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3:30 AM ET, August 6, 2007

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Brad Stone / New York Times:
'Fake Steve' Blogger Comes Clean  —  For the last 14 months, high-tech insiders have been eating up the work of an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive and one of the world's most famous businessmen.  —  The mysterious writer has used his blog …
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Damn, I am so busted, yo  —  Well it had to happen.  Honestly I can't believe it's taken this long.  But as you may have heard, I've been busted by a newspaper reporter.  My cover has been blown.  Guy named Brad Stone, who works for the New York Times.  Have you heard of him?
Forbes:
Fake Steve Jobs Comes To Forbes.com  —  "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs," a satirical blog about Apple's iconic chief executive and purporting to be penned by him, will be published in association with Forbes.com starting Aug. 6.  —  "From Jonathan Swift to Jon Stewart …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Fake Fake Steve Jobs On Forbes.com  —  It's not surprising that someone finally unmasked the author of The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs AKA Fake Steve Jobs.  It's not really that surprising either that Fake Steve turned out to be an "old media" journalist who's been fooling all the "new media" geeks.
Discussion: Scobleizer and WinBeta
Brad Stone / New York Times:
The Trial of Fake Steve Jobs  —  Please consider the following evidence and judge for yourselves whether you think we have indeed uncovered the mystery behind the popular blog that has captivated Silicon Valley, "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs."  —  At the defense table: Daniel Lyons …
Discussion: Valleywag
Valleywag:   Investigations: Forbes editor Daniel Lyons is Fake Steve Jobs
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Microsoft, NASA Team on Shuttle Photos  —  Photosynth technology will produce 3D montage of Endeavour before launch.  —  Recommend this story?  —  To highlight the launch of the U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavour Tuesday, Microsoft has teamed up with NASA to provide exclusive 3D views of the craft …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Photosynth Covers Shuttle Endeavour Pre-Launch  —  I'm a big fan of all the 3D imaging tools in development around the net.  Microsoft's Photosynth project is clearly the most ambitious - it takes thousands of photographs of a geographic area and constructs a 3D model that the viewer can "fly" around and view.
Discussion: Brandon LeBlanc
John Markoff / New York Times:
I.B.M. Near Supercomputer Contract  —  The National Science Foundation is planning to award I.B.M. a contract to build the world's fastest supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, according to documents …
Discussion: Slashdot
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Guy live-Twitter's wife's childbirth, lives to tell about it  —  Rex points us to what has to be a first in Twitter-land.  Twitter user taulpaul (real name Paul Saarinen) live-Twittered his wife, Annemarie, giving birth.  Cool idea - breaking news for your friends who are dying to know the latest.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Nick ONeill / The Webpreneur:
SILICON VALLEY GETS GREEDY  —  I have to wonder what's going on in Silicon Valley.  The New York Times posted today about Silicon Valley millionaires not feeling rich.  One family in particular had over $2 million in the bank and a $1.3 million house paid off.  Not bad right?
Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews.com:
Facebook is a Niche Market  —  So I did a video the other day about what makes a successful facebook app.  Someone on facebook (not this blog) commented that Facebook applications are for a niche within a niche within a niche.  You know what?  He is absolutely correct.
Computerworld:
Sensitive Data Leaking Onto P2P Networks  —  Government, businesses hit by inadvertent disclosures.  —  Jaikumar Vijayan Today's Top Stories or Other Security Stories  —  Corporate and government documents containing confidential — and sometimes classified …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Bulletin from the Googleplex: Google to Search "All the World's Videos"  —  The scope of videos found by searching Google Video has expanded in recent months from just clips on Google Videos to include YouTube.  —  Since May, when the company announced the future of universal search …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
More-solid-than-usual-rumors: Next-Gen iMacs and More Coming Tuesday, New iPod Mid-September  —  Someone close to the Infinite Loop Mothership just sent us a tip on what to expect at the Apple event this Tuesday: according to him/her/it, Steve Jobs will announce newly-designed iMacs …
Discussion: ParisLemon, Webomatica and digg
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Rumor: Apple to update iMacs, MacBooks, and *gasp* Mac mini on Tuesday (Updated)
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Orbious Will Make Forwarding Confidential Documents Dangerous  —  One of the things that makes me very happy: receiving a confidential document in my email from a trusted source.  It could be a merger agreement.  Or an internal executive-only email memo.  Or a powerpoint pitch for a new product.
Discussion: Venture Itch
Mary Brandel / Computerworld:
New Rules  —  In the course of a recent study on women in IT, Women in Technology International and Compel Ltd., a management consulting and research firm, spoke with 16 women CIOs about their career tracks.  Because of the similarity among these women's experiences, the authors summarized seven …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Virtual World Hangouts: So Many To Choose From  —  The avatars roaming many online virtual communities may be cartoonish and their activities inconsequential, but the recent sale of Club Penguin to Disney for $350 million (with $350 million in earn out) demonstrates that the business …
Discussion: WinExtra
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GigaOM:
Did Club Penguin Sell-Up or Sell-Out?
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
I Went Undercover With Dateline, Too  —  As my colleague Erik Larkin (along with half the Web) has reported, Friday wasn't a great day for Dateline NBC associate producer Michelle Madigan—her secret videotaping at hacker conference DEF CON in Las Vegas went really, really badly, and she was forced to flee the event.
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Only at DEFCON: Dateline NBC nailed, trying to nail Feds, hackers
Discussion: TechWag
 
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