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8:20 AM ET, October 26, 2006

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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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Matt Asay / Open Sources:
With friends like these....  (Oracle goes after Red Hat)  —  I'm here at Oracle "Open" World, and am a bit shocked by what I'm seeing.  Oracle, longtime partner to Red Hat, is rolling out the next phase of its Unbreakable Linux program, designed to kill Red Hat and Novell (whatever Larry Ellison might say to the contrary).
Steve Hamm / Tech Beat:
Oracle Drops the Bomb on Red Hat  —  Red Hat's stock took a pounding earlier this year when Oracle CEO Larry Ellison suggested that he might buy a Linux company and compete with the No. 1 Linux distributor.  He didn't do that.  But now he has done something even more devilish.
Neil McAllister / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
Oracle move a worry for Red Hat
Discussion: GrokLaw and tecosystems
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Odeo Bought Back From Investors  —  Odeo as we know it is gone.  After announcing itself in February 2005, the company raised a $5 million venture financing with Charles River Ventures and a bevy of angel investors.  After a private beta period, the company launched in July 2005.
Discussion: rev2.org and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Odeo RIP, Hello Obvious Corp  —  Odeo, a San Francisco-based podcasting start-up has decided to call it a day.  The company started by Pyra Labs (Blogger) co-founder Evan Williams has completed a management buyout.  Evan Williams, Biz Stone and other Odeo employees have started …
Discussion: Valleywag
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: hyku | blog
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Social Media Club Initiative on Blogging Ethics  —  I am a blogger with a lot of opinions, and because of that I've been involved in a number of heated discussions around journalistic integrity and ethics.  Mainstream media defines journalistic integrity as a lack of financial interest in the subject matter of their reporting.
vanderwal.net Off the Top:
Yahoo! Bookmarks Beta (or Alpha)  —  Yahoo! has released it fourth or fifth public bookmarking site, Yahoo! Bookmarks Beta to go along with Yahoo! Bookmarks, del.icio.us, and two versions of Yahoo! MyWeb.  This new version seems aimed at being a long needed replacement for the relatively ancient Yahoo! Bookmarks.
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Lifehacker:
Yahoo serves up new bookmarking tools  —  Yahoo Bookmarks is like an upscale Del.icio.us, allowing you to store, share, tag, and organize your bookmarks within an attractive interface.  Currently in beta, the new version of the online bookmark service offers drag-and-drop organization …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Getty images: a photo business under pressure  —  I'm sitting here listening to Jonathan Klein talk with a variety of bloggers.  Thomas Hawk, CEO of Zooomr, and Kristopher Tate, Founder of Zooomr, a photosharing site are here too.  So is Marshall from TechCrunch.
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:   Spending the Day With Getty Images, the Largest Stock Photography …
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
A "Napster Moment" for TV Downloads  —  The "Tape it off the Internet" project is currently in the final stages of the closed Beta program.  TIOTI might very well be a realistic representation of what the future of TV will look like.  —  The TIOTI project approach to socialize and optimize your TV Download experience.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
New audience metric needed: engagement  —  I was just reading Jeneane Sessum's post about the latest Ze Frank/Rocketboom dustup and she's right, we need to measure stuff other than just whether a download got completed or not.  She says we need a "likeability" stat.  I think it goes further than that.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
New Media Frets Over "Engagement" …
Discussion: Dan Blank
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
Michael Krantz / Official Google Blog:
Do you "Google?"  —  Q: What do zippers, baby oil, brassieres and trampolines have in common?  —  A: No, the answer isn't that they're all part of the setup for a highly inappropriate joke.  In fact, the above list (along with thermos, cellophane, escalator, elevator, dry ice and many more) …
Phillip Ryu / My Dream App:
The Results Are In... BOOM!  —  Thanks to today's sponsors: Pzizz, the critically acclaimed nap enhancer and creativity booster, Candybar, the excellent, juicy iconset tool, EarthDesk, the Earth-starring dynamic desktop, Cha-Ching, the personal finance manager with style, Insanely Great Tees …
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Veeker Launches Today- Mobile Video Will Be Changed Forever: a MobileCrunch Exclusive  —  Veeker, the San Francisco based company that has been in high profile stealth mode for some time finally launches today and promises to change the way we use the video capability in our camera phones.
Discussion: Beet.TV, TechCrunch and Slashdot
Gizmodo:
Cingular Rolls Out TeleNav GPS Navigator Service  —  Along with its shiny new HP iPAQ hw6920 it launched today, Cingular also rolled out its version of the TeleNav GPS navigation service, barking out turn-by-turn directions without requiring you to buy a separate receiver.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and digg
Seán Captain / New York Times:
Need a Tuneup?  Become a Hacker  —  BRAWN beat brains in the old days of automobiles.  To make cars faster, people bolted bigger air intakes, carburetors and exhaust pipes onto giant muscle car engines.  Tuning adjustments were simple, requiring only screwdrivers and wrenches.
Discussion: digg
 
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