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6:25 AM ET, August 27, 2008

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Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Ubiquity  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.  —  It Doesn't Have to be This Way  —  You're writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to.  You'd like to include a map.
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Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:   Ubiquity In Depth  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
If You Want To Create a Mashup, Just Ask Your Browser. …
Discussion: eWeek
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
New Nikon is first SLR to shoot video  —  Video clips on point-and-shoot digital cameras are great: Why not use them on cool digital SLRs as well?  —  Nikon hopes to hammer that point with the release of its latest digital single-lens reflex camera, the D90, expected in stores next month for $1,299 with a lens.
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Chase Jarvis Blog:
Chase Jarvis RAW: Advance Testing the Nikon D90  —  Woot!  Today I get to be among the very first to share with you the planet's newest camera: the much-anticipated Nikon D90.  You may have been attuned to all the recent leaks, buzz and rumors of a new Nikon camera coming soon, but I can assure you, this here ain't no rumor.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Revealed: The Internet's Biggest Security Hole  —  Two security researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily intercept internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable to anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency.
Erica Ogg / CNET News - Apple:
Psystar responds to Apple suit, will countersue  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Mac clone maker Psystar plans to file its answer to Apple's copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday as well as a countersuit of its own, alleging that Apple engages in anticompetitive business practices.
Infuriouscomics:
Murderdrome - KILLER APP  —  By now, you might have heard that Murderdrome has been banned by Apple.  This is due to the part of the sdk that suggests content must NOT offend anyone in 'apple's reasonable' opinion.  Here at infurious, we would love to work with Apple to ensure a content rating system …
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Mikecane / Mike Cane 2008:
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!
Discussion: TeleRead
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Apple iPhone ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority over misleading internet claims  —  A TV ad for Apple's iPhone has been banned by the UK's advertising watchdog for misleading consumers after it over-hyped the internet capabilities of the smart phone.
Discussion: MacRumors
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TweakGuides.com:
Vista Annoyances Resolved  —  Author: Koroush Ghazi  —  Introduction  —  “Oh lord, not another Vista article!”  Like me, I'm sure many of you might be thinking something along those lines whenever you see an article with the word ‘Vista’ in the title these days.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google is neither buying nor running many online display ads …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional  —  Starting this week, we will begin deployment of the latest version of WGA Notifications for Windows XP.  In addition to the usual updates to validation that improve WGA's ability to detect the latest stolen or fake product keys …
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Ben Gomes / The Official Google Blog:
Search experiments, large and small  —  In my previous post, I described the components of your web search experience and the principles behind creating a great search experience.  There are complex algorithms underlying simple features such as spelling correction and the two line snippets that describe each search result.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Google Now Searching For Synonyms
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
lonelygirl15's Second Incarnation: The Resistance  —  There may never be another lonelygirl15, especially given its origin as a hoax and as one of the first experiments in what episodic web content could be.  But now that it's finally over, more than 500 episodes later …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Photobucket's Sale To Fox: How VC Insiders Made Big Personal Returns  —  On July 31, an email landed in my inbox alleging that some venture capitalist insiders from Insight Venture Partners benefit disproportionately in last year's sale of online photo site Photobucket to Fox Interactive Media (NYSE: NWS), for about $300 million.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Valleywag
atomicwang.org:
Dear My Team  —  When I spoke to each of you about Tapulous, whether I recruited you, or inherited you from GoGoApps, I spoke of an engineering paradise where smart people would come together to ship beautiful applications, to lead a computing revolution, and to become a real force for world change.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Infinite Loop
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA wins P2P case after defendant reformats hard drive  —  One of the most closely-watched copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the RIAA appears to have come to a screeching halt, much to the music industry's delight.  A judge ruled Monday that a defendant had willfully …
Discussion: CNET News.com
maketextbooksaffordable.org:
Course Correction: How Digital Textbooks are Off Track and How to Set Them Straight  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  Textbooks are an essential but increasingly expensive part of obtaining a college degree.  With students spending between $700 and $1,000 per year and prices rising faster than inflation …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
No Joke: The Onion Launches CitySearch Competitor  —  America's Finest News Source has launched Decider, a local entertainment site that includes interviews, event information, and restaurant reviews.  The site is initially launching with content for Chicago, with plans to support more cities over the next few months.
Discussion: Lost Remote and Social Media
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Movie Labels To Launch New “Open Market” Play Anywhere Scheme As Last Ditch Effort To Save DRM  —  Most of the big movie studios and many online movie retailers are preparing to to launch a new initiative tentatively called Open Market, first proposed last year by Sony Pictures, we've learned.
Discussion: CNET News.com
 
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
Google Gears (Beta) [Finally] Comes To Safari
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
At Disney, Blu-ray Sales Team Is a Cast of Characters
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Nokia N85 - The definitive entertainment package
Todd Haselton / LAPTOP Magazine:
A Sneak Peek at the E-mail-Only Peek
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Sneak Peek: The WB Launches Tomorrow
Discussion: last100, GigaOM and TechCrunch
Chris / LiveSide - News blog:
Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: What's New
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 Earlier Items: 
Chris Kanaracus / LinuxWorld.com:
Database vendors add Google's MapReduce
Discussion: Winning with Data and eWeek
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Linux under attack: Compromised SSH keys lead to rootkit
Jan Norman / Boston Herald:
Zune player forum makes teen a fortune
Discussion: paidContent.org and Pulse 2.0
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Expand Your Brain with Evernote
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits
Discussion: Digg
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPhone 3Gs Now Outnumber First Generation iPhones
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
DMCA takedown notice forces Twitter to blacklist Mad Men characters
 

 
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Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

 
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