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2:20 PM ET, July 18, 2008

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Edward Kirk / iPhone Alley:
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”.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPhone Users: Despite Rumors, AT&T Wi-Fi Not Live  —  The launch of the iPhone 3G can be summed up in one word, and it starts with a “c.”  Instead I will go with comedy of errors.  Activation delays, long lines, online issues, application roll-out issues — it has been a train wreck …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Gizmodo
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
AT&T confirms another goof, no free WiFi for iPhone yet
Discussion: DailyTech, TechSpot and iLounge
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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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: CNET News.com and paidContent.org
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Proxy War Over: Legg Mason Votes For Jerry And Co.  —  Carl Icahn's chances to win the Yahoo proxy war, which had been getting increasingly slim, just dropped to next-to-nothing: Legg Mason's Bill Miller, who controls 4.4% of of Yahoo shares, just formally sided with Jerry and his existing board.
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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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:   iPhone 3G GPS - Is it too small in the antenna department to be any good?
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch:
It's the Weekend, Can You Get iPhone 3G?
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog and iLounge
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Rough ride ahead for Apple shares
Discussion: BloggingStocks and MacDailyNews
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
IPhone 3G Docks Appear at the Apple Store
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
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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Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Video-Game Industry Headed For Record Year, Despite Troubled Economy
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Thompson / Ars Technica:
NPD: Nintendo Wii the top-selling, current-gen console
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
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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Jon Murchinson / Google:
Google To Acquire Russian Context Ads Service Begun
Discussion: VentureBeat and Search Engine Land
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 …
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
Daniel A. Begun / HotHardware.com News:
Speeding: Radar Gun vs. GPS  —  While an 11-year old, Louisville, Kentucky boy is using a toy radar gun to get drivers to slow down through his neighborhood, the police are finding that real radar guns might not be a match for GPS—at least not when contested in court.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Plays Nice: XMPP Firehose Data Feed To Gnip  —  Twitter is living up to its promise to open up its data stream as much as possible to developers.  While I was negotiating with Twitter cofounder Evan Williams to sit down and do a video interview at Foo Camp last weekend …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
 
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Discussion: Furrier.org
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Discussion: CNET News.com
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Corporate Social Networks Are A Waste of Money, Study Finds
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James Sherwood / The Register:
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