
Discussion: TUAW
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tech Company Goes Public but Its Shares Dive 20%  —  Rackspace Hosting, a San Antonio company that provides Web hosting to corporate clients, went public Friday, ending a six-month market drought in initial public offerings of shares in technology companies.
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Reviews NetShare; Permanent Ban Likely  —  Nullriver's short-lived iPhone application NetShare, which turns your iPhone into a wireless modem for your laptop, might not be returning to the App Store after all.  —  Earlier in the week, Nullriver received a response from Apple saying …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Airline Plans To Cancel All Flights Booked Through 3rd Party Websites  —  from the piss-off-your-customers-much?  dept  —  And people wonder why airlines have so much trouble staying in business?  We were already confused enough by American Airlines' desire not to be listed on the sites …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Perks Of Being The MySpace CEO Include, Apparently, Paris Hilton  —  Facebook may be the king of the Silicon Valley crowd, but Paris Hilton apparently prefers MySpace. 42 year old MySpace cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe has been dating 27 year old Paris Hilton for at least a few weeks, sources close to the company confirm.
Discussion: Celebuzz
John Markoff / New York Times:
Patch for Web Security Hole Has Leaks of Its Own  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with the discovery of a serious flaw in the Internet's workings, computer network administrators around the world have been rushing to fix their systems with a cobbled-together patch.  Now it appears that the patch has some gaping holes.
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tservice.net.ru:   Successfully poisoned the latest BIND with fully randomized ports!
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Announces New Privacy Choice for Consumers  —  Will Expand Its Opt-Out Policy to Customized Advertising on  —  Yahoo.com  —  Today Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) announced that it will offer users greater choice in how they manage their privacy online by enabling them to opt-out of customized advertising on Yahoo.com.
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Home Renovation: What Tech Do I Need?  —  My wife and I bought a house a few months ago, and it needs some renovation work (read: holy crap, we're practically gutting the place, what the heck were we thinking???).  One aspect of said work is redoing the entire electrical system …
Discussion: Ryan Block
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Defcon: Excuse me while I turn off your pacemaker  —  The Defcon conference is the wild and woolly version of Black Hat for the unwashed masses of hackers.  It always has its share of unusual hacks.  The oddest so far is a collaborative academic effort where medical device security researchers …
Allen Hutchison / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Translate now for iPhone  —  A few months ago I was planning a vacation to Austria and Italy.  I knew a few words and phrases in German and Italian, but that was about it.  So I looked around for some portable language dictionaries.  I thought Google Translate was great, but the web page didn't work that well on the iPhone.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Thunder gets 9530 model designation on Verizon, October 13th release date?  —  We just got a screen cap of the product inventory screen from a Verizon tipster.  It shows that the BlackBerry Thunder, which we've all been reporting as a 9500-series device is correct.
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Wi-Fi's dead; antennas live on  —  City worries that taxpayers could get stuck with the bill for removal -  —  S omeday, perhaps, they'll be ashtrays, vases or the crowning touch of Conehead costumes at Halloween.  —  For now, though, the 600 cylindrical Wi-Fi antennas atop Portland streetlights …
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Why Do PR Firms Send Unsolicited Embargoed Press Announcements?  —  Yesterday I received the following message:  —  From: Terry May  —  To: tammysnook@hightechpr.net  —  Subject: GIPS enables VoIP for iPhone - embargoed news until Monday  —  Hi Guys, On Monday (8/11), GIPS …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
 
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel to release new midrange chips Monday
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Bloglines: Now With Advertising
Discussion: Profy
Cade Metz / The Register:
American ISP flashes phantom bandwidth cap
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo makes its Google search advertising agreement public
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Moving closer to filling in the white spaces
Discussion: WebProNews and Ars Technica
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Analyst: Ubuntu, community distros ready for the enterprise
Discussion: PC World, Slashdot and Digg
eWeek:
LinuxWorld 2008: Enthusiasm Up, Attendance Down
Discussion: Between the Lines
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net:
Updated: T-Mobile USA Will Ditch The Traditional Deck To Mirror Apple's App Store
Discussion: Gizmodo and paidContent.org
 Earlier Items: 
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William Patry Copyright Blog returns!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Elevator Pitch Friday: InChairTV (Movies At The Dentist's)
Discussion: Medgadget
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Over 100 bug fixes baked into Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Opening Olympics ceremony video online, but not on NBC
Discussion: Gizmodo and paidContent.org
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
iPhone ‘kill switch’ limited to location-aware apps
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Stealth mode Conduit Labs' LoudCrowd revealed
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
You Can't Patch a Social Network
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
The Rise and Fall of Twitter
 

 
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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: WBD is no longer pursuing a merger with Paramount, Skydance is doing due diligence, and Comcast is exploring commercial partnerships with Paramount

Sara Fischer / Axios:
The FT launches a venture arm to invest in media and tech startups, starting with $1M for Charter, a media and insights company focused on the workplace

Etan Vlessing / The Hollywood Reporter:
Imax reports Q4 revenue of $86M, vs. $89.59M est., down 12% from Q4 2022, when Imax experienced a rapid reopening of cinemas in China, and net income of $2.5M

 
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