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MacDailyNews:
Leaked AT&T memo: Apple iPhone 3GS generated ‘best ever sales day’  —  Multiple sources have provided MacDailyNews with an internal AT&T memo that highlights the company's recent milestones and successes: … [Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers who shall remain nameless for the heads up.]
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And Yet More Proof Of Why AT&T Needs To Keep That iPhone Exclusivity
Discussion: Macworld
Arn / MacRumors:
Haptic Feedback, Fingerprint Identification, and RFID Tag Readers in Future iPhones?  —  Apple has let loose a number of revealing new patent applications that cover some interesting technologies that could be used in future iPhones.  —  Haptic Tactile Feedback
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google App Engine Stalled Out For About 6 Hours Today  —  A little over two hours ago, a Google employee posted a note in this Google Groups thread indicating that Google App Engine was “seeing elevated Datastore latency and error-rates, as well as elevated serving error-rates.”
Jim Norris / FriendFeed Blog:
FriendFeed real-time search.  We have it.  It's here.  —  One of the coolest things about FriendFeed is how you can see everything that's happening on the site in real-time.  Starting today, this is even more true with real-time search.  —  Just enter a search query as you always have …
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Microsoft chucks vomit ad  —  Earlier this week, we were all rather intrigued by the appearance of a Microsoft ad, in which a wife borrows her husband's laptop and suffers a technicolor nightmare when she espies a site that he has been, um, enjoying.  —  By Wednesday night, however …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple retail stores can now replace broken iPhone screens  —  Apple has expanded the services offered by its retail stores to include fixing damaged iPhone screens.  —  The Loop has confirmed that if your iPhone has a broken screen and you take it to an Apple retail relocation, they have the capability to fix it on the spot.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Judge Acquits Lori Drew in Cyberbullying Case, Overrules Jury  —  LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Thursday overturned guilty verdicts against Lori Drew, issuing a directed acquittal on three misdemeanor charges.  —  Drew, 50, was accused of participating in a cyberbullying scheme …
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Amanda Covarrubias / L.A. Now:
Judge tentatively dismisses case in MySpace hoax that led to teenage girl's suicide
Discussion: Ars Technica, MediaPost and PolicyBeta
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
DOJ opens formal investigation into Google Books settlement  —  The U.S. Department of Justice confirmed Thursday that is has opened a formal investigation into the settlement between Google and book publishers over the digital publishing rights to certain books, citing antitrust concerns.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
DOJ Confirms Antitrust Investigation Into Google Book Settlement
Discussion: Beyond Search, Thanks:atul
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Some Vista users say they're getting the Ultimate shaft  —  Microsoft promised that by purchasing the pricey Ultimate edition of Vista users would get all kinds of extras.  —  However, for many, those extras turned out to be little more than a few screensavers and a poker game, prompting some significant grousing.
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft to offer Family Pack for Windows 7 Home Premium
Akshay Patil / The Official Google Blog:
New Blog Search tools: Feeds, Hot Queries and Latest Posts  —  Ever since the new Google Blog Search homepage launched, we've been fielding requests for a myriad of different features.  Today we're happy to announce the launch of our most requested feature: RSS and Atom feeds.
Sumner Lemon / Computerworld:
Apple patching serious SMS vulnerability on iPhone  —  The flaw could allow an attacker to remotely install and run unsigned software code  —  IDG News Service - Apple Inc. is working to fix an iPhone vulnerability that could allow an attacker to remotely install and run unsigned software code with root access to the phone.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Rackspace Expects Credits of $2.5 Million  —  Rackspace Hosting (RAX) expects to issue customer service credits from Monday's data center outage of between $2.5 million and $3.5 million, the company said in an SEC filing.  —  An unusual series of equipment failures contributed …
Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One More Thing: The New Facebook iPhone App Will Allow Video Uploads  —  Yesterday, we wrote about what Facebook was planning for the next major release of its iPhone app, version 3.0.  The big update will contain 15 new features, probably none bigger than the addition of event management to the app, finally.
Brandon Bailey / SiliconBeat:
Intuit and a $120 million licensing deal  —  Intuit, the Mountain View maker of TurboTax and other software, recently said it will pay $120 million over the next ten years to an unnamed party for the right to use an unspecified technology — and that's prompting speculation among patent and licensing experts.
