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8:05 AM ET, July 26, 2007

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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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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Apple Profit Soars 73% as Sales Rise  —  Apple on Wednesday reported a 73 percent jump in quarterly profit on strong sales of Macs and iPods, beating Wall Street forecasts.  It also alleviated some concerns about early sales of the iPhone.  —  Investors were spooked on Tuesday when AT&T …
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 …
Discussion: Inquirer, VTOR and Second Life Herald
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Second Life Bans Gambling Following FBI Investigation
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 …
Xssniper / Billy (BK) Rios:
Remote Command Execution in FireFox et al  —  Apparently this flaw affects Firefox users that also have IE7 (with full security patches) on their system.  You can read about the details HERE.  So it seems once again... as my first post (HERE) about URI handling issues stated.... IE PWNS Firefox.....
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Zero-day security flaw leaves Firefox wide open
Discussion: TechSpot News
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Researcher Publishes Attack Code for Mozilla Flaw
Discussion: Mashable!
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Business.com Sold To RH Donnelley; Beating DJ, NYT and News Corp; Price Around $350 Million  —  Business.com, the Santa Monica-based business info, directory and search site, has been sold to R.H. Donnelley (NYSE:RHD), the yellow pages and local search firm, paidContent.org has learned …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Syndication Wars 2007: Atom's Time is Nigh, With Google on its Side  —  Tim Bray announced today on his blog that the Atom Publishing Protocol, a way to create and update Web resources, is "done".  He wrote: … What does that mean in english?  Basically that the Atom Publishing Protocol is almost finished.
Discussion: Paul Mooney and The RSS Blog
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IETF Home Page:
Protocol Action: 'The Atom Publishing Protocol' to Proposed Standard
Discussion: ongoing
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
MySpace's Original Content Push: Foil Against Facebook?  —  Read the post below first for the context, and then this: one thing that seems to be happening is that MySpace is now going full steam ahead into becoming a conduit for original and other kinds of content, perhaps as a way to attract new users …
Discussion: alarm:clock
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MySpace Looking for the Next "Prom Queen"  —  MySpace had a great deal of success with their short form webisode, "Prom Queen".  The heavily hyped ode to teenage drama drew over 15 million streams during its run and is gearing up for another season.  MySpace is looking to take the format to the streets …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Target to Promote Blu-Ray DVD Format  —  LOS ANGELES -  —  Target Corp., the nation's second-largest retailer, will start selling a Sony Blu-ray high-definition DVD player during the critical holiday shopping period and feature the player along with Blu-ray discs in store displays, dealing a potential blow to the rival HD DVD format.
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: digg
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Tom Corelis / DailyTech:
"Top 25 P2P Universities" Amendment Blocked
Discussion: TechSpot News and Inside Higher Ed
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
AdPinion: 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: Advertising Lab and Clickety Clack
Carlos Grande / Financial Times:
ComScore refines web metrics system  —  ComScore, a leading measurer of website audiences, is refining its system to help advertisers avoid bombarding a minority of heavy online users and missing less active surfers.  —  Internet audience figures are subject to greater scrutiny as marketers increase …
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.
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 …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Deep packet inspection meets 'Net neutrality, CALEA
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
37Signals Relaunches Backpack Organizational Tool
Discussion: Mashable!
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Page Views And CPMs Are Suppressing Online Advertising Growth and Innovation
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Search Suggestions On Steroids: Yahoo Search Assist
Jeff Sandquist:
Microsoft On Facebook: 17,802 Strong
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless Offers Google Olive Branch in FCC Auction
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Joost to launch with million users by year's end
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Investors look for the "Holy Grail" of casual gaming
Discussion: Raph's Website
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Toshiba laptops get wireless dock
Frank Caron / Opposable Thumbs:
EA and Microsoft launch dynamic in-game advertising system
Business Wire:
Akamai Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
OSI approves 'badgeware' license
Matthew Boyle / Fortune:
A CEO who got his job on Craigslist
Mary Madden / Pew Internet:
Online Video: 57% of internet users have watched videos online …
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
I'm sick of users  —  The more I write and read about social media …