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7:15 PM ET, August 5, 2007

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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
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 …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Rumor: Apple to update iMacs, MacBooks, and *gasp* Mac mini on Tuesday (Updated)
Discussion: Gizmodo
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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Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don't Feel Rich
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
Those Poor, Poor Millionaires  —  Ever read an article that makes …
Discussion: Mark Evans
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 …
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GigaOM:
Did Club Penguin Sell-Up or Sell-Out?  —  I'm just as impressed as everyone else by Disney's announcement yesterday that it will pay as much as $700 million for the "tween" social networking site, Club Penguin.  Impressed, because it's a huge amount of money - $200 million more than what Sony …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
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.
Discussion: Inquirer
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Only at DEFCON: Dateline NBC nailed, trying to nail Feds, hackers
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.
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 …
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!
Robert Mullins / PC World:
E-Voting OK With New Security  —  California has certified some electronic polls but imposed new security mandates for the 2008 elections.  —  Recommend this story?  —  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen Friday recertified certain brands of electronic-voting machines for use …
Discussion: Engadget
Neville / Neville's Financial Blog:
Lebanese Newspaper  —  One day a bunch of people from Lebanon tried adding me as a friend on Facebook.  One of them notified me my full Facebook profile was published in a national newspaper over there!  —  If you go to Google Images and type in "Facebook" I am the first image to come up, so they used that image in the newspaper:
 
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