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12:20 AM ET, August 6, 2007

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Brad Stone / New York Times:
'Fake Steve' Blogger Comes Clean  —  For the last 14 months, high-tech insiders have been eating up the work of an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive and one of the world's most famous businessmen.  —  The mysterious writer has used his blog …
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Damn, I am so busted, yo  —  Well it had to happen.  Honestly I can't believe it's taken this long.  But as you may have heard, I've been busted by a newspaper reporter.  My cover has been blown.  Guy named Brad Stone, who works for the New York Times.  Have you heard of him?
Brad Stone / New York Times:
The Trial of Fake Steve Jobs  —  Please consider the following evidence and judge for yourselves whether you think we have indeed uncovered the mystery behind the popular blog that has captivated Silicon Valley, "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs."  —  At the defense table: Daniel Lyons …
Discussion: Valleywag
Valleywag:
Investigations: Forbes editor Daniel Lyons is Fake Steve Jobs  —  The jig is up, the secret is out, the game is over: Forbes editor Daniel Lyons is Fake Steve Jobs, the now-unmasked author of The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.  Brad Stone of the New York Times, to my dismay, was the one to out Lyons as the faux Apple CEO.
Discussion: WinBeta
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The angst of Silicon Valley  —  This NY Times article finally gets the story of Silicon Valley.  —  For so many years they carried the myth, the genius, driven to create, to make his or her mark on the world, doing technology because it's so challenging, so mysterious, so enabling.
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Webomatica:
Silicon Valley Is Messed Up: Single Digit Millionaires Feel Insecure
Peter Cohan / BloggingStocks:   The Silicon Valley rat race
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Debunk: punk kid tries to dupe gadget blogs with phony Apple rumor  —  We're sure there's a broad swath of our readers who think every Apple-related rumor is patently untrue (which, let's be fair, isn't the case by a long shot), and an even larger number of people who think the mere act of writing them up is idiocy.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
More-solid-than-usual-rumors: Next-Gen iMacs and More Coming Tuesday, New iPod Mid-September  —  Someone close to the Infinite Loop Mothership just sent us a tip on what to expect at the Apple event this Tuesday: according to him/her/it, Steve Jobs will announce newly-designed iMacs …
Discussion: Webomatica, ParisLemon and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Rumor: Apple to update iMacs, MacBooks, and *gasp* Mac mini on Tuesday (Updated)
Discussion: Gizmodo
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Online Search/Commerce Services Firm Accoona Files For $80.5 Million IPO  —  IPO are coming fast and furious in the online media/commerce sector now: Accoona, an online search and e-commerce service firm based in Jersey City, N.J., has for an IPO of its common stock.
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Associated Press:
Accoona Files for IPO
Discussion: Mashable!
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Bulletin from the Googleplex: Google to Search "All the World's Videos"  —  The scope of videos found by searching Google Video has expanded in recent months from just clips on Google Videos to include YouTube.  —  Since May, when the company announced the future of universal search …
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
I Went Undercover With Dateline, Too  —  As my colleague Erik Larkin (along with half the Web) has reported, Friday wasn't a great day for Dateline NBC associate producer Michelle Madigan—her secret videotaping at hacker conference DEF CON in Las Vegas went really, really badly, and she was forced to flee the event.
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Only at DEFCON: Dateline NBC nailed, trying to nail Feds, hackers
Discussion: CrunchGear
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Virtual World Hangouts: So Many To Choose From  —  The avatars roaming many online virtual communities may be cartoonish and their activities inconsequential, but the recent sale of Club Penguin to Disney for $350 million (with $350 million in earn out) demonstrates that the business …
Discussion: WinExtra
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GigaOM:
Did Club Penguin Sell-Up or Sell-Out?
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Matt / WordPress Development Blog:
WordPress 2.2.2 and 2.0.11  —  Today we have two security-related releases available for both users of our main 2.2 branch and the legacy 2.0 branch.  As these releases include only security and minor bugfixes they should not cause any plugin or theme compatibility issues, so you have no good excuse not to upgrade.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Orbious Will Make Forwarding Confidential Documents Dangerous  —  One of the things that makes me very happy: receiving a confidential document in my email from a trusted source.  It could be a merger agreement.  Or an internal executive-only email memo.  Or a powerpoint pitch for a new product.
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
ClickTale explores further heatmap analytics  —  About a year ago we were announcing the birth of Clicktale, an Israeli based startup that provides a new generation of web analytics service based on the analysis of recorded video sessions of your users once they land on your website.
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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