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9:30 AM ET, July 20, 2006

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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.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Voice, Now Nearly Free  —  First it was Skype, then came Jajah, and now it is the turn of Gizmo Project to offer almost free voice calls to the old PSTN numbers.  We are seeing the price of plain vanilla voice collapse to almost zero.  (Some argue, with Skype to Skype calling, those prices are already zero.)
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Gizmo Project makes all VoIP to landline calls free.  Forever.  —  Skype ruffled some feathers in the internet telephony world earlier this year when they announced they'd be offering free SkypeOut calls to the US and Canada for the rest of 2006.  We weren't too interested since it came off …
Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  Posts Second Highest Quarterly Revenue and Earnings in Company's History  —  CUPERTINO, California—July 19, 2006—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2006 third quarter ended July 1, 2006.  The Company posted revenue …
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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: MacsimumNews and The Apple Blog
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
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.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype, All Talk, Just Not Facts  —  Every quarter, one hopes EBay will provide some clarity on Skype, and what kind of success the company is having with its $2.6 billion purchase.  And every quarter, one is left scratching his head, pondering over meaningless metrics.
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Working Anywhere
Author / skypejournal.com:
eBay: Skype still growing strong. Skype Journal: but not in the U.S.
Discussion: 21talks
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 …
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 …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Jobster Raises $18 million
Discussion: paidContent.org
Dana Gardner / Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect:
PodShow attaches business podcasts to new AIM Pro — but at what cost to the businesses?  —  There's nothing like hitching a ride on a partner's voluminous installed base to get a new product or service into the market fast.  Looks like that's what PodShow has done by hooking up with AOL and its new AIM Pro offering announced today.
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.
Discussion: SearchViews and rev2.org
Associated Press:
EU: Town Can't Build Fiber-Optic Network  —  AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The European Commission on Wednesday banned a small Dutch town from building its own fiber-optic network, saying the plan would be unfair to broadband companies - a decision with potentially far-reaching consequences.
Discussion: Techdirt and Telepocalypse
Tanner Morrison / The Apple Blog:
Got Browser?  —  Whether you use Windows, or Mac OS X you are going to have a hard time determining which browser to use, which is right for you?  Choosing a browser is basically like choosing a car, a car that will take you down the Information Super Highway.  Between browsers that do nothing, to browsers that do everything.
Charles Ar / Guardian:
What is the 1% rule?  —  It's an emerging rule of thumb that suggests that if you get a group of 100 people online then one will create content, 10 will "interact" with it (commenting or offering improvements) and the other 89 will just view it.  —  It's a meme that emerges strongly …
Discussion: Business Filter
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.
Peter Pachal / SCI FI Tech:
Helmet cam goes wireless in new Samsung shooter  —  Samsung released its rugged sports camcorder — an extremely compact model that shoots basic, e-mailable video — over a year ago.  Its coolest feature was the remote lens unit, which you could mount separately to anything you wanted …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Google Video team / Official Google Video Blog:
New Feature: Link within a Video  —  Has this ever happened to you?  —  You're watching this documentary on monkeys and then halfway through, this monkey does the funniest thing ever.  So of course, you want nothing more than to share this hilarious monkey moment with your friends.
 
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SQL injection attacks against banks on the rise
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Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
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Social Networks are Killing Email
Discussion: AttentionTrust.org
Sony:
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Weak Sales of Text Ads at Yahoo; Shares Dip
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube sued over copyright infringement
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Google's unknown artist has huge following
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hacked Ad Seen on MySpace Served Spyware to a Million