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7:50 AM ET, July 16, 2008

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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 …
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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).
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.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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
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: Gizmodo and Engadget
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3G's final build price: just $174.33
Discussion: I4U News
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 …
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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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:   Seeking Ad Revenue, Blinkx Syndicates Video Search
Clint Boulton / eWeek:   Blinkx Video Search Guns For Google
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Set Up Push Email, Contacts, and Calendar on Your iPhone for Free  —  One of the coolest features available in the new iPhone 2.0 software update is the ability to get new email messages, contacts, and calendar events pushed to your device automatically.  The catch: If you don't want to shell …
Discussion: TechWeb, CrunchGear, David Risley and Digg
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.
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 …
BBC:
Mapping health  —  A system of electronic mapping which allows many different types of data to be layered onto a single image is being used to improve healthcare across Rwanda.  —  The digital maps, called Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are designed to compile information …
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Nintendo and Sony Underwhelm at E3  —  LOS ANGELES — The Japanese video game titans, Nintendo and Sony, announced wide-ranging, if not entirely breathtaking, constellations of new games and services at the E3 convention here on Tuesday, but did not appear to significantly alter …
Discussion: last100, Inquirer and GamesIndustry.biz
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.
Reuters:
NY man gets 30 months in prison for spamming AOL  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday for sending spam e-mails to more than 1.2 million subscribers of America Online in a scheme that foiled the Internet company's spam-filtering system.
Discussion: The Register
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft details AJAX navigation implemented in IE8  —  Microsoft has included HTML5 AJAX page navigations in Internet Explorer 8.  The improvement will only work if the browser is using the default rendering mode, in other words not “Emulate IE7.”  The feature makes it possible …
Discussion: IEBlog
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Intel posts record-breaking Q2 earnings  —  Intel announced its second quarter results (PDF) today, with numbers that beat analyst expectations and set revenue records for the company.  Total Q2 revenue for 2008 was $9.5 billion, with an operating income of $2.3 billion, net income of $1.6 billion …
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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.
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.
 
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
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Intel Centrino 2 explained
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Chris Gaither / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Sony launching PlayStation 3 video download service tonight
Jack Chou / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn DirectAds  —  As the world's largest and fastest …
Calley Nye / TechCrunch:
Alex Albrecht Tanks and Spanks Bosses in Project Lore
Discussion: Valleywag, AppScout and NewTeeVee
Greg / Pinch Media:
Percentage of free applications decreasing
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Gong Show
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Copy and Paste
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVo Summer Update (9.4) Trickles Out
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft tells Congress Yahoogle will own 90% of ad market