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8:00 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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VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
Skype Outage  —  Skype is experiencing a major outage.  My fellow TMC co-workers noticed it late Wednesday when they couldn't IM fellow co-workers.  TMC's Dave Rodrqiguez told me that he went home for the day, signed into Skype from home and was bombarded with a ton of Skype IM messages that didn't go through earlier.
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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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.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell restates financials; Says books were cooked
Discussion: InfoWorld
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Dell execs skewed numbers to meet earnings targets
Discussion: The Register
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: The Register, InfoWorld and Reuters
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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
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.
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 …
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.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's anti-Google lobbyists, revealed  —  If it wasn't official before, we have it in writing now: Microsoft is directing at least a small fraction of its massive (by tech industry standards) lobbying shop toward Google's proposed purchase of DoubleClick.
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
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.
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 …
 
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BBC:
Super solution for Rubik's cube
Discussion: CNET News.com
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple designing 'collapsible connection receptacle' for ultra-portable systems
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Netflix playing hardball with subscription pricing [UPDATE]
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Digg Removes Facebook Source Code Links
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
About That Crashing Stock Market
Phil Serafino / Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs Buys 120,000 Shares in Options Exercise
Discussion: MacUser and Macsimum News
Muhammad Saleem / muhammad.saleem:
mission accomplished: at&t mending its tree-killing ways
 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 and The Open Road
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
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and zedgeHeadz
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
Try Twitter Instead of Mahalo for People-Powered Search
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Secret AdSense Online Advisory Council Revealed
 

 
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