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3:55 AM ET, October 7, 2008

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Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Stop sending mail you later regret  —  Sometimes I send messages I shouldn't send.  Like the time I told that girl I had a crush on her over text message.  Or the time I sent that late night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together.
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy:
Are We Sure About Pending Collapse of Ad-Supported Internet?  —  The current economic crisis is already compared quite often to the Great Depression of 1930s.  And while similarities are already here and probably we will have more of them to witness if the situation continues to worsen …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is online advertising heading for a cliff?  —  As the markets see-saw between concern and outright panic over the fate of the U.S. financial bailout, the credit shock that's rippling through not just North America but most of the Western hemisphere, and the potential for a severe economic downturn …
Mike Steere / CNN:
Scientist: Holographic television to become reality  —  LONDON, England (CNN) — Picture this: you're sat down for the Football World Cup final, or a long-awaited sequel to the “Sex and the City” movie and you're watching all the action unfold in 3-D on your coffee table.
Discussion: Sony Insider, Slashdot and digg.com
Miguel de Icaza:
Mono 2.0 is out!  —  Today we released Mono 2.0 to the world.  You can download sources and binaries from our download page.  And our official release notes are up as well.  This of course would not be possible without the open source contributors that worked tirelessly on Mono sending patches …
Discussion: mono-project.com
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mono 2.0 released, brings C# 3.0 to Linux and Mac OS X
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL-Yahoo Merger Details Emerge; Deal Could Happen This Month  —  Yahoo is continuing its marathon merger discussions with AOL, sources close to the negotiations have whispered to us, and a deal could happen as early as this month.  Is this just a rehash of the reported discussions in February and then again in April?
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
AMD Prepares ‘Big’ Announcement  —  Advanced Micro Devices, continuing to struggle to compete against its far bigger rival Intel, has scheduled a “significant,” corporate announcement for Tuesday at 5 a.m. PDT.  —  Seeing that Hector Ruiz has already ceded day-to-day control of the sagging company …
Discussion: CNET News and TG Daily
SAP United States:
SAP ANNOUNCES 2008 THIRD QUARTER PRELIMINARY SOFTWARE AND SOFTWARE-RELATED SERVICE REVENUE NUMBERS  —  SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced today that after a preliminary review of its 2008 third quarter revenues, it expects third quarter 2008 U.S. GAAP software and software-related service revenues …
Discussion: Reuters, InformationWeek and PC World
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
SAP: “Very Sudden And Unexpected Drop” In Business, Pressuring Enterprise IT Stocks
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Analyst: Half of ‘social media campaigns’ will flop  —  Adam Sarner, an analyst with market research firm Gartner, has projected that over 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies with Web sites will have undertaken some kind of online social-networking initiative for marketing or customer relations purposes.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Michael Moore on Slacker Uprising's Piracy ‘Problem’  —  Michael Moore decided to give away his latest film ‘Slacker Uprising’ for free, but only to people in the US and Canada.  However, since he chose to use BitTorrent, and open trackers such as The Pirate Bay, it was fairly easy for the rest of the world to download it as well.
Discussion: Mashable!
Nicholas Ciarelli / The Daily Beast:
Not So Secret Apple  —  Welcome to The Daily Beast: A Q&A with Tina Brown  —  The company's former (13-year-old) nemesis explains how Steve Jobs has suddenly gone soft.  —  I've had the dubious privilege of being on the frontlines of Apple's war against web leaks.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Tech Stocks Take It On The Chin As Market Continues To Freefall  —  It's a blood bath out there this morning.  The S&P 500 is at a four-year low as the credit crisis keeps getting worse, despite the passage of the government's $700 billion bailout plan.  The market is taking tech stocks down with it.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Stock Falls Under $90 (AAPL)
Discussion: Tech Ticker and Macsimum News
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Theater View  —  YouTube shows a new option for long videos: a theater view that enlarges the player and fades out the rest of the page.  Randall Munroe's talk at Google and Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford are two examples of feature length videos that should display the new option.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Webware.com
TechRadar.com:
Has Microsoft lost it?  —  Rejected by Yahoo!, outgunned by Google and humiliated by Apple, it's fighting for its survival  —  On the face of it, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Gordon Brown don't have much in common.  —  One is a plain speaking, unpretentious, horny-handed son of toil who …
Discussion: Beyond Search and 9 to 5 Mac
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Forget The Blackberry “Application Center.”  The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.  —  As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone's App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps.
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Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Exclusive: First Look at the BlackBerry Application Center!
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Mozilla's Geode brings geographic Web to Firefox  —  Mozilla Labs plans to announce a plug-in called Geode on Tuesday that gives the Firefox Web browser a better ability to understand and use geographic information on the Web.  —  Geode details at this stage remain sketchy …
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Out of options, DISH finally pays TiVo $104 million judgment  —  DISH Network parent EchoStar has announced that it plans to pay $104 million to TiVo as part of a long-running legal dispute.  DISH and EchoStar have reassured customers, however, that their DVRs will continue to function normally …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Study: Huge growth in Wi-Fi devices expected  —  Embedded Wi-Fi chips could end up in almost a billion consumer electronics devices by 2012, according to market researcher In-Stat.  —  In-Stat said that more than 294 million consumer electronics devices with Wi-Fi shipped in 2007.
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft planning add-on to SQL Server  —  Microsoft wants SQL Server to scale new heights, and it is hoping an add-on code-named Kilimanjaro will help.  —  Due out in the first half of 2010, Kilimanjaro improves SQL Server 2008 with a series of business intelligence enhancements to the database.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sugar High: Sugar Inc Launches API And IMDB For Fashion  —  Sugar Inc, the company behind a network of popular women-focused blogs that includes PopSugar, is announcing two major releases tonight that take advantage of its fashion-hungry userbase.  The first, dubbed PopSugar's CelebStyle …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Why the Google-Yahoo ad deal is bad for the Web.  —  Last spring, Yahoo was under assault.  Microsoft had launched a hostile takeover, activist investor Carl Icahn was promising to sweep out the company's recalcitrant management team, and large shareholders were filing a barrage of lawsuits accusing …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Cable Operator Sends Viewers to Web  —  In the midst of a contract dispute with a local broadcaster last week, Time Warner Cable did something that was until recently unthinkable: it told its customers to hook up a computer to their television and watch their favorite shows using the Internet.
Discussion: Lost Remote and NewTeeVee
Jonny / Distorted-Loop.com:
iPhone doubles Pandora usage  —  Over half of all the world's Pandora users are iPhone users, revealed company chief Tim Westergreen at Digital Music Forum West last week.  —  Westergreen also noted the imminent shakedown among webcasters, now MySpace Music has launched with major label support.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Melodis Raises $7M for Midomi iPhone App  —  In the same way that mobile access to Wikipedia has transformed stupid arguments, mobile song recognition apps are truly neat when you need to name that tune.  While they've been around for a while (though they didn't always work so well and sometimes …
Discussion: VentureBeat and mocoNews.net
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Fight Spam With A Direct Message To Twitter  —  There doesn't appear to have been an official announcement, but Twitter has begun soliciting spam reports to a “spam” user account via direct messages.  —  Are you a victim of Twitter spam?  Just begin following @spam and send it a direct message with the username of your spammer.
 
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Google Roils Open-Source Community by Cracking Down on Chrome Comic, Logo Use
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Apple Doesn't Need Jobs, Analyst Says
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Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
IETF working on making IPv6 and IPv4 talk to each other
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Citi Sees “Snowballing Signs Of Softness” …
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