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10:50 PM ET, August 2, 2006

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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
AOL: You've got free e-mail  —  AOL could start looking a lot more like Yahoo.  —  Time Warner on Wednesday announced it will give away e-mail, software and other Web services for free to high-speed Internet users in a bid to boost online advertising sales.
Staci / paidContent.org:
Detailing AOL's Change Of Course; Reshaping The Access Business
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Digg stats after Jason Calacanis offer  —  The Diggtrends website has just done some stats relating to Netscape owner's offer to buy out digg's top users.  It'll be published tomorrow, but they gave me an advance look.  [update: the diggtrends analysis is available now]
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Nick / Rough Type:
Few to many  —  Richard MacManus has published some striking statistics …
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The truth shall make you free...
Discussion: ben barren
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds or Less  —  If you want to grab the attention of a roomful of hackers, one sure fire way to do it is to show them a new method for remotely circumventing the security of an Apple Macbook computer to seize total control over the machine.
Microsoft:
Windows Live Spaces Is Launched, Allowing Real Friends to Connect Online  —  Microsoft continues to deliver on Windows Live, announcing a number of new personalized and safety-enhanced services.  —  Microsoft Corp. tonight began rolling out Windows Live™ Spaces, the next generation …
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Serving Advertising Via XM Satellite Radio
Discussion: Reuters and Matt Cutts
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Plasma is a girl's best friend?  —  What do women want?  Plasma televisions, apparently.  A new study (Word .DOC) by US TV network Oxygen ("The New Girls Network") debunks the myth that "the only women interested in technology are urban trendsetters" and finds that three-quarters of American women …
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USA Today:
Got a search engine question?  Ask Mr. Sullivan  —  SALISBURY, England — Google's Matt Cutts considers Danny Sullivan's Search Engine Watch website "must reading."  To Yahoo's Tim Mayer, it's simply the "most authoritative source on search."  —  His readers would naturally assume that Sullivan …
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Many Companies Still Cling to Big Hits To Drive Earnings  —  As business increasingly shifts to the Web, several important questions get raised about the directions of our economy and our culture.  Are hits still important?  What can companies expect when they move online?
Joe Beaulaurier / Download Squad:
Yahoo! Music Engine gets new features and new name  —  Yahoo! Music Engine is now called Yahoo! Music Jukebox (haven't I heard that name before?).  This name change coincides with the roll out of new features and a premium "Plus" version.  —  According to the press release, Yahoo! Music Jukebox will be enhanced with:
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / DesktopLinux.com:
Articles & white papers about Linux on the desktop ...  Keywords: Match: Sort by:  —  An early look at Freespire  —  In two weeks, Linspire Inc. will release Freespire, its community Linux distribution.  This new distribution isn't just another Linux distro.
Jennifer DeLeo / Gearlog:
1984 Playset Inspired by Classic Apple Commercial On Sale Tonight!  —  If you're not familiar with PodBrix, like me, then you'll need to know that it's a Maryland-based Web site that sells "minifigs" (aka small, plastic Lego people) inspired by popular music player ads.
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Study: Search Marketers Undervalue 'Assists'  —  Marketers who credit only the last search result a person clicks on before converting are missing the full value of "assist" clicks, according to a new study.  —  The research, from search marketing firm 360i and paid search technology provider SearchIgnite …
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Researcher creates net neutrality test  —  Software can tell if computers are treating some types of TCP/IP traffic better than others  —  A Seattle-based security researcher has devised a way to test for net neutrality.  Dan Kaminsky will share details of this technique …
PR Newswire:
LYCOS Releases LYCOS Mail Beta, an Industry-Defining Email System Built for Sending and Receiving Mega Files  —  The Only Free Web Mail to Offer Users 3 GB of Free Storage, with the Ability to Share Essentially Unlimited Size File Attachments for Video, Music, Photos and Files of Any Length
ftc.gov:
FTC Finds Rambus Unlawfully Obtained Monopoly Power  —  Deceptive Conduct Fostered "Hold-Up" of Computer Memory Industry  —  By a unanimous vote, the Federal Trade Commission has determined that computer technology developer Rambus, Inc. unlawfully monopolized the markets …
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND XP X64 EDITIONS SERVICE PACK 2  —  There have been a few articles floating around on the Internet since we released the private beta of Windows Server 2003 SP2 a couple of weeks ago.  To remove any mystery or speculation about what this Service Pack 2 is about …
 
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Larry Gordon / Los Angeles Times:
UC May Join Google's Library Project
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Customer Loss to Internet Continues to Hurt Phone Carriers
Discussion: VoIP Now, Mark Evans and Screenwerk
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile's UMA goodies exposed
Grant Robertson / The Digital Music Weblog:
Interview with DefectiveByDesign  —  Brightly colored Hazardous …
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Three Thoughts on Losing E3
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Canaan Partners And Yahoo Invest $8.6 Million In BharatMatrimony Group
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Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
The Real Windows Housecleaning Begins
Consumerist:
Exclusive: Time Warner Dissolves Houston Division of Texas-Kansas …
Sony:
SONY DEBUTS THE CYBER-SHOT DSC-T10 DIGITAL CAMERA IN FOUR EYE-PLEASING COLORS
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Postal Service Finds a Friend in the Internet
Nicki Dugan / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yet another self-serving corporate blog!
Josh Jones / DreamHost Blog:
Anatomy of a(n ongoing) Disaster..
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