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Apple Support:
About the security content of iPhone OS 3.0.1  —  This document describes the security content of iPhone OS 3.0.1.  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.
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Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net:   Apple releases iPhone firmware 3.0.1, fixes SMS flaw
Anil Dash:
Apple: Secrecy Does Not Scale  —  Apple is justifiably revered in the worlds of technology and culture for creating one of the most powerful brands in the world based on the combination of some key elements: Great user experience and design, and an extraordinary secrecy punctuated by surprising reveals.
Discussion: stevenf.com, eWeek and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Quit The iPhone  —  I have loved the iPhone, but now I am quitting the iPhone.  —  This is not an easy decision.  —  I was there in January 2007 when it was announced and I bought the first iPhone as soon as it was available.  I happily bought the iPhone 3G a year later.
Riactant / The General Theory of RIAtivity:
Apple is Making the Case for iPhone Web Apps  —  Apple's Behavior Has Made the Case Why iPhone Developers Should Focus on Web Apps  —  Although the outrage over Apple's capricious treatment of iPhone developers isn't new, with the news of Apple killing off the Google Voice app it has finally acquired …
Discussion: BlackBerry Cool and IntoMobile, Thanks:mikebrophy
Fawn Johnson / Dow Jones Newswires:   FCC Looking Into AT&T Rejection Of Google Voice App
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft sticker shock: Anytime Upgrade, Family Pack details  —  With its upcoming launch of Windows 7, Microsoft is trying to walk a fine line on pricing.  Maintaining a high average selling price for Windows is crucial to the company's bottom line, but in a deep recession, PC buyers are more concerned with their own bottom line.
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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack Pricing  —  Most people buy a PC preinstalled with the edition of Windows that meets their unique needs.  However, for some customers their needs may change over time.  —  Windows Anytime Upgrade  —  With Windows Anytime Upgrade (or WAU) …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why The CrunchPad Is Toast  —  Michael Arrington's CrunchPad — a touchscreen tablet running a Web browser — is reportedly real, and should arrive by Thanksgiving for about $400.  —  But if Apple (AAPL) is really coming out with a tablet, too — a big iPod touch that sells for around $600-700 — the CrunchPad is probably doomed.
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
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Tan Weizhen / The Straits Times:
World's first tablet PC  —  Singapore firm launches touchscreen tablet computer  —  A SINGAPORE company is racing to be the first in the world to bring an almost mythical creature - the touchscreen tablet computer - to the market.  —  The start-up, Fusion Garage, has teamed …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
A Google Wave reality check  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Lars Rasmussen sighed, half an hour into a demonstration of Google Wave, the company's audacious attempt to reinvent Internet communication: we'd found another bug.  —  Rasmussen had patiently worked around other minor bugs during …
Ben Sheffner / Ars Technica:
Oy Tenenbaum!  RIAA wins $675,000, or $22,500 per song  —  After a brief deliberation, a federal jury has awarded the record labels $XXX in damages, finding that PhD student Joel Tenenbaum willfully infringed on 30 copyrights.  Next up: an appeal on the constitutionality of the statutory damages awarded.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Google's Android Killing Windows Mobile?  —  Earlier this morning, I got a chance to catch up with Dr. Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola, soon after his company reported earnings (they met Wall Street's modest expectations) to talk about everything from the state of the mobile market to prospects for Motorola.
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Twitter URL Service Bit.ly Says No to Ads, Yes to Data-Mining News  —  When the world's 20 million or so Twitter users click links in their feeds, most of the time, they're routed through bit.ly's URL shortening service, like sands through an hourglass.  By channeling people through the service …
Discussion: Guardian and Fast Company
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Tameka Kee / paidContent:
Bit.ly Wants To Make Money With A News Service; But Will Anyone Pay For It?
