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9:50 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 …
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.
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.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Men at Work At MySpace
Discussion: Like It Matters
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
NewAssignment.net  —  This is an answer — not the answer — to the frequently asked question in the shrinking news business these days: How will we support journalism and investigation?  NewAssignment will not replace the work of professional news organizations.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Daylife Peeks From Behind the Curtains
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
TiVo Is Watching When You Don't Watch, and It Tattles  —  AS the advertising and television industries debate how to measure viewers of shows watched on digital video recorders, the pioneering maker of the recorders, TiVo, is getting into the argument.  It is starting a research division …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google to offer advertisers click fraud stats  —  Responding to concerns about click fraud in the online-ad industry, Google will be revealing to advertisers the number of invalid clicks on their ads with changes it's set to make to its AdWords system late Tuesday.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Real-Time Traffic From Google Maps Mobile  —  Google Maps has rolled out a new mobile version offering real-time traffic information in 30 US cities.  The service also offers directions designed for those who are walking, in addition to driving.  —  The mobile version is explained more here from Google.
press.nintendo.com:
DID YOU KNOW?  NINTENDO GAME OFFERINGS HEAT UP AS THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN  —  July 25, 2006 - The fourth quarter of 2006 will herald a new era for Nintendo with the launch of its remarkable new Wii™ home video game system.  But that's not what this news item is about!  How could that be, you ask?
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John Scalzo / Gaming Target:   Nintendo's fourth quarter release calendar
Jonathan Liss / SeekingAlpha Software Stocks:
Microsoft's Current Situation: Like IBM in the 80s  —  Carl Howe (Blackfriars Communications) submits: A flurry of stories about Microsoft (MSFT) recently got me thinking today about computer history.  First was the story yesterday in the Wall Street Journal about whether it's Time to Dump Your Desktop?
Discussion: Webtown and Jeffrey McManus
Tanya Klowden / Infinite Loop:
Skype releases 1.5 beta for Mac and "video preview" for the intrepid  —  As those of you with iSights are painfully aware, your video chat choices on the Mac have been severely limited.  There's iChat and... well, pretty much just iChat.  If you want to go all Jetsons on your PC-using friends …
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 …
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
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
FACT-CHECKING MY ASS  —  I'll take it as a compliment that I now warrant a proper Wall Street Journal takedown for crimes of...well, I'm not quite sure what the crimes are.  But Lee Gomes has tried mightily to find flaws with the Long Tail theory and deserves a response of some sort.
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 and TechBlog
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 …
Gizmodo:
Nintendo DS Browser Review  —  Josh goes over the Nintendo DS Opera Browser for his DS Lite in a 7 minute review.  If you're interested in how this looks on a real-life system, reading sites like Slashdot, Digg, and Gizmodo—Which looks and runs perfectly fine, says Josh, except for the Youtube videos, because Flash isn't supported.
Discussion: Joshua Zimmerman and I4U News
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 …
 
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AlwaysOn Stanford Summit 2006 Live Webcast
Windows Live Local:
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Stephen Lawson / PC World:
Motorola Expands Razr Lineup
Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Digg Labs Launches (alpha)
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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Why I resigned from Gillmor Gang
Ogle Earth:
Routebuddy: GPS mapping for Macs (later today?)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube has Porn Clone
Discussion: E-consultancy
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Field Notes From The GooglePlex
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No Money Down, Zero Percent Financing
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