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9:35 AM ET, July 12, 2007

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Matt / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner Integration for Blogspot Blogs  —  Hot on the heels of last week's much-ballyhooed free FeedBurner for everyone, we are very excited to announce the immediate availability of one-click redirection for Blogger Blogspot blogs (note our fine use of both alliteration and first syllable congruence).
Luke / Reach Students blog:
Facebook advertising brings poor results  —  Facebook is the website du jour, but in Reach Students' experience it delivers appalling ad clickthroughs.  —  We've run four targeted campaigns this year using its flyer ads, and each time the results have been disappointing.
Mark Schliebs / NEWS.com.au:
Watchdog takes Google to court  —  GOOGLE, the world's biggest search engine, is being taken to court by the Australian competition watchdog, alleging misleading and deceptive conduct.  —  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleges Trading Post Australia, Google Ireland …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and TechCrunch
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ACCC alleges misleading and deceptive conduct by Trading Post and Google
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook VC: We're Investing in Facebook Apps Too  —  For Facebook application developers, not all VCs are created equal...at least when it comes to the support they can lend your company if they also happen to, say, sit on the board of Facebook itself.  —  That's the position Jim Breyer …
Yahoo! Search Blog:
May I Suggest...  ...A faster way to find what you're looking for.  Introducing Search Suggest on Yahoo.com.  —  It works like this: When you do a search on Yahoo!, you'll automatically be given suggestions based on what you have typed - as you're typing.  So, not only does this limit …
Kemp Powers / Reuters:
Nintendo Wii may be scarce for holidays  —  SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 11 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) hit Wii video game consoles will still be scarce this holiday season, a senior executive said on Wednesday.  Nintendo promised that some 100 new games for the Wii …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is Zillow building a ghost town?  —  I don't live in the U.S., so Zillow.com isn't much use to me as a real estate site, but from all I've heard it is a fantastic service backed by some smart guys, including several of my friend Stuart MacDonald's pals from the old Expedia days.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Warner streams entire catalog of music for free on imeem  —  Warner Music Group is offering its entire music and video catalog for free streaming on imeem, a Web site focused on letting users share music playlists.  —  The music is currently live on the San Francisco startup's Web site, the company told VentureBeat Wednesday evening.
Discussion: John Furrier and Mashable!
PR Newswire:
Motorola Provides Preliminary Estimates of Second Quarter 2007 Results  —  SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) today announced preliminary estimates of second quarter 2007 financial results.  Although the company has not finalized …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Motorola: Big Q2 Revenue Miss, Handset Troubles Deepen; Stock Falls
Discussion: PR Newswire and The Register
Xavier / notebooks.com:
Logitech MX Air Mouse - Gesture Based Navigation for Notebooks  —  Logitech is introducing an innovative wireless mouse that works on a desk or in the air.  The Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse let's users control multimedia playback or any other mouse function with in-air hand gestures.
Discussion: Mobility Site and I4U News
Wall Street Journal:
Whole Foods Is Hot, Wild Oats a Dud — So Said 'Rahodeb'  —  Then Again, Yahoo Poster  —  Was a Whole Foods Staffer,  —  The CEO to Be Precise  —  In January 2005, someone using the name "Rahodeb" went online to a Yahoo stock-market forum and posted this opinion: No company …
Helen Branswell / Toronto Star:
Lightning blasted IPod-wearing jogger  —  Vancouver man suffered permanent hearing loss after bolt struck  —  Victim was left with jaw broken in four places, running shoe in shreds, burns all over his body  —  Wearing the device that is said to put "1,000 songs in your pocket" …
Jason Shellen / shellen dot com:
My time at Google, by the numbers  —  I joined Google as part of the Blogger acquisition in February 2003.  There were only six of us on the Pyra Labs team and we were Google's first acquisition*.  Google was only about 600 employees strong.  There were times when we felt like royalty …
Discussion: Googlified
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
At the races with the Kangaroo TV  —  Getting the best of both worlds  —  As anyone who follows racing knows, it can often be a lot harder to follow what's going on when you're actually at the track compared to watching it from the comfort of your own couch.
content.nejm.org:
Thunderstorms and iPods — Not a Good iDea  —  To the Editor: The potential for permanent hearing loss due to prolonged use of personal stereo equipment, such as portable compact-disk or MP3 players, at high decibel levels has been well described in the literature.1 We have recently become aware …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Hotlinking Images for SEO  —  Michel Telendro tells me it has become a search engine optimization practice (black to gray-hat, I assume) of hotlinking images from other servers... to rank your own site well in Google Image search results.  —  How does that work?
 
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Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
Get set for Apple's Yellow Submarine Beatles iPod
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Murdoch Frustrated With Dow Jones Talks
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
My iPhone Confession; AT&T has more coming
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Internet Again Blamed For Suicides
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft re-assures partners on Vista compatibility
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Mike Baker / Associated Press:
Military files left unprotected online
Dan Ackerman / CNET News.com:
E3 2007: Sony's big ol' press conference
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Microsoft on your telly: a history of the company's Internet TV strategy
Associated Press:
AOL to Pay $3 Million Settlement Over Cancellation Policy
Microsoft:
The Walt Disney Studios to Offer Movie Rentals On Demand Through …
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New URL highlighting feature in FireFox 3 aims to make phishing harder
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Sony's new PSP is slimmer, includes video output
Belkin News:
Belkin's New N1 Vision is the First Wireless Router with an …