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11:00 AM ET, August 18, 2008

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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Maintain an automated networked database?  GraphOn wants to sue you  —  GraphOn is suing Google for patent infringement and the company appears to be doing a nice imitation of NTP, the company that made its name by suing Research in Motion.  GraphOn is going for gold in the patent troll Olympics.
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CNET News.com:
GraphOn files patent suit against Google  —  The suit alleges that Google's Base, AdWords, Blogger, Sites, and YouTube services infringe on database-related patents.  —  (Posted in Digital Media by Margaret Kane)  —  Site aims to be Facebook for sports fans
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Webware.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pouring Our Heart Into TechCrunch50  —  TechCrunch50, where fifty new startups (give or take) will launch, is less than a month away.  The conference team is fried after reviewing over 1,000 applications from companies preparing to launch.  We've been interviewing these startups for weeks …
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TechCrunch50:   TechCrunch50. It's like TechCrunch40, but better!
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
cloud computing - lowercase, please.  hold the (TM)  —  Feel free to approach a co-worker at the Red Bull station this morning and casually ask: “So, did you do any cloud computing over the weekend?”  OK, maybe that ice-breaker won't get you invited to happy hour with the cool crew from HR …
Discussion: Know It All
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Sam Johnston:
Dell Denied: ‘Cloud Computing’ both desciptive and generic  —  USPTO have already denied Dell's cloud computing trademark application: … This all sounds fairly harmless but the argument presented is solid - its no wonder it's taken them a few days to put together.
Smashing Magazine:
10 Futuristic User Interfaces  —  Good user interfaces are crucial for good user experience.  It doesn't matter how good a technology is — if we, designers, don't manage to make user interface as intuitive and attractive as possible, the technology will hardly reach a breakthrough.
Discussion: JasonKolb.com
Ben Kunz / Business Week:
The Trouble with Twitter  —  Don't be surprised to see advertising on Twitter soon.  It's about the only way the service can generate revenue.  But will it be enough?  —  Twitter's business model is starting to show.  An early sign came in April, when the popular microblogging service launched …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 3G Connectivity Affecting 2% of Customers?  Software Fix Soon?  —  One MacRumors reader claims to have received a response from Steve Jobs after emailing in a complaint about the current iPhone 3G connectivity issues that have been widely reported.  —  According to the email response …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and I4U News
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
‘Subtle but noticeable’: Toshiba XD-E500 upconverting DVD player  —  Toshiba may be out of the high definition disc war altogether (not that many people are participating anyway), but it knows there's plenty of life left in plain ol' DVD.  To that end the company has been showing off its $150 XD-E500 …
Discussion: TG Daily and Electronista
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC Dream FCC approved, Android clear for launch?  —  The long rumored HTC Dream handset — once referred to as “The Googlephone” — just received FCC approval.  The handset is listed as type, “Dream' with a model of “DREA100.  ” The same model also appears with a WiFi Interoperability Certificate touting 802.11b/g WiFi.
Wall Street Journal:
AC/DC to Sell New Album Only Through Wal-Mart  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said rock band AC/DC will sell its new album exclusively at namesake and Sam's Club locations in the U.S.  —  The move — which makes the veteran rockers the latest artist to sell a new album only through Wal-Mart …
Don Reisinger / Ars Technica:
Opinion: How RIM can stop the iPhone onslaught  —  Since the iPhone was first released last year, analysts and consumers alike wondered how long it would take before RIM was forced to react.  But it wasn't until Apple announced 3G connectivity, and third-party apps, along with push email …
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor:
Findability is a Legitimate Concern for Bloggers  —  On Saturday, I posted a review of my session at WordCamp on Search and Findability.  It was hard to gauge at that time how effective the session was at the time I wrote that.  Beside my normal annual attendance at WordCamp as a subject matter expert …
TechCrunch UK:
Aiming your startup at the US - without leaving the UK  —  Four guys in Edinburgh now run a site aimed entirely at the US.  Even the UK section of the site appears under “International”.  What have they learnt?  The following is a guest post by Nigel Eccles, co-founder and CEO of Hubdub, the prediction trading game.
Discussion: PDA
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
SportsFanLive: It's Like Netvibes For Sports  —  If you go to any of the major sports sites on the Web—ESPN.com, Yahoo Sports,, Sports Illustrated—you'll find pretty much the same thing: a picture of Michael Phelps, Olympics coverage, and maybe some fantasy baseball.
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Bill Gaffney / Gaffney3.com:
Wordle as an online marketing and seo tool
Randall Kennedy / Windows Sentinel:
Bursting the Vista sales bubble
Discussion: InfoWorld
BBC:
Clipboards hijacked in web attack
Discussion: Technology Live
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Pandora can't make money, may pull the plug
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
EA revises Take-Two acquisition offer, again
Scott Thill / Listening Post:
Happy Birthday, Compact Disc. Now Go Away
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Web networking: MySpace invader does business
Steve Johnson / Chicago Tribune:
Cyberstar  —  Adrian Holovaty is as red-hot as a techie can get.
 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
Archives aided by anti-spam tools
Discussion: CrunchGear
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Misunderstanding cyberwar  —  There's nothing like the term …
David Einstein / San Francisco Chronicle:
ID-theft protection programs a waste of money
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Fox News Joins a Social Network, but Not Its Parent's Site
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
A crumbling tower: Sony lays siege to the 360's weak spots
Discussion: Digg
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
We're running out of IPv4 addresses. Time for IPv6. Really.
Discussion: TechBlog and Digg
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Topic Pages to Be Hub of New BusinessWeek Site
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler:
Limelight Networks: Why the Olympics didn't ‘Melt’ the Internet