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12:10 PM ET, July 26, 2006


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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,, Reddit and Flickr …
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 …
Mark Glaser /
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.
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
It May Be a Long Time Before the Long Tail Is Wagging the Web  —  Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson's hot, new best seller, "The Long Tail," is causing a sensation with its eye-opening claims about the way the Web is rewriting the rules of commerce.  But I've looked at some of the same data …
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE BACKLASH, CHAPTER 1  —  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.
Nick / Rough Type:
How large is the long tail?  —  In his column in the Wall Street Journal today, Lee Gomes tries to debunk Chris Anderson's Long Tail theory, and on his Long Tail blog today, Anderson tries to debunk Gomes's debunking.  It's an interesting - and important - debate, and I find myself agreeing with both gentlemen.
Elinor Mills / CNET
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.
Inside AdWords crew / Inside AdWords:
Estimating invalid clicks  —  Over the past few months, we've provided answers to your invalid click questions.  Now, Shuman Ghosemajumder, Business Product Manager for Trust & Safety, is back to provide details on a new related feature.
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 …
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Men at Work At MySpace
Discussion: Like It Matters
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Daylife Peeks From Behind the Curtains  —  New York-based Daylife finally showed a hint of itself today via one sentence in a long post by Jeff Jarvis, who's working with the company.  He says "Daylife will gather, analyze, organize, and create a new, distributed platform for the world's news."
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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: TechBlog and M-Dollar
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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