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5:15 AM ET, August 6, 2008

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chrisbrogan.com:
When Google Owns You  —  Nick Saber isn't happy now.  Monday afternoon, after lunch, Nick came back from lunch to find out that he couldn't get into his Gmail account.  Further, he couldn't get into anything that Google made (beside search) where his account credentials once worked.
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.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Comcast Buys DailyCandy For $125 Million*  —  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 is paying Bob Pittman's Pilot Group Ventures $125 million …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Comcast Interactive Media Acquires DailyCandy For $125 Million
Discussion: MarketingShift and Startup Meme
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The First $1000 iPhone Application  —  iPhone developer Armin Heinrich has released an application for the iPhone with two noteworthy characteristics:  —  1) Its primary function is to display a handsome glowing red jewel on your iPhone's screen:  —  2) It sells on Apple's App Store for $999.99 …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
A $999.99 joke iPhone app? Apple, wake up or grow up
Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
Lost laptop found in SFO office  —  (08-05) 15:37 PDT SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — A laptop containing personal information on 33,000 travelers enrolled in a fast pass program at San Francisco International Airport turned up Tuesday in the same airport office from which it had been reported missing more than a week ago.
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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.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Revised Tally Increases ‘No’ Votes for Yahoo Directors  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Five Yahoo directors, including Jerry Yang, the chief executive, were re-elected to the board with much higher protest votes than previously reported, indicating strong shareholder dissatisfaction with the company's performance …
Discussion: E-Commerce Times, Inquirer and Techland
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Expands Trend Tracking With “Insights For Search”  —  Google has just written a blog post introducing “Insights for Search”, an extension to its Google Trends and AdWords products that allows users to track keywords across different verticals, geographic locations, and time periods.
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Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Announcing Google Insights for Search
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
What's Your Vision of the Future of the Web?  Mozilla Wants to Know  —  Everything's changing on the internet these days, so it's as good a time as any to make some drastic changes to the way we interact with it too.  Mozilla Labs has put out a call for anyone in the world to share their vision …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google Search Appliance gets bigger, better, stores 10M docs in a box  —  The Google Search Appliance, which can make all of a company's data accessible through through a simple Google search interface, is getting an upgrade.  There are a bunch of improvements being announced …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Olympics One Box Results  —  I was chatting with Danny about the Yahoo Olympics Shortcut on the Daily SearchCast and Danny noticed that a search for beach volleyball olympics on Google returns a Google OneBox result.  —  But other searches also work and they all show special icons and results.
Maths / Music 2.0:
Google Finally Launches MP3 Search in China  —  So finally, the much talked about Google MP3 Search service is here at www.google.cn/music  —  And it's certainly game on as they take on Baidu's very illegal mp3 search with legal links from its search results provided by local music service Top 100.cn …
Discussion: Reuters and CNET News.com
Bill Ray / The Register:
MySpace elbows into the Cloud  —  Social netvomit now available wirelessly  —  MySpace has teamed up with The Cloud to offer UK social networkers free access to Wi-fi hotspots, so they can keep up with what their pretend friends are up to while out socialising.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Going Back to School: Picking Up Where Facebook Left Off  —  Back when Facebook was a social network only for college students, one of the most popular features was the ability to see not only who was in your class, but who else was taking the same courses as you.
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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Mark Valledor / PlayStation.Blog:
LittleBigPlanet: Pre-order Goodness
Discussion: I4U News and Kotaku
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Eleven charged in massive ID theft scheme
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
MySpace gets official presidential debate deal
Michael Singer / InformationWeek:
Google Says Android's Fine, No Need To Join LiMo
Discussion: AndroidGuys
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
E-Mail Hacking Case Could Redefine Online Privacy
John Markoff / New York Times:
Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme
MarketWatch:
IBM, Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free Desktops Worldwide
Discussion: TechCrunchIT and Ed Brill
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Apple Cheats Tech Workers On Overtime Pay, Lawsuit Claims
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Docstoc Launches Private Document Monitoring and Reporting
Dave Caolo / TUAW:
3G iPhone users experience carrier error with 2.0.1 update
MacNN:
Apple Granted Patents for Speech Synthesis, MacBook, a New iPhone Dock, more
Keke Mullins / Playback:
Disc Makers Acquires CD Baby
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
The cloud is not a computer  —  My hat goes off to Preston Monroe …
Discussion: Coop's Corner
DealBook:
Icahn Hires Reporter to Write for His Blog
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Employees Pose for Street View
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Motorola Alexander live shot!