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12:45 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.
James Altucher / Wall Street Journal:
The Internet Is Dead (As An Investment)  —  I can live all day inside the Internet.  I can talk to my friends, listen to music, watch TV, trade stocks, play games, do work - all on the Internet.  From 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day I can spend on the Internet and it would be a day well spent.
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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.
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.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Could Apple really dictate iPhone terms to Verizon Wireless?  —  The bricks just keep being thrown through AT&T's reputation window.  —  This time, TechCrunch's MG Siegler has an entertaining rant on how Apple needs to dump AT&T and put the iPhone on Verizon Wireless.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: ClipperHouse
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Report: ‘Crippled’ iPhone coming to China in September  —  China Unicom and Apple (AAPL) have reportedly signed an agreement to launch a specially-built version of the iPhone in China, perhaps as early as September.  —  The report, published Friday by China Business Network, credits Hon Hai …
Discussion: iPhonAsia.com
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Clever attack exploits fully-patched Linux kernel  —  ‘NULL pointer’ bug plagues even super max versions  —  Free whitepaper - The starter PKI program  —  A recently published attack exploiting newer versions of the Linux kernel is getting plenty of notice because it works …
Discussion: digg.com
Ari Allyn-Feuer / Ars Technica:
Pay-as-you-drive insurance, privacy, and government mandates  —  California's revised Pay-As-You-Drive auto insurance proposal has drawn fire from the EFF, which hailed the amended bill as an improvement over the original, but voiced substantially the same privacy complaints.
 
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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
Steve Ragan / The Tech Herald Security News:
New vulnerability discovered for Firefox 3.5.1
Discussion: Download Squad
Michael Hickins / BNET Technology:
The Hidden Cost of Microsoft's ‘Free’ Online Office Suite
Discussion: CloudAve, Slashdot and digg.com
Jonathan Shieber / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Kleiner Perkins' Former Front Man In China Starts Fresh
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
The Crowd Is Wise (When It's Focused)
 

 
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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