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1:05 AM ET, August 17, 2007

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Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
A Change in Seasons  —  If there's one thing I've learned during my time as CEO here at Technorati is that making tough choices is a daily reality.  But some choices are tougher than others, particularly when they involve one's own self.  —  You see, I've made the tough decision to turn …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati Loses A "Great Leader."  PodTech Also Loses CEO  —  We've all known that blog search engine Technorati and videocasting site PodTech weren't doing particularly well: that both companies were conducting CEO searches.  But today the bloodletting became real.  —  PodTech CEO John Furrier is out.
alarm:clock:
Technorati's CEO Out. Startup Turned Over To The Mob
Discussion: Mark Evans
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:   Did I just hear a pop? (or a mini pop?)
Business Wire:
Dell Independent Investigation Completed; Will Restate Financials  —  Remedial Action Under Way to Correct Control Deficiencies  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dell (NASDAQ:DELL - News) today announced that its Audit Committee has completed its independent investigation into certain accounting and financial reporting matters.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell restates financials; Says books were cooked
Discussion: InfoWorld
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell Confesses It Was Cooking The Books
Discussion: Techdirt
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Dell execs skewed numbers to meet earnings targets
Discussion: The Register
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Biggest Facebook App Acquisition Yet: TripAdvisor Acquires Where I've Been for Reported $3 Million  —  Just two months after asking, "I Have 250,000 Users, Now What?", Craig Ulliott has an answer.  —  In what is by far the largest Facebook application acquisition to date …
Joosep / Heartbeat:
Problems with Skype login  —  UPDATED 14:02 GMT: Some of you may be having problems logging into Skype.  Our engineering team has determined that it's a software issue.  We expect this to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours.  Meanwhile, you can simply leave your Skype client running and as soon …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
USAToday's Social Network Experiment May Not Be Paying Off  —  When USAToday relaunched its site in March as a social network around news, I and others thought it was big news.  —  They integrated Pluck's new Social Media Suite, a group of social networking products that a number of high profile news sites have adopted.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
USAToday Says Traffic Way Up  —  Less than twelve hours …
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Get ready for the 'Twitterization' of mainstream media  —  Back in 1991, when I first started as a tech journalist for PC Week (now eWeek), there was no Web.  There was print, TV, and radio.  PC Week was a print book and, to the extent that any of the parent company Ziff Davis' publications were online …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Knowledge Networks pays $300,000 to settle internal copyright complaint  —  (InfoWorld) - Analyst firm Knowledge Networks has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a complaint that it distributed news articles to its employees without permission of the copyright owners, a trade group announced Thursday.
Podtech / John Furrier:
Taking it to the Next Level - PodTech Has a New CEO  —  Today the company, which I founded two years ago, is announcing a new CEO - James McCormick.  James has been the Chief Operating Officer for the past 9 months.  In his role he has been setting up the business and operating infrastucture for PodTech.
Walt Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Apple's iWork Package Is Elegant but Wimpy Compared With Office  —  When you hear that Apple has released a new product, you think of a sleek Macintosh laptop, or perhaps a beautiful program for editing videos.  But a spreadsheet?  Not a spreadsheet.  After all, expertise with spreadsheets …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes Action Against "Black Hat" Apps  —  Some of the most popular Facebook applications are using highly questionable tactics to spread themselves virally.  Users have noticed and complained, and Facebook took action today to put stop the most egregious behavior.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple designing 'collapsible connection receptacle' for ultra-portable systems  —  Apple Inc., which is expected to introduce a widescreen ultra-portable in the coming months, may compact the notebook's I/O ports into a collapsible connection receptacle on the rear of the unit in order to conserve space …
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Hands-On With The Sprint Palm Gandolf, HTC Touch and More!  —  Sprint's full-day technology summit today in Northern Virginia had a major prize at the end: a room full of Sprint's upcoming phones and PDAs for the rest of 2007.  The bad news: they stopped me from taking pictures.
PodTech.net:
PodTech and 1938 Media agree to end relationship  —  By mutual agreement, 1938 Media and the PodTech Network terminated their distribution agreement effective today.  Loren Feldman, president of 1938 Media, is a highly creative professional in the emerging video blogging industry …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
EA backtracking on claims of simultaneous Mac game releases  —  Despite promises that it would release Mac versions of some high-profile games day-and-date with their Windows counterparts, Electronic Arts has conceded that at least some of these titles have been delayed.
 
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PC World:
Sony Claims PS3 Failure Rate of Less Than 1 Percent
Discussion: Neowin.net and GamePro.com
Wolfgang Hansson / DailyTech:
Gateway Enters Chinese Market with Notebook and Desktop PCs
Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
ABA launches free legal advice site for small online businesses
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Netflix playing hardball with subscription pricing [UPDATE]
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
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Phil Serafino / Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs Buys 120,000 Shares in Options Exercise
Discussion: MacUser and Macsimum News
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP firing on all cylinders
Discussion: InfoWorld, Reuters and The Register
 Earlier Items: 
USA Today:
Spammers find new ways to slip through
Discussion: Switched
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
SCO to partners, customers: It's business as usual
Discussion: The Register
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Google still growing on Eastside; 3 buildings leased in Kirkland
Discussion: Epicenter and WebProNews
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Welcome Xohm: Sprint's WiMAX service gets name, $5 billion price tag
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
IBM expands support for Sun's Solaris 10
Discussion: The Register and Computerworld
Sprint:
Push-to-Talk on New Devices Will Give Sprint Customers More Ways …
Stace / Unwired View:
NEW SAMSUNG PHONES TO HELP YOU PRATICE SAFE SEX
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
AOL's Truveo Introduces New Video Search Site And Consumer Destination