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2:45 AM ET, October 22, 2006

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Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Building a 'Googley' Workforce  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — To understand the corporate culture at Google Inc., take a look at the toilets.  —  Every bathroom stall on the company campus holds a Japanese high-tech commode with a heated seat.  If a flush is not enough, a wireless button on the door activates a bidet and drying.
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Nick / Rough Type:
The metabolic thing  —  The Washington Post today has an expose …
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SpaceShipOne Mystery Solved  —  Late last night I posted on a rumor that Google had acquired SpaceShipOne and was putting it in building 43 at Google HQ in Mountain View.  More information started coming in immediately from commenters.  One reader emailed to tell me Larry Page is on the Board …
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires SpaceShipOne?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
If You Use PhotoShop, Check Out Paint.net  —  If you use Photoshop regularly, check out the just released version 3.0 of Paint.NET (download it here).  It is 3.6 MB download that handles most of the basic (and many of the advanced) functions of Photoshop.  It's free, and even better it loads …
Discussion: JD on EP, GottaBeMobile.com and digg
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Lokeuei / MSDN Blogs:
No Photoshop?  No worry.  —  There's Paint.NET :) Yes that's right …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Sam Harrelson:
Google Checkout Drops ZeFrank's "GimmeSomeCandy" Micro-Promotion  —  Published October 20th, 2006 web2.0 , Google AdSense , YouTube , Affiliate Marketing , User Generated content , Online Marketing tips and tricks , Google Checkout 7 Comments  —  You know by now that I'm a self-professed …
Joi Ito's Web:
Is YouTube "Web 2.0"?  —  Lawrence Lessig has a thoughtful post about something that I've been mentioning in recent talks I've given, but haven't blogged much about.  —  I'm often asked to speak about "Web 2.0".  I personally think that people are trying to build Bubble 2.0 on top of Web 2.0.
Discussion: cubicgarden.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Getting Down To Business: YesNoMayB  —  We've covered the best new dating sites, and even the most popular gay male dating sites, here on TechCrunch.  But none of these sites capture the speed and simplicity of speed dating, where you meet a bunch of potential mates in a short period of time.
Discussion: digg
Ross / Zimbra - Blog:
IE 7 vs IE 6  —  Back in April I wrote an entry complaining about IE's performance as a Web 2.0 platform: … I am happy to say that I was wrong.  —  Microsoft's IE team has clearly been hard at work on improving their browser's memory management and JavaScript performance.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Arcade: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3  —  Xbox Live Members can now download 'Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3' demo from the Xbox Live Arcade.  The full version of the game can be purchased for 800 points.  —  Here are some game details:  —  Enter the world of ULTIMATE Mortal Kombat 3 …
Discussion: Kotaku, You NEWB, Joystiq and Neowin.net
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony May Not Meet PlayStation 3 Shipment Targets (Update3)  —  Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp., which slashed its profit forecast yesterday, said it may not reach this year's shipment target for the PlayStation 3 game console because of a parts shortage in the Blu-ray high-definition disc drive.
Smaran / Torrentfreak:
University to teach students to implement BitTorrent and Web 2.0 in business  —  With the help of IBM, the University of Arizona will put together a course designed to essentially teach people how to apply Web 2.0 services like BitTorrent, blogs, wiki's and social networks in a business setting.
Discussion: digg
David Pescovitz / Boing Boing:
Complete Works of Charles Darwin now online for free  —  Yesterday, the Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online officially launched, bringing 50,000 pages of searchable text and 40,000 images to the public for free.  Presented by the University of Cambridge and other collaborators …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Loma Linda .... Fiber Town, USA  —  Loma Linda, a town of 20,000 residents wedged between Riverside and San Bernadino in Southern California, says it was the first city in the U.S. to mandate a building code for residential and commercial structures to include fiber optics.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
MIT student hacks his dorm room door lock  —  Dheera Venkatraman, a crafty MIT student, has just completed the latest iteration in a series of upgrades to his dorm room door lock.  Now because MIT's administration doesn't like it if you hack the door locks or the strike plates …
Discussion: digg
Robert Sinke / dapreview.net:
Meizu M6 SP = the same thing, only cheaper  —  Meizu has found a way to make their kick-ass M6 (Mini Player) a little bit more affordable.  The company fit in a new chipset of some kind (supporting advanced DSP functionality, or something like that) as well as a different brand of screen …
SunbeltBLOG:
Walmart gets slammed for sneaky blogging...but this is only the tip of the icebeerg  —  There's revelations coming out that mega PR firm Edelman created three "independent" blogs for WalMart (called "flogs").  The first one that was outed was "Wal-Marting Across America" …
Discussion: Joho the Blog and BlogHer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Scrybe Could Set a New Standard In Office Apps  —  Jason Clarke found a great new startup today called Scrybe.  It hasn't launched yet, but they're using YouTube to showcase the product (see video below).  More companies should do this - it gives the company a way to show everyone exactly …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and digg
 
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kottke.org:
PopTech, day 1 wrap-up  —  Since my internet access …
New York Times:
A Student's Video Résumé Gets Attention (Some of It Unwanted)
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Noahmax / Defense Tech:
HIGH-TECH UNIFORMS FINALLY HEADING TO WAR
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Will the smartphone kill the PC?
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Kotaku:
360 100 GB HD Bogus, Says Germany's Herr Nelson
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Cesar Menendez / Zune Insider Blog:
BATTERY LIFE  —  Ok, I've got some battery life numbers to share:
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and MSTechToday
Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Removes 30,000 Files Amid Japanese Copyright Concerns
 

 
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