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9:25 PM ET, August 16, 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.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Technorati CEO Dave Sifry steps down
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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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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Welcome Xohm: Sprint's WiMAX service gets name, $5 billion price tag  —  Sprint Nextel has given its upcoming WiMAX service a name and a web site (which will teach you how to pronounce "Xohm").  Sprint will launch the service in Chicago and Baltimore by year end, with a nationwide launch coming in spring 2008.
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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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP firing on all cylinders  —  Hewlett-Packard on Thursday reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $2.1 billion, or 66 a share, and revenue of $25.4 billion.  Overall, HP delivered a solid performance across all of its business units.  —  Excluding one-time items, HP reported earnings of 71 cents a share.
Discussion: InfoWorld, Reuters and The Register
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Business Wire:
HP Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
IBM expands support for Sun's Solaris 10  —  IBM and Sun today announced that day announced that IBM will distribute Solaris 10 and Solaris Subscriptions for select x86-based IBM System x servers and BladeCenter servers to clients through IBM's channels.  The servers include IBM System x3650 …
Discussion: Computerworld
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
IBM embraces - wtf - Sun's Solaris across x86 server line
Discussion: The Open Road
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.
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Price War!:  Netflix Lowers Prices for DVD Rentals by $1 ... Again  —  Netflix just lowered its prices on the "three DVDs out at-a-time" plan again, taking it down a buck to $15.99 a month.  Our jaws dropped as we saw the above notice in our inbox, because it was just three weeks ago when Netflix had lowered the price to $16.99.
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Netflix playing hardball with subscription pricing [UPDATE]
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Forever Geek
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
AOL's Truveo Introduces New Video Search Site And Consumer Destination  —  AOL acquired video search engine Truveo in January, 2006 and has used it primarily as a technology platform to power AOL video since that time.  Simultaneously, the company has been supporting video search on third party sites.
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.
 
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Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
ABA launches free legal advice site for small online businesses
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple designing 'collapsible connection receptacle' for ultra-portable systems
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
About That Crashing Stock Market
Phil Serafino / Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs Buys 120,000 Shares in Options Exercise
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USA Today:
Spammers find new ways to slip through
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Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
SCO to partners, customers: It's business as usual
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Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Google still growing on Eastside; 3 buildings leased in Kirkland
Discussion: Epicenter and WebProNews
Stace / Unwired View:
NEW SAMSUNG PHONES TO HELP YOU PRATICE SAFE SEX
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