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6:15 PM ET, August 24, 2008

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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Joe Biden's pro-RIAA, pro-FBI tech voting record  —  By choosing Joe Biden as their vice presidential candidate, the Democrats have selected a politician with a mixed record on technology who has spent most of his Senate career allied with the FBI and copyright holders, who ranks toward …
Mark Franchetti / Times of London:
Russians dent Google's world domination  —  How a bunch of young upstarts humbled the search-engine giant  —  THE Russian mathematician was 24 years old when he first saw a personal computer, one of only a dozen in the whole Soviet Union.  That was in 1984.
Ciaran / jaiku invites:
Jaiku is NOW on the Google App Engine  —  The long awaited move for Jaiku has finally begun.  Last night they took down the home page and took all services off-line and replaced them with this message ...  Now I can confirm that they have moved to the Google App Engine and will be hosted there when they come back up.
David OReilly:
iHologram update  —  *my hosts have taken down this site for the last day... they say the attention from digg overloaded their servers, please take it easy guys...*  —  The iHologram has become one of the All time most popular videos on Vimeo in the space of a day, and is currently …
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Don't Post The Evidence Unless It Supports Your Case  —  For those of you not closely following the drama between social network platform Ning and a popular widget provider called WidgetLaboratory, you can read the background here.  On Friday Ning unceremoniously shut down their access to Ning, making all those widgets vanish.
Discussion: WidgetLaboratory
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
WidgetLaboratory Strikes Back At Ning Where It Hurts
Discussion: WidgetLaboratory
PC Pro:
NVISION: Larrabee “like a GPU from 2006”  —  Nvidia has delivered a scathing criticism of Intel's Larrabee, dismissing the multi-core CPU/GPU as wishful thinking - while admitting it needs to catch up with AMD's current Radeon graphics cards.  —  Andy Keane, general manager …
Discussion: Speeds and feeds and Slashdot
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Uncovering The Dark Side of P4P  —  P4P is touted as the new and improved P2P.  The technology has the potential to lower bandwidth costs for ISPs and speed up downloads for P4P enabled filesharing clients.  There is a dark site to this new technology though.
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 …
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Confirms Student Version Of Kindle
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Zivity Removes User Age Verification; Aims To Increase Member Numbers?  —  “Female beauty showcase” site Zivity has apparently pulled the age verification requirement for new members.  When I (and others) attemped to signup back in February via a Techcrunch invite link, we were prompted to enter credit card information.
Ben Stein / New York Times:
Connected, Yes, but Hermetically Sealed  —  “MAN is born free, and everywhere he is in chains,” said Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  —  What would Rousseau have made of the modern-day balls and chains with which we shackle ourselves?  They are not made of steel or iron, but of silicon and plastic …
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.
 
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Jon / p2pnet:
Is the ESA planning an RIAA-type attack?
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Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
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