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6:35 AM ET, August 19, 2008

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Apple:
MobileMe: Supplemental 60-day extension eligibility and details  —  Learn about the 60-day extension to MobileMe subscriptions that Apple is providing to eligible members free of charge.  —  Note: This article will be updated when all 60-day extensions have been made available.
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
MobileMe users get (another) extension, 60 days this time
Discussion: MacRumors and TidBITS
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Is Linking to Yourself the Future of the Web?  —  Last year, Bill Janeway really got my attention (pdf) when he noted that “over time, Wall Street 'firms began to trade against their clients for their own account, such that now, the direct investment activities of a firm like Goldman Sachs dwarf …
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Mike / Marksonland:   Does Too Much Self-Linking Make Users Go Blind?
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
The RIAA shuts down Muxtape  —  Free music mixtape service Muxtape has temporarily been shut down due to pressure from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  There's not much more information about downtime besides a small note on the front page of Muxtape.com saying that …
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Muxtape:
No artists or labels have complained.  The site is not closed indefinitely.  Stay tuned.  —  Beta users of Muxtape For Bands: you are unaffected by this outage.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
RIAA “problem” shutters online-music startup Muxtape
Discussion: The Inquisitr and hypebot
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Yahoo Buzz opens to everyone  —  Yahoo's Digg-a-like Buzz is opening up to the world tonight.  Until now, while anyone could see stories that had been Buzzed and vote them up or down, only about 400 publishers could contribute new links to the service.  —  A Yahoo spokesperson confirmed …
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Tapan Bhat / Yodel Anecdotal:
See it.  Love it.  Buzz it.  —  In February, we introduced Yahoo! Buzz as a new way for you to discover, vote for, and share the content and stories that matter most to you.  You also got a say in what stories might be read by millions, with the voting power to potentially get your favorite content on the Yahoo! Front Page.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Yahoo! Opens Buzz Submissions to All - But is It Democratic?
Android Developers Blog:
Announcing a beta release of the Android SDK  —  I'm pretty happy today, for two reasons.  First, I'm happy because I get to let everyone know that we're releasing a beta SDK.  You can read about the new Android 0.9 SDK beta at the Android Developers' Site, or if you want to get straight to the bits, you can visit the download page.
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Brenda Stokes / iPhone Buzz:
iPhone 2.0.2 Beats 2.0.1 on 3G performance  —  The iPhone 2.0.2 software update came out today and though its intent was unspecific ("bug fixes") it looks as if the results are truly impressive.  Vincent tested OS 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 side by side in a series of speed tests using Mobile Safari and the results speak for themselves.
Discussion: VentureBeat and MacRumors
SportsBusiness Journal:
NBA shoots for local streaming of live games  —  The NBA is poised to become the first major U.S. sports league to stream live games in local markets, an aggressive offering that will set up a showdown between cable operators and regional sports networks.  —  The move marks the latest evolution …
Tim Anderson / The Register:
Microsoft Silverlight: 10 reasons to love it, 10 reasons to hate it  —  A year or so ago I wrote a post called Adobe AIR: 10 reasons to love it, 10 reasons to hate it.  Here's the same kind of list for Microsoft's Silverlight, based on the forthcoming Silverlight 2.0 rather than the current version.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
EngrishFunny Is Newest Site In Lolcats Empire  —  The company behind the popular ICanHasCheezburger site has launched a new website, EngrishFunny, which makes fun of grammatically incorrect variations of English (often found in Asia).  Users send in photos of poorly translated or written products, signs, instructions, etc. to the site.
Discussion: Tinfinger
Engineering Windows 7:
The Windows 7 Team  —  Thanks to everyone who provided comments and sent me mail.  I definitely appreciate the discussion we have kicked off.  There's also a ton of energy in our hallways as this blog started.  It seems like a good thing to do to start off is sort of an introduction to the Windows development team.
ReadWriteWeb:
The Future of the Desktop  —  Everything is moving to the cloud.  As we enter the third decade of the Web we are seeing an increasing shift from native desktop applications towards Web-hosted clones that run in browsers.  For example, a range of products such as Microsoft Office Live …
Discussion: The Equity Kicker and broadstuff
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Curious Case of Facebook's Benjamin Ling and Sheryl Sandberg  —  Here's one certainty in the hubbub that has resulted in the wake of the departure of high-profile exec Ben Ling from Facebook last week: COO Sheryl Sandberg is definitely not responsible for the melting of the polar ice caps.
Discussion: Valleywag
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Leaked: Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini Note) Specs and Release Date  —  A few weeks ago we ran some rumored specs of Dell's answer to the Eee, the Dell Inspiron 910 (aka Mini Inspiron and Inspiron Mini).  Now we've gotten our hands on the full (internal) 910 web documentation.
 
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Nokia:
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Financial Data ‘on Steroids’
Jennifer / Linux Foundation Press Releases:
Canonical Joins The Linux Foundation
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InfoWorld:
IBM unveils technology for faster CPUs
Discussion: eWeek
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Friendster Launches Support For OpenSocial Apps
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Why We Compete with Google
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Student Files Are Exposed on Web Site
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Spying as a business model. Will these guys get a clue already?
Discussion: The Iconoclast
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Khosla leads $3 million Series A for health start-up ZocDoc
Norman Chan / Maximum PC all:
Everything You Need to Know About USB 3.0, Plus First Spliced Cable Photos
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Video Ad Companies: People Love Watching Video Ads!
Christine Tsai / Google Mobile Blog:
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