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6:55 AM 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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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: TechCrunch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Tweaks Finance
Rafat / paidContent.org:   Yahoo Finance's New Design Launches; Board Users' First Reaction Negative
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.
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
FeedBurner acquires Blogbeat
Discussion: Burning Questions
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
Gizmodo, The Gadget Guide:
USB One Man Band Keyboard/Guitar/Vocal Box  —  You sing, you play guitar and bass, you record and play live, you play keys, and now you want a single USB device to handle everything in a single box.  First, you're more talented than us.  Second, you might want to check out Line 6's upcoming TonePort KB37.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Music thing
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 …
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Slashboinged!  —  Last week, I wrote a story that in 24 hours hit the frontpages of both Digg and Slashdot, with Blog related firepower provided by the mighty Boingboing.net (ranked number 1 in Technorati, when not knocked off the top by Spamblogs).  —  What would the overall effect be of such a concentrated assault of traffic?
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.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Screenwerk
The Head Lemur / raving lunacy:
Shareholder Fantasy Island  —  The latest group of bloggers to come to the rescue of the poor benighted Corporations are the folks I call the 'hummers' .  —  Hummers are those folks who have an amazing degree of positional flexibility.  This is not to say that hummers are lazy.  Far from it.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Listics
Matt Casamassina / IGN:
Wii Controllers: Unlocking the Secrets  —  Battery and power specifics, SYNCHRO functionality, rumble motor details, LED secondary purpose and... a camera?  —  July 14, 2006 - edThe Big N has been relatively hush-hush about the details of its innovative new Wii console and controller …
Discussion: Kotaku, The Tao of Mac and Slashdot
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000 new web addresses created by internet chiefs . . . so we won't run out of space soon, then  —  TO THE lay observer it seems like an infinite network of computers, servers and cables stretching around the globe.  —  But the worldwide web is filling up.
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
A Portable (and Squeezable) Way to Recharge  —  CONSUMERS have trouble focusing on the distant promise of fuel cells to power their cars.  But fuel cells to recharge their cellphones, PDA's, MP3 players and other hand-held devices?  That might be a different story — especially if those fuel cells …
Discussion: textually.org
Michael Kwan / mobilemag.com:
Sidekick 3 de-magnetizes credit cards?  —  Rated: 55% by 2 user(s).  —  It's been on the market for less than a month, and problems are already starting to pop up.  Don't get me wrong, the Sidekick 3 from T-Mobile is a worthy successor to the last generation IM'er, and the feature set …
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Engadget Mobile
Tado / HowtoForge:
How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)  —  How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)  —  Author: Till Brehm <t [dot] brehm [at] projektfarm [dot] de >  —  This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the free VMware Server …
Discussion: digg
Scott M. Fulton, III / TG Daily:
AMD: Intel's Conroe power advantage claim based on skewed metric  —  Austin (TX) - With Intel's release of desktop processors based on its new Core Microarchitecture now expected at the end of this month, early tests from Tom's Hardware Guide are lending credence to Intel's claim that it has regained …
Discussion: George Ou
Andrew / Traffick:
Don't Swallow That  —  It's pretty funny that Adam Lasnik of Google seems to have sent some acetaminophen to a poor soul suffering from Adwords Quality Score woes.  —  As Googler Nick Fox explained to me last week, a recent upgrade to the QS algorithm has now gone live …
Discussion: Aaron Wall's SEO Book.com and digg
eurekalert.org:
Mercury atomic clock keeps time with record accuracy  —  An experimental atomic clock based on a single mercury atom is now at least five times more precise than the national standard clock based on a "fountain" of cesium atoms, according to a paper by physicists at the Commerce Department's National Institute …
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Developer Management - Toilet Seats  —  [Live from Home Depot, via my Blackberry]  —  As part of my VC gig, I see a ton of new software and services.  I get lots of opportunities to talk and deal with the developers of these products.  One thing that continues to amaze me is how often …
Discussion: Scobleizer
BBC:
iPod gadget set for legalisation  —  Gadgets which transmit MP3 players' output so they can be heard on FM radios may become legal in the UK.  —  Communications regulator Ofcom is holding a public consultation over the issue until September.  —  Using iTrips and other "low-power FM transmitters" …
 
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Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog
Zephoria / apophenia:
from architecture to urban planning: technology development in a networked age
Edward N. Albro / Today @ PC World:
Geeks for a Good Cause  —  Does helping to create a Wi-Fi antenna …
Discussion: Wi-Fi and digg
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Have Aeron, Will Travel … A year ago at just about this time …
 Earlier Items: 
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Paul Allen's Wireless Dreams
Discussion: IP Democracy
Bdude / Neowin.net:
The Pirate Bay making over €20,000 a day
Gizmodo, The Gadget Guide:
Micro-T M689 Retro Brick Cellphone
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
BBC:
Call for 'illegal' MP3 site talks
Discussion: Mark Evans and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Odeo Releases Twttr
 

 
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