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1:30 PM 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.
Discussion: Mashable!
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
EZTV Trials TV-Torrent Streaming  —  Last week, we wrote about the new attempt to invigorate video distribution, by mixing torrents with streaming video.  Our piece piqued the interest of the leading TV-torrent distribution group - EZTV - and just a few hours ago, they launched a live-beta test of the technology for their ‘warez’.
Discussion: DSLreports, Slyck and Digg
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Dell issues fix for Nvidia graphics chip glitch  —  Dell has issued a fix for a well-publicized problem with Nvidia chips.  —  The company said Friday it has posted fixes for an Nvidia graphics chip glitch.  Citing Nvidia information, Dell said the “affected GPUs (graphics processing units) …
Discussion: Direct2Dell
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Has Apple Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?  —  Apple has staked its reputation on tight control of a few carefully designed, faultlessly executed products.  —  Now, as Apple expands its reach from computers into music, video, consumer electronics and phones, it's getting harder and harder …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Digg
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.
 
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Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
The Real Story of HDTV Standards—There Aren't Any: Buzzword
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
Stephen Fry / Guardian:
Dork talk
Discussion: BBC NEWS and PalmAddicts
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
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Silicon Valley VC Disease
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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
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