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Around the Web 7.23.08: Steve Jobs' surgery, Facebook Connects with portability

July 23, 2008 | 10:44 am

Steve Jobs -- Steve Jobs has been telling friends he's OK, but he apparently had a second surgery after cancer treatment. NYT

-- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg addresses the developer masses today and may tout Facebook Connect, a more portable identification system. GigaOm

-- Vigilantes on eBay bid up items they suspect of fraud, blocking sales. LAT

-- San Francisco can have its network back, after the mayor picked up the keys. InfoWorld via Slashdot

-- Sony, Samsung et al team up on a wireless standard for transmitting high-def video. AP via Wired

-- Yes, those rumors again: Webheads debate whether Google buying Digg would be a bad thing, should it actually happen. CNet following TechCrunch

-- Yahoo's earnings definitely could have been worse. LAT

-- Thanks, Wii and Bluetooth! Chip maker Broadcom saw quarterly profit jump fourfold. LAT

-- Electronic Arts goes Hollywood. Ars Technica

-- AT&T had a good quarter, and that's not counting the sales of the new iPhone, which were twice as fast as the old iPhone in its early days. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Joseph Menn

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