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9:20 PM ET, October 2, 2008

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Martin Veitch / CIO UK Magazine:
INTERVIEW: Steve Ballmer on the Cloud, Google, data centres and the cult of Apple  —  Microsoft will out-cloud Google  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer delivered the keynote speech at his company's London conference “Technologies to Change Your Business: How Customers Are Implementing Tomorrow's Strategies Today”.
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wmpoweruser.com:
Steve Ballmer confirms Zune software coming to Windows Mobile  —  CIO editor Martin Veitch interviewed Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO at Microsoft's London conference “Technologies to Change Your Business: How Customers Are Implementing Tomorrow's Strategies Today”.
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Ballmer recommends separating iPhone hardware and software
Discussion: TUAW and The iPhone Blog
Microsoft:
Steve Ballmer: CIGREF
Discussion: InfoWorld and CNET News
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Google ‘Goliath’ Microsoft says
Discussion: DailyTech, Beyond Search and Epicenter
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Obama releases iPhone recruiting, campaign tool  —  Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign launched an iPhone application on Thursday that turns the vaunted device into a political recruiting tool.  —  The most notable feature “organizes and prioritizes your contacts by key battleground states …
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Obama'08:
Obama '08: The Official iPhone Application  —  Obama '08 is your official, comprehensive connection to the heart of Barack Obama and Joe Biden's campaign, giving you the tools you need to make an impact and stay in the know.  —  Making a difference takes only moments using the Call a Friend feature.
Scott Goodstein / Barack Obama and Joe Biden:
Introducing the Obama 08 iPhone App
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Royalty rate doesn't change for Apple, music retailers  —  The Copyright Royalty Board on Thursday froze the rate that digital-music stores, such as iTunes and RealNetworks' Rhapsody, must pay music publishers.  —  On Thursday, the three-member board that sets statutory copyright licenses e-mailed …
Forbes:
IPhone Steals Lead Over Kindle  —  It's official: The iPhone is more popular than Amazon.com's Kindle.  And not just in the obvious categories like listening to music, browsing the Web or the other applications where Kindle barely competes.  Now, the iPhone is also muscling into Amazon's home turf: reading books.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic aka the Tube released plus first hands-on  —  Click here to open the post in your browser to see the gallery.  —  Here are some initial shots of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic aka the Tube aka the first Symbian S60 touchscreen phone.  —  The Tube is here, folks …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
So much for that tech stock rebound: Apple, Yahoo, Google killed again  —  The stock market took a plunge again today.  While it wasn't quite as bad as Monday's free-fall, the Dow fell 348.22 points (3.22 percent), the Nasdaq fell 92.68 points (4.48 percent) and the S&P 500 fell 46.78 points (4.03 percent).
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Drops to $15.58 a Share (But Microsoft Still Uninterested)  —  To be fair, the whole market was dragged down today due to worries about a deepening recession.  But Yahoo's ever-decreasing share price has got to have the company and its investors mighty worried.
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Apple misses September deadline for iPhone notifications  —  Apple's had issues meeting many of its self-imposed deadlines in the last couple years.  Some of the delays, such as Leopard, have been big; others, like the iPhone SDK, somewhat smaller.  As we watched the calendar tick …
Josh Silverman / Skype Blogs:
Skype President Addresses Chinese Privacy Breach  —  You may have seen some reports in the media about a security and privacy breach in the software provided by our Chinese partner, TOM Online.  I'm writing to let you know where we stand, and what we're doing to resolve the problem.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
3 reasons why and how we'll see an Apple netbook soon  —  I mentioned this crazy scheme in our last podcast, but now that more blurry pics of an anticipated MacBook Pro refresh have resurfaced, it's a good time to rehash.  I've been wondering if and how Apple will get into the netbook market.
Dan / UNEASYsilence:
Run Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) on a Dell Mini 9  —  I'm a huge fan of ultra portables!  They are small, light and just powerful enough to do what you need to get done.  Sure I run Windows (in VMware), but for me the Mac OS better fits my lifestyle, but if you are looking for an ultra portable you are going to have to look beyond Cupertino.
Discussion: Liliputing
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yes, Yahoo Cuts Coming.  How Many?  (YHOO)  —  Now that even the most stubbornly optimistic Yahoos have had time to digest Jerry Yang's “shape up” memo, layoff rumors are in full swing.  The most pessimistic prediction we've heard so far, from an anonymous tipster: 3,500 heads will roll.  Plausible?
