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6:55 PM ET, October 25, 2008

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AppleInsider:
Apple devs get new iPhone, Snow Leopard pre-releases  —  Apple developers this weekend are enthusiastically reporting that they've been provided with new test releases of the both the next iPhone software update and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.  —  iPhone Software 2.2 beta 2
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
iPhone Software 2.2 to add public transit & walking directions  —  The next version of Apple's iPhone software will not only introduce Street Views to the handset's Maps application, but also provide bus, train and walking directions, a series of new photos reveal.  —  Public Transit Directions
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and The iPhone Blog
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Is Twitter the next Netscape?  —  Fred Wilson in his famous answer compared Twitter to Google when it was a pre-revenue startup.  A nice problem to have, for sure, but what if Twitter is more like Netscape than Google?  —  I was a web developer when Microsoft passed Netscape.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Alex Payne / Twitter Technology Blog:
We Got Data  —  There are lots of ways to get data into and out of Twitter.
Discussion: Channel 10 and TechCrunch
Agence France Presse:
Terrorist ‘tweets’?  US Army warns of Twitter dangers  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - A draft US Army intelligence report has identified the popular micro-blogging service Twitter, Global Positioning System maps and voice-changing software as potential terrorist tools.
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile G1's POP3/IMAP Email Is Down  —  Over on the T-Mobile forums, there's a massive thread about the G1's totally borked POP3/IMAP email service.  Looks like receiving, sending, and even just checking email results in a nasty connection error for just about everyone (one user estimates 95%).
Discussion: TmoNews and Boy Genius Report
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry Storm Hands-On First Impressions!  —  A Pre-Release Look at RIM's First Touchscreen Smartphone  —  Finally!  Here it is CrackBerry Nation, my first hands-on impressions of the BlackBerry Storm.  Unlike my BlackBerry 9000, KickStart and Javelin pre-release reviews …
Discussion: Berry Reporter and PalmAddicts
Phone Arena:
Hot new phones coming to Verizon next month!  —  Verizon “Big Red” Wireless wants to be better than Santa and prepares a bunch of hot new phones for the Holidays, an internal document tells us.  We've heard about them in earlier rumors, but here is the real deal:
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Act Now for Better Internet Access  —  There's a good chance that on November 4th the FCC'll do something really good to improve Internet and mobile phone access in the US: on that day the Commission is planning on voting on regulations to open huge swatches of idle but extremely valuable radio spectrum for open UNLICENSED use.
Discussion: A VC
Verne Kopytoff / San Francisco Chronicle:
Tarnished tech firms to adopt code of conduct  —  Criticized for their human rights records, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft plan to adopt voluntary guidelines that will govern their business practices in nations like China that restrict free speech, according to people who participated in drafting the rules.
Tom Simonite / Short Sharp Science:
Packs of robots will hunt down uncooperative humans  —  The latest request from the Pentagon jars the senses.  At least, it did mine.  They are looking for contractors to provide a “Multi-Robot Pursuit System” that will let packs of robots “search for and detect a non-cooperative human”.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Security Flaw Is Revealed in T-Mobile's Google Phone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Just days after the T-Mobile G1 smartphone went on the market, a group of security researchers have found what they call a serious flaw in the Android software from Google that runs it.
Andrew Moseman / Popular Mechanics:
Scientists Fixing Hubble Contend With Antiquated Computers  —  NASA scientists trying to find out what went wrong during last week's repair of the Hubble Space Telescope find themselves dealing with 486 processors and other outdated computer technology.  But sometimes, mission managers say …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg.com
 
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Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
Next-gen mobile broadband tech tops 100Mbps in Ericsson test
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Leslie Poston / Mashable!:
People Search Site 123people Goes International
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Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
In search of the smart phone laptop
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
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 Earlier Items: 
Nick Bryant / BBC:
Australia trials national net filters
Eric Lai / PC World:
In Satellite Photo Resolution Race, Who's Winning?
BBC:
iTunes glitch censors song titles
Discussion: CrunchGear, MacNN and ringtonia.com
The Technium:
Evidence of a Global SuperOrganism
Discussion: MAKE Magazine
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Microsoft's Vista Problem, by the Numbers
Discussion: Gizmodo