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12:30 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
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 …
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 …
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: SiliconBeat and PostBubble
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Jobster Raises $18 million
Discussion: Mashable*
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
All the Good Ones Have Been Taken — In Domain Names, Too  —  It's hardly secret knowledge, though perhaps only Dennis Forbes has seen it in all its glory.  —  There are roughly 47 million domain names that end with ".com," making that space the biggest and most prestigious piece of real estate on the Internet.
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 …
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 …
Diane Mermigas / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp., DirecTV take broadband to the Max  —  CHICAGO — News Corp.'s zealous embrace of interactivity soon will reach way beyond the runaway success of the social networking Web site MySpace when its majority-owned DirecTV decides on a path and partners for creating a national WiMax network.
Scarlett Susi / Shiny Shiny:
BenQ-Siemens' EF61 Mia Special Edition - 'the ultimate make-up phone'  —  Last night I went a-schmoozing at beauty mecca Pout's 5th birthday party, which also saw launch of BenQ-Siemens' new EF61 Mia Special Edition, aka 'the ultimate make-up phone'.  —  In between eyelash extensions …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Tech Digest
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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uncrate.com:
Pimp Your MacBook  —  Apple's new MacBook is easily the best laptop …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Gizmo Goes All Calls Free...Mostly
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Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Stanford Fellow Imagines Every Cell Phone as Citizen Media Outlet
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Temporary Storage Glitch
ExtremeTech:
Which New Browser Is Best: Firefox 2, Internet Explorer 7, or Opera 9?
Sony:
SONY'S BLUETOOTH CAR STEREO MAKES ROAD TRIPS HIGH-FIDELITY AND HANDS-FREE
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
Who's afraid of Ashley Highfield?
Discussion: paidContent.org
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Rootkits get better at hiding
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
NSF Backs Open Source Wireless Mesh Project
Discussion: Policy Blog
Sony:
SONY RAISES THE CURTAIN ON STYLISHLY DESIGNED, SPACE-SAVING HOME THEATER SYSTEMS
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
San Francisco Chronicle:
Comcast throws a curve in its broadband pitch
Discussion: Techdirt
Ian Sager / Business Week:
iPod Accessories Gone Wild
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
AT&T launches box with Web, satellite
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Dealplumber Launches - Free Coupons and Deals
New York Times:
Wall Street Journal to Run Ads on Front Page