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10:10 AM ET, August 24, 2008

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
WidgetLaboratory Strikes Back At Ning Where It Hurts  —  Yesterday we reported on Ning's termination of its most popular premium widget developer, WidgetLaboratory.  Although apparently justified, Ning removed all WidgetLaboratory widgets from its platform without warning to the community …
Discussion: WidgetLaboratory
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ning Shuts Down Premium Developer WidgetLaboratory
Discussion: broadstuff
Andrea James / Andrea on Amazon.com …:
New version of Kindle in development & more  —  Amazon is working on a new version of the Kindle, and sees a big opportunity to market its e-book reader to college students, McAdams Wright Ragen analyst Tim Bueneman said Friday in an e-mailed note based on meetings with management.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon: Kindle Isn't *That* Big A Hit; College Edition In The Works
Discussion: HighTouch
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Newegg Stops Collecting NY Sales Tax  —  Consumer electronics retailer Newegg announced Friday that it would no longer comply with a New York state law requiring the collection of online sales tax.  —  “After careful review and consideration, we are pleased to inform you that we have stopped collecting …
Discussion: Slyck and CenterNetworks
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes:
Shareholders Disgusted With Yahoo! Board  —  Did Yahoo! hide how angry its shareholders are at the company?  —  After revealing late Tuesday that it had grossly downplayed the number of shareholder votes that opposed the re-election of Chief Executive Jerry Yang and other members to the board …
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Turning Point for Touch Screens  —  BREAKTHROUGHS often beget other breakthroughs, and Apple's slick use of touch technology on its iPhone has set touch-screen makers to salivating.  An industry once relegated to niches now sees the potential for riches.  —  The market for touch screens …
Discussion: Slashdot
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
The state of Palm- turn out the lights  —  Ryan Block has left the building.  Ryan was the Editor-in-Chief at engadget and is leaving to start a new venture with Peter Rojas.  I won't wish them luck as they don't need it, anything those two do together will be a raging success.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Caution: Driver May Be Surfing the Web  —  ANYTHING that keeps tykes pacified on long car trips, like video systems in rear seats, is a boon to automotive safety.  Today, Chrysler is poised to offer in its 2009 models a new entertainment option for the children: Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity.
Phyllis Korkki / New York Times:
In a Downturn, but Still Spending on Technology  —  It can be hard for a business to stay ahead if its technology is falling behind.  That is one reason that despite an uncertain economy, worldwide information technology spending is on track to reach $3.4 trillion in 2008 …
Discussion: ZDNet
Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:
Firefox 3.1 Proposal: Tabs in the Awesome Bar  —  At the end of my last post on tabs, I mentioned Madhava's concept for putting tabs into the Awesome Bar.  —  It's a scalable and elegant solution.  It has the hallmark of a good interface: it's almost invisible, with no training required to gain the benefits of the feature.
Discussion: Mozilla Links and Labnotes
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
3D App Converts iPhone into Window to Alternative World  —  If you liked Johnny Chung Lee's Wii headtracking tricks you will love iHologram, a stunning iPhone app that makes the screen look like a window to a real, parallel dimension.  While it seems like magic, it uses anamorphosis …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
NBC Didn't Cash In on Olympics Video  —  NBC's decision to limit the amount of Olympics footage on its Web site has ticked off sports fans.  But that decision could also dog the network in another way: NBCOlympics.com will generate just $5.75 million in video-ad revenue from the Games …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
The Million Dollar a Month Facebook Application  —  There's a pretty well known secret among top Facebook application developers: one developer is generating over $1 million a month.  Who is that developer exactly?  Well, most people won't talk about it and after some prodding around we've narrowed down the suspects.
 
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
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