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1:55 AM ET, July 22, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200.  Help Us Build It.  —  I'm tired of waiting - I want a dead simple and dirt cheap touch screen web tablet to surf the web.  Nothing fancy like the Dell latitude XT, which costs $2,500.  Just a Macbook Air-thin touch screen machine that runs Firefox …
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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
The Techcrunch Web Tablet Project  —  COMMENTS CLOSED HERE.  PLEASE CONTINUE AT NEXT POST  —  Today at Techcrunch we announced that we are building our own web tablet hardware device.  This all stems back from a conversation a few weeks ago when we were discussing the ultimate web browsing/cloud computing client hardware.
Apple:
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results  —  Revenue Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year Mac Sales Reach All-Time High  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 third quarter ended June 28, 2008.  The Company posted revenue of $7.46 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 per diluted share.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple's Mac shipments surge; Lowballs on outlook; Jobs health worries  —  Updated: Apple on Monday reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 a share, on revenue of $7.46 billion, well ahead of Wall Street estimates as Mac sales continued to surge.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Apple beats the Street, shares tank anyway...again.  —  Apple easily beat estimates for its third quarter results today.  It had the best June quarter for both revenue and earnings in the company's history and the best quarter ever in terms of Mac shipments.  Great news right?
Charles Jade / Ars Technica:
Apple Q3 2008: Macs unstoppable, solid growth down the line
Discussion: Forbes, TechSpot, TG Daily, CNNMoney.com and Digg
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch:
What Is Apple's Mystery Product?  —  I contacted several analysts, looking for sound or even silly speculation about the product.  Nobody wants to guess wrong about Apple, so what I got was more sheepish speculation.  —  Quick recap: During Apple's fiscal third-quarter conference call this afternoon …
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple plans mystery “product transition” before September's end  —  During his quarterly financial results call, Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer revealed that the company will make a key “product transition” that cuts back on its profit margins to help shut out rivals.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Pocket-lint.co.uk
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
New York Times, LinkedIn Enter Content Partnership  —  In a brilliant move that's sure to make both newspapers and social networks around the web jealous, the New York Times and LinkedIn, the leading US social network for professionals, are announcing a content partnership tonight …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Is Facebook's redesign aimed at Silicon Valley, not everywhere else?  —  Facebook has finally started integrating its new redesign into its main site.  The company is betting that what users want to do is publish more information about themselves, and see more about their friends activities.
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Researcher's hypothesis may expose uber-secret DNS flaw  —  Two weeks ago, when security researcher Dan Kaminsky announced a devastating flaw in the internet's address lookup system, he took the unusual step of admonishing his peers not to publicly speculate on the specifics.
Discussion: IDG News Service
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Nate True's Weblog:
How to tether your iPhone 3G and browse the web using your 3G connection  —  Thanks to the excellent work of the iPhone Dev Team and the porting work of Jay Freeman as well as the authors of 3Proxy, it is now possible to “tether” your iPhone 3G and use its Internet connection on your laptop.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, Apple, Steve Jobs' Health Is NOT Just a “Private Matter”  —  On Apple's Q3 conference call a few minutes ago, an analyst asked management about Steve Jobs' health.  Apple's response:  —  “Steve's health is a private matter.”  —  Steve's health is obviously a private matter …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Adobe revs media player, signs up Sony  —  Adobe Systems is revamping its Media Player with a new interface and a deal that will let users of the software watch movies from Sony Pictures.  —  The interface update in the new version 1.1, due to ship Tuesday afternoon, presents users with a larger number of video shows.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Sony's amazing crapware-free PC  —  Sony is finally taking on its crapware problem.  For the past two months, I've been using an astonishingly light and agile Sony VAIO notebook and loving every minute of it.  The best part of all was that this machine was absolutely, completely …
Dennis Crouch / Patent Law Blog:
The Death of Google's Patents  —  By John F. Duffy* [PDF Version (42 KB)]  —  The Patent and Trademark Office has now made clear that its newly developed position on patentable subject matter will invalidate many and perhaps most software patents, including pioneering patent claims to such innovators as Google, Inc.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Twhirl Adds Identi.ca, Becomes Killer App (Yes, Really)  —  Yesterday, the big news for the identi.ca crowd was an answer to their wishes: Identi.ca is now supported in the AIR app Twhirl.  Why is the support for this open-source Twitter clone so important?
 
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
First hints of Microsoft's “fight back” ads appear
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
TiVo and Amazon Team Up
Discussion: VentureBeat
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Source code released for canned-air FileVault/BitLocker hack
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Is the World Finally Ready for Online Stock Trading?
Jon Healey / Bit Player:
More royalties for songwriters?
Rick Aristotle Munarriz / Motley Fool:
Just Walk Away, Sirius
Discussion: Tech Beat
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Amazon S3: For now at least, sometimes you have to reboot the cloud
Catherine Holahan / Tech Beat:
Open Open Open  —  First Facebook opened its gates to outside developers.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Registrars turn blind eye to sites selling illegal steroids
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace To Join OpenID, Bringing Total Enabled Accounts to Over A Half Billion
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How I got a Windows Vista refund from HP
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Brocade Buying Foundry for $3 Billion
Paul C. Jeffries / Facebook Developers:
New Design, New Powers, New Responsibilities
Discussion: All Facebook and Mashable!
Qblogger / Windows Home Server Team Blog:
Power Pack 1 - come and get it!
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Are Web 2.0 startups wasting their time with Web 2.0 early adopters?
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is iPhone The New Gaming Platform?
 

 
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