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12:40 AM ET, July 26, 2007


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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg: New ad provider  —  Hey everyone - I wanted to give you a heads-up before the official announcement is made later today.  We've signed on Microsoft as our new partner to sell and serve the ads on Digg.  It's a deal similar to the one Facebook signed with Microsoft last year.
Microsoft and Digg Team Up in Advertising Syndication Agreement  —  Microsoft to manage Digg's advertising inventory as Digg continues on strong growth path.  —  Digg Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced an agreement in which the two companies will collaborate to bring relevant advertising …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Now Selling Digg's Ads  —  Kevin Rose writes a somewhat cryptic blog post announcing that Digg has done an ad deal with Microsoft.  He says it's a deal similar to the one Facebook signed with Microsoft last year.  That probably means that, as with Facebook, Digg is getting a guarantee …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft makes Digg, EA Sports advertising deals
Discussion: PC World
Miguel Helft / New York Times:   Digg Digs Microsoft; Buries Google
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  Record June Quarter Revenue and Profit  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 third quarter ended June 30, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $5.41 billion and net quarterly profit of $818 million, or $.92 per diluted share.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple delivers strong earnings; Countdown to 1 million iPhones on hold; Outlook conservative  —  Apple's third quarter earnings handily topped Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, but the total number of iPhones sold to date remain a mystery.  —  Apple reported fiscal third quarter earnings …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple sold 270,000 iPhones in the first 30 hours
Discussion: Apple
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Posts $818 Million Profit for 3rd Quarter 2007 [Updating]
Discussion: digg
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Q3 Report: Mac Sales Strong, iPhones Less So
Discussion: The Register, Bloomberg and Webomatica
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Zero-day security flaw leaves Firefox wide open  —  Uri: Russian thug or hacker's paradise?  —  Security researchers have disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in the latest version of Firefox that gives miscreants complete control of Windows-based computers when the Mozilla browser visits a booby-trapped website.
Xssniper / Billy (BK) Rios:
Remote Command Execution in FireFox et al
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog
Robert McMillan / PC World:   Researcher Publishes Attack Code for Mozilla Flaw
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Universities help overturn P2P amendment, with help from you  —  Colleges were among those less than pleased to find that Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) recently talked a new amendment into the Higher Education Act legislation that was moving through the Senate.  The amendment would have directed …
Discussion: p2pnet, ShoutWire and digg
Tom Corelis / DailyTech:
"Top 25 P2P Universities" Amendment Blocked
Discussion: Inside Higher Ed and TechSpot News
Bill Kee / Official Gmail Blog:
Help make a Gmail video  —  Do you have mad video-making skills?  OK, how about just a video camera and a little bit of spare time to get creative?  A few of us on the Gmail team came up with an idea to stitch together a bunch of video clips that all share one element …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Judge gives ConnectU founders two weeks to revise Facebook complaint  —  BOSTON—A federal judge in a Massachusetts district court gave the founders of college-based social networking site ConnectU two weeks to revise the complaint that they have filed against Facebook, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
Suit filed against state Google incentives  —  The North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, a libertarian advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit challenging the incentives North Carolina gave to Google to relocate in Lenoir County.  —  NCICL filed the suit on behalf of a trio of plaintiffs.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google sued over North Carolina tax exemptions
Discussion: WebProNews
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
I'm sick of users  —  The more I write and read about social media, the more frustrated I get with the term "users."  —  When I started in the business twenty-mumble years ago, writing software manuals, people who used software were unusual (and had to be masochists).  We spent a lot of time talking about users.
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Report: Seagate plans to stop manufacturing IDE drives by year end  —  Seagate plans to cease manufacturing IDE hard drives by the end of the year and will focus exclusively on SATA-based products.  Seagate is the first major hard drive manufacturer to announce such plans …
Phone mast allergy 'in the mind'  —  Mobile phone masts are not responsible for the symptoms of ill health some blame them for, a major UK study says.  —  Dozens of people who believed the masts trigger symptoms such as anxiety, nausea and tiredness were unable to detect if signals were on of off.
Matthew Boyle / Fortune:
A CEO who got his job on Craigslist  —  Jim Buckmaster, the programmer-turned-CEO of online classified-ad site Craigslist answers your questions and a few of our own.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — With 450 sites in 50 countries, Craigslist is the undisputed leader in online classifieds, despite a stubbornly anticapitalist culture.
Mary Madden / Pew Internet:
Online Video: 57% of internet users have watched videos online and most of them share what they find with others  —  The growing adoption of broadband combined with a dramatic push by content providers to promote online video has helped to pave the way for mainstream audiences to embrace online video viewing.
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Tom Krazit / CNET
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Discussion: InformationWeek
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Yahoo to start optimising for mobile
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Apple anti-theft system would leave thieves powerless—literally
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Why Google and Microsoft are building $500M data centers
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Hide the Button: Steve Jobs Has His Finger on It
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