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7:15 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.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Pulse 2.0
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
New Yahoo Shareholder Vote: Yang Disapproval More Than Doubles
Discussion: Valleywag
Yahoo! Finance:
Yahoo! Acknowledges Tabulation Error by Broadridge
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Miguel Helft / Bits:   Yahoo Proxy Tally Underreported Votes Against Some Directors
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.
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?
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 …
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
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Google Earth Blog:
Marriage Proposal in Street View!
Discussion: Google LatLong
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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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.
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Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Missing Laptop Keeps Firm From Registering New Fliers
Discussion: Techdirt
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
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
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 …
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.”
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
AT&T's Cloud Offering Is Foggy
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
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
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 …
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: New York Times
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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.
DealBook:
Icahn Hires Reporter to Write for His Blog  —  Carl C. Icahn took his first steps into the Internet earlier this year by beginning a blog.  Now he's about to get some help.  —  The activist shareholder has hired Dane Hamilton, a hedge fund reporter at Thomson Reuters, to work on his Web site …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
The cloud is not a computer  —  My hat goes off to Preston Monroe …
Discussion: Coop's Corner
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Intel to launch Calpella notebook platform in 3Q09
Discussion: Inquirer and Electronista
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Apple mulling new iPhone/iPod touch dock?
Discussion: MacNN, Tech Beat and TUAW
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durbin.senate.gov:
DURBIN SAYS INTERNET GIANTS CLOSE TO AGREEMENT ON CODE OF CONDUCT
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
UBS starts Apple coverage with claims of ultraportable Mac delay
Discussion: VentureBeat and MacRumors
Consumer Reports:
7 online blunders  —  These common mistakes can ruin your computer …
Discussion: Macworld and The Register
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Micron Introduces Next-Generation RealSSD™ Solid State Drives …