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4:05 AM ET, July 20, 2006

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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Mac sales up 12 percent as Apple profits soar  —  Apple Computer's third-quarter revenue fell a little short of expectations, but profitability was far higher than expected and Mac sales increased at a healthy clip.  —  Revenue was $4.37 billion, up 24 percent from last year's quarterly revenue of $3.52 billion.
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechSpot
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Macs see growth spurt  —  With a wider range of systems available, consumers have been snapping Macs up, giving them a growth boost that outpaced the rest of the market.  —  Macintosh shipments were up 12 percent compared with last year, Apple Computer said Wednesday during its third-quarter earnings call.
Discussion: The Apple Blog
microsoft.com:
Windows Principles  —  Twelve Tenets to Promote Competition  —  Microsoft Corp. recognizes the important role its Windows® desktop operating system products play in the information economy and the responsibilities that come with that role.  To promote competitive opportunities …
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Microsoft vows to play fair  —  WASHINGTON—Microsoft pledged on Wednesday that all of its future operating systems, including Windows Vista, will abide by self-imposed rules aimed at bolstering choice and competition.  —  The voluntary principles will come into play after major parts …
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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David E. Williams / CNN:
Google's unknown artist has huge following  —  (CNN) — Dennis Hwang may be the most famous unknown artist in the world — his work doesn't hang in galleries or museums, but it's been viewed hundreds of millions of times.  —  The 28-year-old webmaster designs the whimsical logos …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hacked Ad Seen on MySpace Served Spyware to a Million  —  An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites over the past week used a Windows security flaw to infect more than a million users with spyware when people merely browsed the sites with unpatched versions of Windows …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Jobster takes more money to spread social job search  —  Do job seekers and employers outside of Silicon Valley want user generated content, tagging and feeds in their employment services?  The premise that they do will likely be put to the test on a global scale now that the fast growing …
Discussion: PostBubble and Mashable*
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Jobster Raises $18 million
Discussion: SiliconBeat
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 …
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Temporary Storage Glitch  —  We've had a temporary storage failure affecting a sizable chunk of old Flickr photos and are moving about 20 terabytes of photos across a few thousand miles (between two of our data centers) to ensure consistency and smoothness.  ALL PHOTOS AND DATA ARE SAFE AND NOTHING HAS BEEN LOST.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Gizmo Goes All Calls Free...Mostly  —  VoIPWatch has learned that tomorrow GizmoProject will introduce their "All Calls Free" program.  According to the company the "new program gives active Gizmo Project users unlimited free calling to landlines and mobile phones in 60 countries around the world.
Discussion: GigaOM and Alec Saunders .LOG
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Image navigation, with a sci-fi touch  —  Taking a page out of a science-fiction novel, Microsoft's research labs have come up with a way for people to navigate computer images using their hands to change their point of view.  —  However, borrowing in equal measure from its business handbook …
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 …
Valleywag:
Escaping Siberia: How Netscape's boss exploits controversy and paid users  —  After just a few months, the new head of Netscape wants out.  That's why he's fomenting controversy over his newest job offer — paying his competitors' top users to seed Netscape.
Internet Stocks on SeekingAlpha:
eBay Inc. Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (EBAY)  —  Executives  —  Analysts  —  Heath Terry - Credit Suisse First Boston  —  Christa Sober Quarles - Thomas Weisel Partners  —  Presentation  —  Operator  —  Please stand by, we are about to begin.
Discussion: GigaOM
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Weak Sales of Text Ads at Yahoo; Shares Dip  —  Shares of Yahoo fell to their lowest level in nearly two years in after-hours trading yesterday as it reported weak revenue from Internet search advertising in the second quarter and a delay in a critical project that is meant to increase search revenue.
Discussion: Clickety Clack and digg
 
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Charles Ar / Guardian:
What is the 1% rule?  —  It's an emerging rule of thumb …
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
A Sound Marketplace For Recorded Music
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Josh / Bokardo:
Social Networks are Killing Email
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Sony:
SONY LAUNCHING TWO DVDIRECT RECORDERS WITH EASIER HOME VIDEO …
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Wired News:
Battery-Fueled Car Will Smoke You
Discussion: Slashdot
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Stanford Fellow Imagines Every Cell Phone as Citizen Media Outlet
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube sued over copyright infringement
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Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
All the Good Ones Have Been Taken — In Domain Names, Too
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
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Ian Sager / Business Week:
iPod Accessories Gone Wild
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
AOL launches corporate IM service
New York Times:
Wall Street Journal to Run Ads on Front Page