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4:45 PM ET, July 15, 2008

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BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Finding A Perfect Match  —  Last month, Twitter had a very special date in New York City.  We met with another startup, had lunch at the famous Shake Shack, and spent some quality time together in Union Square.  The meeting with this other startup was largely a formality …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Buys Summize For About $15M: Gets Search - And Maybe A Business Model  —  Now it's a done deal.  Twitter has purchased search engine Summize, a deal that leaked out last week but didn't wrap up until the last few days.  Twitter's Biz Stone has the official announcement here …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Twitter Acquires Summize Search Engine  —  It turns out those rumors last week were accurate.  Microblogging site Twitter has acquired the Summize search engine, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams confirmed to me.  The size of the transaction is not being disclosed, although the transaction price was paid “mostly in stock.”
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Social, A VC and Valleywag
Jay Virdy / Summize Blog:
Twitter Acquires Summize. Confirmed.
Discussion: THINK / Musings
San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. officials locked out of computer network  —  (07-14) 19:23 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — A disgruntled city computer engineer has virtually commandeered San Francisco's new multimillion-dollar computer network, altering it to deny access to top administrators even as he sits in jail on $5 million bail, authorities said Monday.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone 3G: Sold out in 21 states  —  Shoppers hunting for iPhone 3Gs can still find them — if they're willing to get up early and, in some cases, drive long distances.  —  As of 6:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, all three models (8GB black, 16 GB black or white) of the hot-selling device were sold out in 21 states …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone 3G: (Mostly) Sold Out In Five Days (AAPL)
Discussion: GigaOM
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:   iPhone 3G playing hard to get
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Confirmed: Apple files suit against Psystar  —  [UPDATE: Suit now confirmed.  More to follow shortly ...]  —  It seems that Apple has grown tired of Apple-clone Psystar and has filed suit against the Florida company at the federal district court for the northern district of California.
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Apple finally sues unlicensed Macintosh cloner Psystar  —  Apple's adventures with Mac clones had at best, mixed results, and Steve Jobs quickly ended the program in 1997 after his return as CEO.  While a company named Psystar ignored that memo when it decided to release its own unofficial Mac clones earlier …
Jed / The Gray Blog:   APPLE GOES AFTER CLONE MAKER PSYSTAR
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Apple sues clone maker Psystar
YouTube Blog:
The Law and Your Privacy: An Update  —  As we let you know on July 4, YouTube received a court order to produce viewing history data.  We are pleased to report that Viacom, MTV and other litigants have backed off their original demand for all users' viewing histories and we will not be providing that information.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Hold On — Issues Remain Over Google & Viacom's Deal On YouTube Viewing Privacy  —  Google and Viacom have reached an agreement meant to ease privacy concerns about YouTube records being handed over to Viacom through a court order.  However, there remain some questions about how exactly the …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and GMSV
Reuters:
YouTube Agrees to Share Viewer Data
Discussion: ZDNet Government
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
The backstory on Senate's Google-Yahoo hearing  —  The U.S. Senate is holding a hearing Tuesday on the antitrust implications of the Google-Yahoo ad deal, and the two companies, along with Microsoft, are testifying.  You should expect sober, selfless discussions conducted with the public's best interests in mind.
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:   Yahoo-Google deal could raise ad costs by double digits
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Unlocked with SIM Card Adapter  —  Just four days after its launch, the iPhone 3G has been unlocked for the first time exactly like the original iPhone: using a special card that piggybacks to your SIM card, fooling the phone into thinking it's using an official carrier.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone Device Software 2.0.1 on the way?  —  Every once in a while, we have a slow enough day at the BGR HQ that we sometimes put on our “nerd glasses” and peruse our web server logs for some nitty gritty information.  As we are a fairly popular gadget and technology blog, (no …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
SK Telecom In Talks To Buy Sprint, CNBC Says  —  SK Telecom (SKM) is in talks to acquire Sprint Nextel (S), according to CNBC.  This is not a new theory; rumors that SK Telecom might want to buy Sprint have been around for at least a year.  Last November, the Wall Street Journal reported …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Engadget
Michael Steil / pagetable.com:
1200 Baud Archeology: Reconstructing Apple I BASIC from a Cassette Tape  —  The audio file that was posted two weeks ago is indeed a very important artifact of computer history: It is a recording of the “Apple I BASIC” cassette tape that came with the Apple I. It is the first piece …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will Sept. Qtr Guidance Disappoint the Street?  —  Apple (AAPL) has a well-established pattern of low-balling its financial guidance - and BMO Capital's Keith Bachman thinks we will see more of the same when it comes to the September quarter.  —  In a research note this morning …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Test feature shows social search may be on the way for Google  —  A lucky Google user, Adrian Pike, has noticed something cool on search results: buttons to vote on links, much like Digg or StumbleUpon.  He sent some screenshots over to TechCrunch.  —  The feature is being “bucket tested …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Many Silicon Valley Startup Executives Are Hopped Up On Provigil?  —  Is someone you work with taking Provigil to give them an extra competitive edge?  I've spoken with one executive who says he uses it regularly to work twenty hour days, and the buzz lately is that it's the “entrepreneur's drug of choice” around Silicon Valley.
Discussion: Valleywag and Shoemoney
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google pushes towards 70 percent of all U.S. searches; Yahoo, Microsoft push towards zero percent  —  The ascent continues.  Google accounted for a ridiculous 69.17 percent of all U.S. search in June, according to new data from Hitwise.  What's even more ridiculous is that the search engine is still adding market share.
 
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BTplc.com:
BT plans UK's largest ever investment in Super-Fast Broadband
Discussion: DSLreports, Engadget and BBC NEWS
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Mini Exit: BallHype and ShowHype Acquired for $3 Million
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nintendo's New Wii Features: Musical Instruments, Speakerphone
Discussion: Gizmodo and Kotaku
Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Linux 2.6.26 kernel update released
BBC:
Being there  —  The virtual world still needs a lot of work …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Nintendo: Grand Theft Auto for DS; Wii Music
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Flash and SEO - Compelling Reasons Why Search Engines & Flash Still Don't Mix
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Digg Is Pushing More Traffic To Traditional News Sites
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Erik Kennedy / Infinite Loop:
Xcode 3.1 brings security, performance, and UI improvements
Ian Youngs / BBC:
UK iTunes shelves music price cut
Roi Carthy / TechCrunch:
Delver's Social Graph Search Engine Now Open to All
Tom's Hardware Guide:
Flash SSD Update: More Results, Answers : An Apology First …
Steven Sande / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Turn your iPhone into a wireless drive with DataCase
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gadget Lab
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Alex Albrecht Goes Medieval with Lore
Discussion: Mashable! and AppScout
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Intel Centrino 2 lives
 

 
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