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3:30 PM ET, July 23, 2007

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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
HP buys my company Opsware for more than $1.6 billion in cash  —  In September 1999, at the height of the dot com boom, a small group of colleagues and I started a new company, Loudcloud, based on the idea that the huge Internet infrastructure buildout then underway — by startups and big companies alike …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP takes out Opsware for $1.6 billion; Andreessen scores  —  Hewlett-Packard on Monday beefed up its data center software business with a $1.6 billion acquisition of Opsware.  —  Opsware makes automation software that puts many data center operations on autopilot.
Kevin Kingsbury / Wall Street Journal:
H-P Agrees to Acquire Opsware for $1.65 Billion  —  PC Giant Also Reaches Deal for Neoware  —  Hewlett-Packard Inc. agreed to acquire software company Opsware Inc. for $1.65 billion as the computer and printer giant looks to bolster its offerings for corporate customers.
Discussion: StartupSquad.com and TechBlog
Business Wire:
HP to Acquire Opsware Inc.  —  Acquisition Positions HP to Become a Leader in High-Growth Data Center Automation Software Market  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Opsware Inc. (Nasdaq:OPSW …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
HP opens wallet for software business  —  Taking a cue from rival IBM, Hewlett-Packard announced on Monday it is buying its way into the software business, offering $1.6 billion for Opsware and $214 million for Neoware.  —  Opsware, co-founded by Web entrepreneur Marc Andreessen …
Discussion: Inquirer
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Search Engines Take Privacy Issue Seriously  —  After Google's announcement that it will anonymize search data logs on its servers after 18 months of inactivity and Ask.com will allow users to scrub off their data, it is now Microsoft and Yahoo's turn to take on the user privacy issue hauled …
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:   Search privacy gets hot: Microsoft and Ask.com tag-team
John Schwartz / New York Times:
IPhone Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over, Security Firm Says  —  A team of computer security consultants say they have found a flaw in Apple's wildly popular iPhone that allows them to take control of the device.  —  The researchers, working for Independent Security Evaluators …
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BBC:   Apple iPhone issue highlights security debate
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Making Things Better: 1.90 PS3 Firmware Update Hits Japan  —  1.90 PS3 Firmware Update Hits Japan  —  The 1.90 Firmware update just hit Japanese PS3s.  Let's dive in and see what the update entails:  —  • Ability to rearrange games on the XMB  —  • Option menu now includes "eject disk"
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Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Firmware 1.90 Coming Soon
Discussion: Joystiq and Engadget HD
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
TomTom To Purchase Tele Atlas  —  Exciting news?  Not really, but it could mean improved service and better products with TomTom's announcement to buy map-provider Tele Atlas.  TomTom is rumored to have purchased the company for $2.5 billion.  Sure it's a lot of money, but think about what you're getting with that deal.
Discussion: The Register
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Niclas Mika / Reuters:
TomTom to buy map supplier Tele Atlas
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Debates to Connect Candidates and Voters Online  —  The first of a new kind of presidential debate is scheduled for tonight, one in which members of the general public pose questions to the candidates via homemade video.  The debate is the latest front in the candidates' running battle to keep …
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Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com:
YOUTUBE USERS TAKE ON THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
Discussion: Mashable!
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Podcasters Unite to Figure Out a Role for Ads  —  The term "podcasting" has perplexed consumers ever since it was introduced.  —  Confusion has reigned on the business side of podcasts, too.  —  Few consumers will pay to receive podcasts — audio files that exist on the Web, and can be automatically sent to a person's computer.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
XM, Sirius pledge "kinda la carte" support, get Cardinal's endorsement  —  In an effort to shore up support for their proposed merger, XM and Sirius have announced that the merged company will offer à la carte service to consumers—those who don't want a package can pick the channels of their choice for a lower price.
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
XM and Sirius unveil plans for postmerger price drops
Discussion: CrunchGear and TechSpot News
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Amp'd Mobile Closing Down July 24  —  Amp'd Mobile breaks up with its customers via text message  —  Verizon-serviced mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Amp'd Mobile will be potentially suspending U.S. operations on July 24.  —  A small Q&A link on the Amp'd Mobile homepage details …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
SunRocket Leaves Void for Callers on Internet  —  Waiting for an important phone call can be stressful.  As Marshel Emery can attest, it is doubly so when your phone company has just ceased to exist.  —  Mr. Emery, 33, low on funds and with three children to support, recently applied …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   What about the people?  —  Sometime later today …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Culture matters: Why i-mode failed  —  Top execs get blinded by shiny technology too  —  Opinion M-commerce service i-mode has been dropped by UK operator O2 and Australia's Telstra.  —  So how did a service, which promised to bring mobile commerce to everyone, and which raked …
Steve Silberman / Wired News:
Inside the High-Tech Hunt for a Missing Silicon Valley Legend  —  It looked like a fine day for a sail.  On Sunday, January 28, 2007, Microsoft researcher Jim Gray woke up on his boat, a red 40-foot fiberglass cruiser called Tenacious.  The water in Gashouse Cove, a cozy marina in San Francisco Bay, was nearly flat.
Discussion: All Points Blog and Gadgetopia
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
A Call for More Innovation in Voice Services:  —  I have a challenge for innovative disruptors with regards to the voice applications industry, a "homework assignment."  —  On Friday I attended and spoke at IPTComm 2007, an event organized by Henning Schulzrinne and Greg Bond.
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Alec Saunders .LOG
Erik Kennedy / Infinite Loop:
First native third-party applications running on iPhone  —  Late last week, one "Nightwatch," an anonymous hacker familiar with the ARM processor family, wrote a "Hello, World!" program and ran it.  Ordinarily, that wouldn't really be sufficient fodder for an Infinite Loop post, but this particular program is Kind of a Big Deal™.
 
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Helios H2000 Upscaling DVD Player: 1080i, Works With XviD
Discussion: Digital Trends and Gizmodo
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
VMware Develops Virtualization Benchmarks
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Changes In Vista Service Pack 1
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
NBC: Peer-to-peer costs corn farmers money
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link By Link: Crossing Out, for Emphasis
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
AT&T Video Share Service Now Live
Discussion: dslreports.com and Inquirer
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Two notebooks approved for Wireless USB
Discussion: Crave, GigaOM and GottaBeMobile.com