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3:05 PM ET, July 17, 2006


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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, live on the main site.  The launch is U.S. only, other markets will follow shortly.
Elinor Mills / CNET
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.
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 /   Yahoo Finance's New Design Launches; Board Users' First Reaction Negative
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 blogs hosted on have been blocked by some ISPs in India.
Discussion: India
Mridula /
I am regularly updating this post adding new stuff at the end.
Neha Viswanathan / Within / Without:   Blogger blocked by some ISPs in India?
Neha / DesiPundit: Blocked In India By Some ISPs
Discussion: SiliconBeat and digg
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Report: Indian gov blocks Blogspot, Typepad, Geocities blogs
Discussion: Confused Of Calcutta
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YouTube serves 100m videos each day  —  The big news of the morning is that YouTube has announced it's hit 100 million videos served per day.  Founded in early 2005, the company has announced $11.5 million in venture funding from Sequoia Capital and is rumored to have received another $25 million from Sequoia in April.
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.
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 …
Julian /
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.)
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, the default home page for users of the fading browser, continues to have its following — so much so that when its owner …
Discussion: Valleywag
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Jangl This  —  Hello, this Is Wildfire... how can I help you...  It was a bubble ago, when I was first introduced to Wildfire, a follow-me, find-me telephone service, that tracked me down by serial dialing all my phone numbers: office, home or mobile phone.
Discussion: PostBubble, VoIP Now and VoIP Watch
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
Paul Miller / Engadget:
But wait, there's more... Zune deets  —  For a product that Microsoft hasn't even officially confirmed, there sure is a whole lot of Zune info to be getting on with.  The latest leaks are from Digital Music News, who has been reviewing some of the presentation material that Microsoft shared with top-level execs of partner companies.
Discussion: Orbitcast
Rafe Needleman / CNET
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
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