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1:20 AM ET, July 25, 2007

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San Francisco Chronicle:
At least 20,000 without power in downtown S.F.  —  (07-24) 15:12 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — At least 20,000 customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in downtown San Francisco lost power this afternoon, the utility said.  —  Brian Swanson, a spokesman for the utility, said outages …
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Valleywag:
Breakdowns: A drunk employee kills all of the websites you care about  —  365 Main, a datacenter on the edge of San Francisco's Financial District, is popular with Soma startups for its proximity and its state-of-the-art facilities.  Or it used to be, anyway, until a power outage took …
Artur Bergman / O'Reilly Radar:
365 Main datacenter power outage - Six Apart Technorati Craigslist  —  The Web 2.0 datacenter 365 Main, in the heart of SOMA, just lost power.  Sites that are affected include Craigstlist, Technorati, Yelp and all Six Apart properties, TypePad, LiveJournal and Vox.
Cynthia Harris / 365 Main:
REDENVELOPE REPORTS TWO YEARS OF CONTINUOUS UPTIME AT 365 MAIN'S SAN FRANCISCO DATA CENTER  —  Online Retailer Also Cuts Energy Costs by 33 Percent  —  365 Main Inc., developer and operator of the world's finest data centers, has provided online retailer RedEnvelope with two years …
Discussion: The Register
Valleywag:
Breaking: Angry mob gathers outside SF datacenter  —  Angry mob gathers outside SF datacenter  —  There's a reason most datacenters are located in distant office parks: It's harder for angry customers to line up at your door.  And that's what's happening to 365 Main, the downtown-San Francisco datacenter …
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Power Outages In San Francisco Bring Down Major Websites  —  6 back-to-back power outages hit the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco Tuesday afternoon causing major havoc with popular web services.  365 Main is down, along with craigslist, Technorati, Yelp, AdBrite and SixApart (including TypePad, LiveJournal and Vox).
Discussion: The Technorati Weblog
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Blame Murphy's Law, Excessive Hubris For Blackouts In SF
Discussion: Reuters
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Universities win Senate fight over anti-P2P proposal  —  Updated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has withdrawn anti-file sharing legislation that had drawn yowls of protest from universities this week.  —  Reid, without explanation, on Monday nixed his own amendment that would have required colleges …
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Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Customers First To Upload Videos To YouTube Using Multimedia Messaging  —  Current subscribers can change their preferences  —  Change your preferences —==—==—==—== —==—==—==—== —==—  Verizon Wireless Customers First To Upload Videos To YouTube Using Multimedia Messaging
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Upload videos to YouTube with a Verizon phone
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
heise.de:
Russian public prosecutor is demanding 3-year jail sentence for head of AllofMP3  —  For the former operator of the Russian music download portal allofmp3.com the threat of a prison term in his own country is real.  In the trial against Denis Kvasov, the former owner of the site …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:   Russian prosecutors seek jail time for Allofmp3.com owner
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Hires Yu as Finance Chief  —  Facebook Inc. hired Gideon Yu as chief financial officer, adding YouTube Inc.'s former finance chief to further bolster the social-networking company's executive ranks.  —  Mr. Yu, 36 years old, succeeds Mike Sheridan.  Mr. Sheridan is leaving the company after joining in September.
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Intel's Core-fueled Xeon MP arrives at 2.93GHz  —  Meanwhile, lab grunts notch silicon photonics win  —  Intel finally looks set to carry its Core processor architecture to midrange and high-end servers with the release of a new Xeon code-named Tigerton.  —  The chip maker today revealed …
Discussion: Views@Intel and TechSpot News
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel cranks up the speed on fiber for computers
Discussion: Macsimum News
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Xuqa becomes Peanut Labs, targeting online market research  —  Xuqa began as a social network two years ago and distinguished itself by finding clever ways to make money — most notably getting paid by market researchers to administer surveys to its users.  While the site is profitable …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Peter Lauria / New York Post:
AOL HAS AN EYE ON YOU  —  TO BUY AD TARGETER
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED JOINTLY BY FBI AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES IN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA RESULTS IN MULTIPLE ARRESTS IN CHINA AND SEIZURES OF COUNTERFEIT MICROSOFT AND SYMANTEC SOFTWARE  —  A joint investigation conducted by the FBI and authorities with the People's Republic …
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Associated Press:   China, FBI Bust Software Counterfeiters
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Laptop power, in-flight internet coming to Qantas  —  Those already giddy about their 2008 trip to Down Under should now pick up the phone and do whatever it takes to get on one of Qantas' forthcoming A380s or revamped 747-400s, as both planes will reportedly feature in-flight WiFi and laptop power.
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Wolfgang Hansson / DailyTech:
Qantas to Offer In-flight Internet Access
Discussion: APC and TechSpot News
Business Standard:
Google joins hands with Band of Angels  —  Google Inc, the $-10 billion Internet major, is set to lead the angel investing scenario in India.  —  The company, which has been acquiring mature companies across the world, is doing something different in India — taking the angel investing route in an effort to tap ideas and talent pool.
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Facebook Founder Accused of Stealing Idea for Site  —  Court will hear tales of social networking allegations in Facebook vs. ConnectU  —  A Boston judge is expected to decide this week whether or not to proceed with a lawsuit alleging that the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg …
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
AT&T Earnings Up, but iPhone Sales Disappoint  —  AT&T, the largest telephone company, reported first-quarter earnings today that solidly beat Wall Street's forecasts as wireless subscribers continued to devour data services like text messaging and Internet access.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
CIA venture arm invests in video improvement company, MotionDSP  —  In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the nation's intelligence services, has invested an undisclosed small amount of money into video enhancement company MotionDSP and also awarded it with contracts.
Kate Holton / Reuters:
UK rejects music copyright extension  —  LONDON (Reuters) - The British government rejected a plea to extend copyright laws for sound recordings to beyond 50 years on Tuesday, prompting the music industry to accuse it of not supporting musicians and artists.
 
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