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3:35 PM ET, July 25, 2007

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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Generator Failures Caused 365 Main Outage  —  Several generators at 365 Main's San Francisco data center failed to start when the facility lost grid power Tuesday afternoon, causing an outage that knocked many of the web's most popular destinations offline for several hours.
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Why Google and Microsoft are building $500M data centers
Discussion: Scobleizer
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Web's Weakest Link: The Power Grid
BBC:
Phone mast allergy 'in the mind'  —  Mobile phone masts are not responsible for the symptoms of ill health some blame them for, a major UK study says.  —  Dozens of people who believed the masts trigger symptoms such as anxiety, nausea and tiredness were unable to detect if signals were on of off.
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Lewis Page / The Register:
Mobile-mast danger is all in your head
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
iPhone v. BlackBerry: Side By Side, Two Week Comparison  —  With the Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerry 8820 coming soon to an AT&T store near you, business folks around the country will be faced with the decision of switching to the trendy new iPhone or upgrading to a more iPhonesque version of their trusty CrackBerry.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
iPhone, month 1  —  Today's the 25th of July, the iPhone shipped …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Mom Sues Universal Music for DMCA Abuse  —  Home Video of Dancing Toddler Yanked From YouTube After Bogus Claim  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit today against Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), asking a federal court to protect the fair use …
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Josh Wolf / CNET News.com:
EFF sues Universal over 'fair use' of song in YouTube video  —  We all heard the stories about the Recording Industry Association of America lawsuits and the mostly college students who found themselves in the crosshairs several years ago.  —  Many people are opposed to music piracy …
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
IPhone Use Disappoints; Apple Slides  —  Apple's shares slumped 6 percent on Tuesday after AT&T said the early surge of iPhone buyers starting service on its network was smaller than some analysts had anticipated.  —  AT&T, in reporting its second-quarter earnings, said 146,000 iPhone owners …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Q3 Results Today at 5 p.m. ET
Discussion: PC World
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg: New ad provider  —  Hey everyone - I wanted to give you a heads-up before the official announcement is made later today.  We've signed on Microsoft as our new partner to sell and serve the ads on Digg.  It's a deal similar to the one Facebook signed with Microsoft last year.
Angus Kidman / APC:
1 million Joost users prepare for year-end launch  —  Joost, the peer-to-peer TV sharing application from the inventors of Skype and Kazaa, has signed up more than a million beta testers and is on track for an end-of-year launch, its co-creator has revealed.
phx.corporate-ir.net:
Microvision Signs Agreement with Motorola to Develop Pico Projector Display for Mobile Applications  —  Microvision (Nasdaq: MVIS) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Motorola to develop pico projector display solutions for mobile applications leveraging Microvision's ultra …
David Ward / Hollywood Reporter:
Xbox spec: $50 cut in Aug.  —  Timed to release of major titles  —  In an effort to regain momentum in the video game console market, Microsoft Corp. will cut the price of the Xbox 360 by $50 early next month, sources said.  —  The reduction will be made Aug. 8, according to one source …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: iPhone Can Now Serve Web Pages, Run Python, Open Source Apps  —  After the first Hello World application, hacker NerveGas and the people at #iphone-shell have built Apache, Python and other Open Source apps for the iPhone.  Yes, your iPhone can now be a web server and do all sort of 1337 things.
Discussion: Inquirer and digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Ustream.tv Now With More Interactivity  —  Earlier this month we tackled the evolving space of online live video.  In its raw form, live is a very different format when compared to recorded video.  There's no post production editing to cut out your gaffs or nab the best parts.
Ansheng Liu / Research@Intel:
Announcing the world's first 40G silicon laser modulator!  —  In this blog, I would like to share with you our recent breakthrough in Silicon Photonics research at Photonics Technology Lab of Intel, a laser modulator that encodes optical data at 40 billion bits per second.  Here I am holding a packaged device:
Discussion: Gearlog, Macworld and PC World
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Om Malik Is Ready for His Close-Up  —  What is Om Malik going to announce at his party tomorrow night at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco?  —  Valleywag wanted to know what the well-known tech blogger was up to, so we will tell them: an online television interview and analysis show on Revision3 called "The GigaOm Show."
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Report: Seagate plans to stop manufacturing IDE drives by year end
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple anti-theft system would leave thieves powerless—literally
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
How Pegasus News Fuels Local Media Business Model for Fisher …
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David Katzmaier / CNET News.com:
Samsung prices combo Blu-ray/HD DVD player at $1,050
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SEO tip: Avoid keyword stuffing
Brett Winterford / CNET News.com:
Attorney: GPLv3 may not bind Microsoft
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Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Hide the Button: Steve Jobs Has His Finger on It
Frank Rose / Wired News:
How Madison Avenue Is Wasting Millions on a Deserted Second Life
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Marc Hedlund / O'Reilly Radar:
Making the web into a banking platform (whether they like it or not)
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Scott Hillis / Reuters:
Microsoft, EA sign sports game ad deal
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Aided by Harry Potter Fans, Amazon Triples Its Profit
Lester Haines / The Register:
MySpace erases 29,000 sex offenders
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook wall update coming tonight
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