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12:30 PM ET, July 17, 2006

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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Finance gets a facelift  —  Yahoo Finance was set to get a facelift on Monday with new interactive stock charts, improved message boards and business-related video clips from content partners.  In addition, Yahoo is offering Internet publishers the ability to easily add a stock chart, quotes and news headlines to their Web site.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Home Page Goes Live Today  —  Lots of Yahoo news today.  In addition to the new Yahoo Finance site that launches later today, Yahoo is finally taking its new home page, previously in beta at yahoo.com/preview, live on the main yahoo.com site.  The launch is U.S. only, other markets will follow shortly.
Read/WriteWeb:
New Yahoo homepage goes live globally  —  The new-look Ajax-powered Yahoo.com homepage goes live in the US on Monday and will roll out to other regions during the rest of July.  Read/WriteWeb exclusively profiled the "preview" two months ago and now it is ready to be the default homepage for Yahoo's 500 million users.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo Finance revises charts, chat, other features  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) on Monday will unveil an upgraded version of its top-ranked financial information site that features new stock charting tools, improved investor chat rooms and financial video news.
Discussion: SearchViews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Tweaks Finance
Discussion: gregword
Rafat / paidContent.org:   Yahoo Finance's New Design Launches; Board Users' First Reaction Negative
Steve / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner acquires Blogbeat  —  In the syndicated content solar system in which the FeedBurner orb spins, it helps to occasionally venture out of our galaxy in search of intelligent life and integrated product offerings.  Long story short, we have acquired Blogbeat.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Feedburner Announces Acquisition of Blogbeat  —  Chicago-based RSS management company Feedburner is announcing the acquisition of Blogbeat on Monday.  The deal will allow Feedburner to expand its reach with customers beyond RSS management.  Details as Feedburner.com/blogbeat.  —  We profiled Blogbeat in February.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   FeedBurner acquires Blogbeat
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Senator's Slip of the Tongue Keeps on Truckin' Over the Web  —  The word is spreading: The Internet is not a big truck.  It's "a series of tubes."  —  Two weeks ago Senator Ted Stevens, a Republican from Alaska, shared this information at a Senate committee hearing to explain why he voted …
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Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Protecting a Senator? Or Just Enforcing Copyright Law?
Discussion: IP Democracy
Julian / research.techkwondo.com:
Battleship:GoogleEarth (a 1st Life/2nd Life mashup) … I've started working on a bit of summer laboratory experiment to see how Google Earth could become a platform for realtime mobile gaming.  (Follow the link on the Flickr photo page to the URL you can load in your Google Earth client to see the game board in its current state.)
Reuters:
YouTube serves up 100 mln videos a day  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube, the leader in Internet video search, said on Sunday viewers have are now watching more than 100 million videos per day on its site, marking the surge in demand for its "snack-sized" video fare.
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Blogspot Blogs Banned in India: Read Tricks To Access Blocked Websites  —  Several prominent Indian Bloggers including Neha, Amit, Dina, Mridula and DesiPundit are reporting that blogspot.com blogs hosted on Blogger.com have been blocked by some ISPs in India.
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Mridula / gonomad.com:
I am regularly updating this post adding new stuff at the end.
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
Interactive Netscape Site Gets Some Sour Responses  —  Netscape may be known now for losing the so-called browser war to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.  But Netscape.com, the default home page for users of the fading browser, continues to have its following — so much so that when its owner …
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
The tech support of the crowds: Qunu  —  In my experience, the best technical support on any product will come from somebody who actually uses and likes the product, not a paid support rep following a script.  That's why people use open message boards.  Message boards have always amazed me …
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
thenewpr.com:
HomePage  —  Please support this campaign by adding this image to your blog or website and linking it back to this page.  If you have any problems with this, please contact Paull Young.  —  This page has been created to provide a list of resources concerning astroturfing …
Alex Williams / New York Times:
The Graying of the Record Store  —  SO this is an evening rush?  —  On a recent Monday, six people — soon enough four, then two — were browsing the bins of compact discs at Norman's Sound and Vision, a music store on Cooper Square in Manhattan, around 6 p.m., a time that once constituted the daily rush hour.
Discussion: Coolfer
Ars Technica:
Peering inside the aluminum ball: Woodcrest, Conroe, and the "pro" Macs  —  The dawn of a new tower  —  As we draw ever closer to [Macworld Boston] the Worldwide Developers Conference, speculation is heating up as to what we'll see hardware-wise once Steve Jobs has finished unveiling the wonders of Leopard.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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