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10:40 PM ET, July 25, 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.
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Microsoft:
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 …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Digg chooses Microsoft as new ad partner  —  News aggregator Digg has chosen Microsoft to serve up display and contextual ads on its Web site where people share and rank their favorite news items, the companies announced Wednesday.  —  Microsoft replaces Google as Digg's main advertising partner …
Discussion: Webware.com and ResourceShelf
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
John Battelle / FM Blog:   Big News for Digg, and a New Partner for FM
Apple:
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.
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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 2.0
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Posts $818 Million Profit for 3rd Quarter 2007 [Updating]
Discussion: digg
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 …
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
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Tom Corelis / DailyTech:
"Top 25 P2P Universities" Amendment Blocked
Discussion: TechSpot News and Inside Higher Ed
Xssniper / Billy (BK) Rios:
Remote Command Execution in FireFox et al  —  IE has gained a LOT of attention from the way it handles registered URIs.  We (Nate McFeters and I) have repeatedly mentioned that IE isn't the only browser that has issues dealing with registered URI handlers.  In fact, some of the behavior exhibited …
Discussion: PC World and The Mozilla Blog
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Zero-day security flaw leaves Firefox wide open
Discussion: TechSpot News and The Register
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Om Malik Is Ready for His Close-Up  —  What is Om Malik going to announce at his party tomorrow night at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco?  —  Valleywag wanted to know what the well-known tech blogger was up to, so we will tell them: an online television interview and analysis show on Revision3 called "The GigaOm Show."
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Valleywag:   Online Video: Get ready for GigaOm TV
bizjournals:
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
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google sued over North Carolina tax exemptions
Discussion: WebProNews
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
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 …
BBC:
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple anti-theft system would leave thieves powerless—literally  —  Nearly everyone has heard of "iPod muggings"—thieves targeting unsuspecting users on the street because of the presence of those signature white headphones that indicate there's an expensive gadget on the other end.
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 …
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.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
iPhone v. BlackBerry: Side By Side, Two Week Comparison  —  With the Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerry 8820 coming soon to an AT&T store near you, business folks around the country will be faced with the decision of switching to the trendy new iPhone or upgrading to a more iPhonesque version of their trusty CrackBerry.
 
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Ryan Hamlyn / PlayStation.Blog:
Lair Dev is Complete, Aug 14 Release Set!
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 Earlier Items: 
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
I'm sick of users  —  The more I write and read about social media …
Discussion: broadstuff
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
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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Ustream.tv Now With More Interactivity
David Ward / Hollywood Reporter:
Xbox spec: $50 cut in Aug.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: iPhone Can Now Serve Web Pages, Run Python, Open Source Apps
Discussion: Inquirer and digg