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Friendster announces support for Facebook apps  —  Developers who have created applications for Facebook's platform can now bring them over to social network Friendster.  This means that Friendster supports both Facebook's code and OpenSocial, the standard created by Google for social-network widgets.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Inside Facebook
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Blogsearch Already Getting Spammed by PayPerPost  —  Just yesterday, Google Blogsearch re-launched with additonal memetracker features, but spammers have already found a way to get their wares featured on the service.  Right now, under the technology section, spam posts about Zenni Optical …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Fear  —  The NDA is dead, yes, and good riddance, but there remain serious problems with the way Apple is managing the App Store.  It boggles my mind that there remain so many people who don't see this.  This piece by Dan Kimerling at TechCrunch is one example; various of the reader comments …
Discussion: Linux.com
New York Times:
Credit Crisis Spreads a Pall Over Silicon Valley  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Since the credit crisis began gripping the financial world, Silicon Valley has watched from the sidelines, secure in the faith that it was insulated from the coming storm.  —  That faith is now being seriously undermined.
Andy Stadler / Google Mobile Blog:
Google on Android: Search  —  On September 23, T-Mobile announced the world's first Android-powered phone, the G1.  The phone comes preloaded with Search, Maps, Gmail with Contacts, Calendar, Google Talk, and YouTube.  The applications are easy to use, fully synchronized with the web …
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
Sony's PRS-700 Reader Adds Touchscreen, Frontlight  —  Sony brought out a new Reader tonight in NYC that adds a six-inch touchscreen to the e-ink e-reader, as well as a slimmed-down case and built-in frontlight.  With the touchscreen readers can enter text with a stylus on a full-screen QWERTY for searching …
Discussion: Epicenter, Electronista and Engadget
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Will A La Carte Programming Save Sirius-XM?  No (SIRI)  —  Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) has started rolling out some of the features that it promised during its merger review process, like cross-over programming between the two satelite radio services, and new radios that can access a-la-carte programming packages.
David Pogue / New York Times:
For Purists, a Cut Above in Movies  —  So Mrs. Hollywood comes home one day to find her husband bound and gagged, with a hole shot through his foot.  “Honey!” she screams, racing to help him.  “Who did this to you?”  —  Mr. Hollywood looks up and says, “I did.”  —  Granted, that joke isn't ha-ha funny.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile HTC Shadow II is on the horizon  —  Following up on their popular and consumer-friendly T-Mobile Shadow, the boys in pink are releasing the Shadow 2.  While we've seen it before, from these pics, it looks a little better and definitely a nice successor to the original.
Discussion: TmoNews and wmpoweruser.com
Bill Ray / The Register:
California outlaws RFID tag skimming  —  You looking at my ID?  —  California governor Schwarzenegger has signed a law making the illegitimate reading of RFID tags illegal, but blocked a measure making the unauthorised tracking of kids equally so.  —  RFID Journal reports that anyone skimming …
Discussion: RFID Journal, PC Pro and Ars Technica
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple settles class-action suit over faulty notebook adapters  —  Apple has agreed, without admitting fault, to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that power adapters sold with certain Power PC-based iBook and PowerBook notebooks were defective in that they could dangerously fray, sparks and prematurely fail to work.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and CrunchGear
InfoWorld:
Red Hat undercuts Microsoft on high-performance OS pricing  —  Red Hat on Thursday released a Linux software stack for compute-intensive IT environments that it said costs less than Microsoft's price for its comparable Windows offering.  —  Red Hat charges a subscription of $249 per node …
Discussion: The Register
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm video proves RIM hates confidentiality, or they just want to leak crap  —  “You're invited to a secret presentation on the upcoming BlackBerry Storm.  But just remember, we at RIM don't care about company secrets any more, so you Italians in the audience should feel free …
Discussion: IntoMobile and Gear Diary
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Five years of failure: EFF says RIAA must embrace new model
Mykbibby / Mac Soda:
nVIDIA Announcement Moved to Familiar Date
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Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
People can do more to guard against ID theft, says group
Discussion: eWeek
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Judge: EMI can sue MP3tunes, not Michael Robertson
Discussion: Electronista and p2pnet
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Where are all the Blu-ray TV show releases?
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Facebook to set up international HQ in Dublin
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