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7:20 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:
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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).
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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
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 …
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Tim / O'Reilly Radar:   UC in Discussions to Join Google Library Project
Jonathan Liss / SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
Google, Yahoo Testing Cable-TV Model Online — Where Will it Lead?  —  Carl Howe (Blackfriars Communications) submits: SeekingAlpha's David Jackson noted that the San Jose Mercury News claims Google (GOOG) and Yahoo! (YHOO) are quietly agreeing to deals that compensate some of the country's …
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Buyer Beware: Verizon Wireless and Sprextel disabling features on handsets they sell  —  In response to yesterday's post about how Verizon Wireless' newest phone — the LG Chocolate — is an shining example of not only how Digital Rights Management technology is finding its way into everything we own …
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
What is Red Hat's achilles heel?  No, it's not SuSE, Windows, or Solaris.  Ubuntu anyone?  —  By way of Slashdot comes this interesting editorial at FreeSoftwareMagazine.com by Tony Mobily who makes a case for why Linux server success is connected to Linux desktop usage …
Chris Thompson / East Bay Express:
Publishers vs. the Censorbot  —  As Google becomes more crucial to the revenues of online news sites, its practice of withholding ads from edgy stories threatens Web journalism.  —  Google has entered that rarefied tier of corporations whose services or products are indispensable to American life.
Discussion: Techdirt and TeleRead
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 …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Silicon Valley roundup: Khosla debunked?, Pincus censored, YouTube ain't that big, more  —  Here's the latest news for Silicon Valley tech-money crowd:  —  The Dead 2.0 blog — In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the Dead 2.0 blog, we've seen referenced a few times.  It says we let Jobster off the hook.
Discussion: paidContent.org and ContentSutra
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iChat Mobile: is it the iPhone (part forty bajillion)?  —  Ok everybody, alright, get it all out of your systems now.  WWDC's in a few days, and the predominant rumor is that the iPhone is what we're going to get from it.  Apple knows we want it, and we know they're working on it.
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:
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Voice-over-GoogleFi  —  GoogleFi, Google's Mountain View network, may be good for data connections, but is it good enough for making voice calls?  In order to find out answers, I headed down to Mountain View to conduct some first hand tests, and well, make some VoIP calls.
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 …
Staci / paidContent.org:
Detailing AOL's Change Of Course; Reshaping The Access Business  —  I can't seem to shake this mental image of the yellow AOL running man racing by yelling, "Free at last!" ...  although, after this morning's round of conference calls, a more accurate image might be of him emerging from the spin cycle in the Time Warner washer.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ding Dong, Dial Up Is Gone  —  Time Warner has an uncanny ability to pick Internet's red letter days.  Its merger with America Online signaled the beginning of the end for the Internet Boom (or Bubble) 1.0.  Today, by deciding to make AOL free, they sent dial-up to its final resting place.
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google-AP Deal Not Pay-Per-Click & Some Further Details  —  As it happens, I was at Google yesterday when the story came out about the financial agreement between Google and the Associated Press over the use of AP content.  That story raised a number of questions, and here are some answers I can share so far from Google.
 
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