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4:20 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: uncov, GigaOM and Epicenter
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
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Store your files in "the cloud" with Windows Live SkyDrive  —  Today Microsoft is announcing the final product name for what was previously known as Windows Live Folders.  Windows Live SkyDrive gets not only its final product name but also a few new features and enhanced UI reflecting changes coming across …
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Chris / LiveSide:
Windows Live Folders renamed to Skydrive - Gets update too
Discussion: Channel 9
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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Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
US 3G Nokia N95 Getting Battery Upgrade!  —  I received this in my inbox recently, and had to wait a few days to share.  This is the official sales flyer for the US 3G Nokia N95.  There's several really HOT parts about it that I'm really excited about.  —  The first is that the thing finally has US 3G - HSDPA even.
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.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for August 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: August 9, 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: August 14, 2007  —  This is an advance notification of nine security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on August 14, 2007.
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TechNet Blogs:   August 2007 Bulletin Release Advance Notification
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
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 …
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 …
Susan Landau / Washington Post:
A Gateway for Hackers  —  The Security Threat in the New Wiretapping Law  —  Current administration policy is replete with examples of quickly enacted efforts whose consequences led to the opposite effect.  (Beware of what you wish for . . . .) With Congress caving last week …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Email Attachments Are So Uncool  —  Online office suite Zoho released another product tonight, called Zoho Viewer.  It is similar to Scribd (and the upcoming Docstoc) - upload an office or PDF document for easy viewing on Zoho's website or embedded into other web pages.  —  Zoho Viewer is different than Scribd, though.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell To Pay Ex-CEO Rollins $48.5 Million For Unexercised Optons  —  Well, isn't this nice.  Dell (DELL) disclosed in an SEC filing yesterday that it will pay Kevin Rollins, its former president and CEO, $48,462,495 as part of a previously disclosed program to provide cash payments …
Discussion: The Register and PC World
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.
Nik Fletcher / Download Squad:
iPhone set to get games?  —  There's talk all over the web of the U.K. getting iTunes Movies and T.V. shows "by the end of the month" - something us Brits are long overdue.  Here at Download Squad we decided to see whether it truly is a matter of "flipping the switches" on this rumoured store …
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Pearl Jam censored by AT&T, calls for a neutral 'Net
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Discussion: Computerworld
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
"Can I have your badge number and the source code to your breathalyzer?"
Discussion: CNET News.com and digg
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
AMD's September launch party could bring Barcelona
Discussion: The Tech Report
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Honda's FCX Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle to Receive $12k IRS Tax Credit
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
Hey Apple, Who is iMovie's "Brilliant Engineer?"
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Tech: Is Google Rolling Out a Gmail Storage Upgrade?
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Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Is Google going after Monster.com?
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
EPOS Technologies' digital pen records your writing
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Great strides made in search engine privacy, says report
Business Wire:
Limelight Networks Reports Second-Quarter 2007 Results
Natasha Lomas / CNET News.com:
HSPA to dominate mobile broadband?
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Matthew Rothenberg / Flickr Blog:
Improved Web Uploading
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
What's Behind Apple's iWork?
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