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12:20 AM ET, July 18, 2006

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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
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:   Old vs. New Netscape (or "if you could change GeoCities into MySpace …
Robert McMillan / pcadvisor.co.uk:
McAfee spots 'bot' danger  —  Hackers are using techniques popularised by developers of open-source software like Linux to improve their malicious code, a researcher at McAfee has said.  —  Nowhere is this more apparent than within the growing families of 'bot' software, which allow hackers to remotely control infected computers.
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Leslie Simmons / hollywoodreporteresq.com:
L.A. News Service Sues YouTube Over Beating Video  —  A Los Angeles video news service sued YouTube Inc. on Friday in federal court for allowing its users to upload copyrighted video footage onto the popular Web site, including the beating of trucker Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots.
Discussion: Techdirt, paidContent.org and digg
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 …
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Steve / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner acquires Blogbeat
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 …
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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Business Wire:
HP Unveils Revolutionary Wireless Chip That Links the Digital and Physical Worlds; Grain-Sized Chip Could Be Attached to Almost Any Object, Making Information More Ubiquitous  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 17, 2006—HP (NYSE:HPQ) (Nasdaq:HPQ) today announced that its researchers …
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
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.
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.
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
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Report: Click Fraud Rises in Q2 & High-Priced Keywords Click Fraud Rate At 20.2%  —  The Click Fraud Index issued an updated report on the state of click fraud.  In the second quarter click fraud rose four points to 14.1 percent, compared with the Q1 results of 13.7 percent.
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 …
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
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
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
News Online Seems to Have Long Shelf Life  —  A new research paper seeks to answer a riddle for publishers, editors and even readers: when does new news become old news?  —  In the case of a news article on the Internet, the answer is surprisingly long: 36 hours on average, according to the paper …
Discussion: Geeking with Greg and Glass House
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
For CBS's Fall Lineup, Check Inside Your Refrigerator  —  IN September, CBS plans to start using a new place to advertise its fall television lineup: your breakfast.  —  The network plans to announce today that it will place laser imprints of its trademark eye insignia …
Discussion: AdJab and All Points Blog
Microsoft:
Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Softricity  —  Application virtualization and streaming functionality added to Microsoft's virtualization and management offerings.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 17, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Softricity Inc. …
Discussion: M-Dollar
 
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Jensenh / Jensen Harris:
Silver Bullet  —  I couple of months ago I mentioned …
Discussion: M-Dollar and Office Evolution
Chris Stevens / Crave at CNET.co.uk:
Apple: Avoid death — integrate iPod with your car
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: Verizon and TMobile Minutes Used Firefox extensions
Discussion: Gizmodo, Download Squad and digg
Fungifred_Tech:
iCal Day  —  Almost every Mac user can admit to having iCal …
Discussion: digg
George Ou / ZDNet.com:
Who to believe on power consumption? AMD or Intel?
Discussion: digg
Graeme Wearden / CNET News.com:
AMD fires another antitrust salvo at Intel
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Dell, Acer tout 802.11n wireless laptops
SMS Text News:
Mojungle.com enables you to text photos and videos to the web
Discussion: MobHappy, Mashable* and Smart Mobs
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
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo Finance revises charts, chat, other features
Ars Technica:
Peering inside the aluminum ball: Woodcrest, Conroe, and the "pro" Macs
Discussion: Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Home Page Goes Live Today