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4:30 AM ET, July 20, 2009

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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack  —  The Twitter document leak fiasco started with a simple story that personal accounts of Twitter employees were hacked.  Twitter CEO Evan Williams commented on that story, saying that Twitter itself was mostly unaffected.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg's Kevin Rose Not Pleased With DiggBar Change  —  Earlier today we reported on a change in how Digg handles URL redirects from its URL shortening service called DiggBar.  Users of the service are not happy - links are now sometimes going to Digg's summary of the story instead of the story itself.
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Jd Rucker / Social News Watch:
Did Digg Just “Bait & Switch” Twitter Users?  —  UPDATE: Let Digg know how you feel through Twitter.  Send an @digg via @socialnews reply and your tweets will be posted here as well.  —  Either there's an error happening with Diggbar or Digg just made a big mistake.
Kenneth Li / Financial Times:
AOL sets sights on content-led domination  —  AOL will on Friday unveil the early stages of a plan to become the internet's largest provider of original content within two years.  —  As the company prepares to spin off from Time Warner by the end of the year, Tim Armstrong …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Interview: AOL's Armstrong First 100 Days: ‘People Are Missing The Real AOL Story’  —  Sixteen cities in ten countries, from Baltimore to Bangalore, Denver to Dublin.  26 Town Hall and All Hands meetings. 71 product reviews. 51 partner/customer meetings.  The numbers charting Tim Armstrong's 100 …
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Why Japan's Cellphones Haven't Gone Global  —  TOKYO — At first glance, Japanese cellphones are a gadget lover's dream: ready for Internet and e-mail, they double as credit cards, boarding passes and even body-fat calculators.  —  But it is hard to find anyone in Chicago or London using …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google Voice: Trouble Calling for Skype?  —  An entry into Web calling by search giant Google is likely to boost competition for eBay's Internet-calling unit and other VoIP service providers  —  Google's push into the Web phone-calling market is likely to cut into sales by Internet phone companies …
Fred / A VC:
The Internet Is Alive And Well (As An Investment)  —  James Altucher penned a column in today's WSJ titled The Internet Is Dead (As An Investment).  James is a fund manager and well read columnist on investing and he is entitled to his opinion.  He puts his money where his mouth is.
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ProgrammableWeb:
What's in Data.gov?  —  Editor's note: This guest post comes from Jim Hendler, a professor, web researcher, and Semantic Web evangelist working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  You can see more of his teams' ongoing research at Tetherless World.  —  A recent article by Tim Berners-Lee …
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Transparency is the new objectivity  —  A friend asked me to post an explanation of what I meant when I said at PDF09 that “transparency is the new objectivity.”  First, I apologize for the cliché of “x is the new y.”  Second, what I meant is that transparency is now fulfilling …
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Across U.S., ESPN Aims to Be the Home Team  —  LOS ANGELES — Not content with being a sports colossus with broadcasts in 200 countries, ESPN is taking aim at hometown sports coverage, threatening one of the last strongholds of local newspapers and television stations.
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Software Engineering: Dead?  —  I was utterly floored when I read this new IEEE article by Tom DeMarco (pdf).  See if you can tell why. … If your head just exploded, don't be alarmed.  Mine did too.  To somewhat reduce the migraine headache you might now be experiencing from reading the above summary …
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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Big tech earnings week will reveal economic trends
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Pay-as-you-drive insurance, privacy, and government mandates
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Report: ‘Crippled’ iPhone coming to China in September
Discussion: iPhonAsia.com
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Is Twitter Sending You 500% To 1600% More Traffic Than You Might Think?
Discussion: Webmetricsguru, Thanks:atul
Google Watch:
Google Looking for Federal Antitrust Lawyer as Privacy Counsel
Discussion: eWeek
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Clever attack exploits fully-patched Linux kernel
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Steve Ragan / The Tech Herald Security News:
New vulnerability discovered for Firefox 3.5.1
Michael Hickins / BNET Technology:
The Hidden Cost of Microsoft's ‘Free’ Online Office Suite
Discussion: CloudAve, digg.com and Slashdot
Jonathan Shieber / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Kleiner Perkins' Former Front Man In China Starts Fresh
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Music Industry Lures ‘Casual’ Pirates to Legal Sites
 

 
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Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
In an email to staff, Telegraph editor Chris Evans says Rob Winnett has decided to stay at Telegraph and will not join the Washington Post

Tim Marchman / Wired:
Perplexity closely summarized a Wired story about Perplexity allegedly scraping parts of websites blocked by developers; experts are mixed on the legal impacts

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts a new Basic streaming plan in the US for $10.99/month, which includes all the benefits of Premium without the monthly audiobook listening time

 
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