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9:15 PM ET, August 5, 2008

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Broadridge to Yahoo: Oops, We Added Wrong (and Shareholders Like You Lots Less)!  —  Here's the full statement (below) from the outside firm, Broadridge Financial Solutions, that tabulated Yahoo's recent shareholder vote.  —  Bottom line: An underreporting of shares withheld for certain directors …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Yahoo Shareholder Vote: Like Florida, Except More Confusing!
Discussion: Tech Beat, MediaFile and Forbes
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
New Yahoo Shareholder Vote: Yang Disapproval More Than Doubles
Discussion: Bits, Tech Ticker and Valleywag
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs on MobileMe: the full e-mail  —  Ever since our report last night on an internal e-mail sent by Steve Jobs about the botched launch of MobileMe, we have received an outpouring of requests for the full text of the e-mail.  Although we originally weren't comfortable publishing the entire thing …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
MobileMe Problems Show Apple Needs an Infrastructure Lesson  —  Steve Jobs, in an internal email seen by Ars Technica, makes clear that he's upset about the botched launch of MobileMe, Apple's new online suite of applications that has been plagued with bugs, including being flat-out unavailable to some for days at a time.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Comcast Buys DailyCandy For $125 Million; Beats Out Viacom For Newsletter Business  —  As previously reported, Comcast (CMCSA) was indeed interested in buying DailyCandy.  But they ended up paying much more than the $75 million we head about earlier this month — the cable company …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The First $1000 iPhone Application  —  iPhone developer Armin Heinrich has released an application for the iPhone with two noteworthy characteristics:  —  1) Its primary function is to display a handsome glowing red jewel on your iPhone's screen:  —  2) It sells on Apple's App Store for $999.99 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Rocketboom Inks Seven-Figure Distribution Deal With Sony  —  Rocketboom, the daily video blog, is turning over its distribution and ad sales to Sony Pictures Television in return for a seven-figure guarantee plus a share of revenues.  Rocketboom will be distributed on Sony's Crackle video site …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Olympics One Box Results  —  I was chatting with Danny about the Yahoo Olympics Shortcut on the Daily SearchCast and Danny noticed a search for beach volleyball olympics on Google returns a Google OneBox result.  —  But other searches also work and they all show special icons and results.
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Yahoo! Search Blog:
Yahoo! Shortcuts for Summer Olympic Fever
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Employees Pose for Street View  —  For the latest Google Maps Street View update, Google not only added pics for Australia, Japan and several US cities, but also included imagery of what seem to be Google employees lining up near-by the Google headquarters.
Discussion: Google Maps Mania and Valleywag
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Google Earth Blog:
Marriage Proposal in Street View!
Discussion: Google LatLong
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple holds on to U.S. retail music lead  —  The iTunes Store is still the top destination for U.S. music shoppers, according to new data.  —  (Credit: Apple)  —  Apple is still the No. 1 music retailer in the United States, but Amazon.com's online store is coming on strong.
Discussion: TG Daily and 9 to 5 Mac
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MacNN:
Apple Granted Patents for Speech Synthesis, MacBook, a New iPhone Dock, more  —  On August 5, 2008, the US Patent & Trademark Office published six of Apple's newly granted patents which covered such subject matters as speech synthesis, MacBook and iPod lanyard designs, a new iPhone stand/dock …
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Electronista:
Apple mulling new iPhone/iPod touch dock?
