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2:20 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: 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.
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.
Discussion: ben barren and SiliconBeat
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Reuters:
Google offers live traffic maps on cell phones  —Text+SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. said on Tuesday that the company has begun offering mobile phone users in more than 30 major U.S. cities the capacity to view highway maps with "live" traffic data.
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ResourceShelf:
Google Mobile Adds Traffic Info on Google Maps Mobile & More Sources …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple and Facebook partner up for back-to-school iTunes promo  —  Amongst many exciting things announced today in Apple-land is a partnership between Facebook and Apple to start giving away 10 million music samplers on the iTunes Music Store to Facebook users over the next ten weeks …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Magic 8-Ball Answers Your Questions Regarding Microsoft's 'Zune'  —  Q: So Microsoft has confirmed that Zune, the "iPod/iTunes killer" project that Engadget has been reporting on for a few weeks, is for real.  It's a "music and entertainment" project that will involve portable players …
Paul Briggs / MobileWhack.com:
Lesance AS520AW-Duo Gaming Notebook  —  Koubou is one of the famous notebook manufacturers in Japan.  They introduced their latest Lesance notebook, the AS520AW-Duo.  I should say this is one of the best gaming notebooks from Koubou.  It is powered by Intel Core Duo T2400 1.86GHz processor running on Microsoft Windows Home Edition.
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Need / brixnet.com:
Strategic Partners Technology Partners Channel Partners  —  INTERNET PHONE QUALITY DROPS SIGNIFICANTLY AND STEADILY OVER LAST 18 MONTHS  —  From Brix Networks' TestYourVoIP.com Voice Quality Testing Portal  —  CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Nearly 20 percent of Internet telephone test calls experienced …
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.
Discussion: Rough Type
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
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.
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Amazon to throw its weight at video downloads
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Screenshots of Omnidrive
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Researchers using waves to write on water
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Microsoft releases preview of new Microsoft.com site, disappointing …
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