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4:40 PM ET, October 9, 2007

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Jyri / Jaiku | Your Conversation:
We're joining Google  —  Exciting news: Google has bought Jaiku today.  —  What does that mean?  First and foremost, we're of course continuing to support our existing users.  So fear not: your Jaiku phone, the Web site, IM, SMS, and API will continue to work normally.
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Breaking: Google Acquires Jaiku, Why Not Twitter?  —  Jaiku has announced that it has been acquired by Google.  Jaiku is the Twitter-like service for keeping up with your friends via the Web or SMS.  Terms of the deal are not being disclosed by the companies.  —  According to Jaiku:
Tony Hsieh / Official Google Blog:
Reach out and message someone  —  Technology has made staying in touch with your friends and family both easier and harder: living a fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle is easier (and a lot of fun), but it's more difficult to keep track of everyone when they're running around at warp speed.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Acquires Microblogging Service Jaiku  —  Finnish short messaging and microblogging service Jaiku has been acquired by Google, the company says.  That Google bought this competitor of Twitter, the service founded by Blogger founder Evan Williams, instead of Twitter is notable.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Jaiku bought by Google  —  BREAKING NEWS: Jaiku, the Twitter-like service from Finland, has been bought by Google.  —  Jaiku Founders Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen today posted this on their homepage: … The terms of the acquisition have not been released.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Google buys social mobile startup Jaiku  —  BREAKING NEWS: Jaiku, the Twitter (and Pownce)-like service from Finland, has been bought by Google.  —  Jaiku Founders Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen today posted this on their homepage: … The terms of the acquisition have not been released.
Discussion: CyberNet and WebMetricsGuru
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google: making big social media moves  —  I was talking with a Google employee last night at the Graphing Social Media conference.  —  Aside: why are there more Google employees there than Facebook ones?  I think Facebook's attitude toward the community is saying volumes to all of us.
Discussion: A Media Circus
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Buys Jaiku
Discussion: Things That
Matt Ford / Ars Technica:
Hard drive technology wins the 2007 Nobel Prize for physics  —  Albert Fert of the Université Paris-Sud in Orsay, France, and Peter Grünberg of the Forschungszentrum in Jülich, Germany, have been awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of the phenomenon known as giant magnetoresistance (GMR).
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
How do you get to Stockholm? For these two, it was a hard drive
Discussion: SiliconValley.com
Albert Fert / Nobelprize.org:
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2007
Discussion: Wired and Slashdot
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
The hard drive guys and open source
Discussion: BBC
Business Wire:
AT&T Acquires Wireless Spectrum from Aloha Partners  —  SAN ANTONIO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T - News) today announced its board of directors has approved an agreement to purchase spectrum licenses covering 196 million people in the 700 MHz frequency band from Aloha Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership.
Discussion: GigaOM and DSLreports
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Wall Street Journal:
As Tech Heats Up, Sages Dust Off Bubble Indicators  —  Goofy-Names Index Rises,  —  Perks Gauge Glows Red;  —  A 5th-Grader as Founder  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Reserve monitors things like inventory levels and housing starts to gauge the economy's direction.
Discussion: The Open Road and Insider Chatter
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bubble Indicators  —  Goofy names, retread startup ideas …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Ryan Hayward / Inside AdSense:
Introducing video units  —  AdSense isn't just for ads anymore; it's also a place to get video content for your site — and earn extra revenue at the same time.  —  We're excited about the launch of video units — a new way to enrich your site with quality, relevant video content in an embedded, customizable player.
PR Newswire:
Rhapsody and TiVo Deliver Millions of Songs Direct to the Living Room  —  TiVo Inc. , the creator of and leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), and Rhapsody(R), the leading digital music service, today announced they have made available a transformative way for consumers …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
NBCU To Acquire Oxygen For $925 Million; Multi-Platform Net For Women Never Met Hyped Expectations  —  This has been in the works for a bit and is a natural fit ... NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) is acquiring women's cable net Oxygen Media for $925 million, $875 million net of financial assets.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Mashable!
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nbcumv.com:
NBC UNIVERSAL TO ACQUIRE OXYGEN MEDIA
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Rocks found in place of girl's brand new iPod... twice  —  Nearly every teenager either has an iPod or wants one.  There are a few exceptions, but the vast majority of teens sport (or pretend to sport) Apple's wildly-popular digital audio player.  So imagine yourself, for a moment …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Google tools to power virtual worlds  —  Get ready for online games set in your favorite Google Earth locations.  —  Virtual-worlds platform developer Multiverse Network is set to announce a partnership Tuesday that will allow anyone to create a new online interactive 3D environment …
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google logo tweak sends critics into orbit  —  WASHINGTON — Should the world's most-used search engine be more of a Yankee Google Dandy?  —  Google Inc. occasionally features light-hearted doodles on its colorful home-page logo to commemorate special occasions.
Discussion: WebProNews
John Bowker / Reuters:
Skype co-founder says eBay overpaid for firm  —  BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Internet telecoms company Skype, said on Tuesday he agreed the original valuation put on the company by purchaser eBay was too high.  —  "We had to chart the trajectory of growth and how fast …
Discussion: Epicenter
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Wal-Mart's Latest Sale: Broadband  —  The retail giant's ISP turn is likely to push down prices and squeeze out competition.  Will other big-box stores follow suit?  —  Broadband sellers, beware.  A new provider is on the scene—and it's a known price cutter.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Brightcove Unleashes A BitTorrent Stream  —  BitTorrent, a company whose name has long meant digital piracy to content owners, now wants to be the online media industry's humble servant.  On Tuesday, the company debuted tools on the video service, Brightcove, that spread the work …
Automated Home:
Sonos ZoneBridge 100 Coming this Month at £69.00  —  We can reveal the new Sonos ZoneBridge 100 (Model number BR100) will be available from the 24th October and will have a retail price in the UK of £69.00.  —  This little box allows Sonos users to extend the range …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Gizmodo and Engadget
 
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