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12:55 PM ET, August 9, 2007

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PR Newswire:
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results  —  HOLMDEL, N.J., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG - News), a leading provider of broadband telephone service, today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey, Maybe Vonage Isn't Dead Yet  —  Vonage released its second quarter financial results today (I've embedded the release below with the new Zoho Viewer that launched last night).  And while the stock continues to slide, revenues are way up and losses are slowing.
Discussion: GigaOM, Epicenter and Zoli's Blog
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:   Vonage flounders amid slowed subscriber growth
Bloomberg:
Blockbuster Acquires Movielink  —  The video rental chain Blockbuster said yesterday that it had acquired the Internet movie provider Movielink to offer video downloading services to customers.  —  Blockbuster is also acquiring rights to show the films of Movie- link's owners …
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Wall Street Journal:
Blockbuster Adds Film Downloading With Movielink Deal  —  Movie-rental chain Blockbuster Inc. secured a foothold in the small but potentially significant online movie downloading business by acquiring Movielink LLC, a downloading service owned by the major Hollywood studios.
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Blockbuster buys movie download service Movielink
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Equity Firm Invests in NBC Universal-News Corp. Online Venture  —  The joint venture between NBC Universal and the News Corporation to bring their television shows and movies onto the Internet still lacks a Web site.  It still has no name.  It also has yet to announce a clear mission …
thepomoblog.com:
FOUNDATIONS ARE CRUMBLING BUT NEW ONES ARE BEING FORMED (Terry)  —  The first story in this morning's MediaDailyNews jolts like a cold splash of water on a hot face.  Nielsen has released new data from its "engagement panels," and it's not good for the status quo.
Discussion: TeleRead
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Doc Searls Weblog:
Looking toward life beyond advertising  —  Terry Heaton, TV consultant extraordinaire, writes: … He also points to Jeff Jarvis, responding to this report, which says online advertising will be bigger than newspaper advertising by 2011: … The vector here is not toward more advertising online.
Discussion: CostPerNews
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Update: Porn company Perfect 10 sues Microsoft  —  (InfoWorld) - A publisher of nude model photography is suing Microsoft for putting links and images of the company's content in search results taken from other Web sites that are illegally reproducing the material.
Discussion: Bink.nu
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Perfect 10 Invites Microsoft to Join Google & Amazon in Copyright Claim  —  After pretty much having their case against Google & Amazon knocked down, Perfect 10 is back with a claim against Microsoft.  It seems the company is intent on getting someone to cough up money for what it claims …
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
T-Mobile planning VoIP service?  —  Recommend article:  —  Chicago (IL) - A new wireless broadband router popped up on the FCC website today, indicating the Linksys and T-Mobile are working together on expanding the T-Mobile Hotspot@Home service from a cellphone to multiple home phone lines.
Discussion: LucaFiligheddu.com and Engadget
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
T-Mobile And VoIP  —  I have often felt that the first mobile operator …
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google News Hypocrisy: Walled Off Content  —  TechMeme founder Gabe Rivera makes an interesting observation on the Google News story all over the blogosphere today. … Google crawls news sites and grabs their content for republishing on Google News.  They rely on the willingness of those news sites to get distribution on Google.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Google is walling off its news garden
Discussion: Ceosmack and TechCrunch
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google Tightens Screws on Advertisers: AdWords Black Box Gets Blacker  —  Google search advertising is a costly Pandora's box that continuously increases in complexity, opaqueness and Google centricity.  Google nevertheless has an uncanny ability to envelope its black box auction driven …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Coming Soon, Nokia N95 with US 3G Support  —  After a long morning at Cupertino on Tuesday, I spent much of the afternoon taping The GigaOM Show for this week.  We invited Blake Krikorian, CEO and co-founder of Sling Media, to come on and talk about all things newteevee.
Matthew Rothenberg / Flickr Blog:
Improved Web Uploading  —  Also available in: , Français, Deutsch, Español, Português  —  Here at Flickr, we want to make sure your photos arrive safely, efficiently, and with style.  That why we've dumped our dusty old web upload form, and replaced it with a super-duper, sexy-ified, shiny new web uploader.
Discussion: Download Squad and Compiler
ninemsn:
McNaught fronts sexy IT campaign  —  For many, it's a rare occurrence — the words "sexy" and "IT" in the same sentence.  —  But with the help of former Miss Australia Erin McNaught, Microsoft is out to show teenagers that IT careers have gone from "geek to chic".
John Blau / PC World:
Vodafone Joins WiMax Forum  —  Already a supporter of the upcoming LTE cellular technology, Vodafone has also joined the WiMax Forum.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Vodafone Group PLC doesn't want to miss out on the next big wireless technology, no matter what it is.
Discussion: Computerworld
 
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Aidan Henry / Read/WriteWeb:
iGoogle: The Epitome of Google Personalization
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
What's Behind Apple's iWork?
Discussion: Macsimum News and MacDailyNews
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple makes iMovie HD 6 available for download
Discussion: MacUser and The Mac Observer
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
An Entire Bookshelf, in Your Hands
Discussion: www.gulker.com and TeleRead
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dish to enable external HDD use with its DVRs, use Ethernet to 'phone home'
Spring Comes / IBM United States:
New elements in HTML 5  —  Elliotte Rusty Harold (elharo@metalab …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Scott Hillis / Reuters:
"Madden" said to regain past glory
Discussion: PC World
Cisco PR / The Platform:
FINAL UPDATE: Cisco.com Outage
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Peter Fleischer / Official Google Blog:
Google search privacy: Plain and simple
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Intel announces plan to unify product naming scheme
Discussion: Engadget, MacUser and Gadget Lab
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
PCI-SIG announces 8GT/s transfer rate for PCIe 3.0
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
DESKTOPTOPIA IS A CURE FOR THE COMMON DESKTOP BACKGROUND
The Register:
Ban texting while driving, say Americans
Seth Kugel / New York Times:
A House That's Just Unreal
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
BitTorrent Addresses Closed Source Issues
Discussion: Inquirer, Slashdot and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Fake iPhone cut & paste demo loves you