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1:45 AM ET, October 11, 2007

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Josh / Netly News:
More Google Brass Head for the Exits  —  Bigshots from around the world are converging on Google HQ tomorrow for Zeitgeist, the faithful's annual mecca to the Googleplex.  But at least one of Google's top brass is heading for the exits: Benjamin Ling, a high-ranking engineer described by Google …
Valleywag:
Acquisitions: CBS eyes gossip site for $10 million  —  CBS eyes gossip site for $10 million  —  Why was a roomful of venture capitalists and lawyers clinking champagne glasses at Zibibbo in Palo Alto last week?  The target of their fulsome praise was entrepreneur Anthony Soohoo, a former Yahoo executive.
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Mother's ire puts Ballmer on defense over Vista  —  He says the OS is delivering value to corporate customers  —  For a few minutes during Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer's appearance at the Gartner Inc. conference here, emotionless management-speak gave way to a mother's frustration with the Vista operating system.
Fred / A VC:
30 Thoughts At 30,000 feet  —  I thought I'd try Jason Calacanis' new favorite way of writing a blog post on for size.  I am on a flight from NYC to Portland Oregon and my entourage email database crashed this morning so I don't have an inbox to work on (except on my blackberry and that's getting tiring).
Discussion: rexblog.com, Joe Duck and /Message
Lara Sinclair / NEWS.com.au:
Axe swings at Yahoo7?  —  IT'S carnage over at Yahoo7 at the moment, according to sources within the group.  —  Interim chief executive Rohan Lund, according to one informant, is "taking a machete" to the place.  That may be a dramatisation, but the Seven Group's internet division has changed …
Discussion: TechCrunch and paidContent.org
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
Here Are the Answers to Your Craigslist Questions  —  Last week, you submitted lots and lots of questions for Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster, the founder and CEO, respectively, of Craigslist.  They couldn't answer every question but I think you'll agree they've given us a lot of good answers, time, and ideas.
Discussion: Valleywag
comScore:
61 Billion Searches Conducted Worldwide in August Google Ranks as Top Global Search Property comScore Introduces First Comprehensive Worldwide Reporting of the Search Market  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the first comprehensive study …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Happy 1st Anniversary YouTube and Google; Now Move Over a Bit  —  Time for another roundup, and this one coincides with a notable first-year anniversary: that of Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, confirmed on October 9th, 2006.  —  Since then, the name "YouTube" has become virtually synonymous with "online video sharing".
iPhone Alley:
iPhone v1.1.1 Jailbreak & AppTapp Installation Guide  —  It's been a couple of days since the iPhone Dev Team announced that they had a successful jailbreak, but their method was not released to anyone outside of the team until just recently.  This afternoon we received an email …
AppleInsider:
Apple to launch official iPhone Web applications directory  —  Apple as early as Wednesday is expected to launch as part of its website a directory of official Web 2.0-based iPhone applications, AppleInsider has been told.  —  One developer familiar with the matter, who asked to remain anonymous …
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David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Philips blowing out 50-inch plasmas for less than a grand  —  Budget brands like Vizio are serving up 50-inch plasmas for around $1,500.  But lo and behold, Philips has a deal running at its outlet store on a few 50-inchers, the lowest priced at $949.99 when you apply the $150 instant rebate coupon code.
Discussion: Tech.co.uk
David Pogue / New York Times:
(Mostly) Good Things in a Small Package  —  Sometimes the tiniest adjustment can make a huge difference.  A tenth of a grade-point average could get you into Princeton.  A bid $1 higher could win on eBay.  And a half-step toward the cliff edge could — well, you know.
Adam C. Engst / TidBITS:
Confessions of a Twitter Convert  —  I'm eating a hearty meal of crow (roasted, with garlic and rosemary) today, since I'm here to tell you how interesting and downright useful I've found Twitter to be since being turned onto it properly at the C4 conference in August.
Paul Graham:
Why to Move to a Startup Hub  —  After the last talk I gave, one of the organizers got up on the stage to deliver an impromptu rebuttal.  That never happened before.  I only heard the first few sentences, but that was enough to tell what I said that upset him: that startups would do better if they moved to Silicon Valley.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Google patents datacenter-in-a-shipping-container, ignores Sun's BlackBox  —  Google has received a patent from the USPTO for the concept of a "mobile datacenter" stored in a standard shipping container and equipped with multiple racks of high-powered servers with its own internal cooling system.
 
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
AT&T relents on controversial Terms of Service, announces changes (updated)
CNN:
Apple says French iPhone launch date yet to be decided
Yahoo! News:
RIM and Eatoni to work on text keyboard technology
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X Leopard: Dock 1.6
Associated Press:
Report: Sun Microsystems, Samsung developing 'Java phone'
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Blazingly fast Internet2 gets 10x boost
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Class-action charges Apple, AT&T with unlawful business practices
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Dell boots disks and fires up streamed PCs
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Google Biz Search; Apple Takes on Office; Other News
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Are iPod's Hard Drive Days Numbered?
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Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
Coming Soon: Sub-$1000 HD DVD Notebook
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Report: Google phone coming soon
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