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9:25 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).
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.
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
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Matt Cutts on Duplicate Content and More  —  This is a partial transcript of Google's Matt Cutts' Q&A videos.  The text is edited for clarity.  —  Q: When does Google detect duplicate content, and within which range will duplicate be duplicate?  —  A: Good question.
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
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
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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.
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
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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Samuel Rose / Smart Mobs:
P2P International Currency Exchange  —  what is a bliki?]  —  [via P2P Blog]  —  Moneytwins.com describes itself as: … Many people just keep foreign money as a souvenir, because it is often not worth exchanging it upon returning home.  Or, sometimes, in my case I give it to friends and family travelling to the same destination.
Discussion: InterMedia and The TNL.net weblog
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google, Yahoo, others team against click fraud  —  After numerous class action lawsuits and criticism from advertisers, the major Web search companies finally announced on Wednesday plans to work together with two industry groups to quantify click fraud.  —  Click fraud occurs when online ads …
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.
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 …
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Diigo is a research tool that rocks  —  I just looked at the new research megatool Diigo and though several bloggers have covered it in the past and in previous incarnations (including our charming leader) I think they really missed the boat when many called it an unexciting entry into the crowded social bookmarking space.
 
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Researchers develop algorithm to combat photo blur
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Why open geodata in an open source software foundation?
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Meebo homepage integration
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google-AP Deal Not Pay-Per-Click & Some Further Details
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Plasma is a girl's best friend?
Joe Beaulaurier / Download Squad:
Yahoo! Music Engine gets new features and new name
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
beyond adsense: a business model checklist
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WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND XP X64 EDITIONS SERVICE PACK 2
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T-Mobile's UMA goodies exposed
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Researcher creates net neutrality test
 

 
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