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8:05 AM ET, July 27, 2008

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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?  —  After months of work, the new Delicious is almost ready to come out of the oven.  When we release it, you'll be automatically logged out of your account and will have to log in again, due to some changes we're making behind the scenes.
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Lockergnome and Digg
Howard Lindzon / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Google Isn't Spending $200 Million On Digg  —  The price is wrong.  —  Digg is truly the most useless of the big Web 2.0 sites.  It won't make you money and it can't make money.  Its early investors and founder will make money, and if they pull off a sale, management and the founders will have done their job.
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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.
Stephen Fry / Guardian:
Dork talk  —  I'm so happy to be back.  My thanks to all those who were kind enough to be in touch to say that you missed me.  You were well served by my distnguished stand-ins, however, and thanks go to them, too, for keeping Dork Talk alive.  But let's get straight to business …
Discussion: BBC NEWS and PalmAddicts
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?  —  BEREA, Ohio — Books are not Nadia Konyk's thing.  Her mother, hoping to entice her, brings them home from the library, but Nadia rarely shows an interest.  —  Instead, like so many other teenagers, Nadia, 15, is addicted to the Internet.
Discussion: Social Media
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Silicon Valley VC Disease  —  Yesterday at the Mobile Web Wars event (here's video of that), held right before the TechCrunch party, David Hornik, partner at August Capital (he's the host of the TechCrunch party) told the audience that he would not invest in pure iPhone apps because the iPhone …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Amazon Explains The S3 Outage and Downtime Last Weekend  —  Amazon has posted an announcement regarding what happened last weekend with their S3 storage service and the downtime of nearly 8 hours.  We covered the outage extensively here on CenterNetworks.  Overall the downtime ran from 8:40am Pacific Time to 5:00pm Pacific Time.
Iain Thomson / PC Authority:
Comcast communicated by blog  —  We are watching you....  A Washington student got a bit of a shock when he received an email from internet service provider Comcast about comments he had made on his blog.  —  Brandon Dilbeck, a student at the University of Washington …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and Slashdot
 
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Has Apple Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?
Discussion: Digg
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Dell issues fix for Nvidia graphics chip glitch
Discussion: Direct2Dell
Clement James / PC Authority:
Nasa opens up space image library
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Android-Symbian Merger: Officials Weigh In
Discussion: IntoMobile and AndroidGuys
Fred / A VC:
Honesty Is The Best Policy
Chris Pendleton / Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog:
Photosynth Moves to Virtual Earth
 Earlier Items: 
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New DNS exploit now in the wild and having a blast
Discussion: greg hughes, Mashable! and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Techcrunch August Capital Event Wrapup
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
Nokia 5800 Tube Leaked Photos
Kara Jesella / New York Times:
Blogging's Glass Ceiling
Discussion: Social Media, ben barren and Gawker
 

 
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