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9:45 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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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mozilla Ubiquity, Microsoft IE8, and the fracturing of Web pages  —  Mozilla on Tuesday released a public prototype of Ubiquity, a curious command-based interface to locating information on the Web and creating compilations of information from various sources.  See: Mozilla offers do-it-yourself mashups for all.
Discussion: ben barren
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
If You Want To Create a Mashup, Just Ask Your Browser. …
Discussion: eWeek
Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:   Ubiquity In Depth  —  An experiment into connecting the Web with language.
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 and All Points Blog
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asa.org.uk:
Number of complaints: 2  —  Media:  —  Sector:  —  Computers and telecommunications  —  Agency:  —  TBWA London  —  Ad  —  A TV ad, for the iPhone, showed the phone in someone's hand and a finger switching it on to reveal the menu page.  The finger touched the weather icon showing …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple bans a comic book, firestorm ensues  —  Murderdrome is not Ulysses, Lolita or Lady Chatterley's Lover.  It's a dark, bloody comic strip marked by the type of over-the-top violence that has made its genre so popular among young readers with a lot of pent-up rage.
Discussion: Mike Cane 2008
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Mikecane / Mike Cane 2008:
Apple Forfeits eBooks By Banning A Comic Book!
Discussion: TeleRead and PalmAddicts
technology- Computing / TechRadar.com:
‘Digital comic’ iPhone app banned
Discussion: CNET News - Apple and Gadget Lab
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.
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.
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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.
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 …
Discussion: Slashdot
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.
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
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: Webmetricsguru and Beet.TV
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
Don't just buy the music, fans told - now you can invest in big names of the future  —  Primal Scream.  Music executives behind the band are supporting a scheme for fans to invest in new acts.  —  It may not be the most obvious investment choice in these turbulent economic times.
Discussion: paidContent
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
 
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
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Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Amazon Beefs Up Kindle Franchise
Discussion: MediaFuturist and Gadget Lab
David Zeiler / Apple a Day:
Business suddenly discovers the Mac
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Google Cuts Features Out of ‘Android’ OS
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
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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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA wins P2P case after defendant reformats hard drive
TweakGuides.com:
Vista Annoyances Resolved
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Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional