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3:46 AM ET, July 16, 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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With Evan Williams: Summize Acquisition, API Issues And Their Revenue Model  —  I had a chance to sit down with Twitter cofounder Evan Williams at Foo Camp last weekend and talk about the overall state of the company.  The first part of the conversation focused on their acquisition of Summize …
Discussion: TechCrunchIT and THINK / Musings
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter has its search, now it's time to embrace mobile  —  The lack of any search functionality within Twitter has been, quite frankly, ridiculous.  The company itself said it would be coming shortly last fall, and yet it never came.  Meanwhile others, including FriendFeed added the ability to search tweets (Twitter messages).
Discussion: Profy.Com
Aviram / SecuriTeam Blogs:
Finding the name behind the gmail address  —  Ever wondered what name is behind some obscure gmail address?  Maybe your preferred gmail address was taken and you're wondering who took it?  —  Here's a cute vulnerability in the gmail system that comes from the strong tie-ins between gmail …
Discussion: Holden's Blog and Zero Day
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft tells Congress Yahoogle will own 90% of ad market  —  A US Senate subcommittee heard testimony today about the competitive implications of Yahoo's recent deal with Google, which will see the company mix ads supplied by Google with its own on search result pages.
Discussion: Techdirt, Forbes, TechSpot and CNET News.com
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Microsoft cites Yang comments on Google-Yahoo deal
Discussion: GMSV and WebProNews
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google's Talking Points For Today's Antitrust Hearings: The Only …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Blinkx ‘Red Label’ opens video-search interface  —  Blinkx, whose technology lets people search for videos hosted elsewhere on the Internet, is making it possible for other Web sites to incorporate its search results and share any resulting revenue.  —  Through a program called Red Label …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Download Squad
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:   Blinkx Video Search Guns For Google
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:   Seeking Ad Revenue, Blinkx Syndicates Video Search
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.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Kindle 2.0 Coming Around October 2008  —  An insider let slip that two new Amazon Kindle models will hit stores this holiday season, with the first coming as early as October.  —  The first is an updated version with the same sized screen, a smaller form factor, and an improved interface.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Pandora Usage Stats Prove It's iPhone's Killer App  —  Pandora's internet radio has always been one of those sites that was really cool in concept, but too inconvenient to ever go mainstream.  The service was long tied to computers only, and while it eventually expanded to special internet radios …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
The New Apple Walled Garden  —  Geeks and enthusiasts wearing Wordpress t-shirts, using laptops covered in Data Portability, Microformats and RSS stickers lined up enthusiastically on Friday to purchase a device that is completely proprietary, controlled and wrapped in DRM.
Jonathan Cassell / iSuppli:
Seeking Mass Market Acceptance, Apple Stresses Cost Reduction for iPhone 3G  —  The new iPhone 3G sports an evolutionary design that favors cost reduction instead of cutting-edge features, supporting Apple Inc.'s goal of expanding its market share and achieving a worldwide presence for the product …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Engadget
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Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
iSuppli Official Estimate: The iPhone 3G Build Price is $174.33
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Computerworld Blogs
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVo Summer Update (9.4) Trickles Out  —  As TiVo does, they've started rolling out the summer software update ahead of a general release.  In fact, the priority page hasn't been updated yet.  Though, I hear all boxes should be upgraded by the end of the month.  Of the disclosed new features, two in particular caught my eye.
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Do Startup Companies Need Community Managers?  —  You know what little startup companies need these days?  They need to hire more people!  It may be a frightening thought, but in an increasingly social world - being social is becoming an important full time job.
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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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google Sued For Selling Ads On Parked Domains  —  A class-action lawsuit alleges that Google committed fraud, business code violations, and unjust enrichment by selling ads that were unlikely to generate conversions.  —  Google on Friday was sued for fraud, business code violations …
Discussion: Domain Name Wire
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
You Don't Build Communities, You Enable Them  —  from the enable-people;-don't-define- them dept  —  There's an interesting debate going on among some newspaper industry watchers, concerning how newspapers should approach the question of “community.”  Paul Gillin has written that the concept …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Copy and Paste  —  There are two possibilities regarding the iPhone's continued lack of a system-wide copy-and-paste clipboard.  Either Apple's iPhone UI team doesn't plan to add it, or, they haven't gotten to it yet. … No direct quotes from Joswiak, but based on Segan's paraphrasing …
Steven Frank / stevenf.com:
This is going to sound a little weird at first considering what I do for a living, but I want you to stop using FTP.  —  There are too many aspects of it which have not kept up with modern computing environments.  In particular:  — Unless tunneled over a secure socket, FTP is 100% insecure.
Jack Chou / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn DirectAds  —  As the world's largest and fastest-growing professional network, LinkedIn is a fantastic place for businesses of all sizes to reach professionals with targeted messaging.  —  That's why today we're announcing LinkedIn DirectAds, a new online product designed …
 
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Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Where to Eat? Ask Your iPhone
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft details AJAX navigation implemented in IE8
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Set Up Push Email, Contacts, and Calendar on Your iPhone for Free
Discussion: CrunchGear
Michelle Thatcher / CNET News.com:
Intel Centrino 2 explained
Discussion: Electronista
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
EBay's Pyrrhic Victory
Chris Gaither / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Sony launching PlayStation 3 video download service tonight
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Calley Nye / TechCrunch:
Alex Albrecht Tanks and Spanks Bosses in Project Lore
Discussion: Valleywag and AppScout
Greg / Pinch Media:
Percentage of free applications decreasing
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Gong Show
Jonathan Corbet / Linux Weather Forecast:
2.6.26 at last  —  Linus Torvalds released the 2.6.26 kernel …
Discussion: Open Source and eWeek
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
SK Telecom In Talks To Buy Sprint Nextel, CNBC Says; WSJ Says SK …
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Mini Exit: BallHype and ShowHype Acquired for $3 Million
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