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11:10 AM ET, August 2, 2006

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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:
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Windows Live Spaces launches
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Windows Live Spaces Launches, Replaces MSN Spaces
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.
Discussion: Mark Evans
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Paul Taylor / MSNBC:   Vonage earnings hit by loss of customers
Mike / Techdirt:
Vonage's Troubles Keep Piling Higher And Higher
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Preston Gralla / Networking Pipeline Blog:
More Lies From Vonage?  —  The Vonage earnings report is out …
Discussion: Digital Life
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 …
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Alexbarn / Alex Barnett blog:
SYNDICATED SEARCH ENGINES BROKEN - PART II
Discussion: Raw and FuzzyBlog
Google:
XM Satellite Radio and Google Deliver Targeted Advertising to Satellite Radio Listeners  —  Partnership will connect XM Satellite Radio's audience to Google's expansive network of advertiser  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., and NEW YORK, NY, August 2, 2006 - Google, Inc., (NASDAQ: GOOG) …
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 …
Nicki Dugan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yet another self-serving corporate blog!  —  Oh, yes, we're going corporate.  But please don't hold that against us.  It's a good thing, really.  After the successful launch of a dozen or so Yahoo! product blogs, we thought it was time to create an überblog of sorts so we can cover …
Discussion: PodTech Comments …
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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
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
10,000 More Microsofties - What Do They Do?  —  So there I was, languishing sideways in a sun-drenched chair, indulging in bon bons, and getting engrossed in another summer-time read when Todd Bishop and I had a quick conversation.  —  "...Microsoft increased by 10,000 in FY06," …
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
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.
Discussion: Cathode Tan
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Consumerist:
Exclusive: Time Warner Dissolves Houston Division of Texas-Kansas City Cable Partners  —  We just got sent this internal announcement announcing Houston's Cable Partners annihilation.  —  In a heretofore untold bizzaro world, apparently at some points where Comcast and TimeWarnerCable are business partners.
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 and Web Strategy
Sony:
SONY DEBUTS THE CYBER-SHOT DSC-T10 DIGITAL CAMERA IN FOUR EYE-PLEASING COLORS  —  Sony is launching a new color strategy with the introduction of its seven-megapixel Cyber-shot® DSC-T10 digital still camera.  Premiering this summer in pink, white, black and silver, the new model upholds the standard for slim and stylish design.
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Mixing media  —  Giant cable companies are duking it out with the nation's telcos to see who can provide the most comprehensive phone, broadband, video and mobile services to tech-savvy consumers  —  An arms race is escalating between the cable and telecommunications industries, and television might end up being the secret weapon.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
A password for your credit cards  —  As banks face an end-of-year deadline to strengthen online authentication, one company believes it holds the right card to customer security—a one-time-password.  —  Los Angeles-based Innovative Card Technologies, or InCard, has found a way to build a display …
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Pitching Fake Journalists in New Virtual World is Real, Declares Top PR Blogger Steve Rubel … It was wonderful to see Steve Rubel; he is the authority on all things public relations who has created the astonishingly influential and valuable Micropersuasion blog.  (Get the RSS feed on this one.)
 
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