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12:50 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.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols /
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.
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:
A patent trolling dream—Microsoft lets you look but not touch .NET libraries
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft to release .Net as Shared Source
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 …
Josh Lowensohn /
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.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Brier Dudley's blog
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.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Defendant's counsel hammers away at piracy picture painted by RIAA
Greg Sandoval / CNET
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 …
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: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo 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 …
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.
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Federal 'fix' knocks 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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pixsy To Power Search On Veoh  —  Media search platform provider Pixsy have announced a strategic partnership with video sharing service Veoh Networks that wil see Veoh adopting Pixsy's media search platform to offer enhanced video and image search functionality on
Discussion: Mashable!
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.
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.
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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
Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune vs. Samsung
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
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
ARM to bash 'non-issue' Intel with multi-core chip
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Discussion: Digg
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
Discussion: TeleRead and ContentBlogger
Lisa Hoover / Download Squad:
Live customer service going the way of the dodo bird
New York Times:
The Verizon Warning
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Office Live Workspaces: Our interview with Kirk Gregerson
Anne Broache / CNET
NBC chief urges all-hands assault on piracy
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Amazon's Dynamo  —  In two weeks we'll present a paper …