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3:55 PM ET, August 5, 2008

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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 Ha / TechCrunch:
Delta Outfitting Entire Domestic Fleet With Aircell's GoGo …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:   Steve Jobs on MobileMe: the full e-mail
Om Malik / GigaOM:   MobileMe Problems Show Apple Needs an Infrastructure Lesson
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:   Apple's Jobs says oops on MobileMe launch
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?
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
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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 …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:   Microsoft, Google Play Nice: DoubleClick To Serve Silverlight Ads (MSFT, GOOG)
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.
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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 under-reporting of shares withheld for certain directors …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Voting Error Doesn't Affect Re-Election of Yahoo Directors
Discussion: paidContent.org
Brad Stone / Bits:
Friendster Lives: New Cash, New Boss 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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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Friendster gets $20 million, ex-Googler as CEO
Discussion: The Social Times
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
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: eWeek, CrunchGear and Computerworld
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Bill Ray / The Register:
iPhone security and battery life are crap  —  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.
Discussion: Computerworld and Macsimum News
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 …
Discussion: The Social Times
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Facebook changes how it measures application activity
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
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.
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 …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Microsoft makes daring vulnerability sharing move  —  LAS VEGAS — Starting in October, Microsoft will start sharing details on software vulnerabilities with security vendors ahead of Patch Tuesday under a daring new program aimed at reducing the window of exposure to hacker attacks.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launching two security initiatives at Black Hat conference
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: The Register and Asa Dotzler
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?
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Confirmed: Facebook to let employees sell some stock  —  Facebook has confirmed that its letting its employees sell some stock, specifically to provide a “financial cushion” as the company stays private and continues to grow.  Here's the text of what the company sent over.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   Confirmed: Facebook Letting Employees Sell (And Buy) Stock This Fall
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: CNET News.com and p2pnet
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
UBS starts Apple coverage with claims of ultraportable Mac delay  —  A relative newcomer to covering Apple's financial health, UBS Investment Research is beginning its examination of the electronics firm with a positive outlook on the ‘stickiness’ of the company's brands but also the assertion …
Discussion: VentureBeat and MacRumors
Micron Technology, Inc.,:
Micron Introduces Next-Generation RealSSD™ Solid State Drives For Enterprise Server And Notebook Applications  —  Micron Technology, Inc., today introduced its next-generation RealSSD solid state drives (SSDs) for enterprise computing and notebook applications.
Red Hat:
Fedora 10 Alpha: Give Us Your Feedback  —  Following the release of Fedora 9 last May, we've been hard at work in anticipation for Fedora 10.  OK, so maybe we took one day off to celebrate the success of Fedora 9, but we didn't wait too long before diving in to implement cool, new features in the next release.
Discussion: InfoWorld and OStatic blogs
 
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