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5:10 PM ET, July 27, 2008

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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
The Young Turks of Cyberspace  —  The drumroll leading up to the publication of Sarah Lacy's book about the 20-something entrepreneurs who brought us such familiar Web sites as Facebook was certainly impressive.  For months, Lacy demurred when asked to reveal the title yet talked up her project …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Delicious 2.0 Imminent Again  —  Yahoo's inability to launch Delicious 2.0, which was feature complete and in private beta back in September 2007, has become a bit of a joke around Silicon Valley.  —  Last month we called on Yahoo to provide guidance on when we might see the new version of the service.
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Britta Gustafson / delicious blog:
public service announcement: do you know where your password is?
Discussion: Mashable!
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com:
Google Knol - Google's Latest Attack on Copyright  —  Knol Off to a Quick Start  —  One day after Knol publicly launched Wil Reynolds noticed that a Knol page was already ranking.  Danny Sullivan did a further test showing that 33% of his test set of Knol pages were ranking in the first page of search results.
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Looking for ‘Plan B’  —  One of the striking things to me about Internet entrepreneurs and VCs is that almost no one is seeking to create long-term value or build businesses that will be sustainable and be around in a decade.  Many will deny this but if you look around, the Craigslists of the Internet are anomalous.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
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Don Reisinger / Ars Technica:
Opinion: Microsoft must move fast to realize its online future  —  For the past few months, the question of what Steve Ballmer had up his sleeve has been bandied about quite a bit.  Would he attempt to acquire every last part of Yahoo?  Would he only acquire the company's search?
David Rothman / TeleRead:
Rumored Apple tablet vs. traditional Tablet PC: How dual-sided screen panel approach could give Apple an edge  —  Imagine a laptop that can instantly turn into a touch-screen tablet—a super-sized iPod Touch when shut.  —  Might this be the mysterious Apple product transition?  —  Clues are out there.
Discussion: RexBlog.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The blog editing system in action  —  At last week's Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference I was on a blogger panel where some members of the audience brought up ye olde “bloggers aren't as good as ‘real journalists’ because bloggers don't get it right” argument.
Discussion: Mashable! and Technovia
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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
PR Rule #1: People who are telling the truth about themselves do not insist on being ‘off the record’  —  Best part of Joe Nocera's article from yesterday's New York Times ("Apple's Culture of Secrecy") was, of course, the quote from Steve Jobs, the one where Nocera picks up the phone …
Discussion: Pulse 2.0 and Webomatica
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bad News For MySpace: Growth Curve Flattened.  Good News For MySpace: It's A Real Business  —  Bad news for Rupert Murdoch: Goldman Sachs figures his Internet business is worth perhaps $3 billion — about half the value he was trying to get for it earlier this year.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
First It Was Song Downloads.  Now It's Organic Chemistry.  —  AFTER scanning his textbooks and making them available to anyone to download free, a contributor at the file-sharing site PirateBay.org composed a colorful message for “all publishers” of college textbooks, warning them that …
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Finding and Fixing a Home's Power Hogs  —  WHILE we all worry about where we're going to get more energy in an increasingly energy-obsessed world, there's also another alternative: Use less power.  That may soon be simpler, thanks to the introduction of a bevy of inexpensive devices …
Discussion: Conversion Rater
Jaxon Van Derbeken / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. computer tech had turned life around  —  Prosecutors portray Terry Childs as an unstable, power-mad computer engineer who held hostage the San Francisco city network he had built and awaited its destruction as revenge on bosses he saw as inferiors.  —  To Childs' friends …
 
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on the Open Web Foundation
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
NFL to stream Sunday-night football games online
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
The Real Story of HDTV Standards—There Aren't Any: Buzzword
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EZTV Trials TV-Torrent Streaming
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Has Apple Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Dell issues update for Nvidia graphics chip glitch
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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?
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Amazon Explains The S3 Outage and Downtime Last Weekend
 

 
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