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1:40 AM ET, August 3, 2006

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PostBubble:
Netscape Navigators Revealed  —  Netscape has raised some eyebrows with their pending paid social news editors aka "Netscape Navigators"and now they've finally revealed them.  Netscape just added the section on the right hand side of their main page.  —  Here is a list of the hired guns with pictures:
Discussion: digg
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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
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The first 10 Navigators: We've hired three of the top 12 DIGG users, the #1 user from Newsvine, the #1 user from Reddit, and a bunch of Weblogs, Inc. folks.  —  The word is getting out about the first 10 Netscape Navigators (people who took "the offer" to become paid bookmarkers).
Nick / Rough Type:
Few to many  —  Richard MacManus has published some striking statistics …
Discussion: Andrew Lark and IPcentral Weblog
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.
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple fixes 26 Mac OS flaws  —  Apple Computer issued on Tuesday updates for its Mac OS X operating system to fix 26 security flaws, some serious.  —  Several of the vulnerabilities affect the way in which Mac OS X handles images and the file-sharing capabilities of the software, according to an Apple security advisory.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and The Tao of Mac
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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
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Serving Advertising Via XM Satellite Radio  —  Google Serving Advertising Via XM Satellite Radio  —  The future of Google's Radio Advertising network, dMarc, has come with Google reaching an agreement with XM Satellite Radio.  XM will introduce commercial advertising inventory …
Discussion: Matt Cutts, Reuters and digg
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Ken Belson / New York Times:
Customer Loss to Internet Continues to Hurt Phone Carriers  —  Verizon's chief executive said he remained interested in acquiring the stake in Verizon Wireless held by the company's partner, Vodafone.  Verizon is seeking to increase the share of its profit from the cellphone unit.
Discussion: VoIP Now, Mark Evans and Screenwerk
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:   Buyer Beware: Verizon Wireless and Sprextel disabling features on handsets they sell
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.
thespacecraft.spaces.live.com:
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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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:
Larry Gordon / Los Angeles Times:
UC May Join Google's Library Project  —  The firm would gain access to 34 million volumes in its effort to offer digitized books.  —  In a move with major significance for the worlds of academic research and publishing, the University of California is in talks to join Google's controversial project …
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?
Discussion: Clickety Clack
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 …
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 …
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 …
Official Google Blog:
It's all about the photos...on a Mac  —  I'm happy to tell you about the release of Picasa Web Albums Uploaders (beta, of course) for Mac OS X. Picasa Web Albums makes it simple to share photos with friends and family, and now we've made it even easier on the Mac.
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
 
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