Discussion: Byte of the Apple, Tech Beat and TUAW
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cisco's quarter clears hurdles; Outlook murky but close enough  —  Updated: Cisco Systems on Tuesday delivered fiscal fourth quarter earnings of $2 billion, or 33 cents a share, on revenue of $10.4 billion, up 10 percent from a year ago.  Excluding items, Cisco reported fourth quarter earnings …
Discussion: GigaOM and PC World
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Delta Newsroom:
Delta to Become Only Major U.S. Airline to Offer Broadband Wi-Fi Access on Entire Domestic Mainline Fleet  —  Aircell's Gogo inflight Internet service to be available in first and economy classes on more than 330 Delta aircraft in 2009, the most expansive inflight broadband offering of any U.S. air carrier
Jerry Kronenberg / Boston Herald:
Designers on quest to build $12 computer  —  Derek Lomas, Jesse Austin-Breneman and other designers want to create a computer that Third World residents can buy for less than you probably spend on lunch.  —  “We see this as a model that could increase economic opportunities for people …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook Changes Reporting to Monthly Active Users  —  Facebook has made a significant change to their application reporting metrics.  Rather than displaying daily active users, applications now report monthly active users.  Previously, Facebook reported application statistics on a daily basis …
Discussion: Webware.com and The Social Times
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Eric Zamore / Facebook Developers:
Updates to the Application Directory
Discussion: VentureBeat
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Alexander live shot!  —  Remember that phone we told you about?  Well, we got more info on it and it turns out that it's going to be a Windows Mobile handset.  Here's a list of some of the specs we found: … We're working on some more shots and info, but until then... what are you thinking?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
What's Your Vision of the Future of the Web?  Mozilla Wants to Know  —  Everything's changing on the internet these days, so it's as good a time as any to make some drastic changes to the way we interact with it too.  Mozilla Labs has put out a call for anyone in the world to share their vision …
Laura DiDio / Yankee Group:
Apple Bites Back with Increased Corporate Presence and Virtualization Role  —  Analyst  —  Executive Summary  —  Don't look now but Apple Mac hardware and the accompanying OS X 10.x operating system software are gaining significant momentum among corporate users.
DealBook:
Icahn Hires Reporter to Write for His Blog  —  Carl C. Icahn took his first steps into the Internet earlier this year by beginning a blog.  Now he's about to get some help.  —  The activist shareholder has hired Dane Hamilton, a hedge fund reporter at Thomson Reuters, to work on his Web site …
BBC:
Hi-tech criminals target Twitter  —  Micro blogging site Twitter is the latest target of cyber criminals who are increasingly finding fertile ground on social networks.  —  A fake Twitter profile with a malicious payload has been spotted by security firm Kaspersky.
Discussion: Download Squad
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T joins the cloud computing game  —  AT&T said Tuesday that it will offer cloud computing services via a new service dubbed AT&T Synaptic Hosting.  —  The telecom giant described Synaptic as a “next-generation utility computing service with managed networking, security and storage for businesses.”
Discussion: PR Newswire and CircleID
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
AT&T's Cloud Offering Is Foggy
Consumer Reports:
7 online blunders  —  These common mistakes can ruin your computer or invite identity theft  —  ASSUMING YOUR SECURITY SOFTWARE  —  IS PROTECTING YOU  —  Security software is fully effective only when activated and frequently updated.  (Most products can update automatically.)
Discussion: PC World and The Register
KPIX-TV:
Security Breached At SFO Due To Stolen Laptop  —  SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / KCBS) ― The Transportation Security Administration says a laptop containing the sensitive personal information of 33,000 applicants to an airport security prescreening program has gone missing.
 
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Hulu sharpens focus on hi-def content
ScottIsAFool / LiveSide:
Linked Live IDs Getting Pushed On Windows Live Spaces
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
ComScore: We Want Only Women  —  The fight among women's Web sites …
Keke Mullins / Playback:
Disc Makers Acquires CD Baby
Associated Press:
Softbank lowers Japan fee for popular iPhone
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
The cloud is not a computer  —  My hat goes off to Preston Monroe …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The (Highly Controversial) YouNoodle Startup Valuation Predictor Is Coming
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp. Q4: TV Terrible As Promised; MySpace Revenues Up, Profits Down (NWS)
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Amps Up HD
Discussion: AppScout
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New Veronis Suhler Stevenson Forecast
Discussion: paidContent.org
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
UBS starts Apple coverage with claims of ultraportable Mac delay
Discussion: VentureBeat and MacRumors
Lynn Tornabene / Google:
DoubleClick Serves Into Silverlight to Power Video Advertising …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Analysts slam iPhone security and battery life