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8:35 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
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.
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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.
BBC:
Computer viruses make it to orbit  —  A computer virus is alive and well on the International Space Station (ISS).  —  Nasa has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG.  —  The worm was first detected on earth in August 2007 and lurks …
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.
Peter Lattman / Wall Street Journal:
A Photobucket Bonanza, for Insiders  —  A Web-Site Bet Was Lucrative For Venture Firm, but Not Its Investors  —  When the photo-sharing Web site Photobucket.com was acquired last year for about $300 million, executives at New York-based venture-capital firm Insight Venture Partners made a small fortune.
Discussion: Valleywag
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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.
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 …
Discussion: The Social and Mashable!
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EQAL Shares Details On LonelyGirl15 Followup
Discussion: Beet.TV and Webmetricsguru
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 and PalmAddicts
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: Gadget Lab and MacRumors
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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.
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
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
The Google Alphabet, 2008 edition  —  Google has added Google Suggest to their homepage.  When Google suggest first-launched Buster McLeod (AKA Erik Benson) checked the suggested term for each letter to create the Google Alphabet, 2004 edition.  When Google News Suggest launched in 2006 I did the same.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and AppScout
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Huge iPhone Security Flaw Puts All Private Information at Risk  —  There's a huge security problem in the latest iPhone 2.0.2: if you have your JesusPhone password protected, using a very simple trick gives anyone full access to your cellphone private information in Mail, SMS, Contacts, and even Safari.
Discussion: The Register and iPhone Buzz
David Zeiler / Apple a Day:
Business suddenly discovers the Mac  —  Apple's success with consumers has begun to spill over into the enterprise market, with Mac adoption among enterprise customers increasing four-fold in less than two years.  —  Mac use in businesses rose from 1.1 percent in October 2006 to 4.5 percent …
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 …
 
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Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Don't just buy the music, fans told - now you can invest in big names of the future
Discussion: paidContent
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Google Cuts Features Out of ‘Android’ OS
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
Google Gears (Beta) [Finally] Comes To Safari
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
At Disney, Blu-ray Sales Team Is a Cast of Characters
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Movie Labels To Launch New “Open Market” …
Discussion: CNET News.com
atomicwang.org:
Dear My Team  —  When I spoke to each of you about Tapulous …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Infinite Loop
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
No Joke: The Onion Launches CitySearch Competitor
Discussion: Lost Remote and Social Media
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Sneak Peek: The WB Launches Tomorrow
Chris / LiveSide - News blog:
Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3: What's New
Discussion: Bink.nu
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
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits
Discussion: Digg
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Now Searching For Synonyms
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional
 

 
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