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10:00 PM ET, October 19, 2007


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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Comcast blocks some Internet traffic  —  Tests confirm data discrimination by number 2 U.S. service provider  —  NEW YORK - Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
AP tests Comcast's file-sharing filter  —  NEW YORK - To test claims by users that Comcast Corp. was blocking some forms of file-sharing traffic, The Associated Press went to the Bible.  —  An AP reporter attempted to download, using file-sharing program BitTorrent, a copy of the King James Bible …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Marketing Chief Leaving Yahoo  —  Chief Marketing Officer and head of its Customer Experience Division Cammie Dunaway will be leaving Yahoo Nov. 2.  —  Yahoo officials confirmed the departure to me and said Dunaway (pictured here) was seeking "new opportunities."
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:
Exits: A shaken Sue Decker shakes up Yahoo marketing  —  Looks like Yahoo marketing head Cammie Dunaway's departure caught Sunnyvale offguard — much like sales chief Wenda Harris Millard's.  Yahoo president Sue Decker's followup email, sent out after Dunaway's announcement …
Discussion: WebProNews
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:
Exits: Yahoo marketing chief escapes  —  Yahoo marketing head Cammie Dunaway, last seen reporting to Sue Decker, has left the also-ran search engine for a new gig.  (Kara Swisher at AllThingsD broke the news this morning.)  Although Dunaway "can't share specifics" about her new position until next week …
Google News Blog:
Google News goes social  —  Whether it is from our homepage, one of our RSS feeds, or on a mobile device, Google News seeks to connect people with the news that matters to them — wherever they may be.  As part of that goal we are pleased to announce the Google News Application for Facebook.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:   Facebook App for Google News
David Carr / New York Times:
Media Executives Arrested in Phoenix  —  Two executives from Village Voice Media — a company that owns a number of alternative weeklies including The Village Voice, The LA Weekly and The Phoenix Times — were arrested Thursday night in Phoenix on charges that a story published earlier …
Discussion: Gawker
Michael Lacey / Phoenix New Times:
Breathtaking Abuse of the Constitution
AT&T unsure about bidding in 700MHz auction  —  AT&T hasn't decided whether it will bid for the highly desirable 700MHz band because it doesn't know if it can build a profitable business, given the open-access rules set for the wireless spectrum by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in July.
Discussion: Reuters, TechCrunch and Computerworld
Firefox Release Notes  —  Firefox 2 is the next-generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla.  —  These Release Notes cover what's new, download and installation instructions, known issues and frequently asked questions for Firefox 2.
Robert Vamosi / CNET
Firefox includes Apple Leopard support
Discussion: PC World
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Estimates: Radiohead Made $6-$10 Million on Initial Album Sales  —  Thom Yorke's representative told me that the band have "decided not to give out any figures" for sales of Radiohead's In Rainbows album, but that isn't stopping people from making their best guesses based on what little information is available.
Discussion: Switched, Mashable! and Slashdot
Roger / Roger's Information Security Blog:
NASA Bans IE?  —  I heard that NASA is telling employees and contractors not to use IE due to malware affecting Internet Explorer and Real Player. … I haven't heard anything about attacks through realplayer and IE, much less through common sites that have been exploited.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Attacks exploiting RealPlayer zero-day in progress
Natasha Lomas / CNET
Analyst: Social networking faces uncertain future  —  Social-networking sites will enlist 230 million active members by the end of the year and will keep attracting new users until at least 2009, according to an analyst report.  But investors are still wary—and for good reason, as long-term growth is by no means certain.
Discussion: and
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Sun starts bidding adieu to mobile-specific Java  —  SAN FRANCISCO—One area where Sun Microsystems' Java caught on was in mobile phones, but a leader of the project is working to eventually replace the mobile-specific version of the software.  —  Java Standard Edition (SE) …
Discussion: JD on EP
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Dieter Bohn / WMExperts:
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First Glance: The Nokia N810 Linux Internet Tablet Doesn't Make Sense
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Nintendo's secret best-seller: Wii Play
Nick / Rough Type:
Twine: a social network with brains
Anne Broache / CNET
More states join call for extra Microsoft policing
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
If You Thought a Half-Hour of TV Was Worth 4 Minutes, Here's Proof
Fred / A VC:
Saying No  —  That's what I do all day.  Every day.  Dozens of times a day.
Discussion: and Valleywag
Chris Williams / The Register:
Ballmer: I will buy 20 web companies a year