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5:35 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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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw  —  Apple released a security update Thursday for its Tiger and Leopard operating systems to address a critical Domain Name System flaw, along with a dozen other updates.  —  The DNS flaw, which was first reported by Dan Kaminsky of IOActive on July 8 …
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.
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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.
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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.
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
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 …
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 …
Eric Hagerman / Wired News:
Shimano Shuns Cables for Full Electronic Shifting  —  Japanese parts manufacturer Shimano is launching an electronic shifting system for high-end road bikes that it claims will vastly improve performance and reduce maintenance.  By replacing the conventional levers that pull wound-steel …
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 …
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