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3:36 AM ET, October 4, 2007

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Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries  —  One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft's Open-Source Trap for Mono  —  Opinion: Microsoft wants to destroy open-source by opening its code for examination, but not for use.  —  Microsoft is claiming that releasing the .NET Framework reference source code under the Microsoft Reference License will give developers the opportunity to understand more about .NET.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to release .Net as Shared Source
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Christoph Oehler / Google LatLong:
Google Transit Graduates from Labs  —  It may be back-to-school season, but Google Transit has just graduated from Google Labs!  We're excited to say it's now a fully integrated feature in Google Maps.  This means that when you look up directions for areas where we have transit coverage you'll …
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
PUBLIC TRANSIT ARRIVES (LATE) ON GOOGLE MAPS
Discussion: Between the Lines
Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
Exclusive: Zune Tattoo Guy Sounds Off on New Players  —  The biggest Zune fan, displaying three Zune tattoos, tells us what he loves about the new devices, and also lets us in on his upcoming ass ink for Apple.  —  There may be only one man who can really impart the significance of the new Zune launch.
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Wireless: What the new Zunes will and won't do
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
'Zune' Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry
Discussion: Bits
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge bars RIAA president from testifying in Capitol Records v. Thomas  —  Duluth, Minnesota — Testimony in Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas wrapped up today after Judge Michael J. Davis decided against allowing RIAA president Cary Sherman to testify in the case.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Defendant's counsel hammers away at piracy picture painted by RIAA
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
UC Berkeley first to post full lectures to YouTube  —  YouTube is now an important teaching tool at UC Berkeley.  —  The school announced on Wednesday that it has begun posting entire course lectures on the Web's No.1 video-sharing site.  —  Berkeley officials claimed in a statement …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Zucker: NBC 'Ripping Apart' Old Business Models  —  NBC Universal President Concerned About Digital Piracy  —  NBC Universal president Jeff Zucker said NBC has been "ripping apart old business models" and trying "radically new" ones as it attempts to hold on to an increasingly fragmenting audience.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
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Drew Cullen / The Register:
Vista Business sales soar like leaping dachshund  —  August numbers are in from Context, the European PC market watcher, and they show that the Vista is anything but Buena for Microsoft.  Vista Business, the, um, business version of Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, slowed during the month …
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BlackBerry 9000 whispers in our ear  —  No, it doesn't have the amount of hype and speculation an iPhone did before its release, but we don't think there has even been this much anticipation for a BlackBerry, ever.  The hidden-in-a-dark-secret-underground- lab BlackBerry 9xxx has sent …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and CrunchGear
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
New iMacs plagued by interface freezing issues  —  A growing number of users have reported that Apple's aluminum all-in-one computers suffer from a flaw that locks up the interface, rendering the system all but inert until a reboot.  —  Customers participating in Apple's official support discussions …
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Federal 'fix' knocks ca.gov for a loop  —  Even the government shudders when someone says they're from the government and they're here to help.  —  Case in point: A hacker's diversion of traffic from a California county government Web site to a porn purveyor spiraled into IT chaos yesterday …
Discussion: Slashdot
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Verizon unveils iPhone rival  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless unveiled three new cell phones on Wednesday for the holiday season, including a high-end handset named Voyager that will compete with Apple Inc's iPhone.  —  The Voyager, made by LG Electronics, trumps the iPhone by offering faster wireless Web access.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
In Facebook, Investing in a Theory  —  The Facebook frenzy is spreading.  —  Thousands of software developers are creating features for Facebook, the rapidly growing social network, many hoping to strike it rich alongside Facebook's own employees.  —  Facebook, based in Palo Alto, Calif. …
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The AT&T Tilt, October 5 for $299.99
Discussion: CrunchGear and Morning Paper
Torturous Trevor the Technoholic / Gear Diary:
The Device that never was: Palm Foleo
Discussion: Engadget and Morning Paper
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe flashes more looks at online Photoshop Express
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pixsy To Power Search On Veoh
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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Pro-consumer spectrum auction rules at risk at the FCC?
Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Microsoft gears up for OCS launch
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune vs. Samsung
Greg Sandoval / Crave: The gadget blog:
Microsoft: Zune launching November 13
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David Pogue / New York Times:
Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
ARM to bash 'non-issue' Intel with multi-core chip
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
An in-depth look at the new Zune lineup; Q&A with Microsoft
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Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
Children. Be very, very afraid.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kindle Edition e-books appear on Amazon — reader launch imminent
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The Verizon Warning
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