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9:40 PM ET, November 10, 2006

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Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Judge orders RIAA to justify its piracy charges  —  $750 for a 75 cent song is taking the Wii  —  A US COURT is forcing the Recording Industry of America to explain why it charges people it catches pirating $750 a single rather than the 70 cents they flog them to retailers for.
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Motorola:
Motorola to Acquire Good Technology  —  Acquisition Extends Seamless Mobility Offerings For Enterprises and Consumers  —  SCHAUMBURG, Ill., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., 10 November 2006 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Good Technology, Inc. today announced that the companies have signed …
Discussion: MobileTracker and Phone Scoop
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Motorola to acquire Good Technology  —  Motorola will buy enterprise mobile-computing software company Good Technology, the companies announced Friday.  —  "Good Technology's solutions, talent and customers complement Motorola's business and extend our ability to deliver compelling products …
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Marissa Mayer at Web 2.0  —  Google VP Marissa Mayer just spoke at the Web 2.0 Conference and offered tidbits on what Google has learned about speed, the user experience, and user satisfaction.  —  Marissa started with a story about a user test they did.  They asked a group of Google searchers …
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Slower Website == Slower Profits
Discussion: Jeff Sandquist and Read/WriteWeb
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Google's Marissa Mayer: Speed wins
Kate R. Houlihan / suburbanchicagonews.com:
Months-old dispute over iPod finally settled  —  WHEATON - It's over.  —  A settlement in the case of a missing iPod Nano that pitted two 14-year-old girls against each other was reached Thursday in DuPage County Circuit Court, putting to rest the months-old case that made headlines locally and in the blogging world.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Stolen teen's iPod lawsuit settled, mom insulted
Discussion: Techdirt
softwarefreedom.org:
Bradley M. Kuhn's Letter to the FOSS Development Community Regarding Microsoft's Patent Promise  —  Last Thursday, Novell and Microsoft announced a new collaborative effort involving both licensing and technology.  The Software Freedom Law Center has been following the situation, and as its CTO …
Discussion: Ted's Radio Weblog and Slashdot
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New York Times:
Brands Produce Their Own Shows  —  Marketers have found a new way to try to keep viewers from tuning out: offer them TV shows, movies and online programming created by the marketers themselves, often with help from their advertising agencies.  —  These new offerings, the marketers hope …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
The Dress Code Is Relaxed, but the Courting Is Intense  —  Dozens of the world's biggest media moguls and investment bankers, dressed in perfectly pressed suits, mingled in the lobby of the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan yesterday at the annual FourSquare conference.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
The Best and the Worst of the Web 2.0 Summit  —  If you were looking to learn something new, this week's Web 2.0 Summit was not the place to be.  However, if you were planning to catch up, make contacts and swap business cards, then the Palace Hotel's grandiose hallways were where all the action was.
Google Blogoscoped:
New Gmail Features  —  There are a couple of new Gmail features being currently rolled out:  — A design change replaces the "show details" option pane with a dropdown menu at the top right, which now also includes a "Reply" button.  It's interesting to see how close this button …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Wink Now Searches MySpace, LinkedIn and Beebo  —  Social search site Wink released a new feature called People Search this weekend and I think it's going to be a big move for the company.  Wink People Search searches over the user profiles of MySpace, LinkedIn and Beebo.
Gizmodo:
Wii and PS3: Complete and Synchronized Unboxing  —  An event that happens less than Neptune colliding with Uranus: two consoles arriving on our doorstep simultaneously.  Actually now that we think about it, it's only happened once...ever.  The Wii and PS3 have landed, and only Gizmodo …
Discussion: digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Competitors of PodTech that I love, er, going to the Content Mall  —  Ever go to a content mall?  Well, there sure are a lot of them being built.  It's where the VC's are seeing some potential cash, at least in part because that's what Jason Calacanis did when he built Weblogs Inc. and sold …
Nick / Rough Type:
More blogs, less weight  —  One thing struck me as I read through the latest State of the Blogosphere report from Technorati boss David Sifry.  It wasn't that the total number of blogs in the known world had leapt once again, to something like 837.4 trillion.
 
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Divide and Conquer  —  In the U.S. elections this week …
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
HURRY: Trick To Get A Windows @Live.com Email Address
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
When Microsoft conspiracy theories spin out of control
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Amazon.com and the fabless semiconductor industry
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
HitTail: The Long Tail As Muse
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
New AdWords Algorithm Kicks In; Google Advertisers Upset
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Stikkit, the new web app from Rael Dornfest's Values of N startup …
Discussion: Monkey Bites
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox HD DVD hands-on
Discussion: digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Another committee takes the "soul" out of Robert Fripp
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
"Music Only" for your iTunes playlists
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Oh, the emails you'll get...  A management consultant at Bain wrote …