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1:00 PM ET, July 18, 2008

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Edward Kirk / iPhone Alley - RSS:
AT&T Finally Announces Free Wi-Fi For iPhone Users  —  in - news - AT&T - free stuff - Wi-Fi  —  Fantastic news from a friend with sharp eyes.  AT&T has finally done something great for iPhone owners.  No, they're not unlocking the iPhone.  They're not giving it away for free, although it does involve “free”.
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
AT&T mistakenly announces free Wi-Fi for iPhone users...again  —  AT&T iPhone users will not be getting free Wi-Fi access, afterall.  —  For the second time in less than six months, AT&T has mistakenly published a notice on its Web site indicating that Apple iPhone users would get free access …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
AT&T (Re-)Offers Free iPhone Wi-Fi - Sloppy launch much?  —  In May, AT&T briefly gave all iPhone users free Wi-Fi for a short period.  The free Wi-Fi party ended quickly after the company realized that by simply switching the browser user agent to mobile Safari, anyone could get free access.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Fighting For Its Life, Yahoo Uses Its Homepage To Battle Carl Icahn  —  Yahoo is pulling out its biggest gun in the showdown with Carl Icahn: the Yahoo homepage itself.  Right now on Yahoo.com, the single most-visited page on the Web (with 304 million unique visitors worldwide in May …
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PR Newswire:
Legg Mason Capital Management to Support Yahoo! Directors at Yahoo! 2008 Annual Meeting  —  BALTIMORE, July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Bill Miller, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Legg Mason Capital Management (NYSE: LM - News), has released the following statement:
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Icahn's latest lament: Et tu, Legg Mason?  —  This wasn't the sort of reaction Carl Icahn was expecting from his former buddies on Wall Street.  —  Legg Mason Capital Management, which controls about 4.4 percent of outstanding Yahoo stock, plans to back management at the company's shareholders meeting next month.
Discussion: paidContent.org and CNET News.com
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo On Icahn: Seriously, Why Would You Ever Trust This Spent, Doddering Old Man?
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Google Buys Russian Contextual Ad Firm From Rambler For $140 Million  —  We have recently written about a flurry of Russian online deals, and this is among the bigger ones that have happened in the last year or so: Google has bought contextual advertising company ZAO Begun from it parent …
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Svetlana Gladkova / Profy.Com:
Google Monopolizes Contextual Ads Market Further - Buys Russian Begun
Discussion: Mashable!
Jon Murchinson / Google:
Google To Acquire Russian Context Ads Service Begun
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:   Google Buys Russian Contextual Ads Service for $140m
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
On-Demand Computing: A Brutal Slog  —  The tough reality of the on-demand game is taking its toll on software companies hoping to make a mint distributing their wares via the Web  —  The Internet revolutionized the distribution of software—perhaps a bit too much.
Discussion: Beyond Search
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Nick / Rough Type:
The cloud's not-so-silver lining  —  At Business Week, Sarah Lacy has a good article on the daunting challenges that software-as-a-service companies face as they try to build vibrant, profitable businesses.  Some traditional software powerhouses, like SAP, are spending a lot to develop web versions …
Discussion: The Open Road
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Nintendo Wii Surpasses Microsoft's Xbox 360 in Sales  —  Nintendo Co. said U.S. retailers sold more than 666,000 of its Wii consoles last month, making the machine the overall leader among the new generation of video-game machines.  —  Consumers have purchased almost 10.9 million …
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Michael Thompson / Ars Technica:
NPD: Nintendo Wii the top-selling, current-gen console
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
Noam Cohen / Bits:
Wikipedia Tries Approval System to Reduce Vandalism on Pages  —  Wikipedia is considering a basic change to its editing philosophy to cut down on vandalism.  In the process, the online encyclopedia anyone can edit would add a layer of hierarchy and eliminate some of the spontaneity that has made the site …
Gregg Keizer / Macworld:
iPhone 3G shortage to last two to four weeks, analyst says  —  Editor's Note: This story is excerpted from Computerworld.  For more Mac coverage, visit Computerworld's Macintosh Knowledge Center.  —  Customers looking for an iPhone 3G may have to wait up to a month for Apple to boost …
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
IPhone 3G Docks Appear at the Apple Store
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Deliberately Sells Fewer Ads — and May Have Gone Too Far  —  Listening to Google's executives on their conference call with investors Thursday afternoon, you'd never know that the company's second-quarter results fell short of expectations and its shares plummeted 10 percent in after-hours trading.
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InfoWorld:
New worm transcodes MP3s to try to infect PCs  —  A new kind of malicious software could pose a danger to Windows users who download music files on peer-to-peer networks.  —  The new malware inserts links to dangerous Web pages within ASF (Advanced Systems Format) media files.
Discussion: p2pnet and WinBeta
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Silicon Valley Should Be Worried  —  We have short memories in Silicon Valley, which is both a blessing and a curse.  We forget the bad times as quickly as we forget the good times.  —  At the turn of the century, everything went to hell with the dot-com bust.
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SmoothSpan Blog:
Google Anti-Gravity Ray is Fading
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
iPhone 3G GPS - Is it too small in the antenna department to be any good?  —  Ever since reading David Pogue's review of iPhone 3G I've been puzzling over something he said in relation to the GPS receiver.  Specifically, is it too small in the antenna department to be any good?
Royal Pingdom:
Forget about hacking - your servers might get stolen  —  When it comes to security, there is often a focus on the software side, thwarting hackers and other virtual threats such as viruses and worms.  When it comes to uptime and availability, focus often rests on redundant power, clustering, and other similar strategies.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Locksmiths Pissed Off At Geeks For Letting Out The Secret: Lockpicking Is Easy  —  from the without-the-internet,-we'd-all-be- safe dept  —  As I've mentioned before, back in high school, I had an art teacher who taught me both how to pick locks and how to make lockpicks (it was a fun class).
Discussion: Gizmodo
Brad Reed / Network World:
How the FCC's Comcast ruling could affect traffic management  —  Decision could open door for enforcement of open Internet principles  —  Network neutrality advocates scored a victory last week when FCC chairman Kevin Martin said that he would recommend barring Comcast from using peer …
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Robb Topolski / Public Knowledge:
George Ou: Protocol Agnostic doesn't mean Protocol Agnostic
 
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Laura M. Holson / Bits:
The Mobile Web: It's Not Just for Smartphones
Discussion: Gadget Lab
The Official Google Blog:
Hitting 40 languages  —  One of our goals is to give everyone …
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
MobileMe and iWeb woes continue
Matt Ford / Ars Technica:
Online articles lead to rapid scientific consensus, forgotten ideas
Bill Ray / The Register:
Sony Ericsson sees profits tumble, turns on workers
Discussion: eWeek
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Dutch university can publish controversial Oyster research
Discussion: CNET News.com
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Docs in Full Screen
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Corporate Social Networks Are A Waste of Money, Study Finds
 Earlier Items: 
DigiTimes:
Intel Bloomfield CPU pricing reveals pleasant surprise
Discussion: The Tech Report and Engadget
Daisy Whitney / TVWeek.com:
Hulu Users Happy With Site and Tech-Savvy but Not Numerous
James Sherwood / The Register:
Brits won't get PS3 movie, TV downloads until 2009
Discussion: last100
DigiTimes:
New Apple notebook orders to buoy up Taiwan PCB makers sales and profit
Stacey Higginbotham / Business Week:
Venture Capital Loves Virtual
Discussion: DealBook
louisgray.com:
Twitter Chokes Unauthenticated API Requests By IP, Sites Gasp for Air
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon To Target $5.5 Billion Textbook Market With New Kindle?