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6:40 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
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.
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM
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 …
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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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft tells Congress Yahoogle will own 90% of ad market
Discussion: CNET News.com
Diane Bartz / Reuters:   Microsoft cites Yang comments on Google-Yahoo deal
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:   Google: the mother of antitrust battles?
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 …
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Apple vs. Psystar complaint excerpts: ‘Invaluable good is being eroded’
Discussion: Gearlog
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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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Will Protect Users' Identity from Viacom — This Time
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and CrunchGear
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 …
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.
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 …
 
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istockanalyst.com:
PLAYSTATION(R)Network's Video Delivery Service to Offer Movies …
Discussion: paidContent.org and last100
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVo Summer Update (9.4) Trickles Out
Discussion: PVRblog
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
Criminal probe ended, Apple CEO still has hurdles
Discussion: Macsimum News
Thomas Wailgum / CIO.com:
How Did Apple's Supply Chain Fare During the iPhone 3G Rollout?
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
BBC:
The importance of being there  —  The virtual world still needs …
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Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Flash and SEO - Compelling Reasons Why Search Engines & Flash Still Don't Mix
Aliza Sherman / Web Worker Daily:
Filtrbox Dials the Noise Way Down
Ian Youngs / BBC:
UK iTunes shelves music price cut
Discussion: Macworld, 9 to 5 Mac and MacUser
Roi Carthy / TechCrunch:
Delver's Social Graph Search Engine Now Open to All
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will Sept. Qtr Guidance Disappoint the Street?
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone Device Software 2.0.1 on the way?
Discussion: Gear Diary and 9 to 5 Mac
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Alex Albrecht Goes Medieval with Lore
Discussion: Mashable! and AppScout
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