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4:00 PM ET, October 7, 2008

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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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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Wozniak explains why the iPod will die  —  Apple co-founder (in picture to the right, to the left is Steve Jobs) Steve Wozniak warns that the iPod's days are numbered in an interview with UK newspaper, the Telegraph.  —  “The iPod has sort of lived a long life at number one.
Discussion: Distorted-Loop.com
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Portfolio and Valleywag
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Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:
Apple, Google, and eBay stock hovering near 52-week lows
Discussion: Technologizer
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Online ad revenue strong first half of 2008: What about the second half?  —  Internet ad revenue surged in the first half of 2008, up 15.2 percent to $11.5 billion compared to a year ago, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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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 …
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Live Search
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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.
cellular-news:
Lightbulbs Could Replace Wi-Fi Hotpsots  —  ­Boston University's College of Engineering is launching a program, under a National Science Foundation grant, to develop the next generation of wireless communications technology based on visible light instead of radio waves.
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?
Matt Ghering / The Official Google Blog:
Knol debates: See both sides, get involved  —  As the election season builds to a climax, the candidates have been engaging in a number of debates.  With all the excitement, we wanted to get involved, so we've started our own set of debates on our new tool Knol.
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Drops Some Knowledge on the Financial Crisis
Discussion: Homotron.net
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: MacRumors and CNET News
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 …
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Barry Diller's Breakup: Why IAC Didn't Work  —  Internet Company Was Too Complex, He Says; Smaller Firm Has Sharper Focus  —  Barry Diller's restless, 47-year business career is yet again taking a new turn.  After a dizzying run from mailroom to studio mogul, he quit his high-flying Hollywood …
Discussion: Valleywag
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
IAC's Barry Diller Speaks About How Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Discussion: Furrier.org
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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
April Fools Check: Did Google Really Release Mail Goggles?
Discussion: Ars Technica
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Wholesale Internet Bandwidth Prices Keep Falling  —  Sure it's not like back in the early 2000s, when those crooks from Enron were driving the prices of bandwidth down into the ground, but even today prices on Internet bandwidth continue to fall.  If you are a consumer, however …
Discussion: DSLreports and BroadDev
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.
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Android's bright future?  T-Mobile reports heavy presales  —  The world's first mobile phone powered by Google's Android OS is making waves before it is even available in stores.  T-Mobile, the US carrier that gets the G1 Android phone first, has announced that “heavy demand” has claimed all presale units.
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Nikon Debuts Video Headset With Wi-Fi, 8GB of Storage, and a Browser  —  A seriously odd announcement from camera maker Nikon, the Media Port UP300 and UP300x video headset approaches wearable PC territory.  The device, which honestly looks like a pair of headphones with a small display tacked on …
Tim De Chant / Ars Technica:
University of Texas launches e-textbook trial  —  College textbooks come packed with one advantage—knowledge—but are burdened with a slew of less-desirable traits.  The thick books add pounds to overloaded packs, are easily outmoded with the release of a new edition, and can cost a fortune.
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 …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
How a Mac Mini can beat a quad-core Vista behemoth (or how Apple can't write good software for Windows)  —  Here's a tale of how a humble Mac Mini system outperformed my cutting-edge quad-core system.  It's also a story of how Apple can't write good software for the Windows platform.
Discussion: George Ou
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
New EU directive pushes toward replaceable iPhone batteries  —  The European Union is preparing new directives that could have an impact on Apple's future products, including “the New Batteries Directive,” which proposes to mandate that batteries in electronic appliances be “readily removed” for replacement or disposal.
Nat Torkington / O'Reilly Radar:
Effect of the Depression on Technology  —  Here's the state of play as I see it: it is expensive and difficult to borrow and this shows no sign of change; the US debt is rising instead of falling, propelled by the Iraq War and the reliance on China for material goods unreciprocated by a reliance …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Margin impact of Apple product transitions overestimated  —  With Apple's September quarter having come and gone with the only major product transition consisting of slightly cheaper iPods, investment bank Piper Jaffray believes the company is once again in a position to outperform its own margin guidance despite widespread concern.
Discussion: Macsimum News
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Will Yahoo and AOL Ever Stop Talking and Make a Deal? …
Brian Prince / eWeek:
CA Acquires IDFocus to Bolster Identity Management
Discussion: The Register
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Financial Crisis Sends Ad Forecasts Down, But Online Still Looks …
Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
PayPal rival details fees for launch on eBay
Discussion: DailyTech
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Judge: antitrust suit against Apple and AT&T can proceed
Discussion: Technologizer and ZDNet Government
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
MindFuse raising money for casual massively multiplayer online game
Discussion: GigaOM and paidContent.org
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Taiwan's Asustek adds new member to low-priced mini laptop family
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Chashulme Dotmac / MacFixIt:
Apple TV 2.2: endless restarts; sleep/standby function change
