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5:30 PM ET, July 20, 2006

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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: TechBeat
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Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
eBay: Skype still growing strong. Skype Journal: but not in the U.S.
Discussion: 21talks
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Accessible Search  —  Google released a new product called Accessible Search, a "web search for the visually challenged."  Though result pages are somewhat less cluttered compared to normal Google results, the point here is not so much to create accessible results formatting, but to rank accessible results higher.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Principles to Guide Future Development of Windows  —  Twelve tenets to continue to apply after major parts of U.S. antitrust ruling expire.  —  WASHINGTON — July 19, 2006 — Recognizing the important role the Windows® operating system plays in the global information economy …
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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 …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Earnings Bolstered by iPod and Notebook Sales  —  SAN FRANCISCO, July 19 — Confounding Wall Street skeptics, Apple Computer released quarterly financial results Wednesday that showed strong growth in both its iPod music player and its MacBook portable computer businesses.
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linuxdevices.com:
Linux-powered robots from France?  Oui!  —  A French start-up created to build autonomous, easily programmable, affordable humanoid robots has emerged from stealth mode.  Aldebaran Robotics, of Paris, expects to ship its first product — a humanoid household service robot running Linux — in early 2007.
Discussion: I4U News, digg and Slashdot
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.
Jon's Radio:
News about Google News  —  InfoWorld's online folks have long complained about the absence of InfoWorld news stories from Google News.  Here is the most striking illustration of the problem:  —  1. WWW.google.com/search?q=site:WWW.infowo rld.com  —  Results 1 - 10 of about 2,040,000
The Ask.com Blog:
Introducing RSS Smart Answers  —  Great news, our Smart Answers program is expanding and we're excited about it.  We think you will be too.  —  Today, we're formally introducing RSS Smart Answers.  —  What are they?  —  Now, when you conduct a web search for many of your favorite blogs …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
YouTube's new policy says "we own your content."  —  The newly revised Terms and Conditions page at YouTube raises important questions for anyone who uploads videos there.  Eliot Van Buskirk at the Wired News music blog "Listening Post" writes: … Read the rest of the post here: Link.
Discussion: InterMedia, Adrants and digg
Paul Mutton / Netcraft:
PayPal XSS Exploit available for two years?  —  The cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, which was harnessed by fraudsters to execute a convincing phishing attack against PayPal users, may have been exploitable for two years previously.  —  Despite the prompt action taken by PayPal …
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Search 2.0 vs Traditional Search  —  Written by Ebrahim Ezzy and edited by Richard MacManus.  Ebrahim is lead developer and co-founder of Qelix Technologies, the company behind a search 2.0 contender called Qube.  This 2-part series of posts is adapted from Ebrahim's research material in developing Qube.
Discussion: Download Squad and Slashdot
Wilson Rothman / Time:
Nike + iPod Sport Kit  —  Apple and the sports giant team up to create a new running system  —  For a field already glutted with gadgets, the Nike + iPod kit is the most elegant of high-tech runner's aids.  An instrument the size of a pebble measures your pace from a pocket inside one of Nike's specially designed shoes.
sandisk.com:
SanDisk Introduces SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash - World's Fastest Cards For Professional Photographers  —  New Cards Result In Faster Capture of High-Resolution Images and Quicker Card-to-Computer Transfers  —  NEW YORK, NY, July 19, 2006 - SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) …
Discussion: Gizmodo, jkOnTheRun, Engadget and Ubergizmo
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
CoComment upgrades, now worth using  —  CoComent is a popular browser tool for tracking conversations in the comments sections of blogs.  It catches the comments you've made around the web and comments made after yours.  It was initially launched in February.
Discussion: Download Squad and Mashable*
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 …
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Portrait of a Blogger: Under 30 and Sociable  —  Survey Finds Need to Connect With Family and Friends and to Meet New People  —  They consider themselves digital natives.  —  They're young.  They're addicted to instant messaging and social networks.  And they're more apt to dish …
 
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Seltzer blows whistle on 'domain tasting' rat but serious questions remain
Discussion: Techdirt
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Zango affiliate serves up exploit from site linked to child pornography
Discussion: Security Fix
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Infinium changes name to Phantom Entertainment
Discussion: Techdirt
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Google Scholar trademark case ends
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Intel quad-core chips arriving in 2006
Discussion: The Tech Report and Neowin.net
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Talking mirror now available for your home
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Give Me Steam!  —  A glimpse into the quiet success story …
Ira Teinowitz / AdAge:
Promotion Firms Caught in Internet-Gambling Crackdown
 Earlier Items: 
Alice LaPlante / InformationWeek:
The Slow, Lingering Death of Win98
Discussion: TechBlog, The Tech Report and digg
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
2 OS X timers to watch: Flextime & Meridian
Peter Pachal / SCI FI Tech:
Helmet cam goes wireless in new Samsung shooter
Tanner Morrison / The Apple Blog:
Got Browser?  —  Whether you use Windows, or Mac OS X …
Associated Press:
EU: Town Can't Build Fiber-Optic Network
Help Net Security:
SQL injection attacks against banks on the rise
Discussion: Slashdot and OpsanBlog
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
A Sound Marketplace For Recorded Music
Discussion: Orbitcast and IPcentral Weblog