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2:20 PM ET, July 27, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Delicious 2.0 Imminent Again  —  Yahoo's inability to launch Delicious 2.0, which was feature complete and in private beta back in September 2007, has become a bit of a joke around Silicon Valley.  —  Last month we called on Yahoo to provide guidance on when we might see the new version of the service.
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Britta Gustafson / delicious blog:
public service announcement: do you know where your password is?  —  After months of work, the new Delicious is almost ready to come out of the oven.  When we release it, you'll be automatically logged out of your account and will have to log in again, due to some changes we're making behind the scenes.
Discussion: Mashable!
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
The Young Turks of Cyberspace  —  The drumroll leading up to the publication of Sarah Lacy's book about the 20-something entrepreneurs who brought us such familiar Web sites as Facebook was certainly impressive.  For months, Lacy demurred when asked to reveal the title yet talked up her project …
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Sarah Lacy:
NYT Review of...Me?  —  by sarah lacy.  —  That's right.  Me personally.  Not so much my book.  (Also mentioned.  Is my love.  Of incomplete.  Sentences.)  —  Apparently, the NYTBR circulates reviews of books to publishers before they come out as a courtesy.
David Rothman / TeleRead:
Rumored Apple tablet vs. traditional Tablet PC: How dual-sided screen panel approach could give Apple an edge  —  Imagine a laptop that can instantly turn into a touch-screen tablet—a super-sized iPod Touch when shut.  —  Might this be the mysterious Apple product transition?  —  Clues are out there.
Discussion: RexBlog.com
Randall Stross / New York Times:
First It Was Song Downloads.  Now It's Organic Chemistry.  —  AFTER scanning his textbooks and making them available to anyone to download free, a contributor at the file-sharing site PirateBay.org composed a colorful message for “all publishers” of college textbooks, warning them that …
Jaxon Van Derbeken / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. computer tech had turned life around  —  Prosecutors portray Terry Childs as an unstable, power-mad computer engineer who held hostage the San Francisco city network he had built and awaited its destruction as revenge on bosses he saw as inferiors.  —  To Childs' friends …
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Finding and Fixing a Home's Power Hogs  —  WHILE we all worry about where we're going to get more energy in an increasingly energy-obsessed world, there's also another alternative: Use less power.  That may soon be simpler, thanks to the introduction of a bevy of inexpensive devices …
Discussion: Conversion Rater
Howard Lindzon / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Google Isn't Spending $200 Million On Digg  —  The price is wrong.  —  Digg is truly the most useless of the big Web 2.0 sites.  It won't make you money and it can't make money.  Its early investors and founder will make money, and if they pull off a sale, management and the founders will have done their job.
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?  —  BEREA, Ohio — Books are not Nadia Konyk's thing.  Her mother, hoping to entice her, brings them home from the library, but Nadia rarely shows an interest.  —  Instead, like so many other teenagers, Nadia, 15, is addicted to the Internet.
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
EZTV Trials TV-Torrent Streaming  —  Last week, we wrote about the new attempt to invigorate video distribution, by mixing torrents with streaming video.  Our piece piqued the interest of the leading TV-torrent distribution group - EZTV - and just a few hours ago, they launched a live-beta test of the technology for their ‘warez’.
Discussion: DSLreports, Slyck and Digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The blog editing system in action  —  At last week's Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference I was on a blogger panel where some members of the audience brought up ye olde “bloggers aren't as good as ‘real journalists’ because bloggers don't get it right” argument.
Discussion: Mashable! and Technovia
 
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
NFL to stream Sunday-night football games online
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
The Real Story of HDTV Standards—There Aren't Any: Buzzword
Discussion: DSLreports, Slashdot and Digg
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Has Apple Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Digg
Stephen Fry / Guardian:
Dork talk
Discussion: BBC NEWS and PalmAddicts
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Dell issues update for Nvidia graphics chip glitch
Discussion: Direct2Dell
Clement James / PC Authority:
Nasa opens up space image library
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Amazon Explains The S3 Outage and Downtime Last Weekend
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Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Android-Symbian Merger: Officials Weigh In
Discussion: IntoMobile and AndroidGuys
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Silicon Valley VC Disease
Iain Thomson / PC Authority:
Comcast communicated by blog
Chris Pendleton / Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog:
Photosynth Moves to Virtual Earth
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New DNS exploit now in the wild and having a blast
Discussion: greg hughes, Mashable! and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Techcrunch August Capital Event Wrapup
 

 
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Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

Brian Stelter / @brianstelter:
Email to staff: Jeff Bezos names and copies Will Lewis and says WaPo “needs to evolve” and has his “commitment on maintaining quality, ethics, and standards”

Marek Miller / The Keyword:
Google launches News Showcase in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; several publishers added a feature where Google pays for reader access to paywalled content

 
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