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9:10 PM ET, October 3, 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.
Discussion: Open Source and Microsoft Watch
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft to release .Net as Shared Source
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   Microsoft Open Sourcing .NET
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:   A patent trolling dream—Microsoft lets you look but not touch .NET libraries
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
First-Gen Zune Getting All The New Features: This is How You Treat Your Customers  —  The first generation 30GB Zune—which 1.2 million of you already purchased—is getting all the new Zune's features.  All.  Sure, the new Zune is more of a half step forward than a completely new design.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune vs. iPod specification smackdown  —  The new Zunes are official so let's get to it: a spec-by-spec scrap between Redmond's new Zunes and Cupertino's formidable iPod foe.  Unfortunately, Microsoft failed to mention the all important battery performance of their new gear in addition to a few other minor details.
Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
Exclusive: Zune Tattoo Guy Sounds Off on New Players
Discussion: CrunchGear and Brier Dudley's blog
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
'Zune' Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
An in-depth look at the new Zune lineup; Q&A with Microsoft
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
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
TechCrunch to Sell to CNET for $100+ Million?  —  Analyst Doug McIntyre at 24/7 Wall St doesn't have specific thoughts on the valuation, but he makes a persuasive case about why TechCrunch and other big blogs will eventually be bought for big numbers by big media.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA anti-P2P campaign a real money pit, according to testimony  —  Duluth, Minnesota — During an occasionally testy cross examination, a Sony executive said what many observers have suspected for a long time.  The RIAA's four-year-old lawsuit campaign is costing the music industry millions …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Defendant's counsel hammers away at piracy picture painted by RIAA
Kevin Anderson / Guardian Unlimited:
You only think you own your music, you thief
Discussion: CrunchGear
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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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Apple reportedly considering Intel platform for iPhone  —  Apple reportedly is considering adopting Intel's Moorestown MID (mobile Internet device) platform processor in a new iPhone, according to OEM sources.  —  Intel revealed a Moorestown-based MID product with functions similar …
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 …
Reuters:
Yahoo gets approval to buy ad firm BlueLithium  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) has been given U.S. antitrust approval to buy BlueLithium, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.  —  U.S. antitrust authorities decided the deal posed no antitrust concerns.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
NBC chief urges all-hands assault on piracy  —  WASHINGTON—Copyright holders are "losing the battle" against piracy, at the expense of economic security and public health, and will never prevail unless a wide swath of governments and industries gets proactive, NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker said Wednesday.
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.
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Amazon's Dynamo  —  In two weeks we'll present a paper on the Dynamo technology at SOSP, the prestigious biannual Operating Systems conference.  Dynamo is internal technology developed at Amazon to address the need for an incrementally scalable, highly-available key-value storage system.
Dave McClure / TechCrunch:
Seven Steps to Graphing Your Facebook Strategy  —  This guest post is written by Dave McClure: startup advisor, angel investor, PayPal alumnus, and Master of 500 Hats.  Dave is organizing next week's Graphing Social Patterns conference on Facebook, covering many of the topics and companies mentioned below.
Discussion: Master of 500 Hats
 
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
ARM to bash 'non-issue' Intel with multi-core chip
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kindle Edition e-books appear on Amazon — reader launch imminent
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Lisa Hoover / Download Squad:
Live customer service going the way of the dodo bird
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