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7:50 AM ET, September 27, 2006

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Boston Jon / Bostonist:
It's not Firefox, it's Comcastic  —  It appears that there is a disconnect between Google and Comcast going on right now (breaking news?).  We've gotten a number of field reports from users of Comcast's cable internet service across the state who are unable to connect to Gmail, Google, and Blogspot.
Carolyn Abram / Facebook Blog:
Welcome to Facebook, everyone.  —  Mark would have written this post himself, but is busy helping out with everything going on right now, so I've been asked to explain why we're launching this expansion.  —  You've heard it before, and you'll hear it again; here at Facebook, we want to help people understand their world.
John Borland / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sues over source code theft  —  Microsoft has filed a federal lawsuit against an alleged hacker who broke through its copy protection technology, charging that the mystery developer somehow gained access to its copyrighted source code.  —  For more than a month, the Redmond …
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Microsoft sues Viodentia for copyright infringement
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
WHAT IS WALLOP'S PUNCH?  —  I'm dog tired from a work project and in no mood to blog.  But my posting has been light and Wallop is just too damn interesting.  So, here goes.  —  I finally got to play with Wallop today, the new social networking service that takes aim at MySpace …
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Bambi Francisco / MarketWatch:
MySpace trumps YouTube in video  —  Commentary: Talk is cheap with videos, and cell phones  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — It didn't take long for MySpace to rule the digital video world.  —  The social networking juggernaut, owned by News Corp (NWS : , , ) was the No. 1 video site in July …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH GOOGLE'S MATT CUTTS  —  Matt is the man who the SEO/SEM world looks to for answers around most things Google related.  Over the past month Melanie and I have been having a wide-ranging email exchange with him on spam, the role of humans at Google, and other things.
Discussion: duncanriley.com
yhoo.client.shareholder.com:
Yahoo! and OMD Research Shows Resurgence of Traditional Values Among Today's Tech-Savvy Families  —  'Family 2.0' Relies on Multi-tasking with Technology to Stay Close, Better Manage Busy "43-Hour" Days  —  Global families today are harnessing pervasive technology and media to help …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel pledges 80 cores in five years  —  update SAN FRANCISCO—Intel has built a prototype of a processor with 80 cores that can perform a trillion floating-point operations per second.  —  CEO Paul Otellini held up a silicon wafer with the prototype chips before several thousand attendees at the Intel Developer Forum here Tuesday.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is eBay Bailing out of China?  —  It looks like a couple of factors may be leading eBay to leave the Chinese market completely.  Shanghai Daily is reporting that eBay has agreed to sell eBay's China division and its PayPal service to Tom.com, a company that already distributes eBay's Skype service to the Chinese market.
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Melly Alazraki / Blogging Stocks:
Will eBay sell its China operations?
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
StumbleUpon Continues To Impress  —  We hear a lot about digg, Slashdot and del.icio.us as traffic drivers for media websites and blogs.  But one site that doesn't get enough props in this regard is StumbleUpon.  In our recent Social Bookmarking Faceoff, we noted that StumbleUpon has the largest user base with 1,271,345 users.
David Rothman / TeleRead:
Will the Sony Reader be the Edsel of E-Ink?  —  In Peggy Sue Got Married, the Kathleen Turner character ridicules her dad for driving an Edsel.  —  Wikipedia describes the Edsel, unveiled for the 1958 model year, as "one of the most spectacular failures in the history of the United States automobile industry."
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The New Ning Thing ... Videos & Biz Model  —  Ning, a Palo Alto, California based start up that has has made irregular appearances on this blog, is one of the most enigmatic start-ups in the valley.  Ning is close to announcing new features, including video and photo sharing services …
Tristan Louis / The TNL.net weblog:
Could Apple Solidify GSM in the US?  —  ThinkSecret reports that the much-rumored-about iPhone from Apple is coming and will be available exclusively through Cingular.  If true, it would mean that Apple has decided to take a position on what phone stack it is willing to support and has come out on the side of GSM.
Gameworld Network:
The Guts of the Wii Nunchuk  —  Home : News : Nintendo Wii : News Story  —  It appears someone has already pulled apart the Wii's Nunchuk, and the thing isn't even out yet!  It was bound to happen eventually.  Check out these 10 photos.  —  Nintendo Wii - Related news stories
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Firefox 2 reaches RC1  —  Today, the Mozilla organization is preparing to release the first release candidate for version 2 of their popular Firefox web browser.  Firefox 2 RC1 is available in binary form for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X (the latter a Universal Binary for both PPC and Intel systems).
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
BitTorrent Sites Are Slowly Taking Over the Internet  —  The popularity of BitTorrent is growing every day.  BitTorrent sites are on the rise, and now four of them hold positions in the top 500 most popular websites on the Internet.  Even more are expected to join the club in the near future.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Lucas van Grinsven / Reuters:
New technology could nip DVD format war in the bud  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The format war around next generation DVDs may be over before it has begun, thanks to a breakthrough from a British media technology company.  —  Britain-based New Medium Enterprises (NME) (NMEN.OB: Quote, Profile …
Discussion: Engadget and The Tech Report
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Have you received any "traceable" PattyMail recently?  —  If you've been following the HP privacy debacle at all, then you'd know that one of the techniques that investigators tried on CNET News.com's Dawn Kawamoto (in order to figure out who her source inside HP was) was to send her a traceable e-mail.
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Exclusive: Microsoft premieres new "watermark" …
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Greenpeace creates mock Apple homepage
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Wal-Mart passing on Wii demo units due to safety?
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Weblogs, Inc/Blogsmith goes mobile!
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