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8:55 PM ET, July 25, 2007


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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg: New ad provider  —  Hey everyone - I wanted to give you a heads-up before the official announcement is made later today.  We've signed on Microsoft as our new partner to sell and serve the ads on Digg.  It's a deal similar to the one Facebook signed with Microsoft last year.
Microsoft and Digg Team Up in Advertising Syndication Agreement  —  Microsoft to manage Digg's advertising inventory as Digg continues on strong growth path.  —  Digg Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced an agreement in which the two companies will collaborate to bring relevant advertising …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Now Selling Digg's Ads  —  Kevin Rose writes a somewhat cryptic blog post announcing that Digg has done an ad deal with Microsoft.  He says it's a deal similar to the one Facebook signed with Microsoft last year.  That probably means that, as with Facebook, Digg is getting a guarantee …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Digg chooses Microsoft as new ad partner
Miguel Helft / New York Times:   Digg Digs Microsoft; Buries Google
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft makes Digg, EA Sports advertising deals
Discussion: PC World
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  Record June Quarter Revenue and Profit  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 third quarter ended June 30, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $5.41 billion and net quarterly profit of $818 million, or $.92 per diluted share.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple delivers strong earnings; Countdown to 1 million iPhones on hold; Outlook conservative  —  Apple's third quarter earnings handily topped Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, but the total number of iPhones sold to date remain a mystery.  —  Apple reported fiscal third quarter earnings …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Generator Failures Caused 365 Main Outage  —  Several generators at 365 Main's San Francisco data center failed to start when the facility lost grid power Tuesday afternoon, causing an outage that knocked many of the web's most popular destinations offline for several hours.
Bill Kee / Official Gmail Blog:
Help make a Gmail video  —  Do you have mad video-making skills?  OK, how about just a video camera and a little bit of spare time to get creative?  A few of us on the Gmail team came up with an idea to stitch together a bunch of video clips that all share one element …
Phone mast allergy 'in the mind'  —  Mobile phone masts are not responsible for the symptoms of ill health some blame them for, a major UK study says.  —  Dozens of people who believed the masts trigger symptoms such as anxiety, nausea and tiredness were unable to detect if signals were on of off.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Om Malik Is Ready for His Close-Up  —  What is Om Malik going to announce at his party tomorrow night at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco?  —  Valleywag wanted to know what the well-known tech blogger was up to, so we will tell them: an online television interview and analysis show on Revision3 called "The GigaOm Show."
Valleywag:   Online Video: Get ready for GigaOm TV
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
iPhone v. BlackBerry: Side By Side, Two Week Comparison  —  With the Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerry 8820 coming soon to an AT&T store near you, business folks around the country will be faced with the decision of switching to the trendy new iPhone or upgrading to a more iPhonesque version of their trusty CrackBerry.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Judge gives ConnectU founders two weeks to revise Facebook complaint  —  BOSTON—A federal judge in a Massachusetts district court gave the founders of college-based social networking site ConnectU two weeks to revise the complaint that they have filed against Facebook, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
I'm sick of users  —  The more I write and read about social media, the more frustrated I get with the term "users."  —  When I started in the business twenty-mumble years ago, writing software manuals, people who used software were unusual (and had to be masochists).  We spent a lot of time talking about users.
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Mary Madden / Pew Internet:
Online Video: 57% of internet users have watched videos online and most of them share what they find with others  —  The growing adoption of broadband combined with a dramatic push by content providers to promote online video has helped to pave the way for mainstream audiences to embrace online video viewing.
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