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12:00 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
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:
A patent trolling dream—Microsoft lets you look but not touch .NET libraries
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Brier Dudley's blog
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Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune vs. Samsung
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
'Zune' Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry
Discussion: Bits
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Wireless: What the new Zunes will and won't do
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed
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
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 / Webware.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 …
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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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
ARM to bash 'non-issue' Intel with multi-core chip  —  ARM's big reveal today of its latest processor design came with the clear message that the company will use its market weight and mobile heritage to fend off challenges from Intel.  —  Speaking here at the ARM Developers Conference …
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Agam Shah / InfoWorld:   Arm saves battery life with new multicore design
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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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Reality check: CNET and TechCrunch
Discussion: John Furrier and IP Democracy
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.
The Boy Genius Report:
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: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
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.
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 …
BlogStorm:
Top websites ranked by Digg saturation  —  Tracking the number of times a particular blog hits the Digg homepage isn't really a great indicator of popularity.  Some Digg stories get a couple of hundred Diggs while others are far more popular and attract several thousand.
Discussion: Digg
Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Microsoft gears up for OCS launch  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Microsoft will launch a frontal assault on enterprise telephony when it launches OCS (Office Communications Server) 2007 later this month but plans to win over most customers bit by bit over the next few years.
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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.
 
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Greg Sandoval / Crave: The gadget blog:
Microsoft: Zune launching November 13
David Pogue / New York Times:
Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience
Discussion: Crave
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
An in-depth look at the new Zune lineup; Q&A with Microsoft
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
Children. Be very, very afraid.
Reuters:
Yahoo gets approval to buy ad firm BlueLithium
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kindle Edition e-books appear on Amazon — reader launch imminent
Discussion: TeleRead and ContentBlogger
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Live customer service going the way of the dodo bird
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Media M&A Surges In Q3; Online Deals Worth $8.3 Billion: Report
New York Times:
The Verizon Warning
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Office Live Workspaces: Our interview with Kirk Gregerson
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Amazon's Dynamo  —  In two weeks we'll present a paper …
 

 
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