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8:40 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 …
Karl / DSLreports:
AP Discovers Comcast Traffic Shaping - Talks to our forum user …
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: 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 …
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
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
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Michael Lacey / Phoenix New Times:
Breathtaking Abuse of the Constitution
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
StubHub Loses in Court, Moral Ambiguity Abounds  —  The now-EBay property StubHub has lost a battle in court and handing over the names of 13,000 of its users to the New England Patriots American football team.  The suit was filed last November - two months before the acquisition of the site was announced …
Discussion: The Register
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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
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Windows gets a 'Mini-Me'  —  It's rare that anyone at Microsoft talks publicly about Windows 7, the next version of Windows.  It's even rarer that anyone provides actual information about what might be inside the operating system, which is still in the planning stages.
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
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.
Dieter Bohn / WMExperts:
Windows Mobile 6.1 Coming with New Interface?  —  In our forums, surur tells us that pocketinfo.nl had reported that Microsoft would be announcing Windows Mobile 6.1 in February, devices shipping in May.  The story has since been pulled (interesting), but the scuttlebut is that the main feature …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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InfoWorld:
AT&T unsure about bidding in 700MHz auction
Discussion: Computerworld
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Windows Home Server fan club beats me up for asking if WHS is Microsoft's next flop
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Larry Page & Sergey Brin Video Interview
Gears / CoolSmartPhone.com:
HTC Polaris shows up in real photos
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
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Mitch Wagner / InformationWeek:
First Glance: The Nokia N810 Linux Internet Tablet Doesn't Make Sense
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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
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
If You Thought a Half-Hour of TV Was Worth 4 Minutes, Here's Proof
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft's "Me Too" Strategy: Can the Tortoise Beat the Hare?
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'
Chris Williams / The Register:
Ballmer: I will buy 20 web companies a year
Darren Waters / BBC:
EA wants 'open gaming platform'
 

 
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