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12:35 AM ET, September 30, 2006

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Wall Street Journal:
Mobile ESPN Will End Venture, Seek New Strategy  —  ESPN, a unit of Walt Disney Co., plans to pull the plug on its sports-themed mobile-telephone venture later this year but hopes to expand its wireless presence by licensing its Mobile ESPN application to other providers.
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ESPN Mobile Failure: Bad News for Mobile Media in U.S.
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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: Dan Theurer
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Dan Theurer:
Launching the Un-Launch-Able  —  Opening up Yahoo! I've been looking forward to this day and writing this exact post for quite some time now!  So this is it!  Wow, this feels great!  We just pushed Browser Based Authentication (BBAuth) out the door.  —  Let's start this post with what BBAuth is and what it can be used for.
Discussion: Jeffrey McManus
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
Joe / Techdirt:
If The Map Is Wrong, You Have Nobody To Blame But Yourself  —  from the cartography-2.0 dept  —  Online mapping services have proven to be very popular, and the technology that can produce accurate driving directions on the fly is definitely impressive.  But there are still gaps in the technology …
Discussion: All Points Blog
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Wilson Rothman / Wired News:
Map Quest … SLOUCHED IN AN undecorated cubicle in Lebanon …
Discussion: The Map Room
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 …
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
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
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.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo teams up with HP on search engine  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) said Thursday it has struck a deal with Hewlett-Packard Co. to plant its Internet search engine on millions of computers, the latest volley in a high-stakes battle with Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Discussion: Engadget and InsideGoogle
 
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Dell's no-excuse recycling program begins
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Bezos on Amazon's utility
Daniel Raffel / O'Reilly Emerging Telephony:
Microsoft Messenger for Mac 6.0
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Superstar VC Roger McNamee Says Effective Search is the Imperative for Online Video
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Creative unveils MuVo V100
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LicketyShip's four hour gadget delivery service goes live
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Lifehacker:
IE7 still handles feeds better than Firefox 2.0
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Hewlett's Hunt for Leak Became a Game of Clue
Jonathan Miller / IGN:
X06: Assassin's Creed Update
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Fresher query stats
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Skype's Mobility Problem
James Boyle / Financial Times:
A view from (under) the long tail
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Why The New .Mac Webmail Is Important
 

 
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