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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:
New Yahoo Shareholder Vote: Yang Disapproval More Than Doubles  —  The vote is now in and it's not so pretty for Yahoo, as it turns out.  —  Broadridge Financial Solutions' corrected tabulation of the vote at the Yahoo annual meeting on Aug. 1, without the “truncation errors,” …
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
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 …
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
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:   How Image-to-Text Could Be Used in Google Street View
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 …
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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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Olympics One Box Results
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and PC World
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.
Discussion: Valleywag and Schneier on Security
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Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Missing Laptop Keeps Firm From Registering New Fliers
Discussion: Techdirt
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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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
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
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
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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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Cisco: Chambers Says Still Sees LT Growth 12%-17%; Sees 8% …
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
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.
 
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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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
What's Your Vision of the Future of the Web? Mozilla Wants to Know
DigiTimes:
Intel to launch Calpella notebook platform in 3Q09
Discussion: Inquirer and Electronista
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Icahn Hires Reporter to Write for His Blog
Electronista:
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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
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Discussion: paidContent.org
Red Hat:
Fedora 10 Alpha: Give Us Your Feedback
Discussion: PC World and OStatic blogs
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Cheap Broadband is the Oil of the Modern Economy
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Build A Custom Search Engine Using Your Social Bookmarks
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
 

 
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