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2:45 PM ET, August 9, 2008

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Tape Delay by NBC Faces End Run by Online Fans  —  NBC, which owns the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in the United States, spent most of Friday trying to keep it that way.  —  NBC's decision to delay broadcasting the opening ceremonies by 12 hours sent people across the country …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
T-Mobile's Big Idea: An iPhone-Like App Store For Every Phone  —  Like all wireless carriers, T-Mobile needs its subscribers to start doing more with their phones than just making phone calls and sending text messages.  So, perhaps inspired by the early success of Apple's iPhone App Store …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How To Demo Your Startup  —  Jason Calacanis' most recent post to his email mailing list is particularly relevant to our audience.  He's spoken with 200 companies in ten minute increments as they give their pitch to be a part of the upcoming TechCrunch50 conference.
Rob Walker / New York Times:
AntiPod  —  The Zune  —  When the Microsoft Zune digital music player first appeared, it was the latest in a long line of gizmos to which the phrase “iPod killer” was hopefully attached.  And let's be clear about something: This column makes absolutely no suggestion that there is any credible evidence that this is happening.
Discussion: Podcasting News
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Agency sues to stop Defcon speakers from revealing gaping holes  —  Defcon A transit agency in New England has filed a federal lawsuit to stop three Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad students from publicly presenting research at Defcon demonstrating gaping security holes in two of the agency's electronic payment systems.
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News.com and TG Daily
John Markoff / New York Times:
Leaks in Patch for Web Security Hole  —  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.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Bleeding Edge and Slashdot
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Chris Maxcer / E-Commerce Times:   Where Are All the Dangerous DNS Exploits? Nowhere and Everywhere
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.
Amber Gillies / Linux.com:
Open source technology is hungry for new college grads  —  Many college graduates are finding it difficult to enter the information technology world with little or no work experience.  There is no such thing as an entry-level position anymore, and more and more graduates are finding themselves in a catch-22 situation because of this.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Richard Clayton / Light Blue Touchpaper:
An insecurity in OpenID, not many dead  —  Back in May it was realised that, thanks to an ill-advised change to some random number generation code, for over 18 months Debian systems had been generating crypto keys chosen from a set of 32,768 possibilities, rather than from billions and billions.
Discussion: DoxPara Research
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 …
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 …
John Kelsey / Kelsey Group Blogs:
Old Online Services Never Die, They Just Fade Away  —  France Telecom finally pulled the plug on Minitel 26 years after it was launched in France in 1982.  (Actually, Minitel is really 15 years older than that according to SEC filings, “under an advertising sales agreement entered into in 1967 …
 
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Yakov / Quintura blog:
Quintura Reaches 25% of Runet's Female Audience
Tangos / China Web2.0 Review:
The Olympics and Social Media in China
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Facebook Security Advice: Never Ever Enter Your Passwords …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tech Company Goes Public but Its Shares Dive 20%
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel to release new midrange chips Monday
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Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
My Holy Grail Of iPhone Apps Arrives: pTerm
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Why Do PR Firms Send Unsolicited Embargoed Press Announcements?
Discussion: The Outsidr and VoIP Watch