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7:00 PM ET, July 24, 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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Breakdowns: A drunk employee kills all of the websites you care about
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Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:   Power Outages In San Francisco Bring Down Major Websites
Artur Bergman / O'Reilly Radar:
365 Main datacenter power outage - Six Apart Technorati Craigslist
Discussion: Scobleizer
Donna Fuscaldo / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T's Profit Rises On Wireless Growth  —  AT&T Inc., reported a 61% rise in net income amid recent acquisitions and said it activated 146,000 iPhone subscribers the last two days of the quarter, 40% of whom were new AT&T Wireless customers.  —  AT&T has an exclusive deal with Apple Inc …
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Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
AT&T Profit Jumps 61 Percent on Benefits of Mergers  —  AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, reported a 61 percent increase in second-quarter profit after $140 billion in acquisitions almost doubled revenue.  —  Net income rose to $2.9 billion, or 47 cents a share, from $1.81 billion …
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.
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Huge iPhone Fees Juice Apple
Associated Press:
Premarket Movers: Apple Down
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and TechBlog
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
AOL HAS AN EYE ON YOU  —  TO BUY AD TARGETER  —  After acquiring its way into the video and mobile ad-serving marketplace, CEO Randy Falco is moving AOL into the behavorial-targeting ad market with a deal to purchase Tacoda, The Post has learned.  —  Sources said AOL is paying between $200 million …
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Business Wire:
AOL Enters into Agreement to Acquire Behavioral Targeting Firm TACODA  —  Acquisition Will Build on AOL's Efforts to Offer Advanced Targeting Solutions to Advertisers and Publishers  —  DULLES, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AOL announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TACODA …
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  —  Prosecutors in Russia have demanded jail time for the operator of Allofmp3.com, according to published reports.  —  Denis Kvasov, the former owner of the popular Russia-based music site that sold unauthorized music downloads …
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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Dan Warne / APC:
Inflight internet lives again: Qantas introduces wireless broadband, laptop power in all classes  —  Laptop power will be available in every seat of Qantas' new Airbus A380s from August 2008, the airline has announced.  It is also retrofitting existing Boeing 747-400s with a new cabin type …
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 …
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel cranks up the speed on fiber for computers
Discussion: Macsimum News
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
Discussion: MobileCrunch, 901am and Mobility Site
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Upload videos to YouTube with a Verizon phone
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Respectance, a social network for people who have passed away  —  Respectance, a San Francisco company that operates a social network for sharing memories of people who have died, has raised $1.5 million in a first round of funding by Solid Ventures and Big Bang Ventures.
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.
The Mozilla Blog:
RELATED SECURITY ISSUE IN URL PROTOCOL HANDLING ON WINDOWS  —  On July 10th, I posted about a security issue in URL protocol handling on Windows.  In the previous example, Internet Explorer was the entry point and Firefox was the application receiving the bad data.
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.
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 …
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 35% Year over Year — Media Grows 27% — Electronics and Other General Merchandise Grows 55% — Record Free Cash Flow  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2007.
Ben Shen / cens.com:
Quanta Said to Have Acquired Orders From Apple for New Models of iPhone  —  Quanta Computer Inc., one of Taiwan`s leading manufacturers of cell phones, is said to have acquired orders from the U.S.-based Apple Computer for assembling new models of iPhone cellphones.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Macsimum News
 
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