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12:25 AM ET, August 6, 2008

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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*  —  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 is paying Bob Pittman's Pilot Group Ventures $125 million …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Comcast Interactive Media Acquires DailyCandy For $125 Million
Discussion: MarketingShift
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:
New Yahoo Shareholder Vote: Yang Disapproval More Than Doubles
Discussion: Bits, Valleywag and Tech Ticker
Dominic Jones / Investor Relations Blog:
In proxy voting messes, Broadridge a common denominator
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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Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
Laptop containing trove of personal information reappears at SFO  —  (08-05) 15:37 PDT SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — A laptop containing personal information on 33,000 travelers enrolled in a fast pass program at the San Francisco International Airport turned up Tuesday …
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 …
chrisbrogan.com:
When Google Owns You  —  Nick Saber isn't happy now.  Monday afternoon, after lunch, Nick came back from lunch to find out that he couldn't get into his Gmail account.  Further, he couldn't get into anything that Google made (beside search) where his account credentials once worked.
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 and Gizmodo
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Electronista:
Apple mulling new iPhone/iPod touch dock?
Discussion: Byte of the Apple, Tech Beat and TUAW
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 …
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:   Sony bets on Rocketboom distribution for push into new media
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.
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.
MarketWatch:
IBM, Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free Desktops Worldwide  —  For the first time, IBM (IBM: , , ) and leading Linux distributors Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell and Red Hat will join forces globally with their hardware partners to deliver Microsoft-free personal computing choices …
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
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InfoWorld:
IBM bundles middleware on Linux systems
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs
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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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.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google Search Appliance gets bigger, better, stores 10M docs in a box  —  The Google Search Appliance, which can make all of a company's data accessible through through a simple Google search interface, is getting an upgrade.  There are a bunch of improvements being announced …
Discussion: CNET News.com
John Markoff / New York Times:
Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme  —  A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found.
 
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Apple Cheats Tech Workers On Overtime Pay, Lawsuit Claims
Dave Caolo / TUAW:
3G iPhone users experience carrier error with 2.0.1 update
Discussion: AppScout and Boy Genius Report
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Hulu sharpens focus on hi-def content
Discussion: Lifehacker
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
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cisco's quarter clears hurdles; Outlook murky but close enough
Discussion: PC World, GigaOM and New York Times
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
The cloud is not a computer  —  My hat goes off to Preston Monroe …
Discussion: Coop's Corner
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DealBook:
Icahn Hires Reporter to Write for His Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The (Highly Controversial) YouNoodle Startup Valuation Predictor Is Coming
Discussion: broadstuff
Lynn Tornabene / Google:
DoubleClick Serves Into Silverlight to Power Video Advertising …
Consumer Reports:
7 online blunders  —  These common mistakes can ruin your computer …
Discussion: PC World
Jerry Kronenberg / Boston Herald:
Designers on quest to build $12 computer