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2:15 PM ET, July 20, 2008

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Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund  —  When we read Y Combinator applications there are always ideas we're hoping to see.  In the past we've never said publicly what they are.  If we say we're looking for x, we'll get applications proposing x, certainly.  But then it actually becomes harder to judge them …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Pwnage jailbreak tool for iPhone OS 2.0 released  —  Apple's new iPhone OS and App Store have certainly opened some new doors for iPhones old and new.  But has Apple's shiny walled garden not felt quite jailbreaky enough to inspire you to upgrade?  Now you can safely make the leap and free …
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Christina Warren / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Pwnage 2.0 released  —  The iPhone Dev Team has just released PwnageTool 2.0, thus bringing jailbreak and non-App Store third-party application support to iPhones/iPod Touches running firmware 2.0.  First-generation iPhones can also be unlocked.  At this time, the iPhone 3G cannot be unlocked or used with BootNeuter.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Amazon S3 Down  —  Amazon's S3 storage service appears to be down.  CenterNetworks images are broken because of it and I had to move the style sheet back so the site at least renders correctly.  Sites like Twitter have massive broken images currently because Amazon S3 is down.
Discussion: Rev2.org and WebWorkerDaily
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Don MacAskill / SmugMug Status Updates:
Amazon S3 outage causes SmugMug outage  —  Amazon's S3 service, SmugMug's primary storage provider, is currently experiencing problems.  As a result, a large portion of the photos and videos stored on SmugMug are currently offline.  —  Historically, Amazon has been very stable.
Discussion: Things That and SlideShare Blog
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Windows 95 Lead Architect Is a Mac Convert, Launches First iPhone App  —  After he left Microsoft, Satoshi Nakajima, the lead architect of Windows 95 and a “defining force” in the creation of Internet Explorer 3.0, wanted to understand why people were so into Apple.
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Lonnie Lazar / Cult of Mac:
Microsoft's Windows 95 Architect Is a Happy Mac Convert
Discussion: PalmAddicts
David Smith / Guardian:
The 20-year-old at heart of web's most anarchic and influential site  —  Time magazine calls it the wellspring of net culture and its online pranks are world-famous.  David Smith reports on the man who began the chaotic but powerful 4chan website from home  —  It seemed an ordinary day at Google's offices in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Discussion: metarand
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
The Internet—a private eye's best friend  —  NEW YORK—For private investigator Steven Rambam, the Internet is his most valuable tool in helping to find missing persons, cheating husbands, and your competitor's dirty secrets.  —  But while the intelligence business is booming …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Startup Job Site Gets Backing From Y Combinator, Relauches As Startuply  —  New Y Combinator startup Startuply launches today.  It's a free job listing service aimed squarely at small startups, which have a lot of trouble getting the attention of new engineering graduates over the noise …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
iPhone rants and raves  —  On twitter, @mparekh (Michael Parekh) lamented the other day: … There are lots more folks with similar complaints on twitter or getsatisfaction.  —  Meanwhile, over on Dave Farber's IP list, Lauren Weinstein wrote: … But at the same time, how can you not love this device?
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Sweeping Panoramas, Courtesy of a Robot  —  ROBOTS already cut the grass and vacuum rugs.  Now they are helping with a more artistic job: creating vast photographic panoramas with ordinary cameras.  —  A new, inexpensive robotic device from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University attaches snugly …
 
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James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
Who's Going to Fund the Next Steve Jobs?
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
The Ghost in Your Machine: IPv6 Gateway to Hackers
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Web networking photos come back to bite defendants
Discussion: TechSpot
Esme Vos / MuniWireless:
Europe leads global Wi-Fi hotspot growth; free Wi-Fi model gaining ground
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and DSLreports
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Will Mark Kingdon's Reign Boost Second Life?
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Microsoft Winning Digital Living Room War on Paper, but Failing …
Discussion: Podcasting News
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Twitter is Not a Micro-Blogging Tool
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EU Aims To Replace TV with Live BitTorrent Streaming …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pressflip Is A Belly Flop
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Serious YouTube test of copyright law
Discussion: ZDNet Government and Digg
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Review: Band puts a small recording studio on your iPhone
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Wiki-Hacker Strikes Again
Michael Kwun / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
U.S. Patent Office Rejects All Ninety-Five NeoMedia Patent Claims
 

 
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Financial Times:
Sources: WBD weighs splitting off its streaming and studio businesses from its legacy TV networks including CNN, leaving most of its debt with the TV networks

Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Veteran cable news host Lou Dobbs, who made his name on CNN and then Fox Business, has died at 78; Trump announced his death on Truth Social

Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
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