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4:05 PM ET, October 14, 2007


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The Register:
California court tilts towards mandating web accessibility  — 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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Websites May Require Visually Impaired Access In California  —  California may require websites to provide access to visually impaired users under ruling made in the long running case of the National Federation of the Blind vs Target.  —  The case centers on Target not providing basic accessibility …
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 …
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Why I'm Not Married... Yet  —  In discussing Twitter as a "chat room", Jeremiah asked me if I was married.  Here is my reply:  —  I can't get married yet - I need to find her on Facebook, make sure she has a MySpace page, she will need to tell her friends about the proposal via twitter, her family will find out via rss on her blog.
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.
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.
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 …
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: Insider Chatter and Scobleizer
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, 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.
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.
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.
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Clueless flight attendant to passenger: Turn off that iPhone movie NOW!  —  My colleague Tom Krazit notes a Consumerist report that an ATA Airlines flight attendant tried to get a passengerto turn off his iPhone because, well, cell phones are not allowed to be used in flight and he was watching a movie on his iPhone.
Discussion:, CNET and Digg
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 …
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'Sneaker Pimps' pimped out NES sneaker
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Mark Radcliffe / Law & Life:
Patent Troll Fire First Volley at Open Source
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Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
UK to look for ever-elusive link between WiFi and health problems
Discussion: DSLreports
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
INNOVATION: Microsoft receives Patent for a new User Interface for Mobile Devices
Discussion:, Engadget and
Mark Gibbs / Computerworld:
Why Skype and Vonage must die
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