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11:10 AM ET, October 2, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Controversial PayPerPost Raises $3 million  —  We first covered PayPerPost when it launched three months ago.  —  The service is a marketplace for advertisers to pay bloggers to write about products for a fee.  Commenters to our original post wee polarized into those violently for and those againt the product.
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Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Unrepentant PayPerPost Gets Funding  —  Three months after getting slammed by BusinessWeek's Jon Fine, TechCrunch's Marshall Kirkpatrick, and a gazillion bloggers, PayPerPost is crying all the way to bank.  The Orlando-based startup, which matches advertisers with bloggers willing to write …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
And if You Liked the Movie, a Netflix Contest May Reward You Handsomely  —  Netflix, the popular online movie rental service, is planning to award $1 million to the first person who can improve the accuracy of movie recommendations based on personal preferences.
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Nakama.ca Makes it Easy to Be Seen and Heard.  Another MC Exclusive  —  Toronto based Nakama.ca (don't be confused, it's dot "ca" for Canada the dotCom isn't them) has a new take on making it easy to share your images, video and even your thoughts (via voice recordings).
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google buys garage that launched Internet's top search engine  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Internet search leader Google Inc. has added a landmark to its rapidly expanding empire - the Silicon Valley home where co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin rented a garage eight years ago as they set out to change the world.
David Hornik / VentureBlog:
Yahoo Hack Day  —  I spent this weekend at Yahoo's open Hack Day and it was an incredible event.  Inspired by past internal hack days, the folks at the Yahoo Developer Network decided to hold an event open to the public.  For most of the day Friday, developers from around the world (literally) …
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Jake Ludington:
Zune and iPod Photo Comparison  —  I got face time with a Zune this weekend and decided to look at how the form factor compares to the 80GB iPod I picked up a few days ago.  The Zune weighs considerably less than the iPod, although I didn't have a scale on hand to get exact comparison.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:   Zune vs. iPod
Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
I'm going to become a Fonero  —  I want WiFi everywhere.  I want to be able to boot up my laptop anywhere and be able to connect from my neighborhood park.  I want to be able to use Skype from the street.  That's why I really like the idea behind FON, a wireless sharing startup, where members share each other's WiFi.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Kotaku:
411 On PSP GPS  —  ITmedia Games has shots, as well as new info, on the upcoming PSP GPS attachment and the software that will take advantage of it.  The (pictured) MAPLUS navigation system will ship in December and have GPS mapping and navigation functions tailored for folks walking, biking …
Discussion: Gizmodo and PSP Fanboy
Softwarepirate / The Software Pirate:
The PS3's worst enemy  —  Sony's had a lot of problems stirring up excitement with the PS3.  Manufacturing problems, launch shortages, high prices, lackluster launch titles (Metal Gear Solid 4 isn't worthy a $660 investment) are just a few of the issues that have made gamers pretty nervous about getting Sony's Grey Goose of a console.
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Hackers claim zero-day flaw in Firefox  —  SAN DIEGO—The open-source Firefox Web browser is critically flawed in the way it handles JavaScript, two hackers said Saturday afternoon.  —  An attacker could commandeer a computer running the browser simply by crafting a Web page that contains …
Discussion: George Ou, CNNMoney.com, TechBlog and digg
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Google's Gmail Learns How to Spot Spam  —  From the first quarter to the second this year, Gmail got nearly 15 times better at distinguishing legitimate commercial e-mail messages from spam, according to a new report from Lyris, a maker of e-mail marketing software.
Discussion: Google Operating System and digg
Frank Barnako:
Rocketrboom's ad price: $80K a week  —  Andrew Baron seems to have shaken off the heartbreak of separation and gotten down to business.  While Amanda Congdon, with whom he co-founded Rocketboom, is on a coast-to-coast trip in a Ford Hybrid, Baron is newly-focused.
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
With Some Startups, "Parents Just Don't Understand"  —  After spending the past week reading various perspectives on some of the recently funded (mostly) mobile focused VoIP startups, I find it amazing how some members of the Blogosphere feel as if they have an inside track to the future success of one or more of these startups.
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Being On The Inside  —  Jeff Pulver has made some very valid points …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Cowon's N2, successor to the A2 throne  —  It's been a hell of a long time since Cowon launched its Engadget Award-winning A2, but we freaking finally have a worthy successor to their flagship media player, and like so many other Korean-built devices it's no slouch when it comes features.
QuadsZilla / SEO BlackHat:
Click Distance Matters.  —  As an SEO experiment, a little less than a month ago we:  —  1. Removed all the categories from the sidebar  —  2. Listed titles of every post with links every page  —  3. Got rid of the Google Sitemap.  —  Because we updated the theme on friday to include …
QuadsZilla / SEO BlackHat:
10 Steps to Guarantee You Make the Digg Front Page  —  As I sit here writing on the world's greatest personal computer (The Mac Pro Quad Xeon 64-bit workstation with dual 30 inch monitors):  —  I can't help but pity you Wal-Mart shoppers who still use software from the Antichrist (Microsoft) …
Discussion: digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sirius Stiletto 100 caught in the wild  —  Engadget reader John C. managed to nab a Sirius Stiletto 100 and took a bunch of pictures for us — thanks John!  Sounds like he was really happy with it for the most part, mentioning that the sound quality is great, but already we're seeing some drawbacks.
Discussion: Orbitcast
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Second third-party fix out for Windows bug  —  For the second time in as many weeks a group of security professionals has released a third-party fix for a Windows flaw that is actively being used in cyberattacks.  —  The group, calling itself the Zeroday Emergency Response Team, or ZERT …
Discussion: Security Fix and TechBlog
 
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