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8:35 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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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.
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 …
Cynthia Harris / 365 Main:
REDENVELOPE REPORTS TWO YEARS OF CONTINUOUS UPTIME AT 365 MAIN'S …
Discussion: The Register
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Blame Murphy's Law, Excessive Hubris For Blackouts In SF
Discussion: Reuters
Valleywag:   Breaking: Angry mob gathers outside SF datacenter
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Power Outages In San Francisco Bring Down Major Websites
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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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.
Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
AT&T Profit Jumps 61 Percent on Benefits of Mergers
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 …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
AOL buys ad firm Tacoda
Discussion: The Local Onliner
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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Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Antique engines inspire nano chip
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel cranks up the speed on fiber for computers
Discussion: Macsimum News
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
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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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: Macsimum News
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Todd Haselton / Infinite Loop:
Rumor: Quanta computer to father iPhone Jr.
Discussion: PC World
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 and Mashable!
Business Wire:
DivX Announces Plans to Maximize Value and Growth Potential of Core Businesses and Stage6.com  —  Co-Founder and Chairman Jordan Greenhall to Focus on Stage6 Opportunity; President Kevin Hell Named Acting Chief Executive Officer  —  SAN DIEGO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX) …
Discussion: Contentinople
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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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