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7:20 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.
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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."
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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 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:
Exits: A shaken Sue Decker shakes up Yahoo marketing
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Natasha Lomas / CNET News.com:
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: silicon.com and HipMojo.com
Mozilla:
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.
Discussion: Download Squad, Mashable! and TechBlog
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Larry Page & Sergey Brin Video Interview  —  Each year, Google hosts a private conference for its "partners" called Zeitgeist.  Very little from these events is ever made public, but this year, James Fallows' closing interview with the Google co-founders made its way onto YouTube.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Flock 1.0 Beta Released: Surprisingly Very Good  —  Flock 1.0 beta has been released for public download and is available here (at the time of writing it's not shown on the front page).  —  The new version of Flock, the first full release was first demonstrated at the TechCrunch 40 conference in September.
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, Slashdot and Wikinomics
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
If You Thought a Half-Hour of TV Was Worth 4 Minutes, Here's Proof  —  WOULD Darrin Stephens, the adman-husband from "Bewitched," be bothered or bewildered to discover that decades after episodes of his sitcom appeared on television, they are returning in shorter versions on Web sites?
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.
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.
 
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Dan Primack / PE HUB:
From the Filings...  What follows is a set of VC funding items culled …
Gears / CoolSmartPhone.com:
HTC Polaris shows up in real photos
Roger / Roger's Information Security Blog:
NASA Bans IE?
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
The strange case of Mr Hyde
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
First Glance: The Nokia N810 Linux Internet Tablet Doesn't Make Sense
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
AT&T's Randall Stephenson: Don't dork up the rules
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Nintendo's secret best-seller: Wii Play
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
More states join call for extra Microsoft policing
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft's "Me Too" Strategy: Can the Tortoise Beat the Hare?
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Microsoft Virtual Earth offers 3D building capability
Fred / A VC:
Saying No  —  That's what I do all day.  Every day.  Dozens of times a day.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Valleywag
BBC:
Wi-fi security system is 'broken'
Bruce Mohl / Boston Globe:
Patriots get StubHub users' names
Wall Street Journal:
Google Under Fire Over a Controversial Site
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
What do 16,000 people 'do' at Google?
 

 
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