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11:20 PM ET, November 10, 2006

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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 …
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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.
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
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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.
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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 …
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GamePolitics / GamePolitics.com:
ESA Suffers First Amendment Amnesia, Gets Legalistic on Game Blogs  —  Get over yourself, ESA.  Grow a sense of humor, ESRB.  —  It's only a t-shirt.  —  If the ESA believes that a novelty shirt which lampoons the ESRB rating system somehow infringes upon their brand …
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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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.
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 …
Zephoria / apophenia:
social network sites: my definition  —  I would like to offer my working definition of "social network sites" per confusion over my request for a timeline.  —  A "social network site" is a category of websites with profiles, semi-persistent public commentary on the profile …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither magazines?  —  Time Magazine just made a rash of brash decisions: cutting its rate base from 4 to 3.25 million (now barely ahead of Newsweek's 3.1) by getting rid of junk circulation; raising its cover price by a buck to a rather ballsy $4.95; cutting five of its eight special demographic editions …
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 …
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
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Harnessing Collective Intelligence  —  I've long made the assertion that one of the central differences between the PC era and the Web 2.0 era is that once the internet becomes platform, rather than just an add-on to the PC, you can build applications that harness network effects, so that they become better the more people use them.
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.
 
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