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12:05 PM ET, October 1, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Barbarians Are At The Gate, But Microsoft Moves To Protect Office Revenues  —  The barbarians are at the gate, a new horde is on the way, but no one seems to be defending the castle.  Instead, the Microsoft Office warriors are rebranding, repackaging and relaunching old products and calling them new.
Discussion: Between the Lines and InfoWorld
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft finally unveils its answer to Google Docs  —  After months of speculation about what it would do to stave off potential encroachments on its Office turf by Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Microsoft has spelled out its strategy: Office Live Workspace.  —  Office Live Workspace is …
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft punts web-based apps to the masses
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Adobe Raises The Stakes For Web Documents With Buzzword and Share
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
A new top 100?  —  Like almost everyone else, I keep track of who's pointing to me in Technorati, a service that was created in a Thanksgiving programming binge by David Sifry, based on the output of (my own labor of love) weblogs.com.  —  Technorati grew to become a blog search engine …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Techmeme Leaderboard To Launch, Attacking Technorati's Last Stronghold  —  Blog search engine Technorati's founding CEO is gone, its traffic party has ended and its core search functionality is under long term fire from competitors like Google Blog Search, Ask.com and Sphere (among others).
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Radiohead Fans to Name Their Price for New Album  —  In an unusual test for the music industry's transition to digital sales, the superstar British rock band Radiohead said its much anticipated new album will initially be available only as a digital download on the band's Web site — with fans choosing the price they are willing to pay.
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Billboard:
Radiohead Asks Fans To Name Price For New Album
Discussion: Techdirt, Boing Boing and Wikinomics
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia unlocks anti-Apple campaign  —  The quartet of posters above was photographed in New York city over the weekend by a MacRumors forum jockey.  Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen Nokia pounce on Apple foibles, and it certainly won't be the last.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Joost Launches: Video Interview With Mike Volpi  —  Joost, the impeccably pedigreed, funded, and hyped Internet TV platform is releasing its software to the general public on Monday.  For those of you beta testers (like us) who've griped about the reliability and usability of the application …
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Nokia:
Nokia to acquire NAVTEQ  — The combined entity would create a leading global player in the fast growing location based services market  — NAVTEQ to support existing customers as before  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia and NAVTEQ today announced a definitive agreement for Nokia to acquire NAVTEQ.
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Reuters:
Nokia Offers $8.1 Billion for Navteq
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia in Talks to Acquire Navteq
Business Wire:
Niklas Zennstrom Steps Down as CEO of Skype  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY - News) today announced that Niklas Zennstrom has stepped down as CEO of Skype.  Zennstrom, who co-founded Skype in 2003, will become non-executive chairman of the Skype Board of Directors.
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Management Shake Up At Skype
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Google's Friends And Family Plan  —  The drumbeat has started in Silicon Valley: Google phones are coming.  —  It's no secret that Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) is keen to become a pivotal player in the mobile phone world.  And one of the companies often mentioned behind closed doors …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
IPhone: Unbricked iPhones Now Fully Working, Calls Included (UPDATED: Works with Both Paid Software Unlock and TurboSIM)  —  Last Saturday we reported on how to unbrick an unlocked iPhone.  Today we have discovered that you can send and receive calls, SMS and mails too, as well as surf the web with it.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Gadget Lab
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Think Different: Think Again, Apple  —  I shed a tear while watching the video after the jump.  Watch ^ first then the subsequent one.  Awesome.  —  This entry was posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2007 at 10:26 pm and is filed under Tags: apple, think different, video, YouTube.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Service Helps Friends Share Their Online Discoveries  —  Four software designers who were instrumental in the creation of Google's popular e-mail and mapping services have founded a new company with the intent of making it easy for people to find out what Web material their friends are enjoying.
Discussion: Google Operating System and A VC
Phil Manchester / The Register:
Open source development goes Mac-tastic  —  There is no small irony in the prospect that Apple's Macintosh - arguably the ultimate in closed and proprietary systems, at least until the Intel alliance - could become the open source development platform of choice.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
eBay Desktop On AIR As AdobeMAX Kicks Off  —  eBay (EBAY) finally has a desktop application.  Built with Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) technology, the eBay desktop beta — until recently known by the code name San Dimas — is a pretty sweet little app that can help you monitor your auctions …
 
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Appliancist:
Whirlpool Espresso refrigerator - with integrated coffee maker
Reuters:
EU opens antitrust probe against Qualcomm
Discussion: TechSpot News
Paul Stamatiou:
Review: Vudu  —  Ever since I first wrote about Vudu …
Discussion: Engadget and UNEASYsilence
www.htc.com:
HTC unveils Q4 2007 device line-up
Peter Brantley / O'Reilly Radar:
Making a Brouhaha in the Blogosphere
Discussion: Open Access News and TeleRead
Ian Forrester / cubicgarden.com:
Lightweight Attention Preference Markup
Discussion: :Ben Metcalfe Blog
Hugh Hart / Wired News:
TV Networks NBC, CBS and ABC Discover Life Without ITunes
David Smith / Guardian:
Computer turns prosaic dunces into lyrical poets
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Sony Drive XEL-1 OLED TV: 1,000,000:1 contrast starting December 1st
Discussion: I4U News, Tech Blog and Digg
San Francisco Chronicle:
Silicon Valley CEOs offer their predictions
Discussion: Mashable! and 901am
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Day 76: The Yahoo Revival Meeting (Starring His Digital Holiness Steve Jobs)!
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
A day on the Surface: a hands-on look at Microsoft's new computing platform
Adobe:
Adobe to Acquire Virtual Ubiquity
Evan Blass / Engadget:
iPhone protest vid uses Apple's own words to support the "crazy ones"
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Use My Photo? Not Without Permission
Discussion: Wikipedia Blog
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
At Starbucks, Songs of Instant Gratification
 

 
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