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1:55 PM ET, February 1, 2009

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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
One-Click iPhone App Cracker Released to the Public  —  Recently we have reported on what can happen when iPhone software from the Apple store is cracked and made available to the public.  In our articles we briefly touched on how these applications were cracked, via a piece of code known as Crackulous.
Bloomberg:
Adobe's Narayen Says Flash on IPhone Is a Challenge  —  Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — Adobe Systems Inc. faces a challenge in creating a version of its Flash video software for Apple Inc.'s iPhone, Chief Executive Officer Shantanu Narayen said.  —  “It's a hard technical challenge …
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Adobe, Apple working together on Flash for iPhone  —  Once thought to be building Flash for the iPhone mostly on its own, Adobe has mentioned at the World Economic Forum that it's not only continuing work on the animation plug-in but has teamed up with Apple to make it a reality.
Dom Sagolla / 140 Characters:
How Twitter Was Born  —  Twitter was born about three years ago, when @Jack, @Biz, @Noah, @Crystal, @Jeremy, @Adam, @TonyStubblebine, @Ev, me (@Dom), @Rabble, @RayReadyRay, @Florian, @TimRoberts, and @Blaine worked at a podcasting company called Odeo, Inc. in South Park, San Francisco.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Credit problem takes down the iTunes store  —  I just opened the iTunes store to attempt to buy last night's episode of Battlestar Galactica and was greeted with a message telling me that my store credit balance is currently unavailable.  I found that odd because I don't currently have any credits …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Neowin.net, Thanks:sampad
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Davos09: Open Bank  —  At the end of my Davos week, I finally saw tiny notes of hope - faint LEDs at the end of a long tunnel - and they came not from the business, government, and journalistic leaders here but instead from technologists, entrepreneurs, and educators.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Best Yet?  OS 4.7.0.99 Leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530  —  Notice the blog post title starts with Best Yet followed by a question mark?  That's because every time one of these unofficial Storm OS updates surfaces in the wild and I deem it Best Yet out of starting gates …
Discussion: IntoMobile and Engadget Mobile
Matt Hickey / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell's rumored smartphone: Look out RIM  —  OK, so Dell and Apple have been locked in a marketing war for years.  Dell has long been considered the default PC for enterprise, while Apple has positioned itself as the most influential consumer computer brand in the world.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and digg.com
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:   The Killer Meme - Alive and Well in 2009
Fred / A VC:
When Talking About Business Models, Remember That Profits Equal Revenues Minus Costs  —  There is no shortage of discussion about Internet business models these days.  And they almost always focus on revenues.  But revenues are only half of the value creation equation.  The other half is costs.
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Happy Birthday, Lifehacker: Our Best Posts from 2005 to 2009  —  The first Lifehacker post hit the tubes four years ago today.  Since then, we've published thousands of tips, tricks, guides, and tools to streamline your life.  Here's a brief history of Lifehacker, 2005 to 2009.
Discussion: digg.com
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
The Future of SlingPlayer Mobile  —  While I'm not quite ready to speculate on Sling Media's future retail presence and hardware initiatives, in light of recent defections, we do have a few clues as to their current mobile strategy.  —  SlingPlayer Mobile (SPM), which enables you to watch …
Peter Cooper / Ruby Inside:
Ruby 1.9.1 Released - First Production Release of the Fastest Ruby Ever!  —  Note: This post was intentionally delayed due to ruby-lang.org going down for maintenance shortly after the release of 1.9.1.  I've been kindly given a copy of 1.9.1 to mirror, however.
Discussion: Zef.me and Slashdot
Glyn Moody / open:
Flatworld: Open Textbooks  —  Flatworld, a open textbook publishing company, has finally come out of private beta.  Here's what makes it different: … This isn't entirely new - for example, Rice University is doing something similar with its opencourseware - but it's probably the first time it's been made the basis of a startup.
Discussion: TeleRead
 
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Q&A: Microsoft's chief lawyer explains why he started blogging
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BitTorrent Researcher: Copyright Will Be Obsolete by 2010
Discussion: TeleRead
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A Media Matters staffer says the outlet has laid off about a dozen staffers

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