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10:10 AM ET, July 7, 2008


 Top Items: 
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
iPhone 3G in Canada: Apple Doing to Rogers What Rogers Did to Consumers?
Discussion: blogs
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple allegedly sanctioning Rogers for iPhone rates
Discussion: Ubergizmo, and Digg
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
Apple not happy with Rogers over iPhone plan pricing?
Fred / A VC:
Three Statistics That Lie  —  I love the line about lies; “there are lies, damned lies, and statistics”.  You can use numbers to tell any story you want.  —  In the realm of web statistics, there are three numbers that are great to use if you want to tell lies.  They are:  — RSS subscriber numbers
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mobile ad company Admob is about to mint money  —  Advertising on mobile phones is a trying market.  Americans have been slow to surf the mobile web, in large part because dominant carriers have made browsing the web so painful.  —  But one young company, Admob, is showing impressive results despite …
Suzy Jagger / Times of London:
Yahoo! re-enters merger talks with Time Warner  —  Yahoo! spent the July 4 bank holiday weekend in discussions with its lead adviser, Goldman Sachs, and potential bid partners including Time Warner to defend itself from a break-up by Microsoft.  —  The online search engine is seeking …
Drew Cullen / The Register:
O2 starts 3G iPhone stampede - and runs away  —  O2 today started taking pre-orders on its website for Apple's iPhone 3G - and stopped taking them again within minutes of opening the doors.  —  Customers were told by text message that new iPhones were available to existing customers who upgrade.
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
The disruptive potential of GPS on the iPhone 3G
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog and Digg
Pioneer Succeeds in Developing World's First 16-Layer Optical Disc  —  July 7, 2008, Tokyo, Japan - Pioneer Corporation has succeeded in developing a 16-layer read-only optical disc with a capacity of 400 gigabytes for the first time in the world*1.  Its per-layer capacity is 25 gigabytes …
National T-mobile 3G launch on October 1st?  —  Once and a while we will ask our users to take an article with a grain of salt.  We're going to up the ante here, and tell you to take this one with a whole damn bucket of salt.  That said, we have some exciting T-mobile news to bring you don't we?
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Segway CTO Leaves for Apple as Product Design VP  —  Phil Torrone noticed today on the Segway Chat forums that “Doug Field, the chief technology officer at Segway who heads their entire engineering team (and has since Day 1), is leaving Segway to become a VP of product design at Apple.”
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Segway's top tech guy segues to Apple
Discussion: Inquirer and Engadget
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Hurry up, the customer has a complaint  —  As blogs expand the reach of a single voice, firms monitor the Internet looking for the dissatisfied  —  A complaint about Southwest Airlines made by Travis Johnson on the website Twitter drew a quick, public response from the airline.  (JB Reed/Bloomberg News/File)
Discussion: DSLreports
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
COBOL: Don't Call It a Comeback  —  While COBOL is solidly into middle age - and many COBOL developers are well beyond that — companies such as Micro Focus, Microsoft and Veryant are moving to help enterprises take legacy COBOL applications to more modern architectures.  —  “Don't call it a comeback!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Next (Real) Challenge: July 22 Q2 Earnings Report  —  While a lot of focus has been put on Yahoo's potentially ugly proxy fight with activist investor Carl Icahn-which could come to a head at its August 1 annual meeting unless both sides figure out a truce before then-more attention …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Why you'll have a long wait for Microsoft's next OS  —  The recent buzz over Microsoft's efforts to build a completely new OS from scratch has led to some wild speculation.  The silliness reached its apex last weekend in the New York Times, where San Jose State University business professor …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Google defends Street View tool  —  Google has defended its controversial Street View photo-mapping tool, saying it will meet local privacy laws in European countries at launch.  —  The tool, which matches real world photos to mapped locations, has drawn fire from some privacy campaigners.
Discussion: BBC NEWS, PDA and WebProNews
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John Leyden / The Register:
Jobsite hack used to market identity harvesting services
Steven Musil / CNET
Confessions of a Bluetooth convert
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
ISPs prepare for video revolution
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
‘Public’ online spaces don't carry speech, rights
Rafat Ali /
Fair Use of Online Video In This Mashed-Up World: What's Best; What Isn't
Dan Cox / Reuters:
Media moguls gather for summer camp
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Poof! You're Unpublished.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
Will We Ever Bury Voice Recognition?
Discussion: TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Horowitz / Defensive Computing:
Still more reasons to avoid Internet Explorer
Discussion: Asa Dotzler
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
DRILLING DOWN; Phones' Texting Feature Often Unused
Discussion: ParisLemon
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Huge German company makes the switch, goes from PC to Mac.
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac and Digg
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Google, Zen Master of the Market
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The Facebooker Who Friended Obama
Brooke Crothers / CNET
Apple MacBook: Change is in the Air
Phone Arena:
LG Chocolate 3 to be released July 14th
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Service and the Fifty Percent Rule
Discussion: Venture Chronicles