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10:00 AM ET, September 27, 2006

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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 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.
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.
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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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 …
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.
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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."
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Revision3 Launch Party  —  The founders of Digg just launched their new online video content company Revision3 tonight, with a massive party at Mighty in San Francisco.  Special guests from Tiki Bar TV, Ask A Ninja, French Maid TV and many others flew in just for the occasion.  The place was packed wall-to-wall.
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 …
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: digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The New Ning Thing ... Videos & Biz Model  —  Updated: Ning, a Palo Alto, California based start up that 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 …
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.
 
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Netgear Digital Entertainer EVA700 announced
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