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3:10 PM ET, October 29, 2006

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Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
In Teens' Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year  —  Teen Web sensation MySpace became so big so fast, News Corp. spent $580 million last year to buy it.  Then Google Inc. struck a $900 million deal, primarily to advertise with it.  But now Jackie Birnbaum and her fellow English classmates …
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Are Hot Web Sites Like Hit TV Shows?  —  The Washington Post's Yuki Noguchi has this article today about how teens may be turning away from MySpace, raising the prospect that hot Internet properties are like fads that fade.  —  She talked to DC-area teens who have moved on from MySpace to Facebook and other social networking sites.
Darmano / Logic+Emotion:
No Blog Zone?  —  Greg Verdino recently wrote: … Now after recently going to a Forrester conference where blogging was encouraged, this puzzles me.  I'm assuming that they have a good reason, but as Greg states in his post: … It is a valid question I think.
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Should Conferences Ban Blogging?  —  Dave Armano is watching an interesting thread started by Greg Verdino.  Apparently blogging was banned at this week's Nielsen BuzzMetric client-only conference on consumer generated media.  —  Greg says: "So how can you host an event about consumer generated media …
Bite Communications / bitemarks:
Pluck RSS reader going, going, gone?  —  It's a sad Friday morning for me.  I logged in this morning, Starbucks in hand, signed on to Pluck, my trusty RSS reader for nearly two years now, and started reading my news feeds.  Suddenly, I saw the following message:
Andrew / Treonauts:
Cingular Treo 680: Pricing & Launch Date Leaks + Treo 750w Possibly Coming to Cingular Soon  —  I have to admit that at this particular moment I feel as if Santa had arrived early this year thanks to the latest leak of a Cingular "Government Sales Team" PowerPoint presentation for the …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Someday search will be old too  —  Many years ago, when the Internet was still the domain of geeks, researchers and college students, the smart folks often said that the opportunities for new software companies were over, it simply required too much scale to compete in an industry dominated by Lotus, Microsoft and Ashton-Tate.
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Aimee Weber / Second Life Insider:
3D Weather Data Visualization in Second Life  —  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Aimee Weber Studio just unrolled a sneak preview of their educational project in Second Life (due to open in mid November).  This appetizer of things to come features …
Tim Finin / UMBC eBiquity:
Google to partner with researchware firm comScore  —  The Washington Post has an article on how Google is expanding its Web reach to Madison Avenue. … The most interesting part of the article, at least to me, talks about Google's plans to team with the "researchware" fim comScore …
Graham Bowley / Financial Times:
The high priestess of internet friendship  —  In January 2003, Danah Boyd moved to San Francisco just as a new internet phenomenon was taking off: online social networking sites.  They were virtual meeting places where people could log on to their computer, meet friends and talk.
Discussion: Edge Perspectives …
Thomas Goetz / Wired News:
Reinventing Television  —  Wake up, television executives of America: Jon Stewart - the wiseacre host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show - knows more about your business than you do.  Sure, The Daily Show may just seem like a smart comedy program on basic cable; nothing more than good political satire …
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Chris Kohler / Game|Life:
Takahashi: Sony in Trouble, DS Hurting 360  —  Why isn't Microsoft selling as many Xbox 360s as they'd like?  The answer is pictured above, says Mercury News tech-biz writer (and author of two in-depth business books on Xbox) Dean Takahashi: … It's been a crazy few days, what with Microsoft …
SecurityFocus:
Bot nets likely behind jump in spam  —  Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2006-10-27  —  A significant rise in the global volume of spam in the past two months has security analysts worried that bot nets are increasingly being used by spammers to stymie network defenses erected to curtail bulk e-mail.
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 …
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6 and slight paranoia
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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 …
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Email with a journalist...  Another email with a journalist writing a "business of blogging" story.  I won't say which publication until it comes out.  —  best j  —  > > 1) Quite simply: CAN blogging be business?  If so, can it be a money-  —  > > maker in its own right for a lot of people, or just for a few, like
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Reuters:
Red Hat won't cut prices because of Oracle: CEO  —  BOSTON (Reuters) - Linux software distributor Red Hat Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT - news) will not cut prices even though bigger rival Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL - news) is launching similar services for half the price, Red Hat's chief executive said on Friday.
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Tony Smith / The Register:
TomTom to track phones for real-time traffic info  —  Vodafone and route-planning specialist TomTom will next year deploy what they believe will be the world's first commercial traffic data system based on tracking thousands of mobile phones in real-time, the pair said today.
 
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