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12:35 PM ET, September 27, 2006

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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.
Official Google Blog:
Our approach to content  —  The Internet has broken down many of the barriers that exist between people and information — effectively democratizing access to human knowledge.  By typing just a few keywords into a computer you can learn about almost any subject.
Newlaunches.com:
Sharp triple view display the best accessory for your car  —  Sharp amazed everyone last year by developing the the first two-way viewing-angle LCD and the switchable viewing-angle LCD.  This time they have developed the Triple Directional Viewing LCD, a display that controls the viewing angle …
Discussion: SCI FI Tech and Slashdot
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.
investor.shareholder.com:
JPMorgan Introduces Algorithmic Trading Alert Service  —  JPMorgan's Electronic Client Solutions (ECS) announced today the launch of AlgoAlert, an instant messaging service that provides unique charts as well as real-time updates of algorithmic trading performance and trading conditions such as halts and oversized orders.
Discussion: Google Talkabout
ResearchBuzz:
Berkeley Releases Content to Google Video  —  The University of California, Berkeley has announced that it is making more than 250 hours of educational content free via Google Video.  The collected materials have their own URL at http://video.google.com/ucberkeley.html .
Don Woligroski / Tom's Hardware Guide:
The Best Gaming Video Cards for the Money: October 2006  —  The Best Gaming Video Cards For The Money  —  Video card specifications and reviews that really get into the nitty-gritty are great - that is, if you have the time to digest everything.  At the end of the day …
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
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.
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.
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Europe Makes Progress in iTunes Negotiations  —  European negotiators said they made "surprising progress" in talks today with Apple Computer over easing the restrictions it imposes on users of its iTunes service, by far the dominant seller of downloaded music.
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 …
Discussion: Engadget and Techdirt
Gizmodo:
Rumor: Microsoft to Cut Premium Bundle in Anticipation for HD DVD Player  —  Digitimes, the premier news source in usual bulls**t rumors, has a new one today that actually seems a legitimate, kind of.  They are reporting that there will be a $100 price cut on the Xbox 360 Premium bundle …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft, CrunchGear and Kotaku
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 …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
DEMO Day One: The Post Game Show  —  Some thoughts on the first day of DEMO:  —  BuzzLogic: wants to dig deep into the dynamics and implications of online conversations!  Brand monitoring, of course, is extremely useful for marketing and PR and research, so the company has signed …
Discussion: Techdirt and Read/WriteWeb
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Jelbert GeoTagger adds GPS tracking to cameras  —  For those of you who need that oh-so-critical GPS meta-data while shooting in the field — and you're one to change cameras more frequently than clothing — Ricoh's GPS-integrated digicam doesn't do you a whole lot of good …
Discussion: Ogle Earth, Gizmodo and Slashdot
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Location, Location, Location  —  The following is also my column in this week's AdAge. … Technology has transformed our world and made it really small — or, if you're a Tom Friedman fan, flat as a pancake.  And if you thought things couldn't get any more intimate, they're about to …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and ContentBlogger
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
Opinion: High-Definition Video—Bad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood  —  Digital rights management gadgetry has turned high-definition video into a lumbering dinosaur that consumers won't want to buy.  And a good thing, too—because Hollywood doesn't know what to do with HD, says Cory Doctorow.
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
A Swarm of Angels: P2P Powered Film Model  —  A Swarm of Angels is a project that aims to create the first community driven film.  The Film will be written, funded and distributed over the Internet.  The plan is to gather a group of 50.000 people who each contribute £25 ($47.5) to join the project.
Discussion: A Swarm of Angels and digg
Gizmodo:
Exclusive Zing WiFi Music Player Photos, Smaller than Stiletto  —  DEMO is a bust for hardware geeks, but we did catch a live Zing music player—you know that one that uses WiFi to download internet radio and Sirius.  The nice lady showing it off told me that they weren't announcing anything right now …
Discussion: Orbitcast
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 …
 
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