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3:55 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 …
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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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: 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
Discussion: Mashable!
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: VTOR and Second Life Herald
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Second Life Bans Gambling Following FBI Investigation
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: The RSS Blog
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IETF Home Page:
Protocol Action: 'The Atom Publishing Protocol' to Proposed Standard
Discussion: ongoing
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:
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: Advertising Lab and Clickety Clack
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: alarm:clock
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
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.
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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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
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless Offers Google Olive Branch in FCC Auction
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Investors look for the "Holy Grail" of casual gaming
Discussion: Raph's Website
Carlos Grande / Financial Times:
ComScore refines web metrics system
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
Associated Press:
Toshiba laptops get wireless dock
Frank Caron / Opposable Thumbs:
EA and Microsoft launch dynamic in-game advertising system
 Earlier Items: 
Nicolas Mokhoff / EE Times:
Samsung 30-inch LCD supports DisplayPort interface
Discussion: DailyTech and The Tech Report
Business Wire:
Akamai Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Paul Levine to Leave Yahoo! (Local)
Ryan Hamlyn / PlayStation.Blog:
Lair Dev is Complete, Aug 14 Release Set!
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
OSI approves 'badgeware' license
Matthew Boyle / Fortune:
A CEO who got his job on Craigslist
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
InfoNgen, Netvibes for finance junkies
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Report: Seagate plans to stop manufacturing IDE drives by year end
Discussion: digg