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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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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 …
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
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Google Voice gives users the ability to change numbers  —  Well it's not incoming number portability but it's better than nothing... While the Google Voice team continues to battle through a massive back log of customers itching for their invites, a nifty new feature popped up today for current Google Voice users.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.”
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.
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
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
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Marketers Call For Twitter To Filter Content For Pornography, Spam  —  Nude and explicit photographs have become more common on Twitter.  While the site has begun to gain momentum for marketing and customer service departments looking to promote products and services, or connect with customers …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple developing “active packaging” for iPods and iPhones  —  Known for thinking outside the box, electronics maker Apple Inc. is now apparently working on an in-the-box concept that could provide power to iPods, iPhones and other electronics devices still inside their retail packaging …
Discussion: TreeHugger, Phone Arena and I4U News
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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.
Lauren Pollock / Wall Street Journal:
Overstock Won't Cut California Affiliates  —  Overstock.com Inc. late Wednesday said it reversed its decision to drop its California-based marketing affiliates after receiving assurance from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office the state's online-tax bill won't become law.
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
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.
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.
Discussion: TUAW, NewTeeVee, geeksugar and Facebook, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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.
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 …
Jessica Hodgson / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle to Cut Up to 1,000 Europe Jobs, Union Says  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle Corp. is planning to cut up to 1,000 jobs in Europe, according to a French labor union.  —  The apparent move by Oracle, the world's second-largest software maker, comes shortly after the company said it detected signs …
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.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Ain't no thang: Socialthing sort of becomes AIM Connect  —  This past April, AOL began testing out a social toolbar for web sites, under the name of a lifestreaming service called Socialthing, which it acquired in 2008.  The toolbar is now going through a rough transition into something else …
 
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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, SEO BlackHat and BetaNews
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
CSC to Resell Microsoft Cloud Services
Discussion: internetnews.com and CSC
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Yelp Launches Facebook Connect
Discussion: Yelp Official Blog and Screenwerk
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
Discussion: paidContent
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
GoDaddy Files Patent for Method of Selling Equity in Domain Names
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
GoDaddy Wants You to Go Twitter
Discussion: WebProNews, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 Earlier Items: 
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Verizon: Cut Your Landline To Save Money …
Discussion: Telecompetitor
IAB:
Key Trade Groups Release Comprehensive Privacy Principles for Use …
Michael Hickins / BNET Technology:
iPhone Overtaking Nokia Worldwide
Discussion: Geekword
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Connect Is A Huge Success — By The Numbers
Discussion: Inside Facebook, Venture Chronicles and 901am, Thanks:atul