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1:30 PM ET, October 26, 2006

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evhead:
The Birth of Obvious Corp.  —  I'm very excited to announce something that I've wanted to do forever.  —  Odeo has been acquired by a new company called Obvious Corp. Obvious Corp was started by myself, with help from long-time collaborator, Biz Stone, and other Odeo people.
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Valleywag:
[SCOOP] Odeo Buys Back Soul
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Odeo RIP, Hello Obvious Corp
Mark Evans:   Odeo: A Sign of Things to Come?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Odeo Bought Back From Investors
Discussion: rev2.org and digg
Ben / Ben Metcalfe Blog:   Ev Williams buys back Odeo and Twitter
Dave Dargo's Blog:
Bull*&#%!  —  Sometimes you just have to call bull*&#% on something and Oracle's announcement on Linux is as great a candidate as any I've seen lately.  Most of the pundits and analysts will focus on what this means for Red Hat and their valuation.  In fact, Red Hat's stock price was off 15% …
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CNET News.com:
Oracle to offer Red Hat Linux support  —  update SAN FRANCISCO—Oracle will sell support to Red Hat Linux customers and offer its own free clone of the open-source operating system, posing a major competitive challenge to the leading Linux seller.  —  "As of this moment …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
A New Campaign Tactic: Manipulating Google Data  —  If things go as planned for liberal bloggers in the next few weeks, searching Google for "Jon Kyl," the Republican senator from Arizona now running for re-election, will produce high among the returns a link to an April 13 article from The Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly.
Team Vox:
Happy Vox Launch Day!  —  It's been a long time in the making, but the day of the official Vox launch is here.  —  Drawing Vox by Marc John  —  In anticipation for this event, we asked all of you guys to share what aspect you most appreciate or like about Vox.
Chris Heuer / Social Media Club:
Talking About Disclosure - A Social Media Club Roundtable  —  I think about disclosure or talk about it with someone almost every day.  Often it is in regards to whether or not I am able to disclose something because it has to do with advice I am giving clients, which happens all the time if you write about the field in which you work.
Discussion: Web Strategy
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Social Media Club Initiative on Blogging Ethics
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Microsoft reportedly delays release of RTM version of Vista  —  Microsoft will delay the release of the RTM (release to manufacturing) version, or build number 5824, of its Windows Vista operating system (OS) to the second week of November from the originally scheduled fourth week of October …
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David Pogue / New York Times:
The Cellphone Costs $1,275.  In Love Yet?  —  Want to have some real fun the next time you're in a room with geeks and gadget freaks?  Here are two words that when uttered aloud will not only get their attention, but set off hyperventilation, pupil dilation and drooling: " Apple phone."
Discussion: Glass House
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web Browser Faceoff  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  The last few weeks have been packed with browser action and the two market leaders, Internet Explorer and Firefox, have launched major new versions.  So to round out our recent browser coverage …
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs
Roy Furchgott / New York Times:
Phones for That Other System  —  MAKING phone calls using voice-over-Internet protocol seems not only inexpensive, but so very modern.  Known by the zippy acronym VoIP (rhymes with practically nothing), it lets you make voice calls over the Internet to anywhere in the world for pennies; no old-fashioned phone company required.
Discussion: IP Democracy and VoIP Watch
John Chow / John Chow dot Com:
Making Money With Domain Names  —  If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will know the name Markus Frind.  He is the owner of Plenty Of Fish, the biggest free dating site on the Internet.  Markus likes to point out the fact that he is a one-man operation and the biggest individual Google AdSense earner.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and digg
Valleywag:
Did Dell Hire JibJab to Handle Advertising?  —  Dell's Michael Dell, EMC's Joe Tucci, Oracle's Larry Ellison, AMD's Hector Ruiz and Intel's Paul Otellini, drunk on power and hubris made the most upsetting corporate ad I seen to date.  Even the poor Linux penguin is debased in this flick …
Benoit Marchal / www-128.ibm.com:
Working XML: Serve friendlier RSS and Atom feeds  —  Sensible alternatives for novices to RSS and Atom … Catering to a larger audience  —  RSS and Atom feeds offer a very effective solution for visitors to subscribe to your site and be notified when new items are made available.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Spending the Day With Getty Images, the Largest Stock Photography Company in the World  —  Kristopher Tate and I are here up in Seattle today in all day meetings with Getty Images as part of a blogger junket put on by Edelman PR with help arranged by Steve Rubel.
Crave:
Cowon: iPod?  What's an iPod?  —  We love Korea-based Cowon and its multitude of feature-packed and great-sounding MP3 players.  We also admire its "who cares about the iPod anyway" attitude.  Probably the biggest complaint about Cowon digital audio players today—outside of tricky interfaces …
Discussion: Anything But iPod and Engadget
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
IE Address Bar Issue  —  This is Christopher Budd.  I wanted to take a moment and let people know some information about a new public report about a possible vulnerability in Internet Explorer we've received today.  As soon as we learned of the report we started an investigation into the issue …
Discussion: Windows-Now.com and Bink.nu
SlingCommunity:
Channel Beta  —  Welcome to Channel Beta, the weekly address of all things beta!  Tune in each week to get a status update of all current and near-future beta programs at Sling Media, directly from the source.  —  Mac Public Beta Countdown  —  Wow, my very first corporate blog.  I feel so...21st century.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Transclick: Mobile Translation For Borderless Business  —  Transclick is a mobile enterprise application that translates text in email, SMS and IM.  The software has been around for a while (see this CNNMoney.com article from March 2005), but is now starting to make waves as a business productivity tool.
Discussion: 21talks
 
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