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9:25 AM ET, July 29, 2008


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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.
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 …
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 …
Andrew Lih:
Google Knol/Wikipedia Comparison Faulty
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 …
Kevin Donovan / Techdirt:
Is Privacy That Cuil?  —  Search engines are no stranger to questions of privacy.
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 …
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.
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 …
Eric Maurice / The Oracle Global Product Security Blog:
Security Alert for CVE-2008-3257 Released  —  Hi, this is Eric Maurice.  —  Oracle today issued a Security Alert for a vulnerability affecting the Apache plugin for Oracle WebLogic (formerly BEA WebLogic).  It is the first Security Alert since the introduction of the Critical Patch Update process in January 2005.
Discussion: The Register and Zero Day
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?
Tilly McLain / The MyBlogLog Blog:
MyBlogLog, a long overdue site redesign!  —  You know in the movies when they get the nerdy girl to untie her ponytail and remove her glasses?  All of a sudden she's the hottest chick at school?  Yeah, it's kinda like that.  We always knew MyBlogLog was one hot little number, now she's got the look to prove it.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
SAP: Revenue growth strong, margins projected up  —  SAP on Tuesday reported second quarter net income that was down 9 percent from a year ago due primarily to merger integration costs, but revenue surged 18 percent.  The company said it will hit the high end of its 2008 revenue targets.
Joseph Weisenthal /
Earnings: Earthlink Q2 Revenues Dive, But Income Soars On Cost Cuts; Outlook Raised  —  This might be of interest to those involved in a deal for AOL's (NYSE: TWX) access business... Old-school ISP EarthLink continued what it started last quarter, showing impressive earnings growth, even as revenue continued to fall.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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
Peggy Anne Salz / msearchgroove:
Is Flat-Rate Data Really The Catalyst For The Mobile Web & Mobile Advertising?  Or Are We Missing The Point?  Also: How Mobile Operators Can Earn Billions More  —  I am amazed how so many individuals - from telecom execs to ad agency reps - at so many industry events can share the singular belief …
heise online UK:
Apple's Safari browser vulnerable to session fixation attacks  —  Apple's Safari web browser, when handling cookies in multipart top level domains (TLDs), contains a vulnerability that potentially allows attackers to access the web services used by the victim.
Discussion: The Next Web and Zero Day
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Once Again (With Feeling): RIAA Told To Pay Tanya Andersen's Legal Fees
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
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Earnings: McGraw Hill Q2 Revs Slip; Media Up 6.8 Percent
IDG News Service:
Sony Q1 Profits Halved on Electronics, Cell Phones
HDM / Metasploit:
Evilgrade Will Destroy Us All
Discussion: The Register and Zero Day
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior:
Zune Tattoo Guy Abandons His First Love for Touch of Apple's iPod
Discussion: Cult of Mac and MacDailyNews
 Earlier Items: 
Alka Marwaha / BBC:
Mobile trading  —  A text messaging service set up by the …
Kristi E. Swartz / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
EarthLink returns to dial-up for its future
Discussion: DSLreports
Joseph Weisenthal /
IAC's Life123 Comes To Life; Goals Include Saving You Time, Ranking Well In Search
The Sun:
‘Shank’ website is aimed at the kids who carry knives
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Textbook Publishers Continue To Freak Out Over File Sharing
Discussion: TeleRead and Mashable!
Abha Bhattarai / New York Times:
Find an Undervalued Asset.  Fix It Up. …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Hey Hulu, What'cha Tracking?
Discussion: WinExtra, TechCrunch and NewTeeVee
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Kevin Rose calls to non-rebut rumors about Digg and Google acquisition talks
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