makes $100mn in subs, G1 gets antivirus, FCC spells out safeguards, Samsungs network of Moms, Iphone 3g flaw, Sue Decker's memo, Iphone cutting production

FCC OKs White Spaces, Spells Out Safeguards
In unanimously approving the use of TV white-spaces spectrum for unlicensed public usage, the FCC has spelled out the safeguards it will require before devices can be used.
The FCC said all devices must be tested in its laboratories and in real-world environments "to ensure they do not cause interference to licensed services when in use." Spearheaded by Google, Microsoft, and Motorola, the flexible use of the white-spaces spectrum could pave the way for more widespread use of broadband communications, particularly in rural areas, which traditionally have lagged in broadband access.

Android-Powered G1 Gets Antivirus Software
SMobile Systems is selling software that will scan the device and memory cards for viruses, spyware, and other malware.
Researcher Finds iPhone 3G Flaw
The vulnerability, found in the audio portion of Apple's video format, can cause iPhones and iPods to crash.

Samsung Launches Social Network Of Moms -
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., has launched Moms Like Us, an online social network for its washers and dryers that celebrates "Life, Laundry and the Pursuit of Cleanliness."Participants can enter a sweepstakes to win a washer and dryer set, post and respond to messages, start their own groups within Moms Like Us, and take part in building Laundry-Pedia, an encyclopedia of laundry tips.
Analysts Say Apple Is Cutting iPhone Production In Face Of Sinking Demand
is planning a significant cut in December quarter iPhone production, according to Friedman Billings Ramsey chip analyst Craig Berger. Berger says his previous checks showed that iPhone production would be down about 10% in the quarter - but he now contends production could fall by more than 40% sequentially. He sees risks as a results for iPhone component suppliers, including Broadcom, Marvell (MRVL) and Linear Technology, among others.

Murdoch: Making Over $100 Million From Ads, 'Probably' $100 Million In Subscription Fees is making more than $200 million from advertising and subscriptions, News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch told analysts during the company's earnings call. He said the site is making "probably $100 million in subscriptions and certainly over $100 million in advertising." This time last year, Murdoch was still testing waters on freeing; now safe to say he's a subscription evangelist. is the "one web site ... people are happy to pay for."

Susan Decker's Memo: No Worries, Everything's Going Great


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