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7:45 PM ET, August 24, 2008

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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.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google finally ready to take Jaiku seriously?  —  When Google bought Jaiku in October of last year, there was some thought that it would overtake Twitter as the go-to lifestreaming/status update site of choice on the Internet.  Instead, Google completely and utterly neglected the service …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:   Jaiku is the New Twitter
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
An open-source approach to tracking stolen laptops  —  SEATTLE—Imagine your laptop is stolen.  —  Set aside for a second the likelihood that if it was you wouldn't be able to read this story and think instead about how you might go about tracking it down.
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
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 …
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.
 
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