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10:20 AM ET, August 25, 2008

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Sarah Halzack / Washington Post:
Marketing Moves to the Blogosphere  —  Business Model Shifts to Engage Customers Online  —  Jason Calacanis, who got into blogging early and big, has quit.  —  He co-founded a network of blogs called Weblogs in 2003, before the medium cracked the mainstream, and then sold it to AOL in 2005, working there until 2007.
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Google finds no privacy on private roads  —  Google's Street View service apparently thinks your “no trespassing” and “private road” signs are just for decoration.  —  The service, which gives Web users a driver's perspective of hundreds of cities around the world, has raised the ire …
Discussion: Valleywag
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Google: “No Trespassing” signs won't stop Street View
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Wired.com's iPhone 3G Survey Reveals Network Weaknesses  —  Wired.com's survey of iPhone 3G users' suggests that widespread data speed problems have more to do with carriers' networks than with Apple's handsets.  —  Recently Wired.com asked iPhone 3G users all around the world to participate in a study …
GP/Göteborg:
Iphone 3G antenna test  —  Is there a problem with Iphone's antenna?  Is the coverage worse than for other mobiles?  There are many rumors on the internet.  In the USA someone is going to sue Apple.  We took our iphone to a test chamber for fact-finding.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Can You Guess Which Facebook App Is Making A Million Dollars A Month?  —  Facebook is a famously difficult place to make money.  Despite the popularity of the social network, most ads go for pennies per thousand impressions (CPMs).  Even Social Media, a Facebook ad network that is able …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Google's food perks on the chopping block  —  The image associated with this post is best viewed using a browser.There's no such thing as a free dinner.  A worker at Google tells us the company is taking evening meals off the menu: “Google has drastically cut back their budget on the culinary program.
Duncan Graham-Rowe / Technology Review:
Road Tolls Hacked  —  A researcher claims that toll transponders can be cloned, allowing drivers to pass for free.  —  Drivers using the automated FasTrak toll system on roads and bridges in California's Bay Area could be vulnerable to fraud, according to a computer security firm in Oakland, CA.
Discussion: Payments News and The Raw Feed
Brian McConnell / GigaOM:
What Obama's Text Message Campaign Reveals  —  Barack Obama's now-famous text-message announcement of his VP pick reveals something about the candidate that should really worry the Republicans.  What it reveals is not that he's a smart technologist.  If he was, he would have known …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Web Audience for Games Soars for NBC and Yahoo  —  Steve Ferguson woke up early on Friday — 3 a.m. to be exact — to watch his stepdaughter Margaux Isaksen, a 16-year-old Olympian, complete a grueling 11-hour performance in the modern pentathlon.  —  Mr. Ferguson did not watch Margaux compete in person.
Discussion: Beet.TV and Gawker
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Conviva Raises $20M for Live Video  —  Tuning into live online video is often an exercise in frustration.  So even though Conviva is being somewhat secretive about what it's doing, I'm inclined to give the startup — which simply says it's building a live video platform — a pass for the time being …
Maths / Music 2.0:
Will the Real Apple Please Stand Up in China?  —  Recent actions by Apple in and related to China have highlighted a conflicted approach especially with regards to the music business namely that of Apple's retail push of its iPod, and its Songs for Tibet album promotion initiative.  —  Songs for Tibet on iTunes
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Whoops!  L.A. Times' 2008 ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ moment  —  Excerpt from the Los Angeles Times' Web site on Saturday showing multiple stories prepared in advance, analyzing different Democratic vice-presidential picks.  —  News flash!  Barack Obama has actually chosen his former arch-rival …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Best Practices for Web Sites Seeking to Prevent Service Degradation due to 3rd Party Widgets  —  I've been reading about the Ning vs. WidgetLaboratory drama on TechCrunch.  The meat of the conflict seems to be that widgets from WidgetLaboratory were so degrading the user experience of Ning that they had to be cut off.
Discussion: ben barren and TechCrunch
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Don't Post The Evidence Unless It Supports Your Case
 
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Iain S Bruce / Scotland Sunday Herald:
Revealed: 8 million victims in the world's biggest cyber heist
Discussion: Today @ PC World and DailyTech
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Trulia Upgrades Make Real Estate Personal with News Feed Features
Julie Jacobson / CE Pro:
Vudu Debunks Rumors of Demise
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Avenue A Deal Could Give WPP, Microsoft What They Really Want
Fred / A VC:
Sometimes You Just Have To Walk Away
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Howard Lindzon
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Cadelago / San Francisco Chronicle:
Wikimedia pegs future on education, not profit
Discussion: Infothought
Eric / Photography Bay:
Canon 50D Photos With 18-200mm IS Kit Lens
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google finally ready to take Jaiku seriously?
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
An open-source approach to tracking stolen laptops
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Uncovering The Dark Side of P4P
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Mark Franchetti / Times of London:
Russians dent Google's world domination