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12:15 AM ET, August 20, 2008

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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs vows iPhone app crash fix for September  —  iPhone owners suddenly locked out of their third-party apps by a crash bug on startup will have a solution next month, Apple chief Steve Jobs has revealed.  —  An AppleInsider reader has received one of Steve Jobs' characteristically brief …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
LEAKED: First Shots of iPhone Nike+ Interface  —  We've long known that Nike+ has been in development for the iPhone.  Now we're finally getting a peek at the first shots of the interface.  From what we can skim, Nike+ users will get all of the nifty performance graphs right on the phone …
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Microsoft sees tailored search as way to pierce Google's armor  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—Microsoft believes it's found a way to gain an edge against Google's dominant search engine: a deeper understanding of what people are searching for and what's on Web pages.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sees Powerset-powered search ad revolution
Discussion: Mashable!
Fred / A VC:
The Human Piece Of The Venture Equation  —  We've been attending a lot of “demo days” in the past month and I am attending one more this week, TechStars in Boulder tomorrow.  These startup accelerator programs, inspired by the success of Y Combinator, are launching something like 100 new web startups a year, possibly more.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple willing to replace any smoking first-gen iPod Nanos  —  If you're still hanging on to your first-generation iPod Nano, and you've noticed it has a tendency to smoke too much, Apple is willing to replace the unit.  —  The company issued a statement Tuesday after reports out of Japan …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
IE 8 to get ‘porn mode’?  —  The countdown to Internet Explorer (IE) 8 Beta 2 is on.  Microsoft said the consumer-focused IE 8 test release would be available in August.  There are just 11 days left....  No doubt, Microsoft has been holding back some features that will be added to the new test build.
Discussion: istartedsomething and Gizmodo
Portfolio:
RIAA Says Muxtape Hosting “Illegal Content”  —  Sam Gustin has learned that Muxtape, the music sharing site that went down yesterday citing “a problem” with the RIAA, has received numerous requests to take down content the industry group deems “illegal.”  —  Those requests apparently went unheeded — until yesterday.
Business Wire:
HP Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results  — Third quarter GAAP operating profit up 20% to $2.5 billion; $0.80 earnings per share, up from $0.66 a year earlier  — Third quarter non-GAAP operating profit up 20% to $2.7 billion; $0.86 earnings per share, up from $0.71 a year earlier
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP delivers strong third quarter fueled by blades, international, notebooks
Discussion: Business Technology
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Takes 60% Of Search Market, While MSN Loses Share  —  Tough to be anyone but Google (GOOG) in search.  Google gained a share point from June to July, moving from 59% to 60% of all search queries, according to Nielsen Online.  —  It came at the expense of MSN, which lost …
Discussion: CNET News.com and HipMojo.com
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Hope you didn't plan to actually make calls on iPhone 2.0.2  —  Yesterday's release of iPhone 2.0.2 has been mostly welcomed by the ever-critical iPhone-using contingency, but as usual, the firmware is not without its problems.  We were able to confirm that the update addresses a few 3G-related issues …
Arden Pennell / Palo Alto Online:
Facebook to move to Stanford Research Park  —  Some employees may remain in downtown Palo Alto — neighborhood part of firm's ‘DNA’  —  The Internet firm Facebook, headquartered in downtown Palo Alto with more than 600 employees at five offices, will move all or a substantial portion …
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
What Makes for a Good Blog?  —  My friends at Six Apart recently asked me to make a list of blogs that I enjoy.  I think they're planning to use it for their new Blogs.com project.  Unfortunately, I'm late getting it to them (typical), but if it's still useful, I'll post it here in a day or four.
Jim Goldman / CNBC.com:
Analyst: Apple's iPhone Devours Market Share  —  Over the past few weeks, several Wall Street kernels have popped when it comes to Apple.  Another this morning, courtesy of Pacific Crest Securities, and investors might be wondering when the whole bowl of kernels finally, suddenly, becomes popcorn.
Discussion: TUAW and Cult of Mac
Matt Peckham / Game On:
Emily is Not Real: The End of “Real” Actors?  —  I have seen the future of computer-generated video game animation, her name is Emily, and Emily is not real — or is she?  See for yourself in the following clip just released from 3D facial animation company Image Metrics, and which I read about in The Times Online this morning.
InfoWorld:
Judge dissolves gag order against MIT students  —  A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday dissolved a gag order against a trio of MIT students who said they found flaws in the Massachusetts transit authority's ticketing system.  —  Zack Anderson, Russell “RJ” Ryan, and Alessandro Chiesa …
Sahala Swenson / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Make your 404 pages more useful  —  Your visitors may stumble into a 404 “Not found” page on your website for a variety of reasons:  — A mistyped URL, or a copy-and-paste mistake  — Broken or truncated links on web pages or in an email message  — Moved or deleted content
Pew Research Center:
Key News Audiences Now Blend Online and Traditional Sources  —  Audience Segments in a Changing News Environment  —  For more than a decade, the audiences for most traditional news sources have steadily declined, as the number of people getting news online has surged.
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
OQO on Atom  —  Just spotted on stage at IDF.  —  Update: It looks like exactly the same hardware as the original.  Its been confirmed too.  OQO will use Atom.  Many thanks to all that have helped with the IDF donations.  —  If you would like to donate and recieve some special reports …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and SlashGear
 
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Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tech Report
Forbes:
Garbage In...  A late-stage venture funding outfit is foisting …
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
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Discussion: Gizmodo, WMExperts and MobileCrunch
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Is Cox the Next Major Cell Phone Provider?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
IDF: Intel thumps its chest on everything from Atom to Nehalem
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Blurring Borders Of Music And Advertising: P&G Starts …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
My Windows 7 wish list
PC World:
Watching the Olympics on Your Mac
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Mapping Facebook's Growth Over Time
Discussion: Lonely CEO Media
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
A third of Vista PCs downgraded to XP