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1:50 AM ET, September 29, 2008


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Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
jQuery and Microsoft  —  jQuery is a lightweight open source JavaScript library (only 15kb in size) that in a relatively short span of time has become one of the most popular libraries on the web.  —  A big part of the appeal of jQuery is that it allows you to elegantly (and efficiently) …
John Resig / jQuery Blog:
jQuery, Microsoft, and Nokia  —  We have two pieces of fantastic, albeit serendipitous, news today: Both Microsoft and Nokia are taking the major step of adopting jQuery as part of their official application development platform.  Not only will they be using it for their corporate development …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:   Microsoft Adopts Open-Source jQuery JavaScript Library
Infinite Abyss:
Potential new TiVo interface  —  I got an invitation to take a survey on consumer electronics yesterday.  I went to take it this morning and found that the survey was sponsored by TiVo which definitely got me interested.  As it went on the survey showed videos and screenshots …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Motorola Building Up 350-Person Android Team.  Nokia Also Sniffing Around.  —  The iPhone may be the only game in town for serious mobile Web developers right now, but that won't last long.  Next year, the iPhone will see some serious competition from Google's Android platform.
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone heading to EVDO/Verizon for 2009?  —  We've fielded a couple of tips (some more sketchy than others) about EVDO iPhones floating around Cupertino in the past, but today's tipster seems a little bit more sure of himself.  Besides having some Verizon insider credentials, he seems to know way too much about Verizon-Apple politics.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Hands on: SkyFire browser brings Gecko to Windows Mobile  —  The SkyFire mobile browser has launched its first public beta release and is inviting users to take it for a spin on Windows Mobile devices.  SkyFire aims to bring a desktop-like browsing experience to the handheld world with full support …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Bucket Tests User-Defined Blurb Length In Search Results  —  Google seems to be bucket testing a feature that allows users to specify how detailed the summary blurbs in their search results will be.  In an ongoing discussion here, one user comments that the three available options are Small …
Anita Huslin / Washington Post:
Iridium to Get $500 Million Cash Infusion  —  When Motorola's $6 billion global satellite phone system, Iridium, went belly-up eight years ago, few saw it as anything more than a whopper of a waste of good technology on the wrong application.  —  A small group of investors eventually rescued Iridium …
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Sneak Peek at Sony Ericsson GreenHeart Concept Phone  —  Earlier this week, Sony Ericsson announced their not-designed-for-production GreenHeart concept phone that focuses on making a phone environmentally sustainable throughout its life cycle.  The GreenHeart phone will feature bio-plastic housings …
Cade Metz / The Register:
Is Hitwise in the Phorm biz?  —  When ad targeters attack their own  —  Front Porch - a Silicon Valley startup offering a Phorm-like online ad system - has sued several companies for patent infringement, including NebuAd, Hitwise, and Microsoft.  —  The patent at the heart of this suit does …
Kevin Michaluk / blogs:
This Just In: New Verizon BlackBerry Storm Pics!  —  This sleek desktop charging pod will hold your Blackberry firmly in place and lights up to let you know it's charging.  The unique and stylish chrome design will accent your BlackBerry Curve 8320, Curve 8310, or Curve 8300 while it charges it quickly and efficiently!
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Alan Patrick / broadstuff:
YOU DON'T NEED A (TECH) CRUNCH TO KILL 50-80% OF STARTUPS....  ....they do it even in good markets.  —  Responding to a post on the top of Techmeme, where Jason Calacanis writes a long and winding article on Henry Blodget's (yes, that one) Silicon Alley Insider about company failure - the key hypothesis being:
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Associated Press:
SpaceX launches 1st commercial rocket into orbit
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EU Parliament: Only judges can order 'Net disconnections
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On The Google Hive Mind: There Is a Center
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Nintendo to launch camera, music-capable DS: report
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
The State of Location-Based Social Networking On The iPhone
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