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Update - Apple Pulls BeautyMeter App With Nude 15-Year-Old  —  Yesterday's BeautyMeter article resulted in quite the firestorm.  Media outlets such as Fox News, Wired, Gizmodo, DownloadSqaud and others, carried the “Nude 15-Year-Old Pictures” story ... as well as social media activity from Digg, Twitter and more.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Connect Is A Huge Success — By The Numbers  —  As much as Beacon was Facebook's low point, that service's replacement, Facebook Connect, is vaulting the company to new heights six months after its November 2008 launch.  —  CEO Mark Zuckerberg occasionally hints …
Staska / Unwired View:
LG aims for #2 spot by 2012, plans new “Black label” iPhone competitor, Prada III phone and extreme premium brand  —  LG has made some pretty impressive strides in a cellphone market during these last few years.  With the demise of Motorola and the problems ailing Sony Ericsson last year …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
GoDaddy Wants You to Go Twitter  —  Ideally, your brand has the same name across all of the social sites you use, and, it matches your domain name (for example, we're mashable.com, twitter.com/mashable, and facebook.com/mashable).  —  Realizing this fact, popular domain registrar GoDaddy …
Discussion: WebProNews, Thanks:mrinaldesai
BBC:
Twitter followers ‘can be bought’  —  Twitter users who lack an audience for their messages can now buy followers.  —  Australian social media marketing company uSocial is offering a paid service that finds followers for users of the micro-blogging service.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Yelp Launches Facebook Connect  —  Today Yelp launched their implementation of Facebook Connect to enable users to share reviews with their friends on Facebook.  After you post your review on Yelp, you are prompted to post it to your feed.  That's about the extend of the service …
Discussion: Yelp Official Blog
Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Andreessen Readies a New Venture Capital Firm  —  The Silicon Valley star's company has attracted lots of interest, and $300 million.  Can he deliver with his innovative approach?  —  Watch the Video...  With the financial world in turmoil, this may seem like a terrible time to start a new venture capital firm.
Thanks:atul
Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Media player meets Netbook in the Archos 9PCtablet  —  The line between portable media devices and traditional Netbooks just got a little more blurred, thanks to this morning's announcement of the Archos 9PCtablet.  According to the company, this is a 9-inch touchscreen Atom-powered PC …
NathanKP / Experiment Garden:
Blogger.com Refreshes Page Every Few Seconds on Old Browsers  —  A couple of weeks ago I received my first comment saying “Your site keeps refreshing every few seconds.”  —  Completely baffled, I asked the commenter what he meant, but he never came back to Experiment Garden to answer my question.
Mark Hachman / Gearlog:
Apple Issues Heat Advisory for iPhone 3G, 3GS  —  Whether anecdotal reports of iPhones overheating are true or not, Apple has taken them seriously enough to reveal the presence of a temperature warning screen for the iPhone 3G and 3GS.  —  Here's the deal: an unknown but probably very small number …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
CSC to Resell Microsoft Cloud Services  —  CSC announces an agreement with Microsoft where the systems integrator will resell the software giant's cloud-based online services.  —  CSC has announced an agreement with Microsoft where the systems integrator will resell cloud-based Microsoft online services.
Discussion: internetnews.com and CSC
 
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Jessica Hodgson / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle to Cut Up to 1,000 Europe Jobs, Union Says
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Google Voice gives users the ability to change numbers
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jason Douglas / Dow Jones Newswires:
Monitise Inks $13M Deal With Visa
Discussion: mocoNews and AppScout
Doug Gross / CNN:
Attacks, arrests slowing online news from Iran
Discussion: BBC and ReadWriteWeb
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
White Gloves & Thrown Elections: Michael Jackson vs. Iran Election
Discussion: Bits, BetaNews and Epicenter
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Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Layoffs and Reorg at IAC-Owned Evite
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Basheera Khan / TechCrunch Europe:
Online content + printing press = customised newspapers FTW
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 Earlier Items: 
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Twittering from the tractor: smartphones sprout on the farm
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
GoDaddy Files Patent for Method of Selling Equity in Domain Names
John Cook / TechFlash:
Voyager, Steamboat Ventures line up behind secretive Ground Truth
Discussion: mocoNews
Dan Freed / TheStreet.com:
Murdoch Talks Media
IAB:
Key Trade Groups Release Comprehensive Privacy Principles for Use …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iPhone App Prices Fluctuate As Developers Adjust To OS 3.0 …
Discussion: Distimo Report and eWeek
Michael Hickins / BNET Technology:
iPhone Overtaking Nokia Worldwide
Discussion: Geekword