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4:05 AM ET, July 26, 2006

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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Kevin Rose cracks (or "how to know when you've won the debate")  —  Update: This story has been DUGG (but is not yet 'Scaped).  —  Update2: Looks like the story has been killed on DIGG—go figure. :-)  —  OK, it's on. :-)  —  On the latest DIGG Nation (minute 8), Digg co-funder Kevin Rose goes …
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Kevin Rose / my blog:
Calacanis  —  I rarely blog, but I recently saw this post by Jason Calacanis so I thought I'd share my thoughts.  —  Jason,  —  Clever PR stunt, but man, in the end I believe it's going to do more damage for Netscape than good.  Ya see users like Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit and Flickr …
Discussion: theory.isthereason and digg
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Should Community-Edited News Sites Pay Top Editors?  —  If there is one push-and-pull balancing act that defines news in the age of Web 2.0, it's the question of how much power to give the audience, the masses, the collective mind, and how much control remains centralized.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Lost Remote
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Why I Love Apple  —  I just noticed something about Apple's Mail program that perfectly illustrates why people love Apple and its products.  —  Like most e-mail programs, Mail's main window is divided into columns: "From," "Subject" and "Date," etc.  —  While I was adjusting the width of the columns …
OpenDarwin News:
OpenDarwin Shutting Down  —  OpenDarwin was originally created with the goal of providing a development environment for building and developing Mac OS X sources as well as developing a standalone Darwin OS derivative.  OpenDarwin was meant to be a development community and a proving ground …
Diane Mermigas / Hollywood Reporter:
MySpace a launch pad for next-gen media biz  —  First of two parts.  —  CHICAGO — What do you do for an encore after you sold Rupert Murdoch on the idea of buying an exploding online lounge called MySpace?  —  Fox Interactive Media president Ross Levinsohn knows what his next move is.
Wired News:
Really Big Show  —  How does a 37-foot-tall robotic elephant run amok?  Very slowly, and with lots of help.  The Sultan's Elephant, seen here in central London at a performance by the French street theater company Royal de Luxe, weighs 46 tons - five times heavier than an actual African elephant …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Takes a New Tack: Being Cool  —  FOR weeks, an unusual Web site linked to the World Cup soccer tournament kept visitors guessing: Could this be real?  —  The site, FingerSkilz.tv, shows what appear to be close-up videos of a man's hand on a desk, using two fingers …
Business Wire:
Facebook Launches Back-to-School Promotion to Give Away 10 Million Music Samplers from iTunes  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 25, 2006—Facebook, the social directory that allows people to share information, announced today a back-to-school promotion to give away 10 million music samplers …
Joris Evers / ZDNet:
Symantec continues Vista bug hunt  —  After poking around the Windows Vista networking stack, Symantec researchers have tried out privilege-escalation attacks on an early version of the Windows XP successor.  —  In a second report on Vista, Symantec takes on a security feature called User Account Control …
Discussion: M-Dollar
Joshua Chaffin / MarketWatch:
Time Inc. to suspend print version of Teen People  —  Teen People, one of the first major magazines to be launched simultaneously in print and on the web, on Tuesday said that it would suspend its print operations.  —  The decision, which was taken by Time Inc., is another sign of the migration of readers …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Return of The Big Money VC  —  Seattle-based real estate information service, Zillow.com raised $25 million, nine months after it raised $26 million.  Think about it this way - Zillow has raised $3 million (or about $57 million) for every month of its 19-month existence.
Skype for Mac:
Video has arrived - If you're brave!  —  Finally Video has arrived on Skype for Mac!  The video preview of Skype for Mac was released today.  Download the video preview now.  We know that you've been waiting... and waiting... and waiting... so we've decided to release video early as a preview version.
Reuters:
Database guru to run Yahoo social search research  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. <YHOO.O>, said on Monday named a top academic database expert to head its research team studying links between computer and human-aided Web search.  —  Yahoo hired Raghu Ramakrishnan, 45 …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Why I resigned from Gillmor Gang  —  I've been on Gillmor Gang for a few months now and until recently thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  It's controversial, intelligent and fun.  Steve was wonderful to include me.  Yesterday however I resigned from the show, on air, when Steve pushed me on my ongoing participatioin.
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Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Yahoo, Symantec Partner on Net Security
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
Motorola Expands Razr Lineup
Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Digg Labs Launches (alpha)
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Discussion: The Map Room and GPS Review
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube has Porn Clone
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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CareerBuilder Loses Philly.com; Monster Gets First Major Newspaper Deal
Nick / Rough Type:
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Downs Deering / Dell one2one:
Dell Customer Advocates in the Blogosphere
Discussion: TechBlog
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
No Money Down, Zero Percent Financing
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Magic 8-Ball Answers Your Questions Regarding Microsoft's 'Zune'
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Amazon to throw its weight at video downloads
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