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10:45 AM ET, July 17, 2009

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Internal Strategy Laid Bare: To Be “The Pulse Of The Planet”  —  On Tuesday evening more than 300 confidential Twitter documents and screenshots landed in our inbox.  We said we were going to post a handful of them only, and we've spent much of the last 36 hours talking directly …
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Biz / Twitter Blog:
Someone Call Security  —  Early yesterday, we were contacted by two blog journalists who had just been offered internal business documents stolen from Twitter by a hacker.  —  First, it's important to note how these documents were stolen.  In this case, a Twitter employee used the same non-unique password on multiple services.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Twitter Widens Blog War
Discussion: Gawker and WebProNews
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Possible Twitter lawsuit would dive into murky blog waters
Discussion: Boing Boing, AttentionMax and digg.com
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:   Twitter's Delicate Dance With Google, Microsoft, & Others
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Search Ad Deal With Microsoft “Down to the Short Strokes"-But Caution Also Advised  —  Unless there is some major glitch, there might finally be a search and online advertising deal struck between Yahoo and Microsoft at long last.  —  Top executives at Microsoft-including SVP …
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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Yahoo!'s Earnings Quagmire  —  The company reports July 21, and results likely won't be good.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Brace yourself for no surprise: When Yahoo! announces second-quarter results July 21, earnings are going to be bad.  With house prices down, travel down and recession-battered consumers …
Discussion: Guardian
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Be Close to Web-Search Advertising Agreement With Yahoo  —  Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. are close to signing a partnership to collaborate on Internet-search technology and advertising, a bid to challenge Google Inc., two people familiar with the matter said.
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com:
App stores are not the future, says Google  —  Apple customers may have downloaded 1.5bn applications from its AppStore in the past year for their iPhones and iPod touches, but the service does not represent the future for the mobile industry, according to Google.
Jared Newman / Technologizer:
Games Industry Suffers From Recession, Finally  —  After a few months of lagging sales, market researcher NPD Group is finally saying the recession caught up with the video games industry.  All it took was for gaming to suffer its biggest year-over-year sales drop in 9 years.
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Steven Musil / CNET News:
Video game sales revenue plummets 31 percent  —  Revenue from U.S. video game sales dropped 31 percent to $1.17 billion in June, compared with $1.7 billion a year earlier, according to data released Thursday by market research firm NPD Group.  —  The ongoing economic recession and a lack …
Ben Charny / Dow Jones Newswires:
U.S. Videogame Sales Fall For Fourth Month In Row
Discussion: DailyTech and AppScout
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Don't Tell Eric Schmidt Google Won't Make Money from Chrome OS  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt doesn't rule out ad-supported and subscription services for applications built on Chrome OS, the search engine giant's forthcoming operating system.  The CEO handled several questions about Chrome OS …
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Opera: Microsoft's ‘minor tweak’ of Windows 7 not enough  —  Microsoft may have felt forced to leave parts of IE within Windows, since some of the OS's functionality, particularly Windows Update, likely depends on those components.  —  A month ago, Microsoft acknowledged that its unilateral move might …
Discussion: Web Browsers
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Opera slams Microsoft's Windows 7 E move - again
Discussion: IEBlog
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla quashes first critical bug in Firefox 3.5, beats Microsoft to patch punch  —  Microsoft's IE ActiveX vulnerability, disclosed same day as Firefox's bug, not yet fixed  —  Computerworld - Mozilla late yesterday issued the first patch for Firefox 3.5, fixing a flaw that went public Monday.
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Google Investor Relations:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2009 RESULTS  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009.  —  “Google had a very good quarter, especially given the continued macro-economic downturn.  While most of the world's largest economies shrank …
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Google Blogoscoped:
The Great Google Doodle Triforce Conspiracy  —  In many well-known programs there are hidden features or messages called easter eggs, being put there by the developers for you to find.  Like in some applications from Google: Docs (Cliply), Picasa (bears) and Reader (ninja and the end of internet).
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Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
As Twitter and Facebook grow, Google Reader copies features, adding clutter  —  Google Reader's increasingly cluttered interface (larger version).  —  Google Reader is one of the best RSS aggregators out there.  But with more blogs and newspapers broadcasting their content on Twitter and Facebook …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Former AOLer Jim Bankoff Scores $7 Million for Sports News and Community Start-Up  —  Jim Bankoff-the well-regarded former AOL exec who runs an online sports news network called SB Nation-has nabbed $7 million in funding from investors to grow the company, including Comcast Interactive Capital, said sources.
Steve Dowling / Apple:
FY 09 Third Quarter Results Conference Call  —  WHAT: Apple® FY 09 Third Quarter Results Conference Call  —  WHERE: Via conference call.  The dial-in number for press is: (888) 490-2763 (toll-free) or (719) 457-2637  —  REBROADCAST: The conference call will be available …
Discussion: MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
Michael Osinski / New York Times:
Steal This Code  —  GOLDMAN SACHS'S announcement this week of record quarterly profits has thankfully overshadowed another news event there earlier this month.  Sergey Aleynikov, a former programmer for Goldman, was arrested and accused of stealing computer programs that make rapid …
Discussion: Snarkmarket
Richard Clayton / Light Blue Touchpaper:
How much did shutting down McColo help?  —  On 11 November 2008 McColo, a Californian server hosting company, was disconnected from the Internet.  This took the controllers for 6 major botnets offline.  It has been widely reported that email spam volumes were markedly reduced for some time thereafter.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Who Does Twitter Love?  Breaking Down The Twitter Suggested Users List  —  In some ways, it's the Who's Who of Twitter — the Twitter Suggested Users list.  These are the 241 people Twitter currently suggests that new people should follow.  Below, a look at who makes it by categories, such as media or sports.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel CEO keen on ‘ultra-thins’ as alternative to Netbooks  —  During Intel's earnings conference call Tuesday, CEO Paul Otellini said inexpensive “ultra-thins” will give users what they're missing in Netbooks, a theme that the chipmaker has been reiterating in various forums lately.
Discussion: bit-tech.net and SlashGear
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
The Big, Awkward Problem of YouTube Fees  —  YouTube has become our national trove of free video, a place where a company can find a free platform for video marketing junk and individuals can watch dogs sleepwalk.  But as we've discussed before, the Web's video giant costs Google …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and Bits
 
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Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Jakarta Bombings and Twitter: Timeline and Thoughts
Discussion: Mashable! and Global Voices Online
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Shows The Business Potential Of Location-Based Services
Discussion: foursquare
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
FCC Considers Propping Up Old School Journalism, As Copps Blames …
Discussion: Podcasting News
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Mary Kay Sues Yahoo For Inserting Ad Links In Emails
Sridhar / Zoho Blogs:
Companies Don't Get Killed by Competition, They Commit Suicide
Discussion: Internetnews Blog
John Markoff / New York Times:
Web's Anonymity Makes Cyberattack Hard to Trace
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
New Xbox Live Update: Full Game Downloads, Expanded Netflix Features and More
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
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 Earlier Items: 
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Analysts pull Mac sales numbers out of a hat
Discussion: AppleInsider and Brainstorm Tech
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Bit.ly Starts Warning About Malicious Links
Discussion: The Blog Herald
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Wants You To Know A Google Docs Redesign Is Coming (I Wonder Why)
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
No, @Oprah doesn't really want you to watch that pirated copy of Harry Potter
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
IE6 Must Die for the Web to Move On
Discussion: digg.com
 

 
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