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6:50 PM ET, July 8, 2008

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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Spat with Rogers leaves Canadian Apple stores without iPhones  —  Apple, disgusted with Rogers Wireless for dumping egregious service plans on would-be iPhone 3G buyers, has decided that its Canadian retail stores will have no part in helping the carrier market the new handset to customers, AppleInsider has learned.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Only U.S. Apple retail stores getting iPhone 3G  —  While Rogers, Canada's largest wireless carrier, has made few friends with its iPhone 3G rate plans, it's not the only foreign carrier that will have to go it alone with iPhone sales on Friday.  —  The Internet was all atwitter Tuesday …
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Want to buy an iPhone in Canada?  Don't go to an Apple store (Updated)
Discussion: Digital Daily
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:   Apple/Rogers spat overblown: never any plans to sell iPhone 3G at Apple retail
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple may have shipped 2.5 million Macs in spring thanks to Vista  —  The poor reception of Windows Vista, along with a strong Mac OS X, will help Apple continue to ship Macs at three times the industry average by the end of the spring, according to BMO Capital Markets.
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Admits Windows Vista Mistakes, Criticizes Apple Ads
Discussion: Digital Daily
Business Wire:
VMware Announces Change in Executive Leadership  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—VMware's Board of Directors announced today that it has made a change in the leadership of the company with the departure of Diane Greene as President and CEO.  VMware's Board of Directors has appointed Paul Maritz …
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Niniane Wang / The Official Google Blog:
Be who you want on the web pages you visit  —  A while ago, I looked around the social web and wished that it could be less static.  Sure, you can leave a comment on a blog or write a text blurb on your social networking profile.  But what if you want to express yourself in a more fun way …
Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb and AppScout
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Virtual World Called Lively  —  Well, this sucks for Second Life.  Google is launching a new service today called Lively, a browser based virtual world add-on that lets users create and customize avatars and worlds, interact with other users, and generally have a richer social interaction than is offered by GTalk today.
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Is This the First iPhone 3G Unboxing?  —  A poster over at iPhonePortugal has revealed some photos of what they claim is the first iPhone 3G unboxing.  Apparently it's the 8GB version, and it certainly looks it, with its rounded back already carrying fingerprint smudges.
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Why you shouldn't buy the iPhone 3G on Friday
Discussion: Public Knowledge
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Web companies organize massive effort to patch fundamental Internet flaw  —  The entire underpinnings of the Internet are vulnerable to a major bug in how Internet addresses are managed, security researchers announced today.  The problem is so big that dozens of companies and government organizations …
Discussion: CircleID and Agence France Presse
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Rmogull / securosis.com:
Dan Kaminsky Discovers Fundamental Issue In DNS: Massive Multivendor Patch Released
Discussion: Hack a Day and Linux.com
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google evaporates Docs and Spreadsheets cloud  —  Try again in 30 seconds.  Or an hour  —  Updated Google's Docs and Spreadsheets disappeared today for close to an hour, proving that the world's largest search engine is a long way from perfecting the art of online business applications.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Bit.ly: Please Use This TinyURL of the Future  —  URL shorteners like TinyURL are a wildly popular way to share long links over email, IM, microblogging and other contexts.  The millions of shortcuts that have been created through such services represent a huge opportunity to capture interesting data …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Bit.ly launches today
Gmail Blog:
Fighting phishing with eBay and PayPal  —  Posted by Brad Taylor, Software Engineer and Gmail Spam Czar  —  Phishing messages are a form of spam that attempt to deceive recipients to gain access to their personal information.  A classic one is a message that appears to come from PayPal …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Gmail now blocking fake eBay, PayPal e-mails
Discussion: Business Wire and E-Commerce Times
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
GameStop's Leaked Xbox 360 Price Drop Info  —  Just in case all of those retailer circulars from Best Buy, KMart, et al, wasn't enough proof of an Xbox 360 price drop coming on Sunday, here's one more tidbit of proof.  —  A GameStop employee has sent us cell pics of the internal announcement …
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple Expects 15-Minute Setup Process for New IPhone  —  Apple Inc. will start selling its new iPhone at 8 a.m. nationwide on July 11 and plans to activate U.S. customer accounts with AT&T Inc. within 15 minutes.  —  “Our expectation is that in 10 to 15 minutes, you'll be set up and ready to go …
Marko Karppinen / MK&C:
Apple just gave out my Apple ID password because someone asked  —  I tried to log in to Apple Developer Connection this morning to find out that my password had been changed and the email associated with my account was now a yahoo.com address that wasn't mine.
Wall Street Journal:
Targeted Ads Raise Privacy Concerns  —  Pressure Could Imperil Online Strategy Shared by Phone and Cable-TV Firms  —  Cable and phone companies say their growth increasingly depends on being able to deliver targeted advertising to their Internet and TV customers, but criticism from privacy advocates is threatening that strategy.
 
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