Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Finance gets a facelift — Yahoo Finance was set to get a facelift on Monday with new interactive stock charts, improved message boards and business-related video clips from content partners. In addition, Yahoo is offering Internet publishers the ability to easily add a stock chart, quotes and news headlines to their Web site.
Discussion: Virtual Economics, GigaOM and Screenwerk
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics: Yahoo! Finance (finally) responds to Google
Om Malik / GigaOM: Makeover Time For Yahoo Finance
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Yahoo! Finance Makeover
New Yahoo homepage goes live globally — The new-look Ajax-powered Yahoo.com homepage goes live in the US on Monday and will roll out to other regions during the rest of July. Read/WriteWeb exclusively profiled the "preview" two months ago and now it is ready to be the default homepage for Yahoo's 500 million users.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Home Page Goes Live Today — Lots of Yahoo news today. In addition to the new Yahoo Finance site that launches later today, Yahoo is finally taking its new home page, previously in beta at yahoo.com/preview, live on the main yahoo.com site. The launch is U.S. only, other markets will follow shortly.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Yahoo Officially Launches New Design
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Yahoo Tweaks Finance
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Feedburner Announces Acquisition of Blogbeat — Chicago-based RSS management company Feedburner is announcing the acquisition of Blogbeat on Monday. The deal will allow Feedburner to expand its reach with customers beyond RSS management. Details as Feedburner.com/blogbeat. — We profiled Blogbeat in February.
Discussion: PostBubble, Mark Evans, Like It Matters, Valleywag, ClickZ Internet Marketing … and WebMetricsGuru
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters: feedburner buys blogbeat 17jul06
Pamela Parker / ClickZ Internet Marketing Solutions …: Feedburner Buys Blogbeat
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Feedburner Announces Acquisition of Blogbeat
Steve / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner acquires Blogbeat — In the syndicated content solar system in which the FeedBurner orb spins, it helps to occasionally venture out of our galaxy in search of intelligent life and integrated product offerings. Long story short, we have acquired Blogbeat.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …, The Blog Herald and Make Money Online …
Aaron Brazell / Make Money Online …: BlogBeat Purchased by Feedburner
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: FeedBurner acquires Blogbeat
Julian / research.techkwondo.com:
Battleship:GoogleEarth (a 1st Life/2nd Life mashup) … I've started working on a bit of summer laboratory experiment to see how Google Earth could become a platform for realtime mobile gaming. (Follow the link on the Flickr photo page to the URL you can load in your Google Earth client to see the game board in its current state.)
Discussion: Ogle Earth, 3pointD.com and digg
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com: GPS Battleship Game in Google Earth
Anderkay / digg: Using Google Earth to play Battleship
Alex Williams / New York Times:
The Graying of the Record Store — SO this is an evening rush? — On a recent Monday, six people — soon enough four, then two — were browsing the bins of compact discs at Norman's Sound and Vision, a music store on Cooper Square in Manhattan, around 6 p.m., a time that once constituted the daily rush hour.
Glenn / Coolfer: Articles on Indie Stores' Decline
HomePage — Please support this campaign by adding this image to your blog or website and linking it back to this page. If you have any problems with this, please contact Paull Young. — This page has been created to provide a list of resources concerning astroturfing …
Ross / Trends in the Living Networks: No astroturfing around here! — "Astroturfing" is the practice …
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Blogspot Blogs Banned in India: Read Tricks To Access Blocked Websites — Several prominent Indian Bloggers including Neha, Amit, Dina, Mridula and DesiPundit are reporting that blogspot.com blogs hosted on Blogger.com have been blocked by some ISPs in India.
Discussion: Conversations with Dina and Sadagopan's weblog …
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
The tech support of the crowds: Qunu — In my experience, the best technical support on any product will come from somebody who actually uses and likes the product, not a paid support rep following a script. That's why people use open message boards. Message boards have always amazed me …
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
Interactive Netscape Site Gets Some Sour Responses — Netscape may be known now for losing the so-called browser war to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. But Netscape.com, the default home page for users of the fading browser, continues to have its following — so much so that when its owner …
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Senator's Slip of the Tongue Keeps on Truckin' Over the Web — The word is spreading: The Internet is not a big truck. It's "a series of tubes." — Two weeks ago Senator Ted Stevens, a Republican from Alaska, shared this information at a Senate committee hearing to explain why he voted …
YouTube serves up 100 mln videos a day — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube, the leader in Internet video search, said on Sunday viewers have are now watching more than 100 million videos per day on its site, marking the surge in demand for its "snack-sized" video fare.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Screenwerk
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: YouTube's Growth Is Almost Shocking
Peering inside the aluminum ball: Woodcrest, Conroe, and the "pro" Macs — The dawn of a new tower — As we draw ever closer to [Macworld Boston] the Worldwide Developers Conference, speculation is heating up as to what we'll see hardware-wise once Steve Jobs has finished unveiling the wonders of Leopard.
DIY Nike+iPod shoe mod — The Podophile weblog describes how a little velcro can easily turn any running shoe into a Nike+iPod sport kit-capable shoe. … The author's solution was simple: he attached a strip of velcro to the tongue of his shoe and to the back of the sport kit transmitter …
The Head Lemur / raving lunacy:
Shareholder Fantasy Island — The latest group of bloggers to come to the rescue of the poor benighted Corporations are the folks I call the 'hummers' . — Hummers are those folks who have an amazing degree of positional flexibility. This is not to say that hummers are lazy. Far from it.
Discussion: Listics and Scobleizer
Frank Paynter / Listics: Corporate Community and Ethical Blindness
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Nestle engages with anti-Nestle blogger
Stan Beer / ITWire:
Microsoft may leave Mac users out of messaging plans — An interesting piece of information to come out of the Microsoft and Yahoo messaging alliance is the news that Microsoft is still evaluating whether to include the Mac version of Windows Live Messenger in its interoperability plans.
Discussion: The Apple Core and digg
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: IM interoperability a must
CliffosakaJapan / digg: Microsoft may leave Mac users out of messaging plans
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
A Portable (and Squeezable) Way to Recharge — CONSUMERS have trouble focusing on the distant promise of fuel cells to power their cars. But fuel cells to recharge their cellphones, PDA's, MP3 players and other hand-held devices? That might be a different story — especially if those fuel cells …