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11:20 AM ET, November 2, 2006

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Google:
Email On-the-Go Now Even Easier — Google Launches New Mobile Application for Speedier Access to Gmail  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the release of an innovative new mobile client, Gmail for mobile devices.  This freely downloadable Java application delivers Gmail users …
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Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Google Updates Mobile Services: New Downloadable Application Speeds Up Gmail  —  Google has just announced an upgrade to their suite of mobile services, and for the first time Gmail will have an on-device helper application that dramatically improves the user experience.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
MobiTV Raises Even More $$$s  —  The last time mobile video startup MobiTV said they raised $70 million in a third round of funding, we used them as an example of the return of the big VC money.  Now the Emeryville-based company is announcing today that it has raised even more money as part of its Series C …
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Rafat Ali / PaidContent:   MobiTV Raises Another $30 Million; Adds Hearst and Adobe As Investors
Alexander Panetta / Globe and Mail:
Videotron lobbying for Internet 'transmission tariff'  —  OTTAWA — With video and music downloads gobbling up Internet bandwidth at an ever-expanding pace, cable company Videotron is pushing for content providers like movie studios to share some of the cost to expand broadband pipelines.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Dow Jones Joins Brightcove's Ad and Syndication Network  —  Dow Jones Online has officially joined Brightcove's new video syndication and ad networks.  The publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online, MarketWatch.com and Barron's Online has been using Brightcove's service on its sites in beta …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:   DJ-Brightcove To Develop Media Players For Publishers; Partnering On Video Channels
Wil Harris / bit-tech.net:
Multi-core in the Source Engine  —  Valve's Hardware Days have become something of a staple in the world of the technical press.  We first went out to visit the legendary game makers in order to see Lost Coast, then followed that up last year with coverage of the cinematic extensions to Day of Defeat.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Yahoo Dishes Out New Food Site  —  Yahoo launched a new vertical content section today, in response to growing ad demand from CPG advertisers.  Yahoo Food is filled with content that addresses both everyday and special occasion food needs of users.  —  The new food section is expected …
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
The Word on Warranties: Don't Bother  —  IT may be tempting to buy extended warranties with all those high-tech gadgets on your holiday list, but the experts say they are almost always a waste of money.  —  The experts have done the math, taking into account the odds that a product will break …
Darren Waters / BBC:
Microsoft considers China policy  —  Technology editor, BBC News website, Athens  —  A senior executive for Microsoft has said the firm could pull out of non-democratic countries such as China.  —  Fred Tipson, senior policy counsel for the computer giant, said concerns …
Jeff Diehl / 10 Zen Monkeys:
EFF and 10 Zen Monkeys vs. Michael Crook and DMCA  —  Vote Reddit Story ?  —  Social griefing a la Jason Fortuny and Michael Crook may have finally been taken too far.  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 10 Zen Monkeys in a civil lawsuit against griefer Michael Crook …
Discussion: Boing Boing and digg
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Craigslist Sex Ad Scammer Seeks to Silence Critics
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Groups Ask FTC to Probe Online Ad Profiling  —  Two consumer advocacy groups asked the Federal Trade Commission yesterday to investigate online advertising practices of Internet companies, asserting that the practices violate consumer privacy.  —  In a 50-page complaint …
Discussion: IP Democracy and The Blog Herald
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Download now: The 2007 iPod Buyers' Guide, by iLounge.com  —  The world's most popular iPod and accessory buyers' guide is back for its third year, and better than ever!  —  Single page, best for printing (21.8 MB ZIP)  —  Double page, best for monitors (21.7 MB ZIP)  —  Alternate Download Links:
David Pogue / New York Times:
A Web Site to Call Your Own  —  If you operate a small business, you might already use technology to conceal just how small you are — by setting up multiple e-mail addresses and phone extensions, for example ("for Asian operations, press 7").  —  So how do you get an actual domain name like CaseyCorp.com?
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Pictures, With Map and Pushpin Included  —  Geotagging allows users to plot where they have taken their pictures.  The Flickr Web site displays the data and pictures on a users' personal Web page.  —  KATHLEEN BENNETT recently bought a device that keeps track of her location with help …
Discussion: The Map Room and All Points Blog
KLTV-TV:
Ohio Company Sues Internet Video Giant YouTube  —  It's the up and coming Internet portal for personal videos on the Internet, and now a northwest Ohio company has asked a federal judge to make the company pay.  Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation of Perrysburg …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Blockbuster tries new online rental incentive  —  update Blockbuster has introduced a feature to its online rental service, giving subscribers the option of returning DVDs to stores rather than solely through the mail.  —  Subscribers to any Blockbuster online rental plan can use the new "Total Access" feature.
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechEffect
 
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
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Interfering with competition  —  In the middle of a very long trip …
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Exploit Released for Unpatched Apple Wi-Fi Flaw
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Firefox Kid's New Start Up, Parakey
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTunes 7.0.2 thinks I've moved to France (and they have no TV Shows there!)
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Kazaa Said to Pay $10 Million in Settlement
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