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12:20 AM ET, August 1, 2008

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Stephen Hood / delicious blog:
Oh happy day — the new Delicious is here  —  Over the past few days we've been transitioning Delicious over to our new platform, quietly starting with RSS feeds and APIs.  Today we're taking the final step and flipping the switch on the new web site: delicious.com.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Delicious 2.0: Who bookmarks any more?  —  When I saw the news about the launch of Delicious 2.0, I can't say I felt a huge wave of joy, despite the fact that I am what most people would probably consider a hard-core Delicious user, with about 10,000 webpages saved since I started using it.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Delicious 2.0 Launches.  Really.  It Totally Launched.  —  YAY!  The long awaited, much promised, never delivered Delicious 2.0 will launch in the next few minutes, just like they promised again last week.  —  The new Delicious is just like the old Delicious, except for the way it looks.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:   Delicious Finally Launches Version 2.0: Easier, Prettier, Faster
Mattathias Schwartz / New York Times:
Malwebolence  —  One afternoon in the spring of 2006, for reasons unknown to those who knew him, Mitchell Henderson, a seventh grader from Rochester, Minn., took a .22-caliber rifle down from a shelf in his parents' bedroom closet and shot himself in the head.
Arn / MacRumors:
Nullriver Introduces 3G/EDGE Tethering App for iPhone [Updatedx2]  —  Nullriver, Inc. has released NetShare onto the iTunes App Store this evening (via iPhone Alley).  The $9.99 application promises to allow you to share your iPhone's network connection with your computer.
Apple:
About Security Update 2008-005  —  This document describes Security Update 2008-005, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.  —  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple drops first build of Mac OS X 10.5.5 with warning  —  As expected, Apple on Thursday afternoon provided its vast developer community with the first pre-release build of Mac OS X 10.5.5, but warned developers not to use this initial version of the software with Macs that contain integrated graphics chips.
Discussion: TUAW
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple set to drop Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update on developers
Discussion: MacRumors, Insanely Great Mac and TUAW
Carl Icahn / The Icahn Report:
Concerning the Annual Yahoo! Meeting  —  I will not be attending.  The proxy fight is over and it will not do shareholders or Yahoo! any good to have the annual meeting turn into a media event for no purpose.  Last week, I realized it was impossible to gain enough support from the large institutions …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Open Source and Cloud Computing  —  I've been worried for some years that the open source movement might fall prey to the problem that Kim Stanley Robinson so incisively captured in Green Mars: “History is a wave that moves through time slightly faster than we do.”
Discussion: Mike Cane 2008, Epeus' epigone and open
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Has Speech-to-Text Functionality.....and it Works  —  YouTube has introduced rich metadata into select videos, which will significantly impact how online video is discovered and consumed.  —  Announced in June, we have found the technology is very useful.
Simona Covel / Independent Street:
Yale Fights to Keep Student Start-Ups From Defecting to Silicon Valley  —  Yale has an inferiority complex.  As prestigious as the university is, when it comes to student-run businesses, entrepreneurial whiz-kids often abandon New Haven and set up shop on the venture capital heavy West Coast.
Brian Solis / TechCrunch:
SEC To Recognize Corporate Blogs as Public Disclosure.  Can We Now Kill the Press Release?  —  For several years, Sun CEO, Jonathan Schwartz has lobbied the SEC to allow disclosure of financial information through corporate blogs.  In a landmark announcement, it seems that Mr. Schwartz …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Microsoft discloses Google, Apple threat, plus Danger sale price  —  The language in Microsoft's new annual report filed today shows just how concerned the company is about the threat from Google and Apple.  —  Their different business models - ad-supported online software as a service …
Discussion: Beyond Binary
Christopher Null:
California judge rules early cell phone termination fees illegal  —  In one of the most significant legal rulings in the tech industry this year, a Superior Court judge in California has ruled that the practice of charging consumers a fee for ending their cell phone contract early is illegal and violates state law.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
AOL Tells Angry Blogger Staff: Everything is Fantastic  —  AOL Senior VP of Programming Marty Moe held a conference call for all the bloggers in the Weblogs Inc. network this afternoon, a week after cutbacks and work slowdowns across the network put staff into a panic and shed a negative light on the business of blogging in general.
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Provides iPhone Developers with Daily Download Stats  —  Apple is now offering registered iPhone developers with daily download statistics on how well their applications are doing in the App Store.  —  Before today, most developers had been left in the dark about their applications performance …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, iLounge and Gizmodo
Elaine Filadelfo / Google LatLong:
Tip of the week: Getting where you need to go  —  It has turned out to be a busy summer for the Google Maps directions team up in Seattle.  Between last week's launch of walking directions, this week's redesign of the printed directions page, the redesigned Google Maps interface …
Discussion: AppScout and Google Maps Mania
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Mat Balez / Google Mobile Blog:
Transit directions: Now on S60 & Windows Mobile
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick:
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Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Andrea Foster / The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Copyright Expert Predicts More Regulation for Colleges on File Sharing
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
10-K Watch: Microsoft Again Warns Of The Apple Threat; 21 Acquisitions In Past Year
CircleID:
U.S. Intends to Remain in Full Control of Internet Root Zone, Says Letter from NTIA
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Apple's Unforgivable DNS Delay
Giles Turnbull / TUAW:
The wrong kind of 1%  —  MobileMe account holders trying …
Discussion: MacUser
Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista 64-bit Today
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Philip Rosedale Doesn't See Browser-Based Virtual Worlds …
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Leslie Katz / Crave: The gadget blog:
DataCase turns iPhone into wireless storage device
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows XP SP3 finally arrives on Automatic Updates
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Can New Media Be Taught in Schools?
Discussion: Inside Higher Ed and Gawker
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter tells me NASA has found water on Mars!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
McAfee acquires Reconnex, inks distribution pacts
Discussion: eWeek
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Sun girds its grid for cloud business spin out
Discussion: Negative Approach
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Furthers Attack on FriendFeed, Adds Comments to News Feed
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Five iTunes 7.7.1 Bug Fixes Detailed
 

 
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