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10:05 PM ET, October 28, 2006

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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Pluck RSS Reader Shuts Down: Consumer RSS Readers a Dead Market Now  —  The Pluck RSS Reader is shutting down, according to a message posted on the Pluck website: … Current Pluck users have until 1/5/2007 to export their data into another RSS Reader.  —  It's interesting they put …
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Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Small Dog Electronics speaks out on theft-in-transit, credit card fraud and more  —  The other day we told you about the guy who had his (then) newly purchased iPod swapped out for a bar or soap while in transit from Small Dog, a Vermont Apple Reseller.  I was amazed at how many people mentioned …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
My CarsDirect Experience  —  A couple of months ago I decided I was going to buy a new car, but there is almost nothing I like less than negotiating with car salespeople.  The first thing they do is try to get your name and phone number.  They will then begin calling you a day or two after you leave …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
FBI returns to "Fake Boarding Pass" guy's home, seizes computers  —  (Story background here).  Christopher Soghoian today blogs that the FBI returned to his home last night in his absence with a search warrant, and seized computers and other belongings.  The 24-year old computer science student …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Search Startups Are Dead, Long Live Search Startups  —  Echoing Debra Chrapaty's comment that "in the future, being on someone's platform will mean being hosted on their infrastructure", Bill Burnham has an interesting entry on why search is dead as a category for VCs:
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I, Cringely:
Shameless Self-Promotion: Bob's Disk Drive  —  For nine years and 492 columns I have described new companies and new technologies always with the qualification that I own no shares and have no financial stake in them.  This statement is for two reasons: 1) I am poor and can't afford to jump …
Discussion: Slashdot
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Why IBM's patent suit against Amazon could be bad news for the entire Web  —  For years, there have been a handful of companies trying to figure out how to erect a toll booth on the Web, if not the Internet altogether.  In other words, they've been looking for some way to ensure that the Internet …
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Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
A New Advertising Engine  —  Google Expands Its Web Reach to Madison Avenue  —  NEW YORK — At Google Inc.'s new office near the Hudson River, Volvo's top U.S. advertising manager has just flown in from California to talk about next year's launch of a new car, aimed at the hip, 20-something crowd.
Mike / Techdirt:
NPR Sick Of Howard Stern Butting In; Wants FCC To Recall FM Modulators  —  from the interference-problems dept  —  A few years back, the UK decided to ban certain FM modulators such as the "iTrip" device that would let you broadcast your iPod a short distance at a low frequency on your radio …
Discussion: Engadget
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3  —  Finally, Part 3 of the "Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0" series is here.  During the last few weeks I have researched possible scenarios and real case studies of Web 2.0 in education in hopes to show others where we are with today's education and where it could be.
Discussion: digg
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Bookmarking and social sharing trends  —  The ability to save a URL has been around since Mosaic 0.2 but is currently experiencing a transformation as we learn more about the pages and content behind the pointers and share our findings with others through social networks.
Discussion: Laughing Squid
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Apple blogger calls "bulls**t" on me  —  Chuqui, who is an Apple employee, has a point.  Apple employees ARE allowed to blog.  They just aren't allowed to be spokespeople, as Chuqui admits.  So, they don't feel empowered to talk about anything that they are working on, as Chuqui admits.
GameDaily:
Opinion: Why Sony Won't Lose the Next-Gen War  —  No console maker has ever dominated three consecutive platform generations.  Will Sony pull it off?  We think so.  Here's why the PlayStation 3 will assume the PS2's throne in the next few years...  Let's face it; Sony's seen better days.
Discussion: Kotaku, Go Nintendo, Joystiq and Siliconera
Consumerist:
Get Applecare Executive Customer Service  —  Welcome, Diggers!  Here's some other posts you may enjoy.  —  No iPod, Soap!  —  Be a Customer Service Ninja  —  Every Phone Number For TWC Level 3 Tech Support  —  Here's how to obtain the highest levels of Apple Executive Customer Service.
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
 
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Palm Treo 680 and Cingular 8525 price and release!
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Cryptos gather for 30th anniversary of public-key cryptography
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Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
If You Dislike Microsoft's Windows Antipiracy Checks, Look Out
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Taking Wi-Fi power to the people
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