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2:15 PM ET, September 13, 2008

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The App Store's Exclusionary Policies  —  Fraser Speirs, developer of Exposure, the excellent Flickr client for the iPhone, has written an insightful piece regarding today's news that Apple rejected the iPhone podcast client Podcaster on the grounds that “since Podcaster assists in the distribution …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Stuck in Google's Doghouse  —  A few days ago, Dan Savage had his lawyer send a nine-page, 4,000-word letter to the antitrust division of the Justice Department.  Mr. Savage, 59, runs Sourcetool.com, a business-to-business Web site that acts as a directory, listing — and ranking …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Search engine Cuil is valued at absurdly high level of $200M, despite flop  —  Investors valued the new search engine company Cuil at a stratospheric level of $200 million post-money in December, during the company's second round of funding before the search engine launched.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Spore: Most Pirated Game Ever Thanks to DRM  —  Spore was without doubt the most anticipated game of the year.  The game itself has blown away the people who have played it, but the DRM encouraged thousands to get their copy illegally.  Already Spore has been downloaded more than 500,000 times …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SpeedDate Hijacks Facebook Users With A Bait And Switch  —  SpeedDate, the online dating site that throws singles in a series of rapid dating sessions, has hijacked over 500,000 users from at least three Facebook applications.  Users are logging on to Facebook to find that the applications they've …
CBC News:
Alleged Carleton hacker faces criminal charges  —  A Carleton University student is facing criminal charges, accused of stealing user names, passwords, financial information and other data from 32 other students to expose security flaws in the university's student card system.
Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS:
Paper's Decision to Twitter 3-Year-Old's Funeral Sparks Outrage  —  Critics Question Value of Giving a Play-by-Play of a Tragedy  —  A Colorado newspaper's decision to live blog the funeral of a 3-year-old boy with Twitter has prompted a flurry of criticism from the local media, bloggers and media ethicists.
Scott Gilbertson / webmonkey:
HTML 5 Won't Be Ready Until 2022.  Yes, 2022.  —  If you're a web developer looking forward to the new tools in HTML 5, the next generation of the language that powers the web, we have some bad news for you — you're going to waiting a while.  —  Ian Hickson, the editor of the HTML 5 specification …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Leica trots out D-LUX 4, C-LUX 3 and M8.2 digital cameras  —  We'll be straight with you — we're still struggling to wade through Google's machine translation of a few Polish releases, but the long of short of it is that Leica has finally announced the long-expected M8.2, D-LUX 4 and C-LUX 3.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Verisign Selling Moreover, Weblogs Assets  —  Verisign is exploring the sale of its Moreover and Weblogs assets, we've confirmed from a source with knowledge of the sale process.  Both businesses were acquired in October 2005 - Moreover for an estimated $25 million and Weblogs for an undisclosed but significantly smaller amount.
Dan Moren / Macworld:
First Look: iPhone 2.1  —  Latest update to the iPhone software brings lots of fixes and a few new features  —  iPhone 2.0 brought a lot of cool features with it, but it also brought a lot of bugs.  Performance was slow, calls dropped often, and the battery life was less than impressive—and that's just off the top of my head.
Discussion: Engadget
Allan Leinwand / GigaOM:
Cisco to Support VMware?  —  Cisco Systems will support VMware virtual machines on their networking hardware?  There's buzz around Silicon Valley that there will be a big announcement made at VMworld next week in Las Vegas, and that's my prediction as to what it will be.
Discussion: PC World
 
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Sonia Verma / Times of London:
‘Hacker network’ targets UAE banks in ATM cash fraud
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Joshua-Michéle Ross / O'Reilly Radar:
Podcast: Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle discuss the upcoming Web 2.0 Summit
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Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Report: HP trying for ‘end-run’ around Windows
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The Digital TV Transition: A Disaster in the Making
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
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Steve Lohr / Bits:
Nostalgia for a More Innovative Era? Not From This Bunch
Discussion: Coop's Corner
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft fires game test contractor who talked to VentureBeat
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Digital Entertainment Industry Announces One DRM To Rule Them All