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3:45 AM ET, July 31, 2007

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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
What the iCrossing Acquisition of Proxicom Says About the State of the SEM Industry  —  Today iCrossing, possibly the largest SEM firm, announced its acquisition of web development firm Proxicom.  The acquisition came on the heels of an announcement last week by iCrossing that it had received $62 million …
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Jane Larson / Arizona Republic:   Internet marketer iCrossing acquires Va. firm
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
A-List Technology Bloggers: What Are They Good For?  —  Mike Torres has a blog post entitled A-listers don't always "get it" where he writes … After seeing the various posts about Facebook over the weekend, I think it is now safe to say that a lot of the popular technology bloggers …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Valleywag:
Online Advertising: Facebook's secret rate card  —  Here's a new Facebook revenue estimate to think about: $90 million a year — from sponsorships alone.  Sure, I've poked fun at Facebook's fanciful figures.  The social network's board members, after all, can't get their stories straight …
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Technology Shakedown: McAfee's A/V software runs amok on Windows Vista's tray  —  As I write this blog and publish the video that goes with it (the video shows the "bug" in progress) , you should know that I'm working with McAfee to get to the bottom of why its anti-virus software is spawning …
Discussion: Digital Daily
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Amp'd Mobile asset list full of porn  —  Amp'd Mobile, the mobile entertainment company that burned through $350 million in venture backing before imploding and auctioning off its assets last week, continues to baffle.  —  As mentioned, the chief executive flew around a black helicopter on company expense …
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
YouTube to filter out copyrighted videos  —  Google plans to start checking videos on YouTube for copyright infringement within the next two months  —  Google has said that it hopes to have technology in place by September that would prevent copyright-infringing videos being posted on YouTube, its video-sharing site.
Discussion: Inquirer
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Works to become a free, ad-funded product  —  Microsoft's next version of its small-business/home productivity suite, due imminently, will be free and ad-funded.  —  Microsoft Works 9.0 — which will be the new product's name, if Microsoft opts to stick with its current nomenclature …
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
Qualcomm Backs iPhone Competitor  —  The condition: Apple is unable to do to mobile phones what it did to mp3 players, with subsequent versions of the iPhone acting as market leaders instead of as category killers.  —  The consequence: A bunch of mobile Internet app providers will be able …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Web 2.0 Inefficiency: Crossposting On Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, Etc.  —  So I got my Publishing 2.0 feed set up to crosspost to Facebook and Twitter, but I'm wondering about the utility of doing so, given that most of the people I'm connected to on Facebook and Twitter also subscribe to my regular blog RSS feed.
Discussion: AttentionMax, WinExtra and /Message
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker:
Technophilia: Get productive with the best Facebook Apps  —  While most people are content with using Facebook to connect with friends and colleagues, Facebook can also help you get things done.  With Facebook apps - third-party plugins - you can make Facebook into your own personal Mr. Belvedere.
Natalie O'Brien / NEWS.com.au:
Spies watch rise of virtual terrorists  —  THE bomb hit the ABC's headquarters, destroying everything except one digital transmission tower.  The force of the blast left Aunty's site a cratered mess.  —  Just weeks before, a group of terrorists flew a helicopter into the Nissan building, creating an inferno that left two dead.
Discussion: TechCrunch and RealityPrime
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Music From Independent Labels to Be Sold via Cellphones  —  EMusic, the nation's second-largest online music seller after Apple's iTunes, plans to announce a deal with AT&T today that will allow people to buy songs from independent labels through their cellphones, without the need to go through a personal computer.
Discussion: Mashable! and mocoNews.net
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Nvidia gaining ground on Intel, AMD in graphics  —  Nvidia painted a pretty picture in the graphics market during the second quarter.  —  The company's market share soared by 81 percent compared with a year ago, as it overtook AMD's ATI division and erased some of Intel's lead in the market for PC graphics …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Benjamin Edelman / Ben Edelman:
Zango Practices Violating Zango's Recent Settlement with the FTC … In my hands-on testing, Zango continues numerous practices likely to confuse, deceive, or otherwise harm typical users as well as practices specifically contrary to Zango's obligations under its November 2006 settlement with the FTC.
Discussion: Vitalsecurity.org
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
ICANN wants your feedback on registrar reform  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is making progress on revamping its contract to better protect customers from registrar meltdown, and is now asking the public for feedback.  The organization launched …
Discussion: PC World and The Register
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Computer scientists hack Calif. e-voting machines  —  Forgive me if this isn't some major news flash, but let's document it for posterity anyway: University of California computer scientists have recently shown it's possible to carry out a bevy of hacks on electronic voting machines currently certified for use in the Golden State.
Discussion: eWEEK.com and The Register
 
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Vivian / Inside AdWords:
Campaign Optimizer now available
Neil Cavuto / Fox News:
Some Free Advice for Apple
Discussion: MacUser and MacDailyNews
David Kender / CamcorderInfo.com Blog:
Panasonic Unveils Two AVCHD Camcorders: HDC-SD5 and HDC-SX5
Discussion: I4U News
Microsoft:
Software Assurance Brings Value to Customers Beyond Upgrades
Phil Butler / Read/WriteWeb:
Software Runs Into Iceberg
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb and digg
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Samba Exploit Leaves Mac Users Vulnerable To Hackers
Discussion: The Apple Blog
Patrick Seitz / Investor's Business Daily:
Game Cycle Making GameStop A Winner
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
iPhone-like keyboard for the Nokia N800
 Earlier Items: 
Anh Huynh / DailyTech:
More AMD RS780 Details Revealed
Discussion: TechSpot News
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Google hires browser hacking guru
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA backtracks after embarrassing P2P defendant
Discussion: digg
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
How to Fix Yahoo!: Building a Yahoo! Platform
Discussion: TechCrunch
James Hibberd / TVWeek.com:
Top Fall Pilots Leaked Online
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Rumor: Best Buy done with Xbox 360 core model
SLHamlet / New World Notes:
WIRED AND THE LONG TAIL OF SECOND LIFE MARKETING
Tyler / iPhoneology:
iPhone Firmware Hints at New Apps, Widgets