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Skype Founders Claim eBay No Longer Has A Right To Skype's Core Tech  —  As you know, eBay bought Skype for a ton of money a few years back, without having any real plan for what to do with it.  There were no synergies between the two, and about the best that can be said for eBay's ownership …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
China Unicom's iPhone gets regulatory approval, pictured  —  Still having doubts that an iPhone will ever come to China via legitimate means?  Have a gander at this.  According to the listing after the break, which was discovered on China's State Radio Regulatory Commission (SRRC …
E.B. Boyd / BayNewser:
Google Engineering Director Spells Out Vision for the Future of Digital Books  —  Google's vision of how it intends to sell and manage our digital books in the future is pretty simple and totally sci-fi.  —  Google Books engineering director Dan Clancy (above right) spelled out the vision …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Should Wedding Party In Viral YouTube Video Get A Cut Of Music Sale Profits?  —  Yesterday, we had the story of the incredibly popular viral wedding video, talking about how the music in that video, despite being over a year old and being sung by someone with massive reputation problems …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Not Building An ‘iTunes For e-Books’  —  Earlier this week, we wondered if Apple (AAPL) was planning to open its own e-book store — an “iTunes for e-books” — for its forthcoming tablet device and the iPhone and iPod touch.  The answer is no, according to a source connected to the e-book business.
Alexkoc / Genuine Windows Blog:
Windows 7 OEM Product Key Leak  —  Yesterday we were alerted to reports of a leak of a special product key issued to an OEM partner of ours.  The key is for use with Windows 7 Ultimate RTM product that is meant to be pre-installed by the OEM on new PCs to be shipped later this year.
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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft blacklists leaked Windows 7 OEM key
Discussion: Softpedia News
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Highlights from the ‘1984’ lawsuit against Amazon  —  “Kindling.”  Credit: oskay / Flickr  —  Justin Gawronski and Antoine J. Bruguier are suing Amazon for having deleted their copies of George Orwell books from their Kindle readers, sans permission.  The potential class-action lawsuit …
Phone Arena:
First live photo of the Motorola Shules Android smartphone for Verizon  —  Published on: Today by PhoneArena Team  —  Keep in mind that the information in this article is not official.  —  Can't wait to see a new image of the Android-powered Motorola Shules (or Sholes)?
Discussion: SlashGear and Engadget Mobile
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Steve Ballmer calls Apple's Mac growth a “rounding error”  —  Speaking to a group of market analysts this week, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer repeatedly mentioned Apple, including a suggestion that a growing rate of Mac adoption is statistically insignificant.
Google Watch:
How to Create an Online Store with Google Checkout in 5 Minutes  —  Google Checkout may not be the successful payment processing platform Google hoped it would become, but the company keeps trying to leverage it in other ways.  —  Yesterday, the search engine brought us the Google Checkout store gadget …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Acer's Aspire Predator gaming rig gets even faster, stays just as orange  —  Just a few weeks too late for a Transformers 2 tie-in, Acer has announced a new revision of its Aspire G desktop, a.k.a. Predator.  It shares the same case with the earlier edition that hit the US of A late last year …
Edgardo / Delve Networks Blog:
Akamai and Delve team up to provide better alternative to Brightcove  —  Delve Networks announces today that it is forming a strategic relationship with Akamai to provide internet video publishers with the best online video platform in the market.  The collaboration between Delve and Akamai offers …
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Coming This September: Twitpocalypse Now Redux!
Fred / A VC:
Double Down, But Only On The Right Hand
Discussion: Webmetricsguru, Thanks:atul
Doug Sherrets / VentureBeat:
Open data is the future of web discovery
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
The Problem With Anything Called “Name Here"-Killer
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Real McCrea
James Altucher / Wall Street Journal:
How To Profit From Bubble 3.0  —  Don't be afraid of a bubble.
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FCC Wants Your Thoughts On Broadband Plan Workshops …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga becomes No. 1 in number of online gamers
Discussion: Virtual Worlds News
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Laptops For Those Who Need to Survive Away From Outlets
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Amazon-Zappos: Not the Usual Silicon Valley M&A
Discussion: TechFlash and The Equity Kicker