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9:55 AM ET, August 5, 2008

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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs: MobileMe “not up to Apple's standards”  —  In an internal e-mail sent to Apple employees this evening, Steve Jobs admitted that MobileMe was launched too early and “not up to Apple's standards.”  The e-mail, seen by Ars Technica, acknowledges MobileMe's flaws and what could have been done to better handle the launch.
PR Newswire:
AT&T Launches Global ‘Next-Generation’ Utility Computing Service  —  AT&T COMPUTING PLATFORM, Global IP network delivers ‘Pay-for-use’ service capabilities to businesses  —  AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T - News) today announced the global launch of AT&T Synaptic Hosting(SM), its next-generation utility …
Discussion: GigaOM
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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.”
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:   As IPO Nears, Rackspace Eyes the Cloud
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T to Be Provider Of ‘Cloud Computing’
Discussion: CNET News.com
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Ruling May Pave the Way for Broader Use of DVR  —  RECORDING TV shows — and skipping the commercials that come with them — may become more pervasive in the wake of a new court ruling that blesses a new networked form of digital video recorder.  —  The United States Court of Appeals …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launching two security initiatives at Black Hat conference  —  [D.T. note: I'll be leaving today for the Black Hat and Defcon conferences in Las Vegas.  Be sure to check for a variety of security stories during the week.]  —  Microsoft is launching two initiatives aimed at improving …
Discussion: Computerworld and CNET News.com
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Microsoft makes daring vulnerability sharing move  —  LAS VEGAS — Starting in October, Microsoft will start sharing details on security vulnerabilities with software vendors ahead of Patch Tuesday under a daring new program aimed at reducing the window of exposure to hacker attacks.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Black Hat 2008 promises to be big
Discussion: eWeek
Kaspersky Lab Weblog:
Social engineering on Twitter  —  This week it's Twitter's turn to host an attack - one that is targeting both Twitter users and the Internet community at large.  In this case it's a malicious Twitter profile twitter.com/[skip]/ with a name that is Portuguese for ‘pretty rabbit’ which has a photo advertising a video with girls posted.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Adaptive Path Releases Aurora To “Inspire And Engage” Community  —  Aurora (Part 1) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.  —  Adaptive Path, a product development and consulting service in San Francisco, is releasing a new web interface concept called Aurora this evening.
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Dan Harrelson / Adaptive Path:   Aurora: Open Source Design
Brad Stone / Bits:
Friendster Lives: New Cash, New C.E.O. and a New Strategy?  —  Don't count Friendster out yet.  —  The pioneering social network, surpassed by MySpace and Facebook in most of the world, is still going strong in Asia, and now it plans to build on its success there.
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
New Friendster CEO Has Asia Focus
Discussion: TechCrunch and paidContent.org
AppleInsider:
Apple releases iPhone, iPod touch 2.0.1 Software Updates  —  Apple on Monday evening released iPhone 2.0.1 Software Update, the first maintenance and security update for iPhone 3Gs and first-generation iPhones running iPhone Software 2.0. iPod touch 2.0.1 has also been released.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Got iBugs? Get your iPhone 2.0.1 software now
Tenzin Pema / Reuters:
Internet companies agree on China code of conduct: report  —  (Reuters) - U.S. technology giants Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Yahoo Inc, in talks with other Internet companies and human-rights groups, have reached an agreement on a voluntary code of conduct for activities in China …
Discussion: Startup Meme
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn, like Facebook, is letting employees sell some stock early  —  LinkedIn is letting employees sell up to twenty percent of their vested stock options at a $500 million valuation, I've learned from a source.  Another source tells me that the plan was announced at a recent company meeting, but they didn't give me the details.
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Larrabee: Intel's biggest leap since the Pentium Pro  —  Since the primitive 4004 chip first designed for a line of calculators, Intel has been a processor company.  And in all of the company's decades of processor design and fabrication, Intel has seen only one truly disruptive change …
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
Discussion: DSLreports, CrunchGear, Engadget and Gearlog
BBC:
Core problem  —  We need more details about the security fixes Apple is releasing, says regular commentator Bill Thompson.  —  The computer manufacturer formerly known as “Apple Computer” changed its name to Apple Inc eighteen months ago, reflecting the growing importance to its profitability …
David Griner / The Social Path:
Is Google's PG-13 virtual world doomed to be NC-17?  —  There's just no denying that our world is full of perverts.  Thankfully, we have social norms, prison and pepper spray to keep them at bay.  —  Not so in the virtual world, where pervs run wild and free.
Discussion: Second Life Herald and Mashable!
 
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Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Colored Highlighter Pens for Marking Web Pages in Firefox
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Teen social network Kiwibox relaunches out of beta
Discussion: Mashable! and The Inquisitr
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
BlackBerry Bold now available — in Chile
Kelsey Blodget / Beet.TV:
Kaltura Will Bring Collaborative Video to Wikipedia
Discussion: Mashable! and Podcasting News
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Sony Buys Bertelsmann's 50 Percent Stake In Sony BMG For $1.2 Billion
BBC:
Packet pioneer
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Patrick Klepek / MTV Multiplayer:
THQ Declares Traditional Hardware Cycles Dead
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Nokia E71-2 reception issues? Mmm
Discussion: atmaspheric and MobileCrunch
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Amanda MacArthur / Mashable!:
25+ Tools for a Road Trip 2.0
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Is the world ready for Flash for dummies? Absolutely
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Music industry ‘should embrace illegal websites’
Discussion: Voices, p2pnet, CrunchGear, Slashdot and Digg
Wall Street Journal:
Web Piracy: The Enemy Within?
Discussion: Valleywag
John Casasanta / tap tap tap:
Donkeys and Pickaxes  —  iPhone App Store Sales Figures & Some Thoughts...
The Technium:
A Trillion Hours  —  The web is pretty big.  Researchers …
Don Reisinger / Mashable!:
Why Apple and Facebook Need to Leave Apps Alone
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Micron preps 256GB solid-state drive
 

 
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