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8:45 AM ET, October 27, 2006

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David Galbraith:
The Obvious Corp - Evan and Biz take back Odeo  —  The greening of The Valley, why sustainable companies matter.  —  Evan williams and Biz Stone have taken back Odeo from its backers to form part of a company focused on innovation through multiple products, rather than exit.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Trumba: Interconnnecting Online Events and Calendars  —  Last week I spoke to Jeremy Jaech, CEO and president of Trumba, whose team is building an innovative online event calendaring system aimed at enterprises.  Jeremy Jaech was also the founder of both Visio and PageMaker …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports First Quarter Earnings  —  Microsoft delivers double digit revenue growth  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced first quarter revenue of $10.81 billion for the period ended September 30, 2006, an 11% increase over the same quarter of the prior year.
Spencer Yip / Siliconera:
From the Gears of War Hollywood launch party  —  12AM PST on a Wednesday night.  Most people are sleeping, but on Santa Monica Boulevard Microsoft is busing in gamers for the Gears of War launch party.  After a truck ride to the crypt and playing a couple of multiplayer rounds I had a conversation …
Discussion: Kotaku, Go Nintendo and You NEWB
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James Ransom-Wiley / Joystiq:
Is Gears of War as good as it gets?
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Fred / A VC:
Flaky?  —  From Michael Arrington's post on Digg acquisition rumors: … Michael is one of the best bloggers ever and I read Techcrunch every day.  But I think he got this one wrong.  Comscore is not "flaky".  They are a third party measurement service.  They don't always get everything right.
Discussion: InterMedia, Traffick and digg
mathewingram.com/work:
Why Mark Cuban is still wrong on YouTube  —  Mark, who wrote just days before the Google-YouTube deal that only a moron would buy YouTube (which I responded to here), just can't seem to let go of his view that Google bought themselves a world of copyright pain when they did the $1.6-billion deal for the video-sharing site.
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater:
Blog Audience Measurement at the Blog Business Summit  —  Being a guy very interested in web analytics, I made it a point to see the Blog Audience Measurement session here at the Blog Business Summit.  The focus is on how we qualify and quantify our efforts blogging or for advertisers sponsoring blogs.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The New Media Audience Measurement Business Model Conundrum
Discussion: Futuristic Play and Message
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pando Moves Beyond Email File Sharing  —  New York based Pando has been breaking away from the P2P file sharing pack, which we reviewed in late August.  They claim over 1.5 million downloads of their client software, and move up to 20 TB of data per day between users.  —  Pando is very easy to use.
Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought:
Google and the Gradient  —  For a long time it seemed like everything I heard about Google was even cooler than the last.  Wow, it's a great search engine!  Wow, they're not sleazy like other companies!  Wow, they treat their hackers well!  Wow, they are hackers!
Discussion: Epeus' epigone
BBC:
'Tower of Babel' translator made  —  A "Tower of Babel" device that gives the illusion of being bilingual is being developed by US scientists.  —  Users simply have to silently mouth a word in their own language for it to be translated and read out in another.
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Slashdot
Simon Pope / Apple:
BMG Japan Catalog Now Available on the iTunes Store  —  Top J-Pop & International Artists Including Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Seamo, Sukima Switch & Suga Shikao Now on iTunes  —  BMG Japan and Apple® today announced the availability of top Japanese and international artists …
Consumerist:
No iPod, Soap!  —  We've all heard of iPod's vaunted "clean design," but this is ridiculous.  —  Reader Sean bought what he thought was a box-fresh iPod from Smalldog.com.  Imagine his surprise when he ripped off the shrink-wrap and instead found inside two bars of Irish Spring soap and a package of cheap batteries.
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Sun CEO sets open source Java time frame  —  San Francisco (InfoWorld) - SAN FRANCISCO — Demonstrating a perhaps more aggressive path than anticipated, Sun Microsystems is set to announce the open-sourcing of the core Java platform within 30 to 60 days, Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz …
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
On the Hill and in Court, a Shootout Over Ratings  —  Video game violence has long been a target for politicians, lawyers and parent groups concerned that the slashings and shootouts were having a negative effect on young gamers.  —  It was for that reason that the game industry established …
Wil Harris / bit-tech.net:
Microsoft clarifies Vista activation to bit-tech hacks  —  Microsoft today talked to bit-tech in a bid to reassure the enthusiast community about the licensing terms of Windows Vista.  —  We previously read that Vista could prove to be a nightmare for enthusiasts who upgrade often …
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Jim Allchin / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Welcome to Our New Team Blog!
Neilio / BeatnikPad:
Optimized Firefox 2.0 for G4, G5, and Intel Macs  —  Dans "mozilla and firefox", jeudi, le 26 octobre 2006, à 10:54 AM EST.  —  <br>For those of you who somehow missed the news, the long-awaited release of Firefox 2.0 is finally here, and so are optimized builds!
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
How to Generate High Quantities of Content for Your Blog  —  Another series of posts back in my early days that got a bit of attention was titled Generating High Quantities of Content.  —  I started the series of 7 posts with the following statement:
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Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple sneaks draft 802.11n card into MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nokia 870 surfaces in the wild?
Henry Jenkins / Confessions of an Aca/Fan:
Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture (Part Five)
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Sony continues to expand GPS line with NV-U51
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EFF Releases Bloggers' Guide for Investigating Government Agencies
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Why mobile data centers matter
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Dell 'Ad' Designed to Infect OpenWorld Attendees
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Canonical Launches New Ubuntu Release for Desktops and Servers
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John Oates / The Register:
AllofMP3 hit by Danish court ruling
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Leak: Google Reorg and AdSense for Audio
Neville Hobson / NevilleHobson.com:
The irreverance of Second Life
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
My thoughts about Zune vs. iPod
Seth Sutel / MSNBC:
Blind Web surfers sue Target
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Vox Lifts Off and You'll Love It
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Ripe in Cupertino: an Apple with 8 cores
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