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5:30 AM ET, August 3, 2006

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PostBubble:
Netscape Navigators Revealed  —  Netscape has raised some eyebrows with their pending paid social news editors aka "Netscape Navigators"and now they've finally revealed them.  Netscape just added the section on the right hand side of their main page.  —  Here is a list of the hired guns with pictures:
Discussion: digg
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The first 10 Navigators: We've hired three of the top 12 DIGG users, the #1 user from Newsvine, the #1 user from Reddit, and a bunch of Weblogs, Inc. folks.  —  The word is getting out about the first 10 Netscape Navigators (people who took "the offer" to become paid bookmarkers).
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Digg stats after Jason Calacanis offer
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Staci / paidContent.org:
Detailing AOL's Change Of Course; Reshaping The Access Business
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Black Voices:
Important AOL Announcement
Discussion: David Card
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
AOL: You've got free e-mail
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds or Less  —  If you want to grab the attention of a roomful of hackers, one sure fire way to do it is to show them a new method for remotely circumventing the security of an Apple Macbook computer to seize total control over the machine.
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple fixes 26 Mac OS flaws  —  Apple Computer issued on Tuesday updates for its Mac OS X operating system to fix 26 security flaws, some serious.  —  Several of the vulnerabilities affect the way in which Mac OS X handles images and the file-sharing capabilities of the software, according to an Apple security advisory.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and The Tao of Mac
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Researcher creates net neutrality test  —  Software can tell if computers are treating some types of TCP/IP traffic better than others  —  A Seattle-based security researcher has devised a way to test for net neutrality.  Dan Kaminsky will share details of this technique …
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Customer Loss to Internet Continues to Hurt Phone Carriers  —  Verizon's chief executive said he remained interested in acquiring the stake in Verizon Wireless held by the company's partner, Vodafone.  Verizon is seeking to increase the share of its profit from the cellphone unit.
Discussion: VoIP Now, Mark Evans and Screenwerk
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:   Buyer Beware: Verizon Wireless and Sprextel disabling features on handsets they sell
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Voice-over-GoogleFi  —  GoogleFi, Google's Mountain View network, may be good for data connections, but is it good enough for making voice calls?  In order to find out answers, I headed down to Mountain View to conduct some first hand tests, and well, make some VoIP calls.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iChat Mobile: is it the iPhone (part forty bajillion)?  —  Ok everybody, alright, get it all out of your systems now.  WWDC's in a few days, and the predominant rumor is that the iPhone is what we're going to get from it.  Apple knows we want it, and we know they're working on it.
Joe Beaulaurier / Download Squad:
Yahoo! Music Engine gets new features and new name  —  Yahoo! Music Engine is now called Yahoo! Music Jukebox (haven't I heard that name before?).  This name change coincides with the roll out of new features and a premium "Plus" version.  —  According to the press release, Yahoo! Music Jukebox will be enhanced with:
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Silicon Valley roundup: Khosla debunked?, Pincus censored, YouTube ain't that big, more  —  Here's the latest news for Silicon Valley tech-money crowd:  —  The Dead 2.0 blog — In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the Dead 2.0 blog, we've seen referenced a few times.  It says we let Jobster off the hook.
Discussion: ContentSutra and paidContent.org
Larry Gordon / Los Angeles Times:
UC May Join Google's Library Project  —  The firm would gain access to 34 million volumes in its effort to offer digitized books.  —  In a move with major significance for the worlds of academic research and publishing, the University of California is in talks to join Google's controversial project …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Plasma is a girl's best friend?  —  What do women want?  Plasma televisions, apparently.  A new study (Word .DOC) by US TV network Oxygen ("The New Girls Network") debunks the myth that "the only women interested in technology are urban trendsetters" and finds that three-quarters of American women …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / DesktopLinux.com:
Articles & white papers about Linux on the desktop ...  Keywords: Match: Sort by:  —  An early look at Freespire  —  In two weeks, Linspire Inc. will release Freespire, its community Linux distribution.  This new distribution isn't just another Linux distro.
Chris Thompson / East Bay Express:
City of Warts  —  Publishers vs. the Censorbot  —  As Google becomes more crucial to the revenues of online news sites, its practice of withholding ads from edgy stories threatens Web journalism.  —  Google has entered that rarefied tier of corporations whose services or products are indispensable to American life.
Discussion: Techdirt
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
beyond adsense: a business model checklist 02aug06  —  This great post by Peter Rip has me off the dime to make a list I've wanted to make for a while: a checklist of the various business models available to developer of live Web apps & services.  During a podcast with Lane Becker …
Official Google Blog:
It's all about the photos...on a Mac  —  I'm happy to tell you about the release of Picasa Web Albums Uploaders (beta, of course) for Mac OS X. Picasa Web Albums makes it simple to share photos with friends and family, and now we've made it even easier on the Mac.
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND XP X64 EDITIONS SERVICE PACK 2  —  There have been a few articles floating around on the Internet since we released the private beta of Windows Server 2003 SP2 a couple of weeks ago.  To remove any mystery or speculation about what this Service Pack 2 is about …
 
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