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2:15 PM ET, August 4, 2008

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BBC:
Microsoft sees end of Windows era  —  Microsoft has kicked off a research project to create software that will take over when it retires Windows.  —  Called Midori, the cut-down operating system is radically different to Microsoft's older programs.  —  It is centred on the internet …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Midori musings: Thoughts on a “post-Windows” OS  —  The big excitement in Microsoftland this week has been further news of Midori.  Midori is claimed to be Microsoft's “post-Windows” operating system—a new platform for the future.  The SD Times claims to have seen internal Microsoft documents describing …
Discussion: I4U News
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Motorola Hires New Cellphone CEO: Qualcomm's Sanjay Jha (MOT)  —  Motorola (MOT) finally has its turnaround man: The company named Dr. Sanjay Jha co-CEO and CEO of its Mobile Devices business this morning.  Jha will lead the company's cellphone spinoff, scheduled for Q3 2008 …
Joop Dorresteijn / The Next Web:
Feedburner hack: how to get 2500 subscribers overnight (video)  —  Established blogs like ReadWriteWeb and Techcrunch proudly show a Feedburner chicklet that displays the sites popularity.  But beware - since people are more likely to subscribe to a site with a bigger amount of readers, some sites manipulate the counter.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
All It Takes To Inflate Your FeedBurner Numbers Is a Netvibes Account  —  Feedburner hacked! from Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten on Vimeo.  —  It is hardly surprising that FeedBurner's subscriber numbers can be faked.  What is surprising is how easy it is to do so.  As the video above shows, all you need is a Netvibes account.
Discussion: Quick Online Tips
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Foxconn Building 800,000 iPhones A Week  —  Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that produces the iPhone 3G for Apple, has ramped up production to 800,000 units per week, says a source close to Apple with direct knowledge of the numbers.  This is “above current full capacity” and there may be some concerns with quality control.
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:   Demand for iPhone 3G is off the charts
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone nano: A rumor before its time  —  Is Steve Jobs preparing to launch a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone in time for Christmas?  —  That's the rumor — based on a brief item in London's Daily Mail — that had Apple watchers buzzing over the weekend.
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
iPhone Nano by Christmas?  Or should the Daily Mail just be banned from Techmeme?
Business Wire:
Lenovo Dives into Sub-Notebook Computing with its First Consumer “Netbook”  —  IdeaPad S10 Combines Tiny Technology, High Fashion and Extreme Portability  —  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Lenovo today announced it is entering the “netbook” PC market with the new IdeaPad S10 netbook PC.
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Lenovo Enters the Mini-Notebook Market with the IdeaPad S10
Discussion: Crave, Liliputing and Engadget
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube to Get Olympics, But (Probably) Not for You  —  The Olympics will be officially shown on YouTube in an effort to preempt pirated online footage, the International Olympic Committee said today.  But the eleventh-hour announcement only covers 77 territories “across Africa …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Adobe
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Translation Center, a New Human Translations Service in the Making  —  Google is working on a new service called Google Translation Center.  Just a short while ago, we noticed that “center” had been added to Google's robots.txt file, and now co-editor Tony Ruscoe discovered the link …
Rachael King / Business Week:
How Cloud Computing Is Changing the World  —  A major shift in the way companies obtain software and computing capacity is under way as more companies tap into Web-based applications  —  At first, just a handful of employees at Sanmina-SCI (SANM) began using Google Apps (GOOG) …
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog:
How I lost $20,000,000+ in 18 months!  —  If I had to come up with a single reason I started this blog it was to share my own ‘startup’ experiences; the most cathartic of which was a post I wrote in 2005 titled “LayerOne: My Biggest Failure!”  Around 1,000 people read the post back then …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook to let employees sell some stock options — at internal $4 billion valuation  —  Facebook doesn't just have an internal valuation of $4 billion, as we've previously reported.  It will also begin letting current employees sell 20 percent of their fully vested stock options at that valuation …
eWeek:
Why Microsoft Will Try Again for Yahoo in 2009  —  Insider Eric Jackson believes that it's only the second inning in the revival of Yahoo.  He expects Microsoft to return with yet another merger proposition for Yahoo next year because Microsoft still needs big help in online services.
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Cablevision's Remote DVR Service Gets Appeals Court Victory; Implications ‘Seismic’: Analyst  —  Cable operator Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) has won a court victory in its bid to offer a hosted DVR-type service.  Last year, a district judge ruled in favor of plaintiff Cartoon Network …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
When Your Social Media Representation Isn't Actually Yours  —  from the who's-speaking-for-whom?  dept  —  It's been quite interesting over the past few months watching various companies make use of social media tools like Twitter to better communicate with customers or other constituents.
Discussion: WebProNews and The Inquisitr
 
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
MSI launch GX series gaming laptops
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
15 Year Old Entrepreneur Launches Teens In Tech
Discussion: Ypulse and MacMegasite
John Fontana / PC World:
IBM Prepares to Fight off Microsoft
Discussion: Digg
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Dutch botnet herders arrested
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Online Ad Spend Tied To Olympics Expected To Reach $100 Million: Lehman
Sydney Morning Herald:
Smile Australia, you're on Google's candid camera
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Keeping Up Nintendo's Momentum
InfoWorld:
VMware tool aims to help developers
 Earlier Items: 
John Oates / The Register:
Google's Blogger brands users as spammers
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
On Facebook, an 11-Letter Synonym for Scrabulous Turns Out to Be Wordscraper
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Researchers Discover “Holy Grail” of Optical Computing
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Chilling sign: Private publisher exit plans
Laura M. Holson / Bits:
New LiMo Cellphones Protect and Surf
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Telcos Routed: DSL Customers Fleeing To Cable Broadband
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Twitter will kick themselves for missing this
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Social.FM, Formerly Mercora, Shuts Down