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10:30 AM ET, July 29, 2008

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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Wanted: New Alcatel-Lucent leaders to fix merger debacle  —  Alcatel-Lucent said chairman Serge Tchuruk and CEO Patricia Russo-the architects of the 2006 merger that formed the company-are out.  —  The Alcatel-Lucent merger hasn't gone so hot and both Tchuruk and Russo get the blame.
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alcatel-lucent.com:
Second quarter 2008 revenue in line with guidance - Full year 2008 outlook confirmed
Discussion: The Register and GigaOM
David Jolly / New York Times:
Alcatel-Lucent Chiefs to Step Down
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's next-gen Macs to have something special under the hood  —  A new generation of personal computers on the way from Apple Inc. may sport some of the most significant architectural changes since the Mac maker made the jump from PowerPC processors to those manufactured by Intel Corp., AppleInsider has learned.
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Is Apple Revamping Its Laptop Line?
Discussion: Digg
Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows ‘Mojave’ Video Posts  —  Last week we showed a video of the Mojave Experiment to a small group of folks here on campus.  Today we are excited to share the results with the public.  —  For those new to the Mojave Experiment, it's a focus group effort we initiated a few weeks ago.
Vindu Goel / Bits:
Facebook Shuts Down Scrabulous  —  Facebook has shut down Scrabulous, the Scrabble-like game on its site.  —  If you try to pull up the popular game, you get the following message: “Scrabulous is disabled for U.S. and Canadian users until further notice.  If you would like to stay informed …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Video: Microsoft's Sphere display in action  —  In the video above, Hrvoje Benko of Microsoft Research demonstrates Sphere.  Here's an advance look at the story I wrote for Tuesday's newspaper. — tb  —  Flat-panel displays might be all the rage, but at least in some situations …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Wow, How Did Cuil Get So Much Publicity on Day 1?!  —  An alternative search engine launched last night.  It's called Cuil and, if you're a reader of tech blogs and/or the New York Times, you've no doubt been hammered with the news all day.  We checked Cuil out and had a mixed user experience …
Electronista:
Dell takes on Mac mini with Studio Hybrid  —  Dell tonight leapt into the mini desktop business with the Studio Hybrid.  The system is described as the company's “first step” in eco-friendly PCs and uses notebook components to dramatically reduce both its size and power draw …
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Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
DNS cache poisoning attacks exploited in the wild  —  Numerous independent sources are starting to see evidence of DNS cache poisoning attempts on their local networks, in what appears to be an attempt to take advantage of the “recent” DNS cache poisoning vulnerability : … Surprised?
Discussion: webmonkey and Slashdot
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Knol is Google's Wikia  —  Wikia is Jimmy Wales' dream of doing to Google what Wikipedia did to Britannica.  Unfortunately for Wales and his investors, Google had a 10-year lead, and a huge ecosystem had been built up around it.  Google is a thriving coral reef, and one doesn't just show …
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Andrew Lih:
Google Knol/Wikipedia Comparison Faulty
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Yahoo Offers Refunds Or DRM-Free Music In Exchange For Shutting Down DRM Servers  —  We were a bit surprised last week when Yahoo decided to shut down its DRM servers, rendering all sorts of “purchased” music close to worthless.  After all, when Microsoft had done the same thing …
PR Newswire:
EarthLink Announces Second Quarter Results  —  Continues to Deliver Strong Results on Improved Cost Structure, Raises Guidance on Full Year Income from Continuing Operations, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA  —  EarthLink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELNK - News) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2008.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Gartner:
Gartner Says the $100 Laptop Is at Least Three Years Away  —  Fixation on $100 Mark Could Distract Companies From Focusing on Other Issues  —  The $100 laptop will not be a realistic target for the next three years, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts said that while education …
Discussion: DailyTech and InformationWeek
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Earnings: MSLO Swings To Profit In Q2; Revs Up 5 Percent; Online Grows 28 Percent  —  In its first earnings report following the departure of Susan Lyne as CEO, Martha Stewart Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) said Q2 operating income came in at $1.7 million.  The numbers represent the complete …
Capen Karr / Apple iPhone Apps:
MagicPad: iPhone Copy / Paste & More (Video)  —  In a follow-up to the story we broke last week, Apple iPhone Apps has new information about an app that will, amongst other things, finally bring copy & paste functionality to the iPhone.  —  MagicPad is a rich-text editor that was recently submitted …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Sirius And XM Now Sirius XM Radio Inc.; New Share Offering Priced  —  Now comes the really hard part... XM (NSDQ: XMSR) and Sirius (NSDQ: SIRI) have just announced the completion of the merger.  The new company, SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. will now trade under Sirius' old ticker ("SIRI") starting today.
John Ribeiro / IDG News Service:
India Developing US$10 Laptop  —  India is developing a laptop to be sold at US$10, that will target higher education applications, a minister of the federal government said Tuesday in Delhi.  —  Research on the new low-cost laptop is being carried out at the Indian Institute of Science …
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Sarah Lai Stirland / Threat Level:
Opposed to Wiretap Amnesty? Run a TV Ad for Six Bucks
Discussion: DSLreports and Slashdot
Ann Carrns / Wall Street Journal:
Faster and Stronger  —  High-speed Internet access …
Discussion: MuniWireless
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
SAP: Revenue growth strong, margins projected up
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Once Again (With Feeling): RIAA Told To Pay Tanya Andersen's Legal Fees
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Earthlink Q2 Revenues Dive, But Income Soars On Cost Cuts; Outlook Raised
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Leaked Eee PC roadmap shows 23 models, redefines brand dilution
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Apprise: An Air RSS Reader with AIM/Twitter Integration
Discussion: The Next Web
Peggy Anne Salz / msearchgroove:
Is Flat-Rate Data Really The Catalyst For The Mobile Web & Mobile Advertising?
 Earlier Items: 
Tilly McLain / The MyBlogLog Blog:
MyBlogLog, a long overdue site redesign!
Eric Maurice / The Oracle Global Product Security Blog:
Security Alert for CVE-2008-3257 Released
Discussion: The Register and Zero Day
heise online UK:
Apple's Safari browser vulnerable to session fixation attacks
Discussion: The Next Web and Zero Day
HDM / Metasploit:
Evilgrade Will Destroy Us All
Discussion: The Register and Zero Day
Kristi E. Swartz / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
EarthLink returns to dial-up for its future
Discussion: Lockergnome and DSLreports
The Sun:
‘Shank’ website is aimed at the kids who carry knives
Abha Bhattarai / New York Times:
Find an Undervalued Asset.  Fix It Up. …
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photos from inside the iphone factory
 

 
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