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3:24 AM ET, August 20, 2008

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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs vows iPhone app crash fix for September  —  iPhone owners suddenly locked out of their third-party apps by a crash bug on startup will have a solution next month, Apple chief Steve Jobs has revealed.  —  An AppleInsider reader has received one of Steve Jobs' characteristically brief …
Cali / GeekBrief.TV:
Copy and Paste for iPhone  —  Cut and Paste for iPhone from Cali Lewis on Vimeo.  —  Direct Download Links  —  Small |  Medium |  Extra Large  —  Windows Media  —  Nokia N95 (Upload in progress) |  Nokia N800/N810 (Upload in progress)  —  Show Notes
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iPhone app developers report to OpenClip.org immediately.
Discussion: Technologizer
Arn / MacRumors:   OpenClip.org Offers Copy and Paste for iPhone Across Apps
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
OQO on Atom  —  Just spotted on stage at IDF.  —  Update: It looks like exactly the same hardware as the original.  Its been confirmed too.  OQO will use Atom.  Many thanks to all that have helped with the IDF donations.  —  If you would like to donate and recieve some special reports …
Discussion: SlashGear and jkOnTheRun
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Portfolio:
RIAA Says Muxtape Hosting “Illegal Content”  —  Sam Gustin has learned that Muxtape, the music sharing site that went down yesterday citing “a problem” with the RIAA, has received numerous requests to take down content the industry group deems “illegal.”  —  Those requests apparently went unheeded — until yesterday.
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Fred / A VC:
The Human Piece Of The Venture Equation  —  We've been attending a lot of “demo days” in the past month and I am attending one more this week, TechStars in Boulder tomorrow.  These startup accelerator programs, inspired by the success of Y Combinator, are launching something like 100 new web startups a year, possibly more.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
LEAKED: First Shots of iPhone Nike+ Interface  —  We've long known that Nike+ has been in development for the iPhone.  Now we're finally getting a peek at the first shots of the interface.  From what we can skim, Nike+ users will get all of the nifty performance graphs right on the phone …
Business Technology:
Salesforce.com Tries to Buy Its Way into Call Centers  —  Salesforce.com acquired InStranet, which makes software used in call centers, for $31.5 million, according to the company.  It's a sign that Salesforce.com is ramping up its efforts to establish itself as a rival to customer-management systems from Oracle and SAP.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:   Salesforce broadens platform with call center buy
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Hewlett's Printing Business Struggles  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest technology company, continues to roll along financially — except in one traditional core business — its printing business.  —  The company reported third-quarter sales and profit on Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street expectations.
Discussion: Imaging Insider and Digital Daily
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Takes 60% Of Search Market, While MSN Loses Share  —  Tough to be anyone but Google (GOOG) in search.  Google gained a share point from June to July, moving from 59% to 60% of all search queries, according to Nielsen Online.  —  It came at the expense of MSN, which lost …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
IE 8 to get ‘porn mode’?  —  The countdown to Internet Explorer (IE) 8 Beta 2 is on.  Microsoft said the consumer-focused IE 8 test release would be available in August.  There are just 11 days left....  No doubt, Microsoft has been holding back some features that will be added to the new test build.
Discussion: istartedsomething and Gizmodo
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Microsoft sees tailored search as way to pierce Google's armor  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—Microsoft believes it's found a way to gain an edge against Google's dominant search engine: a deeper understanding of what people are searching for and what's on Web pages.
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple willing to replace any smoking first-gen iPod Nanos  —  If you're still hanging on to your first-generation iPod Nano, and you've noticed it has a tendency to smoke too much, Apple is willing to replace the unit.  —  The company issued a statement Tuesday after reports out of Japan …
InfoWorld:
Judge dissolves gag order against MIT students  —  A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday dissolved a gag order against a trio of MIT students who said they found flaws in the Massachusetts transit authority's ticketing system.  —  Zack Anderson, Russell “RJ” Ryan, and Alessandro Chiesa …
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Jim Goldman / CNBC.com:
Analyst: Apple's iPhone Devours Market Share  —  Over the past few weeks, several Wall Street kernels have popped when it comes to Apple.  Another this morning, courtesy of Pacific Crest Securities, and investors might be wondering when the whole bowl of kernels finally, suddenly, becomes popcorn.
Discussion: TUAW and Cult of Mac
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
What Makes for a Good Blog?  —  My friends at Six Apart recently asked me to make a list of blogs that I enjoy.  I think they're planning to use it for their new Blogs.com project.  Unfortunately, I'm late getting it to them (typical), but if it's still useful, I'll post it here in a day or four.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Hope you didn't plan to actually make calls on iPhone 2.0.2  —  Yesterday's release of iPhone 2.0.2 has been mostly welcomed by the ever-critical iPhone-using contingency, but as usual, the firmware is not without its problems.  We were able to confirm that the update addresses a few 3G-related issues …
The Technium:
Why People Pirate Stuff  —  In the universe of the free ("free" as in beer), getting ripped off is the norm.  Yes, many products and services are deliberately priced at zero these days, but a significant portion of consumers will gravitate to illegitimate free versions of not-free stuff.
Discussion: Chris Pirillo and Digital Noise
Forbes:
Garbage In...  A late-stage venture funding outfit is foisting junky startups on investors—much to the benefit of the Sand Hill Road crowd.  —  It's just the sort of improbable success that Silicon Valley adores.  Two young entrepreneurs have, in a mere five years, turned …
Discussion: HipMojo.com, Valleywag and PE Hub Blog
Smashing Magazine:
Screencasting: How To Start, Tools and Guidelines  —  Some companies have made a living creating a sort of “virtual classroom,” allowing members to learn at their own pace when they have the time using video tutorials.  The advantages of the classroom setting stem from a one on one experience …
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
New silver Motorola Q9h with Windows Mobile 6.1 hits AT&T stores  —  This one kind of came out of nowhere, but it looks like AT&T stores across the country are beginning to take shipment of a new version of the Motorola Q9h.  The new handset is chrome/silver in color, and looks pretty good if the image above is any indication.
Arden Pennell / Palo Alto Online:
Facebook to move to Stanford Research Park  —  Some employees may remain in downtown Palo Alto — neighborhood part of firm's ‘DNA’  —  The Internet firm Facebook, headquartered in downtown Palo Alto with more than 600 employees at five offices, will move all or a substantial portion …
 
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Discussion: New York Times
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Damon Darlin / Bits:
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