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7:50 AM ET, August 1, 2008


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Mathew /
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.
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:
Arn / MacRumors:
Nullriver Introduces 3G/EDGE Tethering App for iPhone [Updatedx3]  —  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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tethering Briefly Comes To The iPhone, Tempers Flare  —  Macrumors reports that Apple's App Store was selling a tethering app compatible with the iPhone (both 3G and EDGE) for a brief period earlier this evening.  The $10 application, called NetShare, was developed by Nullriver software, and would be a godsend for many iPhone owners.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Steven Musil / CNET
Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw
Discussion: Inquirer
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.
Discussion: Slashdot
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Breaking Free of Outlook  —  I recently moved to a new office and found that I couldn't send mail via Microsoft Outlook.  I've had this same problem in different locations.  I've been told that it depends on the ISP settings and it is easy to fix by contacting the ISP.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter tells me NASA has found water on Mars!  —  In yet another powerful showcase of Twitter's potential power as a disseminator of information, today several people received the first information via the micro messaging service that NASA confirmed its Phoenix Mars Lander has in fact found water on Mars.
NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Don't Cry for Us, Silicon Valley  —  Despite the media's anxiety about fallen female executives, women are actually advancing in high technology  —  There are so few women running technology companies that when one steps down, it's inevitable that we women in Silicon Valley will be confronted …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Track, purchase and demand local events with Eventful's iPhone app  —  When developing its new iPhone and iPod Touch app, online event tracker Eventful had a good idea: Don't port the entire kitchen sink over, port only the most core features needed to make a good app.  It worked.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tap Tap Revenge Approaches 1 Million Users, Music Industry Takes Notice  —  Tapulous, the company behind Tap Tap Revenge, has announced that the popular iPhone app will hit 1 million installs some time this weekend.  The app is the second we've heard from to hit the milestone …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Tapulous
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Even IBM's Got Computing Clouds  —  It looks like after Amazon, a mere book retailer, showed them the way, all the technology powerhouses have fallen in love with cloud computing.  Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo earlier this week said they've teamed up with three universities to create …
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
IDG News Service:
Toyota, Sony Develop Personal Transportation Robot  —  Toyota demonstrated on Friday a Segway-like personal transportation device called the Winglet that is partly based on robotics technology from Sony.  —  The Winglet looks something like a slimmed-down version of the American-built Segway and is ridden in a standing position.
Discussion: Engadget
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
What Not to Expect at Yahoo's Annual Meeting Friday  —  Yahoo's long-delayed annual meeting is finally at hand, after a six-month deal ordeal that has left the Internet portal more or less where it was early this year, before Microsoft's unsolicited bid.  (Minus some market share and a whole lot of managers.)
Discussion: Associated Press and CNET
Carl Icahn / The Icahn Report:
Concerning the Annual Yahoo! Meeting
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Nick Broughall / Gizmodo Australia:
Australian Company Launches The World's Smallest Pocket Projector
Discussion: Gizmodo and GottaBeMobile
Eric Hagerman / Wired News:
Shimano Shuns Cables for Full Electronic Shifting
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
A Jeweler Joins Its Friends on MySpace
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Sizes Up Its Competitors
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At Border
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Turns Yelp, Yahoo Local and LinkedIn SearchMonkey Apps On In Search
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Changes: I'm Joining RWW Full Time & Getting Married!
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Simona Covel / Independent Street:
Yale Fights to Keep Student Start-Ups From Defecting to Silicon Valley
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U.S. Intends to Remain in Full Control of Internet Root Zone, Says Letter from NTIA
Discussion: Internet Pro Radio
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple drops first build of Mac OS X 10.5.5 with warning
Giles Turnbull / TUAW:
The wrong kind of 1%  —  MobileMe account holders trying …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Microsoft discloses Google, Apple threat, plus Danger sale price
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Philip Rosedale Doesn't See Browser-Based Virtual Worlds …
Leslie Katz / Crave: The gadget blog:
DataCase turns iPhone into wireless storage device
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
McAfee acquires Reconnex, inks distribution pacts
Discussion: The Register and eWeek
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Open Source and Cloud Computing