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10:35 PM ET, October 14, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Top Blogs On Google Reader  —  So Google recently made it fairly easy to determine the number of Google Reader subscribers around a particular blog.  Gabe Rivera at Techmeme did a little work on excel and came up with an unofficial list of the top blogs and the number of subscribers each blog has on Google Reader.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How many Google Reader subscribers do you have?  —  Darren Rowse on ProBlogger showed me how to look up how many subscribers I have on Google Reader.  —  So, I went looking for some numbers.  —  Keep in mind that these are ONLY for Google Reader, which is only a small percentage of subscribers (although a growing number).
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips and ongoing
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why Facebook sucks  —  Another topic Scoble and I talked about today was Facebook.  I said I don't like Facebook, never have, and I finally figured out why.  —  It's another one of those user generated content things, only this time I'm building up an address book that I can look at …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Mobile 1.5 Released  —  There's a new version for Gmail's Java application for mobile phones.  Gmail Mobile 1.5 makes it easier to access your contacts by adding an option in the menu.  If you click on a contact, you'll see the same information available in Gmail's desktop interface …
Discussion: Download Squad and Mashable!
Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Passwords on the loose  —  An unknown group has caused quite a hassle by publicly posting information about tens of thousands of user accounts.  —  A 4.5MB textfile (passlist.txt) was uploaded to a Finnish website earlier today.  The file contains usernames, email addresses …
The Register:
California court tilts towards mandating web accessibility  —  Target.com out of sight for blind people  —  California law may require websites to be accessible to disabled internet users, according to a ruling in a case against retail giant Target.  Despite recent improvements …
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Ryan / CyberNet:
OpenOffice 3.0 Wants to Compete with Outlook  —  I was just over at the OpenOffice site browsing through some of their marketing materials to see if there was anything interesting.  I came across a presentation that was given on September 19th at the OpenOffice 2007 Conference.
Discussion: The Open Road and Slashdot
Associated Press:
Two Are Sentenced to 5 Years in Pornographic Spam Case  —  Two men who sent millions of unsolicited pornographic e-mail messages have been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison as part of a prosecution under a federal antispam law, officials from the Department of Justice said Friday.
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Black Palm Centro on Sprint.com, red one coming soon  —  Just a heads up that Palm's new Centro phone is now available for purchase on Sprint's website for $99 with a new contract, $399 without.  —  The black version is the only one available for now, but the red version will be available on November 4th.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Some InSightful Thinking About Video Conferencing for Business  —  I woke up this morning in Madrid, feeling wonderful after another great night of sleep, following another amazing meal, this time at a fantastic seafood restaurant.  —  As I was going through the inbox of topical Google hits …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Arcade unboxed  —  Thanks to Emanuel, an intrepid tipster who went above and beyond the call of duty, we managed to get a full unboxing of the Xbox 360 Arcade before Microsoft has even been able to send out a press release about the thing.  Whenever the console officially lands …
Discussion: Digg
San Francisco Chronicle:
'Lobbyconners' crash tech conferences to schmooze, cut deals  —  Some of Silicon Valley's digerati don't let $3,600 admission prices keep them from attending technology conferences.  —  They simply loiter in the venue's lobby - without paying - in hopes of mingling with other entrepreneurs, collecting business cards and cutting deals.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
NewTeeVee Conference lacking substance?  —  The folks over at NewTeeVee just announced its new conference schedule for a conference about NewTeeVee.  —  I find it severely lacking.  —  First, why feature Joost?  They haven't proven that they'll survive in this new TV marketplace.
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Louise Story / New York Times:
The New Advertising Outlet: Your Life  —  STEVE SAENZ used to run a 10K race in 36 minutes.  But last spring — 20 years, 2 children and 50 pounds later — he found himself seriously out of shape.  A new Web site from Nike, he says, has brought him back on track.
John Schwartz / New York Times:
73 and Loaded With Friends on Facebook  —  WHEN Amy Waldman first signed on to Facebook last year and started to send joking messages about good grammar back and forth with a new 18-year-old friend, Ms. Waldman's 19-year-old daughter, Talia, upbraided her for not revealing that she was actually in her 40s.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Insider Chatter
 
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Anouncing Twype.exe  —  I've been playing around with posting …
Nick / Rough Type:
The case for Google  —  As investors push Google's stock ever higher …
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
INNOVATION: Microsoft receives Patent for a new User Interface for Mobile Devices
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