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7:20 AM ET, July 9, 2008

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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Newer, Faster, Cheaper iPhone 3G  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone has been the world's most influential smart phone since its debut a year ago, widely hailed for its beauty and functionality.  It was a true hand-held computer that raised the bar for all its competitors.
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David Pogue / New York Times:
For iPhone, the ‘New’ Is Relative  —  One year and 11 days ago, our nation was swept by iPhone Mania.  TV news coverage was relentless.  Hard-core fans camped out to be the first in line.  Bloggers referred to Apple's new product as the “Jesus phone.”  —  It was a stunning black slab of glass …
USA Today:
Apple's new iPhone 3G: Still not perfect, but really close  —  Extra, extra: iPhone 3G: The Sequel, is worth the wait.  —  It's cheaper, faster and a lot friendlier for business.  Apple's blockbuster smartphone already had nifty features such as visual voicemail, a splendid built-in video iPod …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone 3G unboxing, bitches!  —  Have you heard of the new iPhone 3G?  One of our Apple ninjas came through for us, and we've got some unboxing goodness for you to enjoy.  Yes sir — iPhone 3G is in the BGR offices!  First impressions?  It's black and shiny.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
They're out!  The first iPhone 3G reviews  —  First the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg jumped the gun, publishing his online review of Apple's new iPhone 3G on Tuesday night, more than a day before his usual Thursday column appears.  —  Then, about an hour later, the New York Times responded in kind …
Discussion: atmaspheric and AppleInsider
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 …
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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.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Google Introduces a Cartoonlike Method for Talking in Chat Rooms
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Massively
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Push to Sell Ads On YouTube Hits Snags  —  Video Site Is Key To Diversification; The Lawsuit Factor  —  Wringing ad revenue from YouTube is proving to be a challenge for Google Inc.  —  Although users of the popular video-sharing site view clips more than one billion times on most days …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Report: YouTube ready to run preroll and postroll ads  —  YouTube has been plagued with inefficiencies in its ad-sales department and Google is apparently ready to abandon its policy of keeping preroll and postroll ads off the video-sharing site.  —  The news was first reported Tuesday evening by The Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and TomsTechBlog.com
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   Google: We Can't Figure Out How To Make Money On Web Video, Either
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Admits Windows Vista Mistakes, Criticizes Apple Ads  —  The company will work to reverse the widely held belief, informed by early troubles upon the operating system's launch, that Vista isn't compatible with many applications and devices.  —  Microsoft is now acknowledging …
Discussion: The Macalope and Lockergnome
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:   “Vista” Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Great Photo on Flickr?  Getty Images Might Pay You For It  —  If you are a photographer with high-quality images posted on Yahoo's Flickr service, you may soon get an e-mail inviting you to become a paid contributor to Getty Images, the world's largest distributor of pictures and video.
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US-CERT:
Multiple DNS implementations vulnerable to cache poisoning  —  Overview  —  Deficiencies in the DNS protocol and common DNS implementations facilitate DNS cache poisoning attacks.  —  I. Description  —  The Domain Name System (DNS) is responsible for translating host names to IP addresses …
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Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:   Researcher offers insight into DNS flaw
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Source: Ribbit, “Silicon Valley's first phone company,” bought by BT [Updated: Confirmed]  —  Ribbit, a company that has styled itself “Silicon Valley's first phone company,” has been purchased by BT, the dominant British telecommunications company, we're hearing.
Discussion: TechCrunch, GigaOM and CenterNetworks
Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Keyword Tool updated with search volume data  —  Based on advertiser feedback, and our commitment to provide useful tools and information for our advertisers, we've now added search volume data to the Keyword Tool.  Now, when you use the Keyword Tool to search for relevant keywords to include …
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Midori: a non-Windows OS in the works, not just experimental  —  Every once in a while, an article gets posted somewhere in the blogosphere about how Microsoft needs to release a complete Windows rewrite, something along the lines of what Apple did with Mac OS X. Most people realize that Microsoft …
 
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
New: ReadWriteWeb Companies  —  Here's another new feature …
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Mevio Raises Another $15M
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget HD:
Are there two Vista Media Center updates due this year?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gizmodo Australia
Electronista:
Samsung ships low-cost 128GB SSDs
Discussion: TG Daily
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Justice Breyer Is Among Victims in Data Breach Caused by File Sharing
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Send in the Clowns  —  Back in the old days - circa 1997-2000 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Don Clark / Business Technology:
What's on China's Hard Drives?
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (953635)
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Stuff.tv News:
Asus Eee Box - full pricing and specs unveiled
Discussion: CyberNet, Liliputing and Gadgetell
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
US Pirate Party Study Shatters MPAA Claims
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Sprint's Treo 800w manual goes online, all 436 spellbinding pages of it
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Politician Using Twitter To Ignite Misleading Partisan Fight …
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
EMC CEO's ego has cost investors billions
Gpsmapper / GPS Tracklog:
TomTom HD Traffic heading to U.S.
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Bit.ly: Please Use This TinyURL of the Future
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google evaporates Docs and Spreadsheets cloud
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Webware.com
 

 
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