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1:55 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.
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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 …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft makes Digg, EA Sports advertising deals
Discussion: PC World
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
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Posts $818 Million Profit for 3rd Quarter 2007 [Updating]
Discussion: digg
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.
Discussion: Mashable! and TechSpot News
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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: ShoutWire, p2pnet and digg
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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 …
Robin Linden / Official Linden Blog:
Wagering In Second Life: New Policy  —  [UPDATE: Wednesday, July 25 4:47PM PDT] For those of you who find logging into the Knowledge Base to be sort of kludgy (and I know it is — we'll find a better way!), I've pasted the text of the policy and FAQ below.  —  Several months ago we discussed …
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.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
AdPinions: Vote for the Ads You Want  —  Adpinion is a new startup trying to get rid of the antagonism between advertisers and web surfers by letting you vote for the ads you want.  How you vote determines what ads you and other visitors see when visiting an Adpinion network site.
Discussion: Clickety Clack and Advertising Lab
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 …
Shawn / The Pownce Blog:
Coming Soon: The Pownce Public API  —  The lack of an API has been a major criticism leveled against Pownce from day one.  The problem isn't that we don't have one, though-it's that the existing API (built exclusively for the purpose of communication with the desktop app) just, well, sucks.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Ryan Stewart and Mashable!
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.
 
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Joost to launch with million users by year's end
Discussion: TechCrunch and last100
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Investors look for the "Holy Grail" of casual gaming
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Carlos Grande / Financial Times:
ComScore refines web metrics system
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Associated Press:
Toshiba laptops get wireless dock
Frank Caron / Opposable Thumbs:
EA and Microsoft launch dynamic in-game advertising system
Discussion: Adrants and MarketingVOX
Nicolas Mokhoff / EE Times:
Samsung 30-inch LCD supports DisplayPort interface
Discussion: DailyTech and The Tech Report
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Paul Levine to Leave Yahoo! (Local)
Ryan Hamlyn / PlayStation.Blog:
Lair Dev is Complete, Aug 14 Release Set!
 Earlier Items: 
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
OSI approves 'badgeware' license
Mary Madden / Pew Internet:
Online Video: 57% of internet users have watched videos online …
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
InfoNgen, Netvibes for finance junkies
bizjournals:
Suit filed against state Google incentives
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple anti-theft system would leave thieves powerless—literally
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Hide the Button: Steve Jobs Has His Finger on It
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Om Malik Is Ready for His Close-Up