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12:25 AM ET, October 13, 2006

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Palm:
Palm Unveils New Slim, Sleek Treo Smartphone  —  MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE:  —  For people who are ready to move up to a full-featured mobile phone that includes everything needed to stay organized, Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) today announced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 680 smartphone, a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone.
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:   Hands-on with the Treo 680  —  It was a total mob scene …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Live from Palm's Treo announcement at DigitalLife
Discussion: Everything TypePad
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Oprah and Bono to unveil Product Red iPod nano tomorrow  —  Exclusive: Activist and rock singer Bono, with help from Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities, is partnering with Apple Computer on a red-colored iPod to promote his new charity aimed at battling AIDS, AppleInsider has learned.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Partners to Offer New Windows Vista-Ready Products for Holidays  —  Windows Vista logo program designed to help encourage compatibility and performance in partner software and hardware.  —  Today at DigitalLife 2006, Microsoft Corp. announced the holiday availability of PCs …
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Asack / A Sack of Seattle:
What's been hard at Judy's Book  —  Following up on my post yesterday, below are answers to the question of what's been harder than expected at Judy's Book.  —  Achieving critical mass in local  —  Momentum in any one location doesn't transfer to others - you have to fight the same fight over and over.
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com:
Announcing ReviewMe!  —  In April I mentioned that I wanted to create some sort of a social network.  I left that description intentionally broad such as to not tip my hand too much.  But the idea was a social ad network.  —  I had a good idea, but hate the idea of having employees and running a company.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
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Andy Hagans / Link Building Blog:
EXCLUSIVE: Announcing ReviewMe!!
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Jonathan Lumb / 1up.com:
Xbox 360 granted Good Design Award  —  A truly international design wins over Japan's judges.  —  Japan's Good Design Awards are handed out each year to well-designed products across a wide range of industries.  Past winners in the game industry have included Nintendo's DS lite and Game Boy micro and Sony's PlayStation 2 and PSP.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple MacBook owners organizing class action lawsuit  —  Owners of Apple Computer's new 13-inch MacBook notebooks, whose systems are plagued by intermittent shutdown issues, have become fed up with extended repair times and inadequate resolutions to the problem, and are now organizing a class action lawsuit against the Mac maker.
engtech:
IceWeasel - Why Proprietary Software Will Always Win Out  —  Recently I came across a news article that made me stop and check the source — I was sure I must have stumbled on to the Onion or BBSpot.  But no, this is really happening.  FireFox isn't "open source" enough, and thus IceWeasel was born …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft and Adobe developer/designer death match  —  I was just adding stuff to my linkblog, cause we missed our plane to Greensboro (got another one that leaves at 1 p.m., we'll be spending the night in Chicago) and I saw a couple of things that got me to write about the coming Microsoft/Adobe developer/designer death match.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and JD on EP
Todd Weiss / Yahoo! News:
Could a 30-in. monitor help you do your job faster?  —  Providing employees with 30-in. computer monitors can boost worker productivity at companies where 17-in. or 19-in. monitors are typically used, according to a French consultant hired for a study sponsored by Apple.
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Book Review: Beyond Java  —  Programmers under the age of thirty probably don't realize why Aged Senile Programmers like me are so slow to adopt exciting new programming languages the day they come out, and why we roll our eyes at hip bandwagon ideas that sell books and consulting engagements …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's NW-S700/600 series: the best sounding Walkmans, ever  —  Sony Japan just spilled the deets on their new Walkman S series of digital audio players.  The NW-S700 players deliver pretty much exactly what we've already seen: 4/2/1GB of flash memory, 3-line OLED display capable of dishin' albumn art …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Analysts Downgrade Ad Outlook — Again — Detect Shift Vis-A-Vis Economic Growth  —  A WELL REGARDED WALL STREET research team has once again downgraded the outlook for U.S. and worldwide ad spending, and may have uncovered a fundamental shift in the way ad industry growth corresponds to the expansion of the general economy.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Screenwerk
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Europe to suffer another PS3 delay?  —  This whole PS3 delay game has really become something of an amusing sideshow at this point: after so much bad press concerning nearly every single aspect of the console, you'd think that Sony would do everything possible to ensure that things run smoothly …
Discussion: You NEWB and CrunchGear
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
LinuxPhone, For Mobile DIY  —  Benoit Schillings, chief technology officer of Oslo-based mobile software company Trolltech, is frustrated with the mobile phone industry.  Unlike software development for the PC industry, which has reached some level of openness and innovation …
Discussion: Download Squad
Nick / Rough Type:
United States vs. Google  —  Every era of computing has its defining antitrust case.  In 1969, at the height of the mainframe age's go-go years, the Justice Department filed its United States vs. IBM lawsuit, claiming that Big Blue had an unfair monopoly over the computer industry.
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