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5:54 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.
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.?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Beats Cuil Hands Down In Size And Relevance, But That Isn't The Whole Story
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google's Assault on Wikipedia  —  For several months Nick Carr has pointed out that Wikipedia ranks highly in the search results for a number of common topics in Google's search engine.  In his post entitled Googlepedia Nick Carr speculated on why Google would see this trend as a threat in a paragraph which is excerpted below
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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
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.
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to Rule Comcast Can't Block Web Videos  —  Decision Could Set Precedent In Debate Over Internet Traffic  —  Washington — Federal regulators are set to announce this week that Comcast Corp. wrongly slowed some of its customers' Internet traffic, in a victory for consumer groups …
Chrisbrogan Com / chrisbrogan.com:
50 Steps to Establishing a Consistent Social Media Practice  —  You've told the boss that you're going to implement social media stuff for your organization, and in your mind, you've decided that means an account on Twitter and a blog.  Maybe there's a bit more to it than that.  For instance, what are your goals?
Discussion: Beth's Blog
Tamar Weinberg / Lifehacker:
The Lifehacker Editors' Favorite Software and Hardware  —  Lifehacker readers range from the complete newbie to the most seasoned techie, but where do the Lifehacker editors stand?  We polled our own editors for the computer hardware and applications they swear by and we're breaking it down for you here.
Discussion: Digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
MPAA planning site to offer legit movie links  —  The Motion Picture Association of America has tried any number of tactics to fight piracy, but its latest scheme might actually prove useful to movie consumers on the Internet.  The group is supposedly working on a new website that will offer information …
Discussion: WatchingTV Online
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
How to: Installing and running Ubuntu on the Eee PC  —  When the Asus Eee PC came out last year, we found that the eeextremely eeenticing subnotebook had the potential to be a real game-changer.  Indeed, the diminutive wonder has spawned countless imitation products from a wide range of other vendors.
Discussion: Digg
ongoing:
No Secret Software!  —  For my money, Christine Peterson offered the most important message I heard at OSCON.  Way back when, she invented the term “Open Source” and, if we get behind it, which we should, the No Secret Software! rallying cry could be as big or bigger.
Discussion: Wikinomics
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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PR Rule #1: People who are telling the truth about themselves …
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Don Reisinger / Ars Technica:
Opinion: Microsoft must move fast to realize its online future
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Bad News For MySpace: Growth Curve Flattened. …
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