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8:55 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).
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
Bloglines:
Feed Access Control Standard for RSS and ATOM  —  As we've seen more types of information get syndicated, and as feeds are becoming used for multiple purposes, we've been growing concerned about the lack of controls on the distribution of personal data, especially through RSS.
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
Matt Cutts / Google Blogoscoped:
Matt Cutts on Searching Homepages Only and More  —  Here's a partial transcript of Google employee Matt Cutt's latest video musings... edited for clarity.  —  Q: Is it possible to search for just homepages?  I try doing -inurl:html, -inurl:htm, etc., but that doesn't filter out enough.
Discussion: Matt Cutts and Forever Geek
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
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 …
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.
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iChat Mobile: could this be the iPhone?
Discussion: theory.isthereason and digg
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
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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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.
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 …
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:
Sony:
LATEST WALKMAN PLAYERS ADD A SPLASH OF COLOR AND STAMINA TO YOUR DIGITAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE  —  Sony today unveiled a line of flash-based, digital music players that combine style and exceptional battery power.  The new NW-E Series of Walkman® players comes in six different colors (pink …
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Get The Snakes On A Bleeping Plane On A Bleeping Phone  —  The forthcoming movie Snakes on a Plane has become a minor piece of web folklore after its makers filmed five additional days of footage nearly six months after finishing principal photography — to incorporate online criticism and suggestions into the movie.
Discussion: HorsePigCow and mathowie's blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Rollyo Adds A Ton of Features  —  Rollyo, a San Francisco based startup that launched in September 2005, released a bevy of new features on their site tonight.  I won't go into detail on all of them, but a complete list is available on their About page.  —  If you aren't familiar with Rollyo …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
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
Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!:
PrinterAnywhere - The Name Says It All  —  Well here's a simple yet impressive piece of software.  PrinterAnywhere allows you to print a document on other people's printers anywhere in the world as easily as it is on a locally connected one.  The only real requirement is that the other printer …
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.
 
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