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7:40 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
Discussion: WebProNews
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.
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Firefox 2.0.0.8 includes Apple Leopard support
Discussion: PC World
InfoWorld:
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: Computerworld
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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: Mashable!, Switched 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.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Attacks exploiting RealPlayer zero-day in progress
Discussion: Neowin.net
Nick / Rough Type:
Twine: a social network with brains  —  Radar Networks has been flying under the radar for a few years now, but on Friday the startup's mastermind, Nova Spivack, unveils its first product, a brainy social network called Twine.  Twine is a digital data dump with structure - what Spivack calls (what else?) a "semantic graph."
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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
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.
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Windows Home Server fan club beats me up for asking if WHS is Microsoft's next flop  —  Literally within minutes of each other (strangely coincidental), I received two e-mails — one from a colleague and the other from someone who concealed their identity — that basically told me I was out of line …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
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.
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?
 
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Windows gets a 'Mini-Me'
Agence France Presse:
Special vest lets players feel video game blows
Discussion: Digital World
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
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
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Nintendo's secret best-seller: Wii Play
Discussion: Kotaku
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
More states join call for extra Microsoft policing
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft's "Me Too" Strategy: Can the Tortoise Beat the Hare?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Web 2.0 Summit: J. Craig Venter Can Decode Your Genome For $300,000 …
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
Chris Williams / The Register:
Ballmer: I will buy 20 web companies a year
Wall Street Journal:
Google Under Fire Over a Controversial Site
Darren Waters / BBC:
EA wants 'open gaming platform'
 

 
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