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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.
Discussion: PDA, Searchviews and TechCrunch
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Jaiku bought by Google
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Google buys social mobile startup Jaiku
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Buys Jaiku
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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.
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Google opens new content distribution channel on AdSense  —  As media becomes more and more fragmented, content providers and advertisers are looking for new ways to distribute their messages to the right audiences at scale.  To better connect content providers with consumers and to give publishers …
Discussion: Computerworld
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google to Put YouTube Videos on Its Ad Network
Nick / Rough Type:   The YouTube-AdSense death toll
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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bubble Indicators  —  Goofy names, retread startup ideas …
Discussion: Screenwerk
AT&T:
AT&T Acquires Wireless Spectrum from Aloha Partners  —  AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) 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.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   AT&T surprises with beachfront 700MHz spectrum purchase
Brad Stone / Bits:
Is TiVo's Comeback the Real Deal?  —  TiVo, the DVR pioneer, is announcing on Tuesday that it is bringing a wide selection of music to users of its increasingly versatile TV set-top boxes.  Users whose TiVo boxes are connected to the Internet can now sign up for RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service …
BBC:
Disk technology takes Nobel Prize  —  French scientist Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg of Germany have won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics.  —  They have been honoured for "the discovery of giant magnetoresistance", the technology that is used to read data on hard disks.
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Lucy Sherriff / The Register:
Hard disk innovators get physics Nobel
Discussion: Ars Technica
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 and Dvorak Uncensored
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 …
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.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
MTube: 2.8" VGA pocketable Linux prototype  —  UltraMobileLife shares a pic of a new VIA-based handheld called the MTube.  At this point, it's simply a prototype out of Taiwan's Science and Technology Advisory Group, but it shows where ultraportables could be headed in the future.
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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