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1:10 AM ET, July 8, 2008

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Robby Stein / Gmail Blog:
Remote sign out and info to help you protect your Gmail account  —  Your email account can contain a lot of personal information, from bank alerts to love letters.  Email that, I'm sure, you don't always want other people to see.  We understand how important your Gmail accounts are to you …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Lets You Monitor Access To Your Gmail Account  —  Gmail has introduced a new privacy feature that will let users see how many computers their account is open on, and also allows them to sign-out remotely.  Basic information is displayed as part of the page's standard footer …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Find Who Has Access to Your Gmail Account  —  After years of testing, Gmail has finally added a very useful security feature: tracking open sessions.  If you log in to Gmail from more than one computer and you forget to sign out, you'll be able to see the list of locations where your account can still be accessed.
Josh Chandler / Josh Chandler's Blog:
Twitter to buy Summize.com!  —  So one of my sources close to the deal has informed me that Twitter will be buying Summize.com the Twitter conversation search engine.  Summize is one of my favourite search engines for Twitter, I even used it for recent tweets like this one
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter May Buy Summize  —  Twitter may buy Virginia-based Summize, a Twitter search engine, says Jason Calacanis.  A source close to Twitter says that the two companies have been in discussions around a merger over the last couple of weeks, but won't comment on whether an actual sale has occurred, or the terms.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Buys Twitter Search Engine Summize — Or Not?
Arn / MacRumors:
MobileMe Launching on July 9th Between 6pm-12am PT  —  Apple has announced the launch date and time for their MobileMe service.  The revamped .Mac service will offer web-based email, calendar, addressbook, photo gallery and storage capabilities as well as “Push” sync services.
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 3G Store Displays, Demo Units, Apple Retail Launch [Update]  —  Preparations are underway for the iPhone 3G launch this Friday at AT&T and Apple stores nationwide.  Gizmodo posts photos of oversized iPhone 3G store displays (pictured above) that demonstrate the functionality of the iPhone.
PR Newswire:
Microsoft Statement Regarding Carl Icahn Letter  —  REDMOND, Wash., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Microsoft Corp. today issued the following statement:  —  In the past week we have had the opportunity to discuss with Carl Icahn the prospects for a possible agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo!.
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Anupreeta Das / Reuters:
Yahoo-AOL deal unlikely before Aug 1: source
PR Newswire:
Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Yahoo!
Joseph Menn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Carl Icahn plans to run a full Yahoo slate
Discussion: Webomatica and Digital Daily
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Twitter and XMPP: Drinking from The Fire Hose  —  Last year, the folks over at Technorati approached us about building something unique to suit their needs regarding search.  We created a special real-time feed of every single public Twitter update to be delivered over the open XMPP protocol.
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Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Deconstructing Twitter  —  Today we get the latest full ongoing iterative back-filling explanation of Twitter and XMPP.  Dave Winer's intuition that FriendFeed is one of several (4) receipients of the XMPP data stream turns out to be correct.  In a post this afternoon …
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
It's the Beginning of the End for the TV Biz, Says Analyst  —  The TV and video business is about to face a nasty downturn, and it could happen faster than most people expect — like, over the next two years.  So says Lehman Brothers analyst Anthony DiClemente, who published an alarmingly bearish report …
Discussion: Contentinople and NewTeeVee
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Analyst Whacks Entertainment Industry: Major Cannibalization Set To Begin... Now
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Protests over Verizon deal with 1938media  —  A video that controversial video-blogger Loren Feldman of 1938media did almost a year ago has come back to haunt him, it seems.  Several civil-rights groups and media watchdogs are protesting a decision by telecom giant Verizon to add 1938media's video clips …
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EURWeb.com:   VERIZON UNDER FIRE BECAUSE OF ‘TECHNIGGA’ BLOG …
BlackBerry Sync:
BlackBerry Thunder Exclusive Shots (Meet the media player...)  —  That's right folks an anonymous tipster has sent us shots of the highly anticipated BlackBerry Thunder.  The Thunder also known as BlackBerry 9500 will feature a huge 360x480 touch display and will apparently run on OS 4.7.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
MyYahoo 2.0 Goes Live for All; Developer Platform Coming Soon  —  After more than a year in private beta, the new Web 2.0 style MyYahoo is being rolled out today to all MyYahoo users, the company says.  MyYahoo is the biggest player of all web start pages and any changes made there will effect millions of mainstream users.
Blakespot / Touch Arcade:
Under the Hood: The iPhone's Gaming Mettle  —  With the launch of the iTunes App Store and the arrival of “iPhone 2.0″ just days away, the buzz surrounding the many games that will make their debut when the store goes live is growing louder and louder.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (955179)  —  Vulnerability in the ActiveX Control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft is investigating active, targeted attacks leveraging a potential vulnerability in the ActiveX control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access.
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft: Hackers Exploiting Unpatched Office Flaw
Discussion: WinBeta
Lynn Neary / NPR:
Taking Kindle To The Pool  —  Listen Now  —  · People who like to read also like books — the feel of them in their hands, the look of the printed word on a paper page.  So it's no surprise that the advent of the electronic book has been greeted with a mixture of skepticism and curiosity.
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny! and TeleRead
Muhammad Saleem / ReadWriteWeb:
How Reddit is Flirting With The Future of Social News  —  In the competitive social news market, Digg has gotten a lot of attention for its recommendation engine and Mixx continues to release new features (it has launched communities and an API recently).  However it seems like Reddit is not getting the attention it deserves.
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Chad Lakkis / Ripten.com:
Bend Over Dude, You're Getting A Dell
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Civil rights groups hit panic button on DTV transition
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Patent infringement lawsuit targets Nintendo DS touch screen
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Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
Wireless Industry's Staggering Impact on U.S. Economy
Dan Moren / MacUser:
The tyranny of “free”
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Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Approximately 800 vulnerabilities discovered in antivirus products
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
T-Mobile rumored to be readying Android phone for 3G launch
CBC News:
Bell's internet throttling illegal, Google says
Discussion: DSLreports
 Earlier Items: 
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
Segway CTO Joins Apple: The Beginning Of The Jobs Transition?
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and The Social
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Leapfrog's Nintendo DS competitor hits stores
Discussion: Engadget
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
gAttach Fully Integrates Gmail into the Windows Desktop
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
The New WSJ.com: More Readers, Who Are Less Interested
Saul Hansell / Bits:
One Subpoena Is All It Takes to Reveal Your Online Life
Discussion: Unit Structures
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
A Chinese YouTube Disappears, Along With Millions Of Western Dollars.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's iPhone Enterprise Opportunity “Larger Than Thought,” Goldman Says
Discussion: Electronista and Macsimum News