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3:50 AM ET, August 1, 2008

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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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 …
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:   Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw
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.
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NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Changes: I'm Joining RWW Full Time & Getting Married!  —  I'm making two exciting announcements tonight.  —  Personal  —  Most important, I'm getting married to my partner Mikalina!  Many of my work contacts here on the blog haven't met Mikalina but many of you have.  She's wonderful and I love her very much.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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: Tapulous
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.
 
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