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12:35 AM ET, July 4, 2006

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huffingtonpost.com:
Shakeup At Gawker Media: Jesse Oxfeld Out; Shuffle Across Blogs; Two Properties Up For Sale  —  Big news at Gawker Media: on the eve of the July 4th weekend: a cross-company shakeup which has seen editors shuffled and dismissed, hierarchies re-established, and two sites put up for sale.
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Bill Slawski / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ending Click Fraud with Pay-Per-Percentage  —  In Pay-Per-Percentage vs. PPC, Shimon Sandler points out an interesting new paper from the folks at Microsoft Research - Pay-Per-Percentage of Impressions: An Advertising Method that is Highly Robust to Fraud (pdf)
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Valleywag:
Geek out: Chris Pirillo pulls a Jackson at Gnomedex  —  Okay, since everyone asked, here's your fanservice.  Now geez, Robert Scoble, stop with the booty calls.  —  Independence Day weekend and the no-free-pass policy may have kept you from the Seattle Gnomedex conference …
Discussion: TinyScreenfuls.com and Scobleizer
Neville / NevilleHobson.com:
RSS subscription surprises in Feedburner stats  —  If you use Feedburner for distribution of your RSS feed, it's worth paying attention to the useful statistics about your feed such as how many people subscribe to it and which RSS reader they use.  —  Even if you only use FB's free standard stats rather …
Discussion: Alex Barnett blog and LexBlog Blog
Bloomberg:
Yahoo China to Be Sued by Music Labels Including EMI (Update1)  —  July 3 (Bloomberg) — Yahoo China, the nation's second- largest search engine, will be sued by record labels for infringing copyright laws within ``a few weeks,'' according to a group representing companies including EMI Group Plc.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   Yahoo! China faces new copyright law
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Academics break the Great Firewall of China  —  Computer experts from the University of Cambridge claim not only to have breached the Great Firewall of China, but have found a way to use the firewall to launch denial-of-service attacks against specific Internet Protocol addresses in the country.
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
The internet needs YOU!  —  US government asks for comments on how net is run  —  The US government is asking for comments on how the internet should be run, and anyone is allowed to comment - but you'll need to be quick.  —  The NTIA - an arm of the US government's department of commerce …
Discussion: TechSpot and Dvorak Uncensored
Don Lindich / centredaily.com:
HD-DVD clearly outshines Blu-ray  —  Q: What are your thoughts regarding the new HD-DVD and Blu-ray high definition video discs?  —  A: HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc are the two new formats competing to be the high-definition video disc of the future.  Each promises to provide much better picture quality than standard DVD.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Supernova 12  —  Over 100 startups applied to present their companies at the TechCrunch-sponsored Connected Innovators program at the Supernova conference last week.  Twelve were selected and had a chance to launch their new products to an audience of hundreds.
Discussion: vpod.tv
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Your exit interview of me  —  Thanks for asking great questions today.  We had a great day here in the Scoble house.  Had a nice goodbye party with tons of great people (we had just as many Google employees at the house today as attended Gnomedex yesterday).  Lots of good New Orleans cookin!
Valleywag:
The Anatomy of the Google Product Cycle  —  BusinessWeek's hype-killing article on Google's product line has everyone buzzing about the company's product cycle.  Guest writer Garry Bibb explains the process — it all starts with a Battlestar Galactica marathon and some Mike's Hard Lemonade.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Robert Andrews / Wired News:
Real DJs Code Live  —  LONDON — Some DJs spin vinyl or twiddle fader knobs.  Others write subroutines in C++.  —  A new brand of music maestro is turning programming into performance, eschewing turntables for a compiler and a mind for syntax structure.  "Livecoding" practitioners improvise using Perl …
Discussion: My blog index
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
Site Tempts Video Makers by Offering to Pay Them  —  If creators of homemade Internet video get tired of producing something for nothing, they can post their work on Lulu.tv.  —  The Web site, which lets people upload and watch video clips, said last week that it would begin charging …
Discussion: Mashable*
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: Mr. Firefox looks to the future  —  Blake Ross was a teenager in 2002 when he and fellow software developer Dave Hyatt launched the Mozilla Firefox project — a community-made Web browser that has won devoted fans and taken market share from Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer …
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
Sen. Stevens and David Reed on "What is the Internet?"  —  I was about to run an explanation by David Reed, one of the folks responsible for the neutrality of the Internet's architecture, of how the Internet works when Sen. Ted Stevens weighed in with his own.  Stevens heads the committee writing the new telecommunications bill.
Discussion: Larry Borsato and craigblog
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Why No Lester Bangs of Gaming?  —  Why aren't there any famous critics of video games?  —  Chuck Klosterman wants to know.  In a recent column for guy mag Esquire, he argues that games are the most important cultural medium of our times — "the culture equivalent of rock music in 1967" …
Marc / Wooster Collective:
ANOTHER CRATE PIECE FROM MELBOURNE  —  CRATE TETRIS BY SAM, JEROME, ED AND GAB,
Discussion: Joystiq
 
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Ram Shriram: Things looking bubbly in India
Discussion: VC Circle
Blake Ross / Blake Ross on Firefox:
Moving forward  —  As one or two tech bloggers might have heard …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MetaCafe lands $15 mill more for video sharing
Discussion: paidContent.org
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Zopa, the online marketplace for lending, raises $5m to match Prosper
Discussion: PostBubble
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The US Air Force is Spending $450K to Study Blogs
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
NOW, THIS READS WRONG TO ME  —  There are always lawsuits …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Class Action Suits Hit Vonage
Discussion: VoIP Watch
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Mark Evans:
Google-Bashing  —  BusinessWeek takes a nice, healthy run …
DarthFredd / digg:
Uninstalling Google Desktop may "break your internet"
Jason Fry / Wall Street Journal:
Dreams of a Truly Mobile Web
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Darren Waters / BBC:
Google to stay focused on search
New York Times:
Internet Calling Pressures Bells to Lower Rates
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Angel Kitty USB keyboard for the naughty geeky lover
Andrew Becker / Contra Costa Times:
Some countries already monitor text messages
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