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9:15 PM ET, October 13, 2007

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
As Its Stock Tops $600, Google Faces Growing Risks  —  Can anything stop the ascent of Google's stock?  —  When the company's shares pierced $600 for the first time last Monday, Wall Street analysts scrambled to jack up their price targets, most to about $700.
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Nick / Rough Type:
The case for Google  —  As investors push Google's stock ever higher and Wall Street analysts, those paragons of rationality, dutifully lift their price targets, reasoned assessments of Google's prospects become all the more necessary and valuable.  So it was good to see, in this morning's New York Times …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why TechMeme is great and the haters hate (the *official*, 100% approved, final word on TechMeme)  —  TechMeme is brilliant.  —  It takes conversations that are buzzing around in private and surfaces them for everyone to participate in.  Is it perfect?  No, of course not.
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
'Sneaker Pimps' pimped out NES sneaker  —  Oh wow.  We're looking at what appears to be a working Nintendo Entertainment System built into the bottom of a shoe.  This photo was apparently taken last night in New York City at the end of the Sneaker Pimps' nationwide tour.
Discussion: technabob and Gizmodo
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Radiohead: 1.3 Mil Downloads!  (But Big Music Not Dead)  —  Reports are trickling in on the initial results of Radiohead's pay-what-you-like-for-our-music experiment: We hear the current totals are 1.3 million downloads since "In Rainbows" went on "sale" Wednesday.  —  So what does that mean for the band and the industry?
Discussion: A VC, ParisLemon and Chicago Tribune
Randall Stross / New York Times:
A Site Warhol Would Relish  —  JUSTIN.TV, a San Francisco start-up that provides live video programming on the Web, wants to make you a star as a "lifecaster."  No singing, dancing or storytelling skills are required — only a willingness to broadcast every moment of your quotidian existence in real time.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Has LinkedIn In Their Crosshairs  —  Facebook may be used for professional networking (particularly in Silicon Valley), but it sure isn't set up to be.  People's profiles are all about their dating status, pictures, videos and other very personal information.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Announcing the NewTeeVee Live Schedule  —  I apologize to all of you about writing so rarely during the last couple weeks, but I've been spending crazy amounts of time working on our NewTeeVee Live conference, to be held November 14 in San Francisco.  Today we posted our tentative schedule for the event.
Louise Story / New York Times:
Imitating the Web, for the Busy Reader  —  AN arm smashes through a magician's hat on the cover of the latest issue of BusinessWeek, highlighting an article about Bear Stearns's inability to conjure a rabbit to fix its hedge funds.  The image may be eye-catching, but some readers …
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Interview: Henry Copeland, CEO, Founder of BlogAds: To Make Money At Blogging, Rein In Comments  —  BlogAds' CEO and founder Henry Copeland stirred up the audience at Wednesday's Networked Journalism Summit with two points about blogs and advertising.  First, he told attendees of the conference …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
What About a Random Twitter and/or Twitter Gallery?  —  As it appears that Twitter is staying around for a while, I have a couple ideas on how to improve the ability for each person using Twitter to find new people to follow.  Twitter could become a new networking tool over time.
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
UK to look for ever-elusive link between WiFi and health problems  —  Over the past few years, the spread of wireless network connectivity has done wonders for both laptop sales and the ability of the public to access the Internet without being shackled to a desk by an Ethernet cable.
Discussion: DSLreports
Mark Radcliffe / Law & Life:
Patent Troll Fire First Volley at Open Source  —  The recent lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas by IP Innovation LLC (and Technology Licensing Corporation) against Red Hat and Novell may be the first volley in a patent war against open source software.
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
INNOVATION: Microsoft receives Patent for a new User Interface for Mobile Devices  —  Just in time to my previous column if the Windows Mobile touchscreen interface is ready for single-hand use, the United States Patent and Trademark Office yesterday unveiled a patent which was given to Microsoft (Application Number: 11/765,684).
Discussion: Bink.nu, Engadget and mocoNews.net
Mark Gibbs / Computerworld:
Why Skype and Vonage must die  —  Opinion: Mark Gibbs says quality, support and integration issues hamper these 'closed' technologies  —  Skype and Vonage illustrate what is wrong with user communications: They are "closed" and not standards based.  These strategies support business models …
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
As Online Ad Revenue Remains Concentrated In Few Hands, Frustration Builds
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
"Deep red" iPhone in the works for AT&T?
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