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8:00 PM ET, August 5, 2008

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Broadridge to Yahoo: Oops, We Added Wrong (and Shareholders Like You Lots Less)!  —  Here's the full statement (below) from the outside firm, Broadridge Financial Solutions, that tabulated Yahoo's recent shareholder vote.  —  Bottom line: An underreporting of shares withheld for certain directors …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Latest Boneheaded Yahoo Move: Miscounted Proxy Votes**  —  If Yahoo weren't flailing in other aspects of its business, conspiracy theorists might have a leg to stand on: CEO Jerry Yang “disappeared” millions of proxy votes against him so as to maintain his throttle-hold on the company.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Yahoo Shareholder Vote: Like Florida, Except More Confusing!  —  All Yahoo needs now is for former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris to show up and start recounting votes.  —  It could happen, given all the crazy characters who have been drawn to the much-beleaguered Internet company like a magnet, in 2008.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
New Yahoo Shareholder Vote: Yang Disapproval More Than Doubles
Discussion: Valleywag and Tech Ticker
Miguel Helft / Bits:   Yahoo Proxy Tally Underreported Votes Against Some Directors
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs on MobileMe: the full e-mail  —  Ever since our report last night on an internal e-mail sent by Steve Jobs about the botched launch of MobileMe, we have received an outpouring of requests for the full text of the e-mail.  Although we originally weren't comfortable publishing the entire thing …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
MobileMe Problems Show Apple Needs an Infrastructure Lesson  —  Steve Jobs, in an internal email seen by Ars Technica, makes clear that he's upset about the botched launch of MobileMe, Apple's new online suite of applications that has been plagued with bugs, including being flat-out unavailable to some for days at a time.
Delta Newsroom:
Delta to Become Only Major U.S. Airline to Offer Broadband Wi-Fi Access on Entire Domestic Mainline Fleet  —  Aircell's Gogo inflight Internet service to be available in first and economy classes on more than 330 Delta aircraft in 2009, the most expansive inflight broadband offering of any U.S. air carrier
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Comcast Buys DailyCandy For $125 Million; Beats Out Viacom For Newsletter Business  —  As previously reported, Comcast (CMCSA) was indeed interested in buying DailyCandy.  But they ended up paying much more than the $75 million we head about earlier this month — the cable company …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Rocketboom Inks Seven-Figure Distribution Deal With Sony  —  Rocketboom, the daily video blog, is turning over its distribution and ad sales to Sony Pictures Television in return for a seven-figure guarantee plus a share of revenues.  Rocketboom will be distributed on Sony's Crackle video site …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Employees Pose for Street View  —  For the latest Google Maps Street View update, Google not only added pics for Australia, Japan and several US cities, but also included imagery of what seem to be Google employees lining up near-by the Google headquarters.
Discussion: Google Maps Mania and Valleywag
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Google Earth Blog:
Marriage Proposal in Street View!
Discussion: Google LatLong
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Olympics One Box Results  —  I was chatting with Danny about the Yahoo Olympics Shortcut on the Daily SearchCast and Danny noticed a search for beach volleyball olympics on Google returns a Google OneBox result.  —  But other searches also work and they all show special icons and results.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and PC World
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Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yahoo! Shortcuts for Summer Olympic Fever
Business Wire:
The NPD Group: iTunes Continues To Lead U.S. Music Retailers in First Half of 2008  —  Amazon improves year-over-year music retailer ranking, based on consumer purchases of CDs and digital music  —  PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—According to the latest MusicWatch consumer surveys …
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple holds on to U.S. retail music lead
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TG Daily
Bill Ray / The Register:
Analysts slam iPhone security and battery life  —  Analysts have decreed that the new iPhone's lack of security and poor battery life make it unsuitable for all but the lightest enterprise use.  —  The conclusions come in a nine-page research note from Gartner, as reported by Computerword.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cisco's quarter clears hurdles; Outlook murky but close enough  —  Updated: Cisco Systems on Tuesday delivered fiscal fourth quarter earnings of $2 billion, or 33 cents a share, on revenue of $10.4 billion, up 10 percent from a year ago.  Excluding items, Cisco reported fourth quarter earnings …
Discussion: PC World and New York Times
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Jerry Kronenberg / Boston Herald:
Designers on quest to build $12 computer  —  Derek Lomas, Jesse Austin-Breneman and other designers want to create a computer that Third World residents can buy for less than you probably spend on lunch.  —  “We see this as a model that could increase economic opportunities for people …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Alexander live shot!  —  Remember that phone we told you about?  Well, we got more info on it and it turns out that it's going to be a Windows Mobile handset.  Here's a list of some of the specs we found: … We're working on some more shots and info, but until then... what are you thinking?
Discussion: CrunchGear and Electronista
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T joins the cloud computing game  —  AT&T said Tuesday that it will offer cloud computing services via a new service dubbed AT&T Synaptic Hosting.  —  The telecom giant described Synaptic as a “next-generation utility computing service with managed networking, security and storage for businesses.”
Discussion: PR Newswire, CircleID and PC World
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
AT&T's Cloud Offering Is Foggy
BBC:
Hi-tech criminals target Twitter  —  Micro blogging site Twitter is the latest target of cyber criminals who are increasingly finding fertile ground on social networks.  —  A fake Twitter profile with a malicious payload has been spotted by security firm Kaspersky.
Discussion: Download Squad and The Social Web
Laura DiDio / Yankee Group:
Apple Bites Back with Increased Corporate Presence and Virtualization Role  —  Analyst  —  Executive Summary  —  Don't look now but Apple Mac hardware and the accompanying OS X 10.x operating system software are gaining significant momentum among corporate users.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
What's Your Vision of the Future of the Web?  Mozilla Wants to Know  —  Everything's changing on the internet these days, so it's as good a time as any to make some drastic changes to the way we interact with it too.  Mozilla Labs has put out a call for anyone in the world to share their vision …
KPIX-TV:
Security Breached At SFO Due To Stolen Laptop  —  SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / KCBS) ― The Transportation Security Administration says a laptop containing the sensitive personal information of 33,000 applicants to an airport security prescreening program has gone missing.
Discussion: Valleywag and Schneier on Security
Consumer Reports:
7 online blunders  —  These common mistakes can ruin your computer or invite identity theft  —  ASSUMING YOUR SECURITY SOFTWARE  —  IS PROTECTING YOU  —  Security software is fully effective only when activated and frequently updated.  (Most products can update automatically.)
Discussion: PC World and The Register
 
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VUDU Set-top Box Adds Adults-only Channel
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
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Associated Press:
Softbank lowers Japan fee for popular iPhone
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
The cloud is not a computer  —  My hat goes off to Preston Monroe …
Discussion: Coop's Corner
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Electronista:
Apple mulling new iPhone/iPod touch dock?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp. Q4: TV Terrible As Promised; MySpace Revenues Up, Profits Down (NWS)
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Amps Up HD
Discussion: AppScout
VSS:
New Veronis Suhler Stevenson Forecast
Discussion: paidContent.org
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook Changes Reporting to Monthly Active Users
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
UBS starts Apple coverage with claims of ultraportable Mac delay
Discussion: VentureBeat
Lynn Tornabene / Google:
DoubleClick Serves Into Silverlight to Power Video Advertising …