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4:40 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 …
Discussion: Payments News
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:   Find Who Has Access to Your Gmail Account
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?
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   1938 Media Loses Verizon Deal Over Racism Charges
EURWeb.com:   VERIZON UNDER FIRE BECAUSE OF ‘TECHNIGGA’ BLOG …
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 …
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.
Dan Moren / MacUser:
The tyranny of “free”  —  When it comes to software, we seem to have become increasingly spoiled.  On TIME Magazine's site, Anita Hamilton discusses the impending influx of iPhone applications and poses the question “why can't all iPhone apps be free?”  —  Pointing to the plethora …
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The Macalope:   Butterflies are free, so why aren't iPhone apps?
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.
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
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
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
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Midnight serenity for New York's ‘iPhone hippies’  —  Things are still quiet outside the Apple Store.  —  (Credit: Caroline McCarthy/CNET News.com)  —  NEW YORK—Some time shortly before midnight, I stopped by the Fifth Avenue Apple flagship store here to get an update on the folks who were waiting in line for the iPhone 3G.
Discussion: One More Thing and The iPhone Blog
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 3G Store Displays, Demo Units, Apple Retail Launch [Update]
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: Gizmodo, Lockergnome and Digg
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.
silicon.com:
Five ways Microsoft could change after Gates  —  News analysis: Life after Bill...  Bill Gates has left the building and the question on many people's lips is: will Microsoft change as a result?  What influence will Steve Ballmer have and how will the company's strategy alter without Gates?
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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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
Discussion: GamePolitics News and Kotaku
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
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
T-Mobile rumored to be readying Android phone for 3G launch
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CBC News:
Bell's internet throttling illegal, Google says
Discussion: DSLreports and Digg
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
Segway CTO Joins Apple: The Beginning Of The Jobs Transition?
Discussion: CrunchGear and The Social
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
The New WSJ.com: More Readers, Who Are Less Interested
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One Subpoena Is All It Takes to Reveal Your Online Life
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
A Chinese YouTube Disappears, Along With Millions Of Western Dollars.