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6:35 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 …
Karl / DSLreports:
AP Discovers Comcast Traffic Shaping - Talks to our forum user who first discovered practice...  A few months ago, an astute user in our forums started noticing that Comcast (in addition to their invisible download limits) was using Sandvine traffic-shaping hardware, installed at the CMTSs …
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
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft's "Me Too" Strategy: Can the Tortoise Beat the Hare?  —  Microsoft has lifted the lid this week on a number of products that compete to various degrees with popular Google services.  While Google fans and blogosphere cynics have derided the Microsoft offers as "me too" knock-offs …
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:   Microsoft's Live Search 411 : Voice Activated Search Results
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.
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, TechBlog and Mashable!
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
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.
Fred / A VC:
Saying No  —  That's what I do all day.  Every day.  Dozens of times a day.  I try to reply to every email from every entrepreneur who sends us an investment opportunity.  I don't achieve that goal and sometimes I don't even get close.  —  But at least half the time, probably 2/3 of the time …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Valleywag
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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Dan Primack / PE HUB:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Flock 1.0 Beta Released: Surprisingly Very Good
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The strange case of Mr Hyde
Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
First Glance: The Nokia N810 Linux Internet Tablet Doesn't Make Sense
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Nintendo's secret best-seller: Wii Play
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CNET News.com:
More states join call for extra Microsoft policing
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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
If You Thought a Half-Hour of TV Was Worth 4 Minutes, Here's Proof
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Web 2.0 Summit: J. Craig Venter Can Decode Your Genome For $300,000 …
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Microsoft Virtual Earth offers 3D building capability
BBC:
Wi-fi security system is 'broken'
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is It Copyright Infringement To Skip Commercials?
Bruce Mohl / Boston Globe:
Patriots get StubHub users' names
Wall Street Journal:
Google Under Fire Over a Controversial Site
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

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