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6:05 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
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Social, A VC and Valleywag
Jay Virdy / Summize Blog:
Twitter Acquires Summize. Confirmed.
Discussion: THINK / Musings
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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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.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Dev Team shows off video of 'world's first' jailbroken iPhone 3G
Discussion: Zero Day
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Want an iPhone 3G? Don't go to one of these states
Discussion: TG Daily
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.
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
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
No Mac clones for you! Apple sues Psystar
Discussion: Computerworld
Jed / The Gray Blog:
APPLE GOES AFTER CLONE MAKER PSYSTAR
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Will Protect Users' Identity from Viacom — This Time
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Viacom, Google agree to mask 12TB of YouTube user data
Discussion: Gizmodo
David Faber / CNBC.com:
SK Telecom in Talks to Acquire Sprint: Sources  —  SK Telecom, which is smaller than Sprint  —  [S Loading...  () ], would be joined in any deal by private equity firms that would contribute cash towards the purchase, sources told CNBC.  —  A deal is not imminent and while the talks are on-going …
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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: Engadget and Telecompetitor
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sprint, SK Telecom Discuss Venture
Discussion: paidContent.org and Gizmodo
Business Wire:
Intel Posts Record Second-Quarter Revenue of $9.5 Billion  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Intel Corporation today announced record second-quarter revenue of $9.5 billion, operating income of $2.3 billion, net income of $1.6 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 28 cents.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel's second quarter delivers; Cheap laptop demand up  —  Intel on Tuesday reported second quarter earnings of $1.6 billion, or 28 cents a share, on revenue of $9.5 billion, up 9 percent from a year ago.  The results topped Wall Street expectations.  —  According to Thomson Financial …
Discussion: TG Daily and Docu-Drama
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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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold review: we've been rockin' it for a month  —  This might be a shocker out there to many, but we do actually, you know, not leak things from time to time.  What's important here, is that we've been rockin' a BlackBerry Bold for around a month now and have a great handle on the unit.
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:
Sun Pre-Announces Solid FY Q4; Stock Jumps After Hours  —  Fascinating.  Sun Microsystems (JAVA), which has been under intense selling pressure in recent sessions, this afternoon announced preliminary results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June which were obviously better than the Street had feared …
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 …
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
Criminal probe ended, Apple CEO still has hurdles  —  SAN FRANCISCO - A criminal probe of Apple Inc.'s co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs over stock options tampering is now over, but the potential legal shadow over him and the company isn't going away just yet.  —  Although Jobs is not being indicted …
Discussion: Macsimum News
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 …
 
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nintendo's New Wii Features: Musical Instruments, Speakerphone
Discussion: Gizmodo
BBC:
The importance of being there  —  The virtual world still needs …
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Flash and SEO - Compelling Reasons Why Search Engines & Flash Still Don't Mix
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Erik Kennedy / Infinite Loop:
Xcode 3.1 brings security, performance, and UI improvements
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google pushes towards 70 percent of all U.S. searches; Yahoo …
Ian Youngs / BBC:
UK iTunes shelves music price cut
Roi Carthy / TechCrunch:
Delver's Social Graph Search Engine Now Open to All
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone Device Software 2.0.1 on the way?
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Alex Albrecht Goes Medieval with Lore
Discussion: Mashable! and AppScout
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Intel Centrino 2 lives
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Many Silicon Valley Startup Executives Are Hopped Up On Provigil?
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