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5:50 AM ET, October 8, 2008

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
BlackBerry Storm 9500 hands-on  —  RIM's a little late to the touchscreen party, but comes bearing goodies.  The BlackBerry Storm is a beast of a phone in more ways than one.  Fronted by a meaty, high-resolution touchscreen with an innovative clicking mechanism, the phone is easily the prettiest by RIM to date.
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
BlackBerry Storm debuts with app store, Mac suite on the way  —  Research in Motion has launched its very first touchscreen smartphone — and promises to shadow Apple's iTunes App Store while also providing an official utility to sync its phones with Macs.  —  Also known as the 9500 …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The T-Grid: BlackBerry Storm vs. iPhone 3G
Discussion: Industry Standard, Time and DailyTech
Ryan Hayward / Inside AdSense:
Get in the game with AdSense for Games  —  Do you develop or publish web-based games?  If so, you're contributing to a growing trend - according to comScore, over 25% of Internet users play online games every week, which is over 200 million users worldwide.
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Google launches AdSense for Games  —  This screenshot shows one way Google will place ads in games, including casual Web-based games like PlayFish's Wordplay.  —  If Google's entry into a field of advertising doesn't legitimize it, nothing can.  And that's why the in-game advertising industry just got a huge shot in the arm.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Organize All The World's Information, Then Put Google Ads On It  —  It's unlikely Google will ever find another money machine as efficient as search advertising, which accounts for about 40% of the $40 billion advertising dollars spent online each year.  But that doesn't mean they aren't going to try.
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 …
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RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Clickjacking Details  —  Today is the day we can finally start talking about clickjacking.  This is just meant to be a quick post that you can use as a reference sheet.  It is not a thorough advisory of every site/vendor/plugin that is vulnerable - there are far too many to count.
Discussion: securosis.com
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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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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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ten Years Later, Yahoo Finally Updates Its Calendar  —  It's literally been ten years since Yahoo updated its online calendar.  And it's been more than two years since Google launched its Web-based calendar.  But tonight it will start rolling out a new drag-and-drop, Ajax calendar …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jimmy Wales: The New Wikia Search API “Is Like Facebook Apps For Search Results.”  —  Jimmy Wales is opening up the Wikia Search engine to anyone who wants their own data or application to show up in results.  Called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions (WISE), it lets developers create search results based on certain keywords or rules.
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” …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Why Facebook is foundering  —  The great hope of the Valley, the startup everyone thought was the next Google, the company whose IPO might restart the stock-market gold rush for everyone, is not well.  Why?  Look to its founder.  Mark Zuckerberg is mismanaging his creation's transition to greatness.
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 …
Andrew Keen / Internet Evolution:
TiVo Builds a Data Mining Empire  —  Not satisfied with contributing to the demise of the television industry, TiVo — the company that invented the time-skipping digital video recorder (DVR), the set-top device that empowers TV viewers to “zap” or fast-forward through 30-second commercials …
Discussion: Slashdot
James Niccolai / LinuxWorld.com:
MySQL cofounder David Axmark leaving Sun  —  David Axmark, a cofounder and former lead engineer for MySQL, has resigned from Sun Microsystems a few weeks after another cofounder said he may also leave the company.  —  “I have thought about my role at Sun and decided that I am better off …
Discussion: Kaj Arnö
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.
Linux-Watch.com:
RIP LinuxWorld  —  The largest conference devoted to Linux technology is changing its name to embrace open source software on other operating systems (OSes).  Next August, LinuxWorld will relaunch as the OpenSource World Conference & Expo, but will retain existing LinuxWorld features, says show organizer IDG World Expo.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Video: Microsoft PDC Promo Sung by Boy Band  —  If we didn't know better, we'd swear that some marketing genius at Microsoft came up with the entire premises of The Office, Extras and, hell, probably even grew Rickey Gervais himself in a magic test tube.  Such is the mastery …
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 …
Discussion: Valleywag, Furrier.org and Tech Beat
 
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Microsoft Pledges $1.5M for Games Research
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Judge Denies Apple's Motion to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuit
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
IBM Power Systems Get Power Processor, Virtualization Makeover …
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Chumby now supports Pandora Radio
Discussion: Electronista, Portfolio and Crave
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Digg Should Buy StumbleUpon
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Scammers introduce ATM skimmers with built-in SMS notification
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Google Drops Some Knowledge on the Financial Crisis
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Apple's Brick: A Radical New Laptop?
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