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4:30 PM ET, October 12, 2007

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Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
More Gmail storage coming for all  —  When people ask me about my job, one of the common questions I get is, "Where does Gmail put all that mail?"  I generally answer by pointing them to a web site like this one.  While that's not exactly how it works, we do spend a lot of time working …
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Haochi / Googlified:
Gmail Updates Storage Estimation  —  Gmail today updated their home page's storage estimation.  The new entries indicates that the storage will be:  — 2912MB by October 11, 2007 midnight Google time  — 4.2GB by the 23rd this month  — 6GB by January 4th next year  — 42GB by the year of 2038
Business Week:
Universal Music Takes on iTunes  —  Universal chief Doug Morris is enlisting other big music players for a service to challenge the Jobs juggernaut  —  Relationships in the entertainment world can be famously fraught.  And few are more so these days than the one between Steve Jobs and Universal Music chief Doug Morris.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   Universal's Subscription Plan: Too Little, Too Late?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Report: Universal prepping revolutionary free music service
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Will BEA Still Sell to Oracle?  —  BEA officials have argued against the idea before, but it might make sense for both the company and its shareholders.  —  With Oracle's generous $6.67 billion bid looming, the question remains: Will BEA Systems sell?  —  While BEA officials were not available …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
BEA To Oracle: "Your Bid Is Too Low"; This Could Get Ugly
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James Niccolai / Computerworld:
Oracle makes $6.7B offer for BEA Systems
Discussion: InfoWorld
Saul Hansell / Bits:
LinkedIn Plans to Open Up in a Closed Sort of Way  —  Dan Nye, the chief executive of LinkedIn, has looked closely at the frenzy around Facebook, and has made a crucial decision: There will be no food fights on LinkedIn.  —  Yes, he's rushing to copy the electronic underpinnings …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Clock is Ticking for Joost  —  There's a time bomb out there with Joost's name on it.  Full-screen, broadcast-quality video streams—the main selling point of Joost's peer-to-peer Internet TV client software—is quickly coming to the Web.  Brightcove will soon be offering such streams to its video publishers using BitTorrent DNA.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Patent holding company targets Linux, files lawsuits against Red Hat and Novell  —  Patent holding company IP Innovation has filed a patent infringement suit against Linux distributors Novell and Red Hat.  The patent, which describes a "user interface with multiple workspaces …
Discussion: Computerworld and Channel 9
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Marilyn Tennissen / Southeast Texas Record:
Recent copyright/patent infringement cases filed in U.S. District Courts
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed and TechnoLlama
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Linux patent suit: In search of the Microsoft smoking gun
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Scoble Is So Right About Kara Being SSSSSOOOOO Right About Silly Facebook Apps!  —  You always have to get a little worried when someone opens a post like this: Kara!  Kara!  Kara!  —  Besides sounding like I am about to invade Pearl Harbor, I thought blogger Robert Scoble was going to slap …
Business Week:
A Bruise on Apple's Reputation  —  Is the company's stellar service keeping up with its hypergrowth?  Some customers don't think so  —  For Apple (AAPL ), there may be a downside to success.  Sales of the Cupertino (Calif.) company's Macintosh machines are growing three times as fast as the overall PC market.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ABC Reshapes the Evening News for the Web  —  Huddled with a producer in an editing suite on a recent Friday afternoon, the ABC News correspondent Bill Blakemore enthusiastically helped put the finishing touches on a video account of his recent trip to Greenland to see the effects of global warming.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Internet Recession Watch: Falling Ads, Taxes, Housing  —  New Items: The reprieve of the past 10 days is over.  Yesterday, Nielsen reported that spending by the top 10 web customers dropped in September vs. August.  Homebuilder Beazer said that a whopping 68% of customer sales contracts were cancelled in Q3.
Discussion: Netly News and Valleywag
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Does FunnyOrDie need Will to live?  —  'Landlord' home strives to regain momentum with more star tenants  —  These days, Will Ferrell and writer-producer Adam McKay are busy shooting their next film, Sony's "Step Brothers."  Which is fine by Mark Kvamme, their business partner in the online comedy hub FunnyOrDie.com.
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
'Transparent' gadget could trump iPhone interface  —  A touch-sensitive gadget with the sensing panel on its back, instead of the screen, is being developed by US researchers.  Using your fingers behind the device allows a firmer grip and more accurate performance without obscuring your view of the screen, they say.
Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
Google Maps Now Native S60 + GPS for N95!  —  Google Maps Mobile has FINALLY been updated to a native S60 application, and even supports the N95's internal GPS!  You can see the white GPS dot on the screenshot.  Other than that, it looks pretty similar to the old version, only faster since it's native.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X Leopard: Time Machine  —  Time Machine is one of the most visually prominent new features demonstrated in Mac OS X Leopard, even if the core idea of backups is as old — or perhaps older — than the concept of having any data worthy of being restored.
Discussion: MacRumors and Digg
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Verify any email address  —  Have you ever scribbled down a new contacts email address, only to arrive to your computer and get frustrated with the fact that you can't read your chicken scratch?  You are now left with two choices...send emails out to all different variations of the email address, or use Verify Email Address.
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Kevin McConvey / Official Google Blog:
If you build it, they will eat it
Discussion: WebProNews and Valleywag
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
NYT Adds Reader Comments to Front Page!
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Cassimir Medford / Red Herring:
Are Investors Canceling Mobile TV?
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Photos and Windows Live Spaces: Embed photos or albums.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows Update automatically changing user settings (again)
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPod touch/iPhone ramdisks decrypted
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Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
First actual pictures of Xbox 360 Arcade bundle leaked, with packing list
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Facebook Bubble Cult Pushes Value To $100 B
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Ron Paul Most Viewed "@Google" Video
Discussion: Valleywag and WebProNews
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Tech titans seek virtual world interoperability
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Big Vendors Scrap for Enterprise 2.0 Supremacy
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