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1:35 PM ET, August 4, 2008

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BBC:
Microsoft sees end of Windows era  —  Microsoft has kicked off a research project to create software that will take over when it retires Windows.  —  Called Midori, the cut-down operating system is radically different to Microsoft's older programs.  —  It is centred on the internet …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Midori musings: Thoughts on a “post-Windows” OS  —  The big excitement in Microsoftland this week has been further news of Midori.  Midori is claimed to be Microsoft's “post-Windows” operating system—a new platform for the future.  The SD Times claims to have seen internal Microsoft documents describing …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Motorola Hires New Cellphone CEO: Qualcomm's Sanjay Jha (MOT)  —  Motorola (MOT) finally has its turnaround man: The company named Dr. Sanjay Jha co-CEO and CEO of its Mobile Devices business this morning.  Jha will lead the company's cellphone spinoff, scheduled for Q3 2008 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone nano: A rumor before its time  —  Is Steve Jobs preparing to launch a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone in time for Christmas?  —  That's the rumor — based on a brief item in London's Daily Mail — that had Apple watchers buzzing over the weekend.
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
iPhone Nano by Christmas?  Or should the Daily Mail just be banned from Techmeme?
Rachael King / Business Week:
How Cloud Computing Is Changing the World  —  A major shift in the way companies obtain software and computing capacity is under way as more companies tap into Web-based applications  —  At first, just a handful of employees at Sanmina-SCI (SANM) began using Google Apps (GOOG) …
Laura M. Holson / Bits:
New LiMo Cellphones Protect and Surf  —  The LiMo Foundation, a consortium of wireless-related companies seeking to create an open operating system for cellphones and other wireless devices, has introduced seven new handsets based upon the Linux operating system, bringing the total to 21.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Foxconn Building 800,000 iPhones A Week  —  Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that produces the iPhone 3G for Apple, has ramped up production to 800,000 units per week, says a source close to Apple with direct knowledge of the numbers.  This is “above current full capacity” and there may be some concerns with quality control.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Translation Center, a New Human Translations Service in the Making … [Thanks Tony!] … Google Translation Center ... by Philipp Lenssen |
Merissa Marr / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Is Ready To Deal AOL Components  —  Time Warner Inc. has completed the internal work necessary to separate its AOL unit's dial-up-access business from its advertising and content business, the company is expected to announce Wednesday.  Now it will get serious about plotting …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   AOL ready to be dealt in pieces; Who's buying?
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog:
How I lost $20,000,000+ in 18 months!  —  If I had to come up with a single reason I started this blog it was to share my own ‘startup’ experiences; the most cathartic of which was a post I wrote in 2005 titled “LayerOne: My Biggest Failure!”  Around 1,000 people read the post back then …
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Lenovo Enters the Mini-Notebook Market with the IdeaPad S10  —  Rumors of Lenovo entering the mini-notebook space end here and now.  Lenovo officially announced this morning its IdeaPad S10 - a 10-inch mini-notebook running the 1.6GHz Intel Atom chipset.  Do we have a MSI Wind or Eee PC 1000H killer on our hands?
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Business Wire:
Lenovo Dives into Sub-Notebook Computing with its First Consumer “Netbook”
John Oates / The Register:
Google's Blogger brands users as spammers  —  Google-owned Blogger has apologised for wrongly locking user accounts for being suspected spammers.  —  The mistake, caused by a bug in data processing code, was uncovered on Friday and by Saturday the company said it had restored access to all accounts wrongly identified as spammers.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Simon Barrett / Blogger News Network:
Google Blogger Meltdown? Who Us?
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube to Offer Some Content From China's Olympic Games  —  SHANGHAI — Google Inc.'s YouTube will be getting a small slice of the Olympic pie, too, the International Olympic Committee announced Monday.  —  YouTube will stream about three hours a day of exclusive content …
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Mainstream Web Watch: The Olympics & Online Video
eWeek:
Why Microsoft Will Try Again for Yahoo in 2009  —  Insider Eric Jackson believes that it's only the second inning in the revival of Yahoo.  He expects Microsoft to return with yet another merger proposition for Yahoo next year because Microsoft still needs big help in online services.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Social.FM, Formerly Mercora, Shuts Down  —  Mercora, an early entrant into the social music and music search space that recently rebranded itself as Social.FM, has shut down and suspended operations.  After being tipped off by a source, I tried reaching the company's executives, but haven't heard from them.
Joop Dorresteijn / The Next Web:
Feedburner hack: how to get 2500 subscribers overnight (video)  —  Established blogs like ReadWriteWeb and Techcrunch proudly show a Feedburner chicklet that displays the sites popularity.  But beware - since people are more likely to subscribe to a site with a bigger amount of readers, some sites manipulate the counter.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Chilling sign: Private publisher exit plans  —  The intentions of Copley Press and Advance Publications to explore the sale of two of their signature properties represents a discouraging new lack of confidence in the future of metro newspapers.  —  The potential sale of the San Diego Union-Tribune …
 
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Cablevision's Remote DVR Service Gets Appeals Court Victory …
InfoWorld:
VMware tool aims to help developers
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
FCC enforces internet anarchy
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
When Your Social Media Representation Isn't Actually Yours
Discussion: WebProNews and The Inquisitr
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
On Facebook, an 11-Letter Synonym for Scrabulous Turns Out to Be Wordscraper
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Researchers Discover “Holy Grail” of Optical Computing
Yakov / Quintura blog:
Alisher Usmanov Seeks To Acquire Stake In Yandex
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College Classes On Malware Writing Still Piss Off Anti-Virus Firms
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EMI Retreats from Greater China...and Asia
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Targeted-Ad Initiative Is Crucial for MySpace
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Why free software usability tends to suck
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Telcos Routed: DSL Customers Fleeing To Cable Broadband
Tom Foremski / IMHO:
Are we seeing a disturbing trend in “blackmail” innovation...?
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Sony Ericsson unveils James Bond's latest phone
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
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