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7:00 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
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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Corvida / SheGeeks:
I Requested That Verizon Drop Their Deal With 1938media  —  I don't think it's a secret as to why I did it, but in case you don't know, Loren Feldman of 1983media did a video last year entitled “Techn****”, which basically put black people in a bad light.  He asked where were the African …
Discussion: Maple Leaf 2.0
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   1938 Media Loses Verizon Deal Over Racism Charges
EURWeb.com:   VERIZON UNDER FIRE BECAUSE OF ‘TECHNIGGA’ BLOG …
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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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 …
Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Hans Reiser leads police to body, believed to be his wife  —  (07-07) 18:50 PDT OAKLAND — Convicted murderer Hans Reiser led police today to what is believed to be the body of his wife, Nina, near Redwood Regional Park in the Oakland hills, authorities said.
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.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter gets its sexy back.  And by “sexy” I mean users.  —  The third party site traffic analytic tools were unanimous: usage of Twitter went down fairly substantially during the middle of June.  That tends to happen when you service simply doesn't work.  This lead many to proclaim …
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Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:
Twitter Bounced Back! [I Toldja So]
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
louisgray.com:
The Importance Of Blog Linking Seems to Be Declining  —  I am a strong believer in the power of linking between blogs, and I still go out of my way to link, especially to peers, to smaller blogs, and to developers of services I write about.  At one time, I thought being linked …
Discussion: Mashable!
Danny Dumas / Gadget Lab:
Exclusive: Sneak Peek of the 3G iPhone OS  —  I can't tell you how we got a hold of a first gen iPhone loaded with 3G software; just that if I do, homicidal ninjas will come to my house and kill my family.  But never the less we do have one and were able to take a look inside and find a few minute yet pretty cool changes.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Google Open Source Blog:
Protocol Buffers: Google's Data Interchange Format  —  At Google, our mission is organizing all of the world's information.  We use literally thousands of different data formats to represent networked messages between servers, index records in repositories, geospatial datasets, and more.
Chad Lakkis / Ripten.com:
Bend Over Dude, You're Getting A Dell  —  Manufacturers strive to create innovative products and we as consumers work day and night to afford them.  We exit our vehicles and are greeted by the open arms of big box retailers housing shelf after shelf of electronic excess.
Discussion: Techdirt, Gizmodo, Lockergnome and Digg
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.
Discussion: chrisbrogan.com, sparkplug 9 and Digg
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 …
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Analyst Whacks Entertainment Industry: Major Cannibalization Set To Begin... Now
Discussion: HipMojo.com
 
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Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
PS3 System Software Update (v2.41)
SmoothSpan Blog:
Is Less Always More? (Simplify More, It's Better)
silicon.com:
Five ways Microsoft could change after Gates
Discussion: Slashdot
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Midnight serenity for New York's ‘iPhone hippies’
User 21:
FriendFeed's Top 250 Most Followed Users
Steve Outing / Editor and Publisher:
America's Oldest Journal Covering the Newspaper Industry
Blakespot / Touch Arcade:
Under the Hood: The iPhone's Gaming Mettle
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Patent infringement lawsuit targets Nintendo DS touch screen
Discussion: GamePolitics News and Kotaku
 Earlier Items: 
Lynn Neary / NPR:
Taking Kindle To The Pool
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny! and TeleRead
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
Wireless Industry's Staggering Impact on U.S. Economy
Dan Moren / MacUser:
The tyranny of “free”
Discussion: The Macalope
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 and Digg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
MyYahoo 2.0 Goes Live for All; Developer Platform Coming Soon