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8:10 AM ET, July 28, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Cuil Exits Stealth Mode With A Massive Search Engine  —  Menlo Park based Cuil will launch later this evening with an index of 120 billion web pages, making them arguably the most comprehensive search engine on the web (Google doesn't disclose the size of their index, although they claim …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google?  —  Can any start-up search engine “be the next Google?”  Many have wondered this, and today's launch of Cuil (pronounced “cool') may provide the best test case since Google itself overtook more established search engines.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Beats Cuil Hands Down In Size And Relevance, But That Isn't The Whole Story  —  Search engine Cuil launched earlier this evening, claiming a bigger index size (120 billion web pages) than Google or any other search engine.  The pedigree of the founders and execs …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
And....Cuil Goes Offline  —  The new Cuil search engine apparently got a bit more traffic than the team anticipated immediately after launch a couple of hours ago.  Everyone is trying it out to decide for themselves how disruptive it may be to the old guard search guys.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Cuil Finally Gets Going  —  These days, anyone starting a search-related effort almost certainly has to deal with the G-Factor.  Are they trying to take on Google?  How are they going to beat that awesome search-and-advertising money machine from Mountain View, Calif.?
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Brandstreaming: What Is It & Who's Doing It?  —  If there's a hot new social media trend happening, you can bet that companies are trying to find a way to use it too.  It happened of course with blogging, it happened with Twitter, and it is now happening with FriendFeed and other lifestreaming apps.
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Leftover Ad Space?  Exchanges Handle the Remnants  —  Joe Zawadzki's traders spend their days in front of two computer screens, feeding their systems with data and trying to perfect their trading algorithms.  —  But they are not analyzing stocks.  They are analyzing advertising.
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Frans Charming / Jason McCabe Calacanis' Mail:
[Jason] Is Google a content company?  —  Sunday, July 26th, 11:40M PST.  —  Word Count: 2,147  —  List Message #: 12  —  Jason's List Subscriber Count: 2,775  —  Change since last email: 1 unsubscribe, 188 subscribes  —  List management: http://tinyurl.com/jasonslist  —  Message type: internet industry
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Report: FCC expected to rule against Comcast  —  The Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce this week that Comcast for wrongly blocked access to file-sharing traffic, according to a report Sunday night on The Wall Street Journal's Web site.
Discussion: Inquirer
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Jobs entrusts a NYT columnist with the truth about his health, even before he tells Apple shareholders  —  An Apple (AAPL) spokeswoman lied recently when she said Steve Jobs' haggard look lately was due to a “common bug,” a remarkable piece in the New York Times this weekend strongly suggests.
Discussion: eWeek
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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
PR Rule #1: People who are telling the truth about themselves …
Discussion: open, Gawker and Pulse 2.0
Reuters:
Yahoo shareholder may pull support: report  —  (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's second-largest investor, Gordon Crawford of Capital Research and Management, may yank support for the company's top executives at Friday's annual meeting, the New York Post said citing sources close to the fund manager.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
BBC:
China becomes biggest net nation  —  China now has the world's largest net-using population, say official figures.  —  More than 253 million people in the country are now online, according to statistics from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
Discussion: WebProNews
Todd Bishop / San Francisco Chronicle:
Microsoft considers Apple to be a serious competitor  —  With Windows Vista's reputation suffering and Macs continuing to gain ground, Microsoft made it clear last week that Apple is on its competitive radar as much as ever.  —  Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer referred to the Redmond …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Annual Meeting Countdown (4 Days to Go!):  Who Will Be the New Board Members?  —  Well, it will not be nearly as interesting as it would have been had activist shareholder Carl Icahn been attacking full throttle proxy fight.  —  But Yahoo's annual meeting on Friday will be more of a humdinger …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Om Malik / GigaOM:
GigaOM Interview: Michael Dell, CEO & Founder of Dell Inc.  —  Last week, at the Fortune Brainstorm: Tech Conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., I caught up with Michael Dell, founder and chief executive officer of Dell Inc., the Round Rock, Texas-based computer hardware maker.
Fred / A VC:
When Will A Comment Be Treated Like A Post On Techmeme?  —  I've asked this question before and I am still hoping we'll see someone answer it soon.  —  The best comments are often way better than the posts that generated them.  I've reblogged comments on to the front page of this blog …
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