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1:49 AM ET, August 3, 2008

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William Patry / The Patry Copyright Blog:
End of the Blog  —  I have decided to end the blog, after doing around 800 postings over about 4 years.  I regret closing the blog and I owe readers an explanation.  There are two reasons.  —  1. The Inability or Refusal to Accept the Blog for What it is: A Personal Blog
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
AOL's Tacoda To Terminate Inventory Contracts With Publishers; Clarizio: ‘Expanding, Not Shuttering’  —  AOL (NYSE: TWX) behavioral targeting unit Tacoda will terminate the existing inventory contracts with web publishers within 30 days, the company said in e-mail to clients last week.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
AOL shutters Tacoda, forces customers into low-end Ad.com  —  Tacoda, the well-known ad network company which offers relatively high rates to publishers to place advertisements automatically on their Web pages, is officially shutting down.  —  The entity, recently bought by AOL …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Is Still Searching for, Well, Yahoo  —  JERRY YANG, the soft-spoken chief executive of Yahoo, rarely becomes animated, at least in public.  But ask him about his company's lackluster performance over the past year, and he will begin to pound the table — albeit ever so lightly — punctuating his answer with a dose of impatience.
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
How to Get Out of a Cell Contract Without Paying an ETF in Many Not-So-Easy Steps  —  If you try to get out of your cellphone contract without paying one of those blasted (and newly illegal in California) early termination fees, you're going to need a meticulously planned and researched counterargument for everything they throw at you.
Tom Corelis / DailyTech:
Porn Industry Learns from RIAA Tactics, Targets Web Sites Instead  —  Pornographers band together under The PAK Group to take on smut pirates  —  Apparently fed up with the lack of progress and high expense of attacking individual file sharers, porn industry leader Jason Tucker announced …
Rob Cottingham / ReadWriteWeb:
Tag Clouds R.I.P.?  —  I loved tag clouds from the moment I saw them, and I still do.  Two years ago, they roamed the social web like buffalo on the pre-Columbian plains of North America... huge, thundering herds of keywords of all shades and sizes.  And you'll see them to this day on many …
Discussion: Network(ed)News and HighTouch
Lumo / The Reference Frame:
Fix: IE7 with Sitemeter: Operation aborted … This posting is primarily addressed to those webmasters who experience a similar problem.  —  If your web page contains a Sitemeter counter, Internet Explorer users eventually see an “Operation aborted” error message.
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Steven Schwankert / IDG News Service:
Alibaba: ‘We Will Do Things Our Own Way’  —  Alibaba.com Group CEO Jack Ma said Saturday that no matter what happened to major shareholder Yahoo, the company would retain its independence.  —  “As to the sale [of Yahoo], when this happened, I told the team, no matter what happens we will do things our own way.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Personalized News Site Bites The Dust  —  When Thoof launched in July 2007 a lot of people gave it a good chance of success despite the fact that it was entering into the dreaded personalized news space.  Sure, the market was littered with failed startups, but Thoof was founded …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Eric Goldman / CircleID:
June Court Decision Detrimental to Domaining Practices  —  In a June court ruling, domainer Navigation Catalyst and registrar Basic Fusion lost a cybersquatting lawsuit to Verizon. … This is an extremely interesting and potentially precedent-setting case regarding domaining and domain name tasting.
Reuters:
UBS cuts ValueClick's price target to $13, shares fall  —  UBS Investment Research cut its price target on ValueClick Inc (VCLK.O: Quote, Profile, Research), saying macroeconomic conditions were hurting the online advertising business and it raised concerns of a continued fall in revenue.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Calls Firefox Competitor To Windows  —  The report shows that Microsoft is aware of its own important balancing act as the company strives to maintain its relevance and dominance in the services era.  —  Microsoft always paints a picture of the competitive landscape in when it files …
 
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Steven Schwankert / IDG News Service:
Softbank Aims to Be World's Top Mobile Internet Company
Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Jose Fermoso / Gadget Lab:
Toyota Announces Segway Killer: The Winglet Personal Transporter
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Jeremy Kirk / IDG News Service:
Firefox Closer to Supporting Open-source Video Codec
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knol: content w/out context, collaboration, capital, or coruscation
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone Calendar Syncing
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Gary Gale / The Yahoo! Geo Technologies Blog:
Yahoo! Maps Gets a Summer-time Refresh
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mobile Web Wars Videos: Does Anybody Care About Android?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
What Should Exxon Do About Twitter? Absolutely Nothing
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Fred / A VC:
The Lazy and Smarter Web
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People Want To Pay  —  Yes, everything will be free …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Don't Want to Talk About It? Order a Missed Call
 

 
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