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11:20 AM ET, August 6, 2008

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Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Announcing Google Insights for Search  —  In June, we updated Google Trends with numbers and the ability to download results to a spreadsheet.  We received a lot of great feedback from agencies and advertisers on how they're using the new version; from identifying new growth markets to optimizing their Google AdWords campaigns.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Expands Trend Tracking With “Insights For Search”
Discussion: LEWIS 360°
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google's New Tool Is Meant for Marketers
Discussion: MarketingShift
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Insights For Search Launches
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Bewkes confirms AOL split  —  Time Warner will indeed split its AOL access and media units starting next year, CEO Jeff Bewkes confirmed in a release announcing the company's second-quarter earnings.  —  It's the first time the executive has confirmed the split, though it's been widely talked about for months.
Discussion: BoomTown
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Cable Unit Boosts Time Warner's Earnings  —  Time Warner reported second-quarter earnings (PDF) this morning that fell 26 percent but beat Wall Street's expectations, and said it would split AOL's dial-up Internet and advertising businesses into two divisions in 2009.
Discussion: TG Daily
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   AOL officially split, but revenue tumbles and ad sales anemic
Business Wire:
Sprint Nextel Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results  — Stable post-paid ARPU, driven by the success of Simply Everything(TM) with high value customers, and lower operating expense drive $87 million sequential improvement to Consolidated Adjusted OIBDA* of $2.1 billion
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Sprint-Nextel: Another Rough Quarter As Customers Flee  —  Not a very encouraging quarter for Sprint-Nextel (S).  —  The telecom giant posted Q3 revenue of $9.1 billion, with a loss of 12 cents a share; the Street had expected $9.2 million and a profit of 3 cents.
Discussion: TG Daily
Associated Press:
Sprint Nextel Reports a Loss as Revenue Falls
Discussion: Open Source
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch:
Should You Pay Twice as Much for a Mac?  —  [Editor's Note: This is companion to another post at Microsoft Watch telling a different story from the same NPD data.]  —  On Saturday, I got to wondering about Mac versus Windows PC pricing after seeing two HP notebooks on sale at the local Target.
Jibi / BlackBerryNews.com:
EXCLUSIVE: BlackBerry 8220 - Pictures of Red Kickstart  —  While these are images from the upcoming BlackBerry 8220 device simulator, these images show what the red-colored BlackBerry flip-phone will look like.  This device is starting to look better and better since the first leaked pictures surfaced …
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.
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Confirms Vote Error, Yang and Bostock Not Liked So Much After All  —  Yahoo has confirmed that a ‘tabulation error’ occurred in the shareholder vote count conducted by Broadridge Financial Solutions, the independent firm hired to do the job.  Turns out, just over half of the shareholders felt …
Discussion: WebProNews
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Which Facebook Applications Really Are the Most Engaging?  A Look at MAU & MAU%.  —  Given that yesterday was the last day that total active installs and daily active users were published for the directory, Inside Facebook has combined that data with Facebook's newly released monthly active user data …
Arik Hesseldahl / Byte of the Apple:
iTunes Still Number 1 Music Vendor; Amazon?  Gaining Some Ground  —  The latest NPD figures on music sales are out for the first half of 2008, and as you might expect, Apple's iTunes is still in the top spot, but what's interesting is who's in fourth place: Amazon.  Here's the top five:  —  1) iTunes
Discussion: last100 and Digital Daily
Graham Keeley / Guardian:
Cybercrime: Spanish hacker jailed for sending out ex-manager's private emails  —  A hacker has been jailed for two years in Spain for revealing hundreds of private emails written by a former colleague.  The emails, which were taken from the former manager's work computer, divulged details of his sex life.
Discussion: The Register
The How-To Geek / Lifehacker:
Debunking Common Windows Performance Tweaking Myths  —  As a tech writer, one of my biggest pet peeves is the plethora of bad advice littered across almost every web site dedicated to system tweaking.  Besides the tweaks that simply don't work, some of them will actually cause your computer to run even slower—or worse.
Discussion: Bleeding Edge
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 …
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Maths / Music 2.0:
Google Finally Launches MP3 Search in China  —  So finally, the much talked about Google MP3 Search service is here at www.google.cn/music  —  And it's certainly game on as they take on Baidu's very illegal mp3 search with legal links from its search results provided by local music service Top 100.cn …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Venture capital investing: What's next?  —  For the past two years, venture capitalists have been betting on social media start-ups with an enthusiasm reminiscent of the dot-com heyday.  —  Now that the economic downturn has somewhat cooled early stage investing, some venture capitalists …
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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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
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AppleInsider:
Romania, Philippines, Hungary on tap for Aug 22 iPhone 3G launch
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cisco Telepresence: Coming to a home near you (someday)
Smashing Magazine:
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Jay Lyman / 451 CAOS Theory:
LinuxWorld 2008 - nobody cares
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Mark Valledor / PlayStation.Blog:
LittleBigPlanet: Pre-order Goodness
Bill Ray / The Register:
MySpace elbows into the Cloud
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Going Back to School: Picking Up Where Facebook Left Off
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google Search Appliance gets bigger, better, stores 10M docs in a box
John Markoff / New York Times:
Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme
Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
Lost laptop found in SFO office
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
What's Your Vision of the Future of the Web? Mozilla Wants to Know