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5:50 AM ET, October 7, 2008

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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
A.M.D. to Split Into Two Operations  —  Advanced Micro Devices plans to announce Tuesday that it will split into two companies — one focused on designing microprocessors and the other on the costly business of manufacturing them — in a drastic effort to maintain its position as the only real rival to Intel.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD finds oil money to finance its split into two companies  —  Jerry Sanders, the founder of chip maker Advanced Micro Devices, once said, “We're the oil of the eighties” in reference to the red-hot semiconductor industry so many years ago.  So it's only fitting that oil money has come to bail out AMD in its hour of need.
Discussion: Inquirer and Between the Lines
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
AMD Prepares ‘Big’ Announcement
Discussion: CNET News and TG Daily
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 …
Discussion: broadstuff
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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
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 …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
SAP: “Very Sudden And Unexpected Drop” In Business, Pressuring Enterprise IT Stocks
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Was The Restraining Order On RealDVD Kept Secret?  —  from the questions,-questions,-questions dept  —  Monday morning, we wrote about how a judge had issued a temporary restraining order against RealDVD until he had time to review the details and rule one way or the other on a pre-trial injunction.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
In A Switch, Hulu Will Stream Remaining Presidential Debates Live; Premiere A Film  —  News Corp-NBCU JV Hulu is going live for the first time since its launch last year.  The site will stream the remaining presidential debates, which air respectively on NBC Tuesday night and on Fox News Oct. 15.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and The Inquisitr
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?
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!
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.
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.
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:
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
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 …
Bill Ray / The Register:
Visa finds a home inside a Nokia  —  Handset vendor or bank?  —  Visa and Nokia have signed a deal to embed Visa functionality in the NFC-touting Nokia 6212 Classic, enabling US owners to upload their Visa accounts onto the handset as well as transferring money between handsets over the wireless network.
Discussion: The RFID Weblog
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
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: geeksugar and paidContent.org
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.
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 …
 
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Cable Operator Sends Viewers to Web
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
Peter Price / BBC:
Oyster card hack details revealed
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Why the Google-Yahoo ad deal is bad for the Web.
Alfred Spector / The Official Google Blog:
New Technology Roundtable series
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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
Discussion: PalmAddicts, Digital Daily and TG Daily
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Study: Huge growth in Wi-Fi devices expected
Discussion: dailywireless.org
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Citi Sees “Snowballing Signs Of Softness” …
Discussion: Tech Ticker
Jonny / Distorted-Loop.com:
iPhone doubles Pandora usage
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
MySpace nabs Yahoo sales exec
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Controversial ad company Jellycloud shuts down
 

 
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