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6:20 PM ET, July 17, 2006

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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 …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Netscape Has Attention, If Nothing Else  —  Netscape has gotten mixed reviews for its recent Digg-style remake.  The New York Times adds a story this morning about a petition from Netscape users to bring back the old site.  We did a quick check and got traffic data update from Hitwise.
Discussion: TechEffect
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 …
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.
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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.
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, DesiPundit, SiliconBeat and digg
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Mridula / gonomad.com:
What is Up with Blogspot (Blogger) Sites in India?
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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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo Finance revises charts, chat, other features  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) on Monday will unveil an upgraded version of its top-ranked financial information site that features new stock charting tools, improved investor chat rooms and financial video news.
Discussion: SearchViews and paidContent.org
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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
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 …
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.
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.)
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: SEOmoz and Newsome.Org
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
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
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The age of customerism and producerism  —  Forget consumerism.  We're not just consumers anymore, as Doc Searls has taught me well.  We are customers with our money in our fists, spending it wisely and joining together to spend it more wisely.  And we are producers who can compete …
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
 
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George Ou / ZDNet.com:
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Graeme Wearden / CNET News.com:
AMD fires another antitrust salvo at Intel
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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Tony Smith / The Register:
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Mojungle.com enables you to text photos and videos to the web
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Fareastgizmos.com:
Thanko 512MB Secure USB 2.0 Morse code flash drive
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and OhGizmo!
Chase A. Thompson / ChaseAndSam.com:
Myspace Hack spreading like wildfire: SPAIRLKAIFS
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
The tech support of the crowds: Qunu
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
Stan Beer / ITWire:
Microsoft may leave Mac users out of messaging plans
Discussion: The Apple Core and digg
Alex Williams / New York Times:
The Graying of the Record Store
Discussion: Coolfer