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6:45 PM ET, November 6, 2006

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Dave Sifry / The Technorati Weblog:
State of the Blogosphere, October, 2006  —  Hey, it's that time of the year again!  We're well into the crisp days of autumn and its time for the quarterly State of the Blogosphere report.  —  The State of the Blogosphere continues to be strong.  —  The last few months have prompted …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fox Interactive Launches Desktop/Website Widget Platform  —  Fox Interactive Media will announce a new widget platform called SpringWidgets on Monday morning at the Widgets Live Conference in San Francisco.  It is a unique offering in the increasingly complicated widget space …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Fox Interactive Gets Into Widgets Game
Discussion: Mashable!
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Live Widgets!
Discussion: Monkey Bites and Basement.org
Microsoft:
2007 Microsoft Office System Is Golden  —  2007 Office system released to manufacturers; the company looks ahead to worldwide business availability.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the completion of the 2007 Microsoft® Office system code and confirmed its release to manufacturing (RTM).
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Office goes gold. Here come the tools
Kenneth Li / Reuters Blogs:
CBS stages open call for tech entrepreneurs  —  Veteran dealmaker Quincy Smith has joined CBS Corp. as president of CBS Interactive.  Reuters caught up with the 35-year-old executive, who returns to an operations role after spending the last few years negotiating deals at media …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Quincy Smith President Of New Company-wide CBS Interactive; Larry Kramer Out As Head Of CBS Digital  —  CBS is switching gears in digital, opting for someone with more of a rep for making deals than building companies.  In: Quincy Smith as president of CBS Interactive.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Wikipedia used to spread malicious code  —  A Wikipedia page has been used by hackers in an attempt to spread malicious code.  —  The entry for the MSBlast worm in the German version of the popular online encyclopedia was altered to include false information about a new version of the Lovesan/MSBlast worm …
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Sharon Khare / Tech2.com India:
Wikipedia Hijacked to Spread Malware  —  Computer users are being warned against opening unsolicited mails after hackers took advantage of the popular Wikipedia encyclopedia in their attempt to spread malicious code.  —  Wikipedia allows anyone to create and modify articles …
Jon Fine / Business Week:
Google's New Frontier: Print Ads  —  With a slew of big-city newspapers on its side, Google sets out to reproduce the success of its online ad programs—offline  —  Google (GOOG) is rolling out its most ambitious print advertising initiative yet, an online marketplace that will let advertisers place bids …
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Newspapers to Test Plan to Sell Ads on Google
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Mashery API Management Service is Open For Business  —  API management service Mashery has come out of stealth mode tonight and is now offering documentation support, community management and access control for companies wishing to offer public or private APIs.  This is an exciting launch.
Discussion: Rational rants
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Mashery brews service for managing APIs
Discussion: Redeye VC
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
8 killer Windows Media Center plug-ins  —  Just as extensions make Firefox better, so do plug-ins add extra goodness to the Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system (MCE).  —  For the uninitiated, MCE provides DVR and other multimedia features wrapped in an attractive 10-foot interface.
Discussion: PVR Wire and digg
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview with Adam Lasnik of Google  —  Spotlight on Search - Interview with Google's Adam Lasnik  —  One of the fun things about being involved with the search marketing industry is getting to meet really bright and interesting people.  Whether they are long time SEO gurus …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and digg
CNET News.com:
Newspapers invest $15 million more in Topix.net  —  update News aggregator Topix.net on Monday announced that it has received an additional investment of $15 million from the three newspaper groups that already own a majority stake in the company.  —  After the latest funding …
Discussion: ResourceShelf and Mark Evans
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Topix.net Raises $15M
Discussion: Business Logs and rev2.org
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Microsoft To Enter VoIP World  —  Never first, usually not second, but always a tour de force, Microsoft has signaled the market that they plan on making a huge push in 2007 in the VoIP and Video Communications sector.  —  What does this mean?  Well likely in January Microsoft will begin …
Discussion: IP Democracy and VoIP Blog
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube is Time's Invention of the Year  —  Everyone has been surprised with YouTube's near-exponential growth since its launch in February 2005.  Now Time Magazine is recognizing that success, naming YouTube their "Invention of the Year".  The phenomenon that gave birth to lonelygirl15 …
Gizmodo:
Target Stores Wii Allocations Revealed?  —  Anticipation is building for the Nintendo Wii launch next week (November 19 is the official date), first there was the WiiSeeker that uses Google Maps to show the allocations of Wii consoles in Target Stores near you, and now denizens …
Jason Harris / My Dream App:
Granny Smith Threatened By Golden Delicious?  —  Gauguin and Manet Jello Wrestle  —  Paul of Rogue Amoeba recently wrote an article about a stylistic schism developing in the Mac software community.  I'm going to be talking about it, so go read it.  Seriously.  It's interesting, and you'll learn some Italian, too!
Discussion: ThinkMac Blog and digg
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
How to run Gmail locally on a Pocket PC  —  Pocket PC users are kind of screwed when it comes to mobility software.  Although our devices are far more capable than modern phones, almost all online mobility software caters to the phone using contingent.  Consider Gmail Mobile …
Discussion: Lifehacker
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
State of the Computer Book Market, Q306, Part 2  —  Last week, I talked about the overall state of the computer book market.  But most of our readers don't care about the publishing business.  They care about the technologies we cover.  Here's where we get to the meat …
Discussion: Global Nerdy, Labnotes and Open Sources
 
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
NVIDIA snapping up PortalPlayer for $357 mil.
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