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10:45 PM ET, October 7, 2008

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Live Search:
Facebook “friends” Live Search  —  Today we're excited for our friends at Facebook.  Now Facebook users in the U.S. have the option to “Search Facebook” or “Search the Web.”  In addition, adCenter is delivering search ads alongside those results.  For me that means getting great search results …
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Leah Pearlman / Facebook Blog:
What are you looking for today?  —  We're always working on innovative ways to make your experience on Facebook more useful.  Toward that goal, today we've added Microsoft Live Search to your Facebook search experience (for people in the US).  This is the first step in giving you the ability …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Facebook Rolls Out Microsoft Live Search  —  Facebook has just rolled out its implementation of Microsoft Live Search, which allows members of the social network to search the Web without leaving the site.  —  The implementation is fairly straightforward: in the search box on the top right of Facebook …
YouTube Blog:
Like What You See?  Then Click-to-Buy on YouTube  —  When you view a YouTube video with a great soundtrack, you often see comments from YouTube users asking about the name of the song and where they can download it.  Or when users watch the trailer for an upcoming video game …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Investor David Einhorn Done With Microsoft, Ballmer  —  Famed hedge-fund manager David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital), the man who shorted Lehman Brothers, has been clobbered along with other Wall Street stars over the past few months.  In his “I'm sorry about our awful performance” …
Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Geode  —  Always know where you are.  —  You've arrived in a new city, a new continent, a new coffee shop.  You don't really know where you are, and are looking for a good place to eat.  You pull out your laptop, fire up Firefox, and go to your favorite review site.
Adobe:
Flash Player workaround available for “Clickjacking” issue  —  Vulnerability identifier: APSA08-08  —  Affected Software: Adobe Flash Player 9.0.124.0 and earlier  —  Adobe is aware of recently published reports of a ‘Clickjacking’ issue in multiple web browsers that could allow an attacker …
Discussion: eWeek and Security Watch
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Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Steve Wozniak interview: iconic co-founder on the iPod, iPhone, and future for Apple  —  In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wonders how long the iPod can stay on top spot, laments the limitations of the iPhone 3G, agrees with the downgrade on Apple shares …
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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Why I can't wait for the iPod to die
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Anita Hamilton / Time:
BlackBerry's Storm Aims to Blow the iPhone Away  —  You just can't keep a secret in the tech industry these days.  Early pictures of T-Mobile's Google phone leaked onto the Web the week before its Sep. 23 launch, and now images are surfacing online of another eagerly awaited device …
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
BlackBerry Storm debuts with app store, Mac suite on the way
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Government report: Data mining doesn't work well  —  The most extensive government report to date on whether terrorists can be identified through data mining has yielded an important conclusion: It doesn't really work.  —  A National Research Council report, years in the making and scheduled …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Brick: A Radical New Laptop?  —  The latest whispers are that Apple will announce a notebook made from a solid brick of aluminum  —  When they're not hand-wringing over the recent drop in Apple's share price, Mac enthusiasts have been transfixed lately by the mystery product …
Discussion: Creative Capital and MacRumors
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac  —  Feelin' left in the dust while all your Outlook-loving PC friends get all the cool BlackBerry stuff?  Well, RIM has been hard at work on the Mac side of things, and we've got a first look at BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac.  This isn't a final version …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Drops Some Knowledge on the Financial Crisis  —  When Google launched its sanitized version of Wikipedia, called Knol, earlier this year - the topics highlighted were all pretty mundane.  Medical conditions, backpacking, etc.  Today the company put Knols to good use and used the site …
Discussion: Homotron.net
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Matt Ghering / The Official Google Blog:
Knol debates: See both sides, get involved
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Judge keeps RealDVD restraining order in place  —  SAN FRANCISCO—RealNetworks on Tuesday failed to convince a district judge to allow the company to begin selling RealDVD, until she learns from experts how the DVD-copying software functions.  —  That means RealDVD is unlikely to reappear …
Julian Prokaza / Mobile Computer:
Asus Eee PC S101  —  Leaked photos have already hinted at the existence of a high-end Eee PC from Asus, but little else has so far been revealed about this sleek new netbook - until today, that is.  Asus has now officially announced the Eee PC S101 and Mobile Computer is lucky enough to have scooped the worldwide exclusive review.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Facebook COO: Web Needs New Model, New Metrics  —  Social-Networking Site Points to MTV Promotion of Video Awards as Way to Use Online Ads to Generate Demand  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) — Facebook's latest attempt to finally get some real ad revenue has shown early signs of promise …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Moment of Truth: Stock Hits $350  —  Google's stock is now down more than 50% from its high, at a level that most Google fans (and analysts) would have considered unthinkable a year ago.  In fact, the stock has now dropped to a level it hasn't seen consistently in more than three years.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Open Access Research Publisher BioMed Central Sold to Springer  —  This is akin to the adoption of Linux and open source software by mainstream IT companies: Open access research publishing pioneer BioMed Central has been acquired by Springer Science, one the largest publishers of scientific journals.
Discussion: Open Access News
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Chumby now supports Pandora Radio  —  A recent update to the net-connected Chumby device adds Pandora Radio as an option under the Music menu.  Check out the above video for a quick demonstration of everything.  It's pretty straightforward - you'll need to reboot your Chumby to get it to show …
Discussion: Portfolio, Electronista and Crave
Fred / A VC:
What To Look For Next  —  The Treasury, the Fed, and Warren Buffet have been the only buyers in this meltdown and have been largely focused on financial companies.  Meanwhile the rest of the market has gone down 30% year to date and very few, if any, stocks have been spared.  —  What do we look for next?
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Microsoft Pledges $1.5M for Games Research  —  Table of Contents:  —  Microsoft will participate in a new alliance of academic institutions and researchers called the Games for Learning Institute, aiming to promote the study and use of games as a way to educate students in math and science.
Discussion: WinBeta
 
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IBM Power Systems Get Power Processor, Virtualization Makeover …
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