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8:00 AM ET, August 2, 2006

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonaged  —  Vonage reported results for the second quarter of 2006, and they were not pretty.  In its first earnings report since going public (May 2006), Vonage reported a loss of $74.1 million ($1.16 a share) versus $63.6 million a year ago.  —  Sales came in at $143 million, versus $59.4 million in the second quarter of 2005.
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Paul Taylor / MSNBC:
Vonage earnings hit by loss of customers  —  Vonage Holdings, the VoIP group that went public in May, on Tuesday posted a wider second-quarter loss as revenue missed analysts' estimates because of customer defections.  —  The company's net loss increased to $74.1m, or $1.16 a share, from $63.6m a year earlier.
Preston Gralla / Networking Pipeline Blog:
More Lies From Vonage?  —  The Vonage earnings report is out …
Discussion: Digital Life
Mike / Techdirt:
Vonage's Troubles Keep Piling Higher And Higher
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Windows Live Spaces launches  —  Windows Live Spaces has just launched, tying new social networking features into the blogging service.  The new release features an integrated friends module tied into your contacts defined in Messenger and elsewhere, and adds new customization options using Microsoft Gadgets.
Discussion: Bink.nu
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The Space Craft:
Windows Live Spaces - It's Here!  —  Hey Spaces Fans!  —  We're thrilled to announce that Windows Live Spaces has just released and we hope you're loving it!  We've talked about some of the cool new features of Windows Live Spaces, but if you're not sure where to start, here are a couple of tips:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Windows Live Spaces Launches, Replaces MSN Spaces
Corey Spring / Newsvine:
Stephen Colbert Causes Chaos on Wikipedia, Gets Blocked from Site  —  odd-news, humor, wikipedia, citizen-journalism, comedy-central, stephen-colbert, vandalism, wikiality  —  On Monday night's episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert addressed the online resource Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that anyone can read or edit.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Bloglines wants to block private feeds from search  —  "Everything you blog goes on your permanent record!"  How many times have we heard that lately?  From employment to family situations, many people have been frustrated to find out that things they intended to write for a personal audience …
Discussion: FuzzyBlog
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Alexbarn / Alex Barnett blog:
SYNDICATED SEARCH ENGINES BROKEN - PART II
Discussion: Raw
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com:
Introducing Yodel Anecdotal  —  Today is a great day.  I get to open my mouth and let you in on the project I've been working on ever since I arrived at Yahoo! earlier this summer.  I present to you Yodel Anecdotal, the corporate blog for Yahoo!.  So I bet you've got flashes …
Discussion: theory.isthereason and TechCrunch
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Nicki Dugan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yet another self-serving corporate blog!
Discussion: PodTech Comments …
Reuters:
Study: Tech Replaces Diamonds As Girl's Best Friend  —  Women, on average, own nearly as much technology as their male counterparts and would appreciate a digital video camera more than a pair of designer shoes.  —  NEW YORK - Diamonds are no longer a girl's best friend …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration, digg and Slashdot
Dina Bass / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Businesses in no hurry to buy Vista  —  'Let somebody else work out the bugs' in Windows update  —  Microsoft Corp. may have to wait at least a year for most U.S. companies to switch to the new version of its Windows operating system, according to a survey by JupiterResearch.
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
A Millions Miles from Press Releases: PR Lives in a New Virtual World, Says Top PR BloggerSteve Rubel  —  It was wonderful to see Steve Rubel, the authority on all things public relations who has created the astonishingly influential and valuable Micropersuasion blog.  (Get the RSS feed on this one.)
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Postal Service Finds a Friend in the Internet  —  At a recent conference that attracted 15,000 eBay fanatics to Las Vegas, the main sponsor was a big advocate of online shopping: none other than the United States Postal Service.  —  "I have one message today for the entire eBay community …
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Mylene Mangalindan / Wall Street Journal:
Web Start-Ups Lure Executives At eBay, Yahoo  —  After six years at Yahoo Inc., including a stint as vice president of the company's successful online-shopping business, Rob Solomon wanted a new challenge.  —  Last year, he was offered the job of chief executive at Internet travel start …
Tony Smith / The Register:
Nvidia unwraps 64x SLI monster GPU rig  —  What do you get for the graphics buff who has everything?  How about Nvidia's Quadro Plex 1000, a racked collection of GPUs in their own box, together capable of rendering 80bn pixels every second and powering monitors with a combined resolution of up to 148 megapixels.
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
Josh Jones / DreamHost Blog:
Anatomy of a(n ongoing) Disaster..  —  What a three weeks...  As I'm sure most of you already know, we've had nothing but troubles, large troubles, for pretty much the last three weeks.  A lot of these troubles were our fault, a couple of them were at least ostensibly beyond our control, and they all compounded each other.
Discussion: Geek News Central
PR Newswire:
Gannett, McClatchy and Tribune Reach Ownership Agreement on CareerBuilder, ShopLocal.com and Topix.net  —  Gannett, Tribune Increase Stakes in CareerBuilder to 42.5%; McClatchy Retains 15% Stake; McClatchy Affiliates Newspapers with CareerBuilder, ShopLocal.com and Topix.net
Discussion: paidContent.org
Manfred Dworschak / Spiegel Online:
How Google Earth Is Changing Science  —  Biologists, epidemiologists and disaster control experts are discovering Google Earth as a powerful tool in their work.  The success of the digital globe has reawakened interest in computer mapping models.  —  Erik Born constantly keeps tabs …
Discussion: Techdirt
 
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