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6:20 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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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.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo Proxy Tally Underreported Votes Against Some Directors
Discussion: BoomTown
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Latest Boneheaded Yahoo Move: Miscounted Proxy Votes**
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Voting Error Doesn't Affect Re-Election of Yahoo Directors
Discussion: paidContent.org
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.
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0 and Valleywag
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs: MobileMe “not up to Apple's standards”
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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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 …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Updated: Sony Brings Video Show Rocketboom Into the Fold; Seven Figures?
Google Earth Blog:
Marriage Proposal in Street View!  —  Google decided to take some new Street View images at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.  This time they must have let the employees know, as there are many Googlers lining the street.  They must have given advance warning, because some people came prepared.
Discussion: Google LatLong
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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
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:   How Image-to-Text Could Be Used in Google Street View
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.
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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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook Changes Reporting to Monthly Active Users  —  Facebook has made a significant change to their application reporting metrics.  Rather than displaying daily active users, applications now report monthly active users.  Previously, Facebook reported application statistics on a daily basis …
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Eric Zamore / Facebook Developers:
Updates to the Application Directory
Discussion: VentureBeat and WebProNews
Lynn Tornabene / Google:
DoubleClick Serves Into Silverlight to Power Video Advertising for NBC Universal Digital Media  —  DoubleClick In-Stream powers video advertising in Flash, RealMedia, Windows Media and now Silverlight 2 players  —  Today, DoubleClick, a premier provider of digital marketing technology and services …
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 …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple holds on to U.S. retail music lead  —  The iTunes Store is still the top destination for U.S. music shoppers, according to new data.  —  (Credit: Apple)  —  Apple is still the No. 1 music retailer in the United States, but Amazon.com's online store is coming on strong.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TG Daily
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Business Wire:
The NPD Group: iTunes Continues To Lead U.S. Music Retailers in First Half of 2008
Discussion: VentureBeat and Coolfer
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: Schneier on Security and TechSpot
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Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Missing Laptop Keeps Firm From Registering New Fliers
Discussion: Techdirt
durbin.senate.gov:
DURBIN SAYS INTERNET GIANTS CLOSE TO AGREEMENT ON CODE OF CONDUCT  —  [WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that a number of the largest American internet companies, human rights organizations and other stakeholders have reached agreement on a voluntary code …
Discussion: The Iconoclast, WebProNews, p2pnet and GMSV
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Censorship: Yahoo, Microsoft, Google Agree on Code of Conduct
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
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Friendster gets $20 million, ex-Googler as CEO  —  Updated at 7:24 a.m. PT on Tuesday with comment from Richard Kimber.  —  Brush off your Monty Python and the Holy Grail references: although long forgotten by social-media junkies in the United States, Friendster is not dead yet.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Confirmed: Facebook Letting Employees Sell (And Buy) Stock This Fall  —  We've gotten official word from Facebook's PR folks, confirming yesterday's report: The company will let employees sell some stock this fall.  No detail beyond that, but we'll update if we learn more.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Confirmed: Facebook to let employees sell some stock
Discussion: Webware.com and Furrier.org
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Cisco: Chambers Says Still Sees LT Growth 12%-17%; Sees 8% Rev Growth In FY Q1; 8.5% Rev Growth In Q2  —  In a post-earnings conference call, Cisco Systems (CSCO) CEO John Chambers said the company is still confident in its long-term growth forecast of 12%-17%.
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Market Wire:
Cisco Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 Earnings
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yahoo! Shortcuts for Summer Olympic Fever  —  With 205 nations, approximately 10,500 athletes and 302 events in 28 sports, it's going to be tough to keep up with all that's going on at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  That's why Yahoo! Search is launching a series of shortcuts to Olympics-related information and news coverage.
 
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DealBook:
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Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Electronista:
Apple mulling new iPhone/iPod touch dock?
Discussion: MacNN, Tech Beat and TUAW
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
LIVE News Corp. Q4: TV Terrible As Promised; MySpace Revenues Up, Profits Down (NWS)
Mark Johnson / Powerset Blog:
Powerset Officially Part of Microsoft
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Build A Custom Search Engine Using Your Social Bookmarks
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
UBS starts Apple coverage with claims of ultraportable Mac delay
Discussion: VentureBeat and MacRumors
Phone Arena:
More information on Touch Diamond and Raphael for both Sprint and Verizon
Consumer Reports:
7 online blunders  —  These common mistakes can ruin your computer …
Discussion: The Register
Micron Technology, Inc.,:
Micron Introduces Next-Generation RealSSD™ Solid State Drives …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Microsoft makes daring vulnerability sharing move
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T joins the cloud computing game
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Ruling May Pave the Way for Broader Use of DVR
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