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2:00 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  —  Internet Protocol telephony player Vonage is still hanging on, but the company, which has been mired in a nasty patent battle with Verizon Communications, is struggling to say afloat as it struggles to sign up new customers.
Discussion: TechSpot News
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Vonage Sub Growth Slows, But So Do Losses; Verizon Workarounds …
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
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: TECH.BLORGE.com, PC World and 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 …
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
Discussion: CostPerNews
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why Google is walling off its news garden  —  Mike Arrington notes that Google is walling off its news garden and keeping other services from spidering it.  —  Mike is right to point this out as hypocrisy.  Google is making money off of other people's work and wants to have some exclusivity.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google News Hypocrisy: Walled Off Content
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
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Great strides made in search engine privacy, says report  —  "Privacy" is the name of the game among US search engines these days, and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is pleased with the progress that has been made so far.  In a report released yesterday, titled …
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
An Entire Bookshelf, in Your Hands  —  WHEN Paul Biba, a lawyer in Bernardsville, N.J., finds himself stuck waiting, he likes to pull out his Nokia E61i cellphone and read one of the 20 or so books he usually stores on it.  —  The virtual bookshelf in his pocket currently has science fiction like …
Cisco PR / The Platform:
FINAL UPDATE: Cisco.com Outage  —  Service to Cisco.com has been restored and all applications are now fully operational.  The issue occurred during preventative maintenance of one of our data centers when a human error caused an electrical overload on the systems.  This caused Cisco.com and other applications to go down.
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
What's Behind Apple's iWork?  —  Microsoft's Office still dominates the market, but Apple's new software may signal a tectonic shift in the two behemoths' uneasy alliance  —  It's hard not to wonder if the relationship between Cupertino and Redmond isn't a bit more strained these days.
Discussion: Macsimum News and MacDailyNews
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.
 
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Business Wire:
Limelight Networks Reports Second-Quarter 2007 Results
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell To Pay Ex-CEO Rollins $48.5 Million For Unexercised Optons
Discussion: Computerworld
Natasha Lomas / CNET News.com:
HSPA to dominate mobile broadband?
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo's Traffic Quality Center to Help Battle Click Fraud
Discussion: WebProNews
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
HTC Kaiser = AT&T Tilt; Coming Soon
John Blau / PC World:
Vodafone Joins WiMax Forum
Discussion: Computerworld
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple makes iMovie HD 6 available for download
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McNaught fronts sexy IT campaign
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dish to enable external HDD use with its DVRs, use Ethernet to 'phone home'
Scott Hillis / Reuters:
"Madden" said to regain past glory
Discussion: PC World
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
Seth Kugel / New York Times:
A House That's Just Unreal
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
BitTorrent Addresses Closed Source Issues
Discussion: Inquirer, Slashdot and digg
 

 
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Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
In an email to staff, Telegraph editor Chris Evans says Rob Winnett has decided to stay at Telegraph and will not join the Washington Post

Tim Marchman / Wired:
Perplexity closely summarized a Wired story about Perplexity allegedly scraping parts of websites blocked by developers; experts are mixed on the legal impacts

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts a new Basic streaming plan in the US for $10.99/month, which includes all the benefits of Premium without the monthly audiobook listening time

 
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