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5:30 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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft to release .Net as Shared Source
Darryl K. Taft /   Microsoft Reveals .Net Source Code
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   Microsoft Open Sourcing .NET
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Wow.  We're worth $100 million!  —  Not a day after I trash Henry Blodget for touting Google stock at $2,000 a share he write a post titled "TechCrunch to Sell to CNET for $100+ Million?"  —  So first of all I owe Blodget a big apology.  The guy is bright, insightful and dead on with his valuation predictions.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Reality check: CNET and TechCrunch  —  Pardon the interruption in our regular programming for some inside techland.  Henry Blodget is suggesting that CNET could acquire my friend Mike Arrington's TechCrunch sites for $100 million on the heels of analyst Douglas McIntyre's post explaining …
Discussion: John Furrier
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.
Nick / Rough Type:
Inside Amazon's dynamo
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Sony BMG's chief anti-piracy lawyer: "Copying" music you own is "stealing"  —  Duluth, Minnesota — Testimony today in Capitol Records, et al v. Jammie Thomas quickly and inadvertently turned to the topic of fair use when Jennifer Pariser, the head of litigation for Sony BMG, was called to the stand to testify.
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.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
'Zune' Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry  —  No wonder expectations for Microsoft's Zune run so low-the company encourages them.  Touting the newest iteration of Microsoft's digital music player in an interview yesterday with the New York Times, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates …
Discussion: Bits
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Wireless: What the new Zunes will and won't do
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed
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.
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 …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft posts more Vista pre-SP1 'wonder patches'  —  Whilst Service Pack 1 is still expected to be the major update to Windows Vista fixing the widespread bugs and issues, at the same time Microsoft is not holding back on these reliability updates I'd like to call 'wonder patches' which seems …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Netvibes Launches Corporate Startpages - Will Companies Go For It?  —  Netvibes, the French startpage near the top of the startpage market, is launching a new service this morning called Netvibes Premium Universes.  The service allows companies to offer Netvibes functionality (reading feeds …
Martin LaMonica /
ADOBE FLASHES MORE LOOKS AT ONLINE PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS  —  Photoshop Express has a timeline below the image that lets people view and undo changes.  —  (Credit: Martin LaMonica/CNET  —  Update: we have added a video of the Photoshop Express demo.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Verizon's LG Voyager heads up newly official fall lineup  —  Verizon isn't kidding around this fall, with four new fashionable phones, a couple of which might divert a few iPhone dollars from archrival AT&T. It's those exact four that Engadget Mobile got the scoop on last weekend, the Juke, Pearl, Venus and Voyager.
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.
Rachel Konrad / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Fake Jobs plans real publicity tour  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The "Fake Steve Jobs" blogger who jealously guarded his anonymity for nearly a year will soon embark on a publicity tour to tout his forthcoming book.  —  Forbes magazine editor Dan Lyons had intended to publish "oPtion$: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs" under a pseudonym.
Bill Ray / The Register:
Palm admits new OS 18 months away  —  Palm CEO Ed Colligan has confirmed the new Palm OS won't be finished until the end of 2008.  Originally scheduled for release by the end of this year, the operating system's launch date has continued to be pushed back, despite the added attention …
Anne Broache / CNET
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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New York Times:
The Verizon Warning
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Office Live Workspaces: Our interview with Kirk Gregerson
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Associated Press:
EBay Urges Internet Access Tax Ban
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Lawsuit over web site accessibility for the blind becomes class action
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Michael Kanellos / CNET
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HTC Shift video - UK launch hands-on
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
StopBadware: Trusted Web sites are being hacked and don't even know it
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Bigger, better photos of the Vii, the cheaper, crappier Wii
Discussion: Forever Geek
Antonio Regalado / Wall Street Journal:
Google Cuts Ads From Orkut Service
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