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9:45 AM ET, October 23, 2007

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
OiNK.cd Servers Raided, Admin Arrested  —  The British and the Dutch police both contributed to the investigation that was initiated by the IFPI and the BPI, two well known anti-piracy organizations.  The operation was supported by Interpol who coordinated the international cooperation.
Discussion: BBC, Channel 9, paidContent and Digg
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Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
OiNK Busted  —  In what is being touted as a victory against the "biggest source of illegal pre-release chart albums", the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) concluded a joint two year investigation that has lead to the dismantling of the popular BitTorrent site OiNK.
Discussion: The Register
IFPI:
British and Dutch police raids shut down the world's largest pre …
Discussion: Mashable!
Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Quarterly Mac Sales Set New Record  —  Quarterly iPhone Sales Exceed One Million  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $6.22 billion …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Profit Up 67%, Aided by Record Mac Sales
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
More to Mac sales than a halo  —  It's very easy to take a look at Apple's stellar fourth quarter and conclude that the long-awaited iPod "halo effect" is in full swing, and move onto something more pressing, like handicapping the World Series.  —  For years as the iPod took …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySpace Got Game... Casual Game That Is!  —  First it was music, then web video, and now it is time for MySpace to turn the attention of its 100-million plus members to casual games.  The company has signed a deal with Oberon Media, and two companies will create a new casual gaming channel on MySpace.
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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Privacy Lost: These Phones Can Find You  —  Two new questions arise, courtesy of the latest advancement in cellphone technology: Do you want your friends, family, or colleagues to know where you are at any given time?  And do you want to know where they are?  —  Obvious benefits come to mind.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Has America's First Friend Been Lying About His Age?  —  I can't decide if this doesn't matter at all, or if it matters a lot.  A Wall Street Journal reporter named Julia Angwin has apparently been working on a tell all book about MySpace for some time, and she's dug up a lot of sensationalist dirt …
Discussion: Valleywag
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Media vs. YouTube & Google: Smart or Not?  —  It is becoming increasingly obvious: Big media companies (content owners) are lining up against YouTube & Google (GOOG), and are coming up with their own strategies for online video.  Today, NBC (GE) confirmed to NewTeeVee that it pulled …
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Coming soon: Get a Windows Live ID from your phone  —  An announcement coming at CTIA in San Francisco this week will unveil plans to offer the ability to sign up for a Windows Live ID from your phone, simply and securely.  Why is this important?  This from Phil Holden from Windows Mobile:
Discussion: BoomTown and meraTechPort
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
New Microsoft Software Takes Aims at RIM Customers
Discussion: Computerworld
Brad Stone / Bits:
Comcast: We're Delaying, Not Blocking, BitTorrent Traffic  —  Last week, the folks at cable giant Comcast asked for more time to give a nuanced response to a report that the company was blocking some peer-to-peer traffic on its network.  The public relations staff at the Philadelphia company …
Michael Calore / Compiler:
California Fire Followers Set Twitter Ablaze  —  Twitter users Nate Ritter and Viss have been busy posting rapid-fire updates of the current wildfire situation in Southern California.  Both of them are on the scene in San Diego, and they are doing an excellent job of providing information …
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
ProQuo aims to benefit from stopping junk mail  —  Surprisingly enough, in this day of blast emails and spammers, snail mail marketers are still a thriving breed.  ProQuo is a startup, launching tomorrow, that hopes to help consumers curb their physical junk mail.
Discussion: Business Week and Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   ProQuo Will Kill Junk Mail
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Switches to Its Own Translation System  —  Google switched the translation system from Systran to its own machine translation system for all the 25 language pairs available on the site.  Until now, Google used its own system only for Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Now Worth more than IBM  —  After the good news today Apple's stock price is going up, up, up into the $186 range - putting its market cap($161 Billion) above IBM ($156.45 Billion) for the first time in history.  —  Not bad Apple.  Not bad.
Discussion: Epicenter and Hightouch
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Facing Competition, iTunes Revs Up Its Film Section  —  When Edward Burns's latest romantic comedy, "Purple Violets," had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, it drew positive reviews, but only lukewarm offers from movie distributors.  —  Mr. Burns, the director of indie favorites like …
Charles Whelan / Agence France Presse:
Internet deal triggers cyber storm in China  —  BEIJING (AFP) - Competition in China's booming Internet sector has turned nasty ahead of the Beijing Olympics, with Sohu.com upsetting its rivals through a lucrative sponsorship deal that is now being challenged.
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Lawsuit Targets Facebook Mobile Texting
Oliver Starr / blognation:
BN Exclusive: bluepulse Redefines Messaging, Socializing on Mobile
Discussion: VentureBeat
Steve Borsch / Connecting the Dots:
Top Five Reasons that Leopard will be Apple's tipping point
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Details of hijacked 24/7 ad server emerge
Tony Smith / The Register:
Transformers sets hi-def format sales record
Help Net Security:
Patent filed for revolutionary technique to quickly recover lost passwords
Discussion: Newlaunches.com
Philipp Gollner / Reuters:
Dell to sell computers in 1,400 Staples stores
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
House committee demands FTC take second look at dangers of P2P
Discussion: Slashdot
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
AT&T Targets Compulsive Spenders With New 'One for the Price …
Discussion: The Register
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Firestorm 2.0 - Using Social Media Services to Track The California Fires
Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon Hints At FiOS Announcement Tomorrow - 'Groundbreaking' service …
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Does new iPhone ad pass the sniff test?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Bridgestone shows off ultrathin, full-color e-paper
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Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Rockies Blow Ticket-Sales Tech; World Series Next?
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