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7:00 PM ET, July 30, 2008

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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple warns resellers of Mac and iPod drought, says load up now  —  With the first phase of the iPhone 3G launch in the rear view, Apple Inc. is now shifting much of its focus towards product refreshes targeting its two other revenue drivers and is advising resellers to be prepared for product shortages in the interim.
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YouTube Blog:
YouTube and Omnisio Join Forces  —  As you probably guessed, we're big fans of anything that lets people interact with online video and gives the YouTube community the chance to express themselves in creative ways.  New features such as Video Annotations, which allow you to insert comments …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Omnisio To Spice Up YouTube  —  Google has acquired Atherton, CA based startup Omnisio, the companies are announcing this afternoon.  Omnisio, which is a Y Combinator company, first demo'd to us in early March 2008, and it launched later that month.
Discussion: VentureBeat
MSDN Blogs:
New home page helps you explore more on the Web  —  Today we're releasing an update to the Live Search home page that received positive feedback from customers in trials last month.  The new design features background images that will change frequently, augmented with what we call “hotspots.”
Chiara Remondini / Bloomberg:
Mediaset Sues Google, YouTube, Seeking EU500 Million  —  Mediaset SpA, the television company controlled by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, sued the YouTube video-sharing Web site and its owner Google Inc., seeking “at least” 500 million euros ($779 million).
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Wall Street Journal:
FCC.politics.gov  —  Bad personnel decisions have haunted the Bush Administration, and one of the bigger disappointments is Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin.  In his last months as Master of the Media Universe, he seems poised to expand government regulation of the Internet.
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Tim Wu / New York Times:
OPEC 2.0  —  AMERICANS today spend almost as much on bandwidth — the capacity to move information — as we do on energy.  A family of four likely spends several hundred dollars a month on cellphones, cable television and Internet connections, which is about what we spend on gas and heating oil.
Joe Hutsko / Salon:
All you can eat — for cheap?
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
China to Limit Web Access During Games  —  BEIJING — The Chinese government has confirmed what journalists arriving at the lavishly outfitted media center here have suspected: contrary to previous assurances by Olympic and government officials, the Internet will be censored during the upcoming Games.
Discussion: Techdirt and GMSV
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Steven Schwankert / Computerworld:
Hotels to spy on Olympics guests, says U.S. senator
Discussion: Standard Newswire and Inquirer
Justin Scheck / Wall Street Journal:
Dell Tests Player to Renew iPod Battle  —  Music Device Is Key To Broader Strategy  —  Dell Inc. failed once to move into Apple Inc.'s digital-music turf.  Now, it is plotting another foray.  —  In recent months, Dell has been testing a digital music player that could go on sale as early as September, said several Dell officials.
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Jim Kerstetter / Crave: The gadget blog:
Look out iPod, here comes Dell...again  —  That online music market must be awfully tempting catnip to Michael Dell.  —  The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Dell for the last few months has been testing a digital music player that could go on sale as early as September.
Sarah Lacy:
Really: Is it Cuil or Us?  —  by sarah lacy.  —  Pretty harsh post on TechCrunch this morning about how Cuil “blew” it's launch in 20 seconds.  It talks about the absurdly short hype-cycle of less than a minute on today's Web.  —  I'll be the first to say I was disappointed in the early results …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Cuil: Why I'm trying to get off of the PR bandwagon...
Discussion: Valleywag
Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile:
Are iPhone 3Gs developing cracks?  —  In what appears to be an increasingly common problem, hairline cracks are beginning to form on Apple's new iPhone 3G.  While most of the cracks are reportedly affecting the white model, this is likely due to the increased visibility of the dark fracture …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, TUAW, iLounge and Cellpassion
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
White iPhone 3Gs prone to hairline cracks?
Discussion: Cult of Mac, MacDailyNews and DailyTech
Pierre / things of sorts:
Chatting with a Google Street View Driver  —  Note: some details in this post have been skipped or generalized to be a bit vague to protect the identity of the Google Streeview driver.  —  Sometime in the past few weeks, I was walking with a friend when we spotted a very funny looking car.
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M Walker / The Register:
Driving some value into Google's Street View
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google testing “AdSense for Games” in bid to shake up in-game advertising  —  Google is the sleeping giant when it comes to advertising in video games.  While the company dominates search advertising, it has yet to make a big splash in video games.  That could change soon …
Rachel Garb / The Official Google Blog:
More transparency in customized search results  —  As we continue to refine our search algorithms to deliver more relevant results, we strive to be as open as possible about how we use data to improve your search experience.  Today, we're rolling out a new feature in Google Web Search …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Google Now Notifies Of “Search Customization” & Gives Searchers Control
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple with PA licenses ARM technology for mobile devices?  —  Rumours claiming Apple has reached a licensing deal with ARM continue to intensify following the latter firm's financial results announcement today, when management revealed an extensive multi-year architectural licensee has reached a deal with ARM.
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
FBI Warns of Storm Worm Virus  —  The FBI and its partner, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), have received reports of recent spam e-mails spreading the Storm Worm malicious software, known as malware.  These e-mails, which contain the phrase “F.B.I. vs. facebook,” …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Tech Daily Dose
Michelle Quinn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Yahoo frees the music  —  Today, Yahoo offered the peace pipe to its music customers.  The company said it would give coupons or refunds to those who discover that they can't play the music they acquired when the Yahoo Music Store closes its doors Sept. 30.
Discussion: Forbes and Bit Player
 
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DarkJedi / TmoNews:
T-mobile 3G launching on October 1st
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Shara Tibken / Wall Street Journal:
Garmin Delays Nuvifone Handset
Discussion: IntoMobile and FierceWireless
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Bypass Gmail's Spam Filter
Business Wire:
Akamai Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results
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Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Live Mesh: Next Update Announced
Discussion: One Microsoft Way and P2P Blog
David Rothman / TeleRead:
iPhone app updates: Stanza, BookShelf, Bookz, N.Y. Times reader …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Ryan Spoon:
Sergey Brin: iPhone Users Conduct 30x More Mobile Searches …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Court Explains Fair Use To Michael Savage; Dismisses Copyright …
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft to kill Windows with ‘web-centric’ Midori?
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The World According to Cuil
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