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12:00 AM ET, September 30, 2006

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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Sony issues global li-ion battery recall  —  Sony has finally bitten the bullet and issued a worldwide recall of all Sony-manufactured lithium-ion batteries used in notebook computers.  Earlier in the day, Lenovo/IBM joined the ranks of Dell, Apple, and Toshiba in issuing a recall for all Sony batteries that ship with their notebooks.
Discussion: i-boy, Pocket PC Thoughts and digg
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Andrew Simons / MarketWatch:
Sony recall could prompt industry retribution, analysts say  —  LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — The latest installment of Sony Corp.'s (SNE) laptop-battery recall likely taints the electronic giant's name among computer makers and could prompt retribution from the industry, analysts say.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's BBAuth Will Allow Better Mashups  —  Yahoo has released a new product called BBAuth just in time for its open HackDay today and tomorrow.  It's a mechanism for non-Yahoo applications to access Yahoo's authentication mechanism and user data in a secure manner.
Discussion: Scripting News
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Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Hollywood Says Piracy Has Ripple Effect  —  Illegal Film Distribution Decreases Sales, Jobs and Tax Revenue, Study Says  —  Seeking another weapon in its war on piracy, the movie industry hopes to wow lawmakers today with a study that says the economic impact of illegal DVD …
Ted / Signal to Noise:
Ken SCATHES Rebtel and Jajah; I pile on  —  I'll take a liberty here and say that Ken Camp has an "old-school" telecommunications background.  That's not a bad thing.  It just means he knows HOW we got to WHERE we got.  And I appreciate that.  There are some younger VoIP bloggers …
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Marco Rosella / Central Scrutinizer:
The "Web 2.0 'exit strategy'" badges  —  About a month and a half from now there will be in San Francisco the third conference dedicated to Web 2.0, a favorable location for a discussion, in pragmatic words, about the existence of not of a "Bubble 2.0".  —  With the definitive affirmation of blogs …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Open Culture
Wilson Rothman / Wired News:
Map Quest … SLOUCHED IN AN undecorated cubicle in Lebanon, New Hampshire, sleeves rolled up on his button-down shirt, David Williams is looking for one-way streets.  It's frustrating work.  Williams stares at his email inbox: a solid wall of news alerts from Yahoo and Google.
Discussion: The Map Room
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Joe / Techdirt:
If The Map Is Wrong, You Have Nobody To Blame But Yourself
Discussion: All Points Blog
Richard / Aeropause:
The Wii - What Real People Think  —  I have been writing and reviewing games for quite some time and I always fear that I will become overly bias and way to picky when it comes to my job.  That is why I decided to give a few young gamers I meet at the Wii Fusion Tour a chance to speak …
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Adam Frucci / SCI FI Tech:
SHIFT: The Web 2.0 Drinking Game  —  Each week Adam Frucci takes a closer look at the latest gadget buzz in his column, Shift.  —  Image by Matt Krueger  —  I'll apologize right now for using "Web 2.0" in the title of this column.  It's a terrible buzzword, but it defines the very sites …
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Reader Redesign  —  Google's RSS reader underwent a major redesign (take a look at the video [WMV] to get an impression).  Now, the subscribed feeds and most other navigation items are showing to the left.  Google wants you to think of the new design as "your inbox for the web."
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
HP to acquire Voodoo PC  —  update Voodoo PC has agreed to be acquired by Hewlett-Packard, Voodoo founder and Chief Technology Officer Rahul Sood announced on his blog Thursday.  —  Details of the transaction were not released.  Rahul Sood and his brother Ravi, currently the CEO of Voodoo …
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 1  —  With the start of the new school year, many teachers and students are seeking new products and technologies to help them through their upcoming academics.  With the increase of teachers using blogs and wikis, and students networking …
Discussion: Netscape.com and digg
John Chow / John Chow dot Com:
Why Alexa Is Worthless  —  Alexa is a tool that many webmasters and advertisers used to gauge the size of a website.  The Alexa ranking is based on a three month running average.  The number shown is where a site ranks on the internet.  For example, The TechZone has a ranking of 23,005.
Discussion: Web Strategy and digg
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Skype's Mobility Problem  —  Skype for Mobile wants to get on your cell phone, but technical hurdles and tough competitors may stand in the way  —  Concern that Skype's efforts to move into mobile calling may be in jeopardy surfaced on Sept. 28.  That's when a Finnish newspaper published …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Hewlett's Hunt for Leak Became a Game of Clue  —  They were looking for an academic.  The suspect was conversant in computer chip technology.  And he would have to be the kind of person who used the word "pooped" to mean tired.  —  In a case right out of CSI: Corporate America …
AppleInsider:
Apple looks towards flash-enabled notebooks  —  Intel Corp's plan to incorporate NAND flash memory into its next-generation notebook platform will enable PC manufacturers such as Apple Computer to develop systems that are twice as fast in some operations yet sustain longer battery life.
Jonathan Miller / IGN:
X06: Assassin's Creed Update  —  The latest on Ubi's next, um, killer game, including controls and potential multiplayer.  —  10,000 plus.  —  That's how many character animations are loaded into Assassin's Creed, 700 of them alone contextual.  To put things into perspective, Prince of Persia …
 
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Microsoft Messenger for Mac 6.0
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Creative unveils MuVo V100
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ESPN Mobile Failure: Bad News for Mobile Media in U.S.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
LicketyShip's four hour gadget delivery service goes live
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo teams up with HP on search engine
Discussion: Engadget and InsideGoogle
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Data launchpads of the cloud wars
Discussion: seattleduck
Lifehacker:
IE7 still handles feeds better than Firefox 2.0
Discussion: A Whole Lotta Nothing and digg
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Fresher query stats
James Boyle / Financial Times:
A view from (under) the long tail
Discussion: Open Sources, AC/OS and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why The New .Mac Webmail Is Important
 

 
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