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5:05 AM ET, July 21, 2008

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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Amazon S3 Down  —  Amazon's S3 storage service appears to be down.  CenterNetworks images are broken because of it and I had to move the style sheet back so the site at least renders correctly.  Sites like Twitter have massive broken images currently because Amazon S3 is down.
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook Releases New Design  —  Facebook has been testing out the new profile design for the past five months but for the first time ever, they have released the new full site design (pictured below).  You can access the new site by visiting www.new.facebook.com.  —  New Homepage
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Facebook gets a facelift to help users share
Discussion: paidContent.org
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Redesign Launches - Tour & First Impressions of New Home Page
Discussion: TechCrunch
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Exclusive: Twhirl gets pushy with Identi.ca  —  The next update of Twhirl will get support for yet another nanoblogging service, Identi.ca, and on that platform Twhirl will feature a communication method that Twitter users have been asking for: push updates.  —  Read to end of story for the download link and instructions.
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Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Hello Goodbye  —  Something just happened and I think it may be important.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Fallon Will Start ‘Late Night’ on the Web  —  LOS ANGELES — With a new round of shake-ups in late-night television set to begin next year, Lorne Michaels has decided to try to get a jump on things by starting NBC's next edition of “Late Night,” with its new host Jimmy Fallon, as a nightly entry on the Internet.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Qik launches public beta.  New phones, new carriers and new features abound  —  Live video-streaming site Qik has garnered a lot of buzz for its alpha release.  This is no doubt thanks to prominent bloggers and tech elites that use the service including Robert Scoble, Jason Calacanis and Kevin Rose.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Qik gets slick with public beta, new features
Discussion: Beet.TV
Reuters:
Yahoo activist calls for board battle compromise  —  SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dissident shareholder will on Monday call on Yahoo Inc to compromise and accept a mixed board of directors drawn from among company nominees and a rival slate backed by Carl Icahn.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OpenDNS Makes $20k/day Filtering Phishing And Porn Sites  —  OpenDNS, a San Francisco based startup founded by Minor Ventures and David Ulevitch, first launched in mid-2006 as a free tool to speed up web surfing and protect users from phishing and other malware sites.  —  OpenDNS isn't exactly a sexy service.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors  —  For eight years, Arnold Kim has been trading gossip, rumor and facts about Apple, the notoriously secretive computer company, on his Web site, MacRumors.com.  —  It had been a hobby — albeit a time-consuming one — while Dr. Kim earned his medical degree.
1938 Media:
Tech Is Boring Me  —  It's time for me to expand.  I love tech, but it's not the only thing that interests me.
Discussion: Coop's Corner and broadstuff
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David Risley:
Tech Blogging - Too Crowded? Too Hateful? No, Just Changing.
Discussion: Brij's One More Idea
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Uber-Hacker Kevin Mitnick Signs Tell-All Book Deal  —  Kevin Mitnick is going to tell his side of the story.  And he's going to get paid for it.  —  Speaking to an adoring crowd of 800 at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference, Mitnick, once described as the “most wanted computer hacker in the world …
Discussion: FierceVoIP and CrunchGear
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Social Engineering 101: Mitnick and other hackers show how it's done
Discussion: Voices and ZDNet.com.au
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
iLike launches ad platform, pushes play on Rhapsody deal  —  iLike, the social music service that rose to popularity with the launch of Facebook's developer platform last year, is getting bigger.  The company announced that membership has surpassed 30 million users, and that it'll soon …
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
CherryPal PC Offers Subscription-free Cloud Computing That Runs Off Two Watts of Power  —  CherryPal's cloud-based computer is unique because it offers the technology without subscription costs, and only draws two watts of power.  The machine has no moving parts, and uses hardware encrpytion …
Discussion: Crave and TG Daily
 
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Leading in Turbulent Times
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G. Pascal Zachary / New York Times:
Inside Nairobi, the Next Palo Alto?
Discussion: A VC and White African
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Ubisoft DRM snafu reminds us what's wrong with PC gaming
Discussion: Digg
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Eight years after Eve.com collapsed, a founder returns to the game
Adam Stevenson / Ars Technica:
New “telescopic pixel” displays could outperform LCD, plasma
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Ahh, Remember Your First Cellphone?
KathrynV / DSLreports:
Rogers Uses Deep Packet Inspection for DNS Redirection …
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Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Is YouTube about to pass Yahoo in expanded searches?
Yuvi / The StatBot:
Statbot comes back from the Dead - Thomas Hawk's Camera usage stats
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
StudiVZ Won't Comment On Facebook Lawsuit, But Will Talk Smack In General
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
iPhone Reconciliation  —  It's amusing to see a bunch of people …
George Raine / San Francisco Chronicle:
More businesses considering ‘wisdom of crowds’
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Gordon Brown aide a victim of honeytrap operation by Chinese agents
 

 
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