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11:40 AM ET, October 19, 2007

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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Twine: The First Mainstream Semantic Web App?  —  On Friday Radar Networks is announcing a new Semantic Web application called Twine.  Founder Nova Spivack showed me a demo today of the new app, which he described as a "knowledge networking" application.  It has aspects of social networking …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twine Launches A Smarter Way To Organize Your Online Life
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Twine: A social network built on the semantic web dls interview
Discussion: Rough Type
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Launches New Geotagging and Places Pages  —  When I heard that Flickr was making announcements this evening, I assumed it was the long awaited integration of video into the service.  That isn't happening (it will soon, though), but they are making significant upgrades tonight around geotagging …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   New Flickr UI with GeoTagging is Very Impressive
Kakul Srivastava / Yodel Anecdotal:
Explore the world with Flickr
Discussion: WebProNews, Compiler and CNET News.com
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
What do 16,000 people do at Google?  —  I'm beginning to think that besides search advertising, hiring is the thing Google does best.  —  On Thursday, the company reported gains of 50 percent or so in quarterly profit and revenue from a year ago, beating analyst expectations.
Discussion: WebProNews, Between the Lines and Digg
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Promises Again to Swear Off Binge Hiring
Reuters:
Google quarterly profit swells 46 percent
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Strange Bedfellows  —  I have been asleep, apparently, at the big switch.  This is according to former Harvard Business Review editor (and technology pundit in his own right) Nicholas Carr, who said as much this week in his very nice blog, Rough Type (look to your right, it's in the links).
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Rough Type
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Will Google Crush The iPhone?  —  Take one look at the smart-phone market, and it's easy to see a murderer's row.  Apple sold one million iPhones in less than three months this summer.  Palm is rejuvenating its lineup with the cheap, pretty Centro.  Research in Motion's BlackBerry continues to enslave the corporate class.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Krista Bessinger / Seeking Alpha Internet stocks:
Google Q3 2007 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Eric E. Schmidt - Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Director  —  George Reyes - Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President  —  Lawrence Page - President - Products, Director  —  Sergey Brin - President - Technology, Director
Darren Waters / BBC:
EA wants 'open gaming platform'  —  Games are exploiting the increasing power of games consoles  —  Rival gaming systems should make way for a single open platform, a senior executive at Electronic Arts has said.  —  Gerhard Florin said incompatible consoles made life harder for developers and consumers.
Discussion: Kotaku, Channel 9 and GamesIndustry.biz
Wall Street Journal:
Google Under Fire Over a Controversial Site  —  Racist Speech, Porn  —  Stir Battle in Brazil;  —  A 'Pandora's Box'  —  SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Google Inc. makes billions marrying advertising to the Web.  Just yesterday, it reported yet another surge in revenue and profit.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is It Copyright Infringement To Skip Commercials?  —  A little over a year ago, we wrote about a lawsuit where a bunch of media companies were suing Flying J, the operator of a number of truck stops.  Apparently, Flying J had installed a neat little bit of technology that would recognize …
Bruce Mohl / Boston Globe:
Patriots get StubHub users' names  —  Seeking to enforce their policy prohibiting ticket resales, the New England Patriots have obtained the names of 13,000 people who sold or bought the team's tickets using the online site StubHub Inc.  —  The Patriots obtained the list last week as part …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Eric Traut talks (and demos) Windows 7 and MinWin  —  If I told you there was a public presentation and arguably demonstration of Windows 7, you probably wouldn't believe me.  Which is why I had to share this video with you.  —  Thanks to DigitalDud on Channel9 for noting, on October 13 last week …
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
September NPD numbers: Microsoft at number one on the strength of Halo 3  —  When we look at video game hardware and software sales from September there is one word that will get everyone talking: and that word is Halo.  It's no surprise that the game was a large influence on the charts …
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Halo effect: Xbox 360 tops Nintendo Wii in September
BBC:
Wi-fi security system is 'broken'  —  More holes have been picked in the security measure designed to protect the privacy and data of wi-fi users.  —  The latest attack lets criminals defeat firewalls and spy on where someone goes and what they do online.  —  It comes after a series …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Chris Williams / The Register:
Ballmer: I will buy 20 web companies a year  —  Steve Ballmer has told an audience of foaming Silicon Valley start-up types exactly what they want to hear: he will buy 20 web companies a year for the next five years.  —  The Microsoft boss made the promise at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Robot Cannon Kills 9, Wounds 14  —  We're not used to thinking of them this way.  But many advanced military weapons are essentially robotic — picking targets out automatically, slewing into position, and waiting only for a human to pull the trigger.  Most of the time.
 
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Stephen Bagg / Compete Blog:
YouTube Revolutionizes Embarrassment
Discussion: WebProNews and Valleywag
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Dash Express gets enhanced geo-feeds
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Apple, Tesco 'most to blame' for music biz crisis
Discussion: Macsimum News
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Hakia launching new spin on social searching
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
Unboxing the Nokia N95 8GB
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
A new view of NY Times news
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Media Companies Regain Appetite for Taking Risks in Tech Start-Ups
Associated Press:
Brit spies use video game job ads
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Amanda Lorenzani / blognation:
GoAdv Announces Acquisition Of Excite Europe
Discussion: The Register
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Java: A Retrospective
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Battle brewing between Pirate Bay, recording industry over IFPI domain coup
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Microsoft Photography & Video Blog:
Do you use Flickr? Then check out Windows Live Photo Gallery (Beta)!
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google's Strong Quarter Widens Gap With Rivals
Discussion: IP Democracy
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Standing Up To Takedown Notices
Neely Tucker / Washington Post:
Taking a Whack Against Comcast
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