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10:30 AM ET, August 5, 2008

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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs: MobileMe “not up to Apple's standards”  —  In an internal e-mail sent to Apple employees this evening, Steve Jobs admitted that MobileMe was launched too early and “not up to Apple's standards.”  The e-mail, seen by Ars Technica, acknowledges MobileMe's flaws and what could have been done to better handle the launch.
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Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
MobileMe “Not up to Apple's Standards,” Says Steve Jobs
Discussion: Digg
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.”
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PR Newswire:
AT&T Launches Global ‘Next-Generation’ Utility Computing Service  —  AT&T COMPUTING PLATFORM, Global IP network delivers ‘Pay-for-use’ service capabilities to businesses  —  AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T - News) today announced the global launch of AT&T Synaptic Hosting(SM), its next-generation utility …
Discussion: GigaOM
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:   As IPO Nears, Rackspace Eyes the Cloud
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T to Be Provider Of ‘Cloud Computing’
Discussion: CNET News.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launching two security initiatives at Black Hat conference  —  [D.T. note: I'll be leaving today for the Black Hat and Defcon conferences in Las Vegas.  Be sure to check for a variety of security stories during the week.]  —  Microsoft is launching two initiatives aimed at improving …
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Microsoft makes daring vulnerability sharing move  —  LAS VEGAS — Starting in October, Microsoft will start sharing details on software vulnerabilities with security vendors ahead of Patch Tuesday under a daring new program aimed at reducing the window of exposure to hacker attacks.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Black Hat 2008 promises to be big
Discussion: eWeek
Kaspersky Lab Weblog:
Social engineering on Twitter  —  This week it's Twitter's turn to host an attack - one that is targeting both Twitter users and the Internet community at large.  In this case it's a malicious Twitter profile twitter.com/[skip]/ with a name that is Portuguese for ‘pretty rabbit’ which has a photo advertising a video with girls posted.
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David Lenoe / PSIRT:
Verifying Installers  —  We have seen coverage from the security community of a worm on popular social networking sites that is using social engineering lures to get users to install a piece of malware.  According to the reports, the worm posts comments on these sites that include links to a fake site.
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
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Delta to roll out Aircell's GoGo service across entire fleet  —  This is certainly big news and it's coming from an airline that's been hampered with bankruptcy problems in recent years, but things are looking up for Delta.  In April they announced that NW Airlines would be absorbed into the fold …
Discussion: Gizmodo and WebProNews
Harry R. Weber / Associated Press:
Delta to offer Wi-Fi on mainline domestic fleet  —  ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday it will offer broadband wireless Internet access on its entire domestic mainline fleet by the middle of next year.  —  The Atlanta-based company said Wi-Fi service will be offered for a fee …
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Ruling May Pave the Way for Broader Use of DVR  —  RECORDING TV shows — and skipping the commercials that come with them — may become more pervasive in the wake of a new court ruling that blesses a new networked form of digital video recorder.  —  The United States Court of Appeals …
Discussion: Lost Remote
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Friendster Lives: New Cash, New C.E.O. and a New Strategy?  —  Don't count Friendster out yet.  —  The pioneering social network, surpassed by MySpace and Facebook in most of the world, is still going strong in Asia, and now it plans to build on its success there.
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Google Earth Blog:
Marriage Proposal in Street View!  —  Google decided to take some new Street View images at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.  This time they must have let the employees know, as there are many Googlers lining the street.  They must have given advance warning, because some people came prepared.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Adaptive Path Releases Aurora To “Inspire And Engage” Community  —  Aurora (Part 1) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.  —  Adaptive Path, a product development and consulting service in San Francisco, is releasing a new web interface concept called Aurora this evening.
Tenzin Pema / Reuters:
Internet companies agree on China code of conduct: report  —  (Reuters) - U.S. technology giants Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Yahoo Inc, in talks with other Internet companies and human-rights groups, have reached an agreement on a voluntary code of conduct for activities in China …
Discussion: Startup Meme
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AppleInsider:
Apple releases iPhone, iPod touch 2.0.1 Software Updates  —  Apple on Monday evening released iPhone 2.0.1 Software Update, the first maintenance and security update for iPhone 3Gs and first-generation iPhones running iPhone Software 2.0. iPod touch 2.0.1 has also been released.
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Larrabee: Intel's biggest leap since the Pentium Pro  —  Since the primitive 4004 chip first designed for a line of calculators, Intel has been a processor company.  And in all of the company's decades of processor design and fabrication, Intel has seen only one truly disruptive change …
 
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Electronista:
Olympus, Panasonic prep Micro Four Thirds
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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
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Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
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Discussion: Mashable! and Podcasting News
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Sony Buys Bertelsmann's 50 Percent Stake In Sony BMG For $1.2 Billion
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BBC:
Core problem  —  We need more details about the security fixes Apple …
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Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Is the world ready for Flash for dummies? Absolutely
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
David Griner / The Social Path:
Is Google's PG-13 virtual world doomed to be NC-17?
The Technium:
A Trillion Hours  —  The web is pretty big.  Researchers …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Micron preps 256GB solid-state drive
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn, like Facebook, is letting employees sell some stock early