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11:20 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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MK&C:
Apple just gave out my Apple ID password because someone asked  —  I tried to log in to Apple Developer Connection this morning to find out that my password had been changed and the email associated with my account was now a yahoo.com address that wasn't mine.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Lets You Monitor Access To Your Gmail Account
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Spat with Rogers leaves Canadian Apple stores without iPhones  —  Apple, disgusted with Rogers Wireless for dumping egregious service plans on would-be iPhone 3G buyers, has decided that its Canadian retail stores will have no part in helping the carrier market the new handset to customers, AppleInsider has learned.
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Canadian Apple Stores lose iPhone inventory thanks to Rogers  —  Trouble is brewing in the Great White North, and it's all thanks to Rogers.  It has been rumored that Apple has been displeased with Rogers over the carrier's less-than-stellar iPhone 3G plans, and had been considering diverting iPhone stock to other countries.
Discussion: AppleInsider
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
VMware Ousts CEO Diane Greene; Cuts '08 Guidance  —  In a shocking development, VMware (VMW) this morning announced that the company's board has ousted co-founder Diane Greene as president and CEO, handing the posts to Paul Maritz, who had been running the cloud computing division at VMware parent EMC (EMC).
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Business Wire:
VMware Announces Change in Executive Leadership  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—VMware's Board of Directors announced today that it has made a change in the leadership of the company with the departure of Diane Greene as President and CEO.  VMware's Board of Directors has appointed Paul Maritz …
Discussion: eWeek and Silicon Alley Insider
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: Podcasting News and Maple Leaf 2.0
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Crosses A Line  —  Until today I've largely been a big supporter of Microsoft's efforts to acquire Yahoo.  A couple of days before Microsoft placed its initial $44.6 billion bid for the company, I told Fox Business Channel that a Microsoft merger had to happen to save Yahoo …
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
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:   Hard To Believe: Computer Makers Giving In To RIAA Pressure …
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.
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:   Cool: Google Releases Protocol Buffers Into the Wild
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
With Summize, Twitter To Buy a Clue  —  The big buzz of the evening is that Twitter, a San Francisco-based start-up that allows anyone to post short up to 140 character messages to its platform and thus broadcast them to one or many using different media such as web and mobile …
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Josh Chandler / Josh Chandler's Blog:
Twitter to buy Summize.com!
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 …
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.
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: CrunchGear and VentureBeat
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.
 
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Hands on: MyYahoo 2.0 begins Yahoo's social network assault
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Bebo hires ex-Google exec for Europe
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Big Deals Give NBC U And CBS Online Bragging Rights. But How Much?
Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:
Microsoft preps pay-as-you-go Web apps for business
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Viacom won't soon shed image as corporate bully
Discussion: DailyTech and InformationWeek
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Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and the Linux Desktop
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Brad Stone / Business News, ASX Stock Market News:
Facebook worth a guessing game
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BBC:
Online risk due to browser flaws
Discussion: Lockergnome
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Involver wants to help companies market themselves to social network users
Discussion: Mashable! and bub.blicio.us
Tim Anderson / The Register:
MobileMe steals Live Mesh thunder
Discussion: Macworld and GottaBeMobile
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Vivaty Brings The 3D Web to Your Browser, Starting With AIM and Facebook
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Unlocking Cell Phones May Get Easier
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
PS3 System Software Update (v2.41)
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FriendFeed's Top 250 Most Followed Users
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Twitter and XMPP: Drinking from The Fire Hose