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3:40 PM ET, July 19, 2006

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Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
Storytelling, not journalism, spurs most blogs  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many people see Web journals or "blogs" as alternatives to the mainstream media, but most Americans who run them do so as a hobby rather than a vocation, according to a report released on Wednesday.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
3 Million Bloggers Looking to Make Money  —  The Pew Internet & American Life Project released the results from a blogger survey today, which detailed the reasons why bloggers blog.  The report focuses on some notion of storytelling vs. journalism (whatever), but what jumped out at me was that 7% …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huge Red Flag at Netscape  —  A little known Digg-fact is that a relatively small group of users submit a large percentage of the stories that end up on the Digg home page.  Netscape, which recently relaunched as a Digg-clone, wants to pay those top users to switch over to them.
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Paying the top DIGG/REDDIT/Flickr/Newsvine users (or "$1,000 a month for doing what you're already doing.")  —  When Brian and I started Weblogs, Inc. the idea of paying bloggers—heck, even making money from blogging—was considered offensive to many.  Blogging was, as the case was stated …
Sony:
SONY RAISES THE CURTAIN ON STYLISHLY DESIGNED, SPACE-SAVING HOME THEATER SYSTEMS  —  NEW YORK, July 18, 2006 - Sony is bringing the listening room to the living room with the launch of two packaged home theater solutions that optimize the company's legacy of design and high-quality A/V performance.
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
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Sony:
SONY DELIVERS MUSIC WIRELESSLY THROUGHOUT THE HOME
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
David Kender / camcorderinfo.com:
Sony Introduces High Definition to DVD AVCHD Camcorder HDR-UX1
Discussion: Engadget, HD Beat, Ubergizmo and Gizmodo
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS FIRST BLU-RAY DISC DRIVE BURNER
Discussion: Engadget, I4U News and HD Beat
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
Yahoo to Delay Ad Platform Upgrade  —  Yahoo will delay its long-awaited new interface for advertisers until the fourth quarter, after previously saying it would be ready in Q3.  The news came as the company announced its second-quarter earnings.  —  Net income for the quarter dropped precipitously …
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Yahoo! Search blog:
Finding Home Values in Web Search  —  With all the recent discussion on where home prices are heading, we saw a great opportunity to improve our home valuation product on Yahoo! Real Estate.  We've integrated our product with Zillow.com to provide users with free instant home value estimates …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Zillow Blog:
Zillow Teams with Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Search
Discussion: SearchViews and Screenwerk
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Four Big Ideas About Open Source  —  In my O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing next week at OSCON, I'm focusing on four big ideas about open source:  — The architecture of participation beyond software.  Software development was the canary in the coalmine, one of the first areas to show …
Ian Sager / Business Week:
iPod Accessories Gone Wild  —  The desire to personalize the Apple music-player experience—and make a fast buck—has resulted in some downright odd products  —  The early, runaway success of Apple Computer's iPod has spawned a whole ecosystem of third-party suppliers pushing accessories …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Comcast throws a curve in its broadband pitch  —  As AT&T prepares to enter the video market in the Bay Area, Comcast is attempting to get owners of local apartment buildings to agree to 10-year contracts that would grant the cable giant an exclusive right to provide tenants with all broadband services.
Discussion: Techdirt
Red Herring:
ShopWiki Scores $6.2 Million  —  First round of funding will enable DoubleClick founders' shopping site to expand abroad.  —  ShopWiki received $6.2 million in its first round of funding Tuesday, enabling the shopping search engine created by three DoubleClick executives to expand internationally.
New York Times:
Wall Street Journal to Run Ads on Front Page  —  The Wall Street Journal calls it a "jewel box," but readers of its front page will know it by its common name: advertising.  —  The Journal today confirmed long-time speculation that it would open its front page to advertising, probably in September …
Iancr / Yahoo! Music Blog:
Buy A Customized Jessica Simpson MP3 At Yahoo! Music  —  You can buy a personalized version of the new Jessica Simpson song "A Public Affair" from Yahoo! Music's Web Site (Music.Yahoo.com) for $1.99, and it's an MP3.  Dear digital consumer, even if you're not into Jessica Simpson …
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
AT&T launches box with Web, satellite  —  NEW YORK - AT&T Inc. is launching a satellite TV set-top box Wednesday that also connects to the Internet for movie downloads, reinforcing the phone company's push into video services.  —  The box, called AT&T Homezone, will be initially available …
Discussion: Gizmodo, HD Beat and Zatz Not Funny
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
AOL launches corporate IM service  —  AOL is set to launch on Wednesday its new AIM Pro instant-messaging service, which features security and online meeting functions aimed at corporate users.  —  The service, which is free for anyone to use, integrates with Microsoft Outlook's calendar …
 
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Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Sun CTO: Incremental open-sourcing of Java is the way
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Maybe Google Should Buy a Movie Studio?
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 Earlier Items: 
Google Blogoscoped:
What the Digg Crowd Loves and Hates
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Image navigation, with a sci-fi touch
Discussion: digg
CNET News.com:
Judge: Google News lawsuit can proceed
Jason Stamper / businessreviewonline.com:
Will SGI Become the Next Data General?
The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
Parallels Desktop hits the Apple Store
Bloomberg:
Microsoft, Nortel Partner to Build Phone Software (Update2)
Hans Mast / The (not so) Daily Me:
Yahoo! Music to offer unrestricted MP3s?
Peggy Mihelich / CNN:
Price of virtual living: Patience, privacy