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5:25 PM ET, July 17, 2006

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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.
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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.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo Finance revises charts, chat, other features
Discussion: SearchViews
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: India and SiliconBeat
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Mridula / gonomad.com:
What is Up with Blogspot (Blogger) Sites in India?
Neha / DesiPundit:
Blogspot.com Blocked In India By Some ISPs
Discussion: Digital Inspiration and digg
Neha Viswanathan / Within / Without:
Blogger blocked by some ISPs in India?
Discussion: Slashdot
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.
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Reuters:
FeedBurner buys BlogBeat, expanding blog analysis  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - FeedBurner.com, which syndicates Web postings for 200,000 publishers, said it has acquired blog analytics company BlogBeat.net for undisclosed terms.  —  FeedBurner manages managing headline syndication services …
Reuters:
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.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YouTube serves 100m videos each day  —  The big news of the morning is that YouTube has announced it's hit 100 million videos served per day.  Founded in early 2005, the company has announced $11.5 million in venture funding from Sequoia Capital and is rumored to have received another $25 million from Sequoia in April.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
But wait, there's more... Zune deets  —  For a product that Microsoft hasn't even officially confirmed, there sure is a whole lot of Zune info to be getting on with.  The latest leaks are from Digital Music News, who has been reviewing some of the presentation material that Microsoft shared with top-level execs of partner companies.
Discussion: Orbitcast
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Digital Music News:
The Microsoft Player, Part I: Guiding Strategy
Discussion: Coolfer
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 …
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.)
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Jangl This  —  Hello, this Is Wildfire... how can I help you...  It was a bubble ago, when I was first introduced to Wildfire, a follow-me, find-me telephone service, that tracked me down by serial dialing all my phone numbers: office, home or mobile phone.
Johnny / Popgadget:
Dance dance iPod karaoke party  —  The CAVS IPS-11G has an iPod dock, but it is not an accessory for the iPod.  In this scenario the iPod is only an accessory for the world's greatest portable karaoke station.  This rocking out machine is able to access data from 8 different iPod models, USB memory sticks, and external USB hard rives.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Podcasting News
Ars Technica:
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.
Discussion: Slashdot
Skeptic / Dead2.0:
11 Suggestions For Not Being a Dot-Bomb 2.0  —  With all the 2.0 hype, I think it's unfair to unanimously declare all new Internet startups as 100% junk.  It can't be much more than 95%.  So I thought it would be an interesting diversion to switch the tone of my writing for a change.
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Gizmodo, The Gadget Guide:
USB Rota-Rota Hub  —  Size and convenience is the name of the game with this Rota-Rota USB Hub from Brando.  It has one male USB port to plug into a PC or laptop and four female USB ports that can slide out to fit any kind of USB gadget.  USB plug girth will no longer be a problem in your life thanks to this hub.
Discussion: Gearlog and Ubergizmo
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Movielink to allow movies transferred to DVDs  —  Movielink, which distributes movies over the Internet, is close to fixing one of the main drawbacks to downloading films over the Web.  —  Santa Monica, Calif.-based Movielink has purchased technology from software company Sonic Solutions …
Discussion: TechEffect and UNEASYsilence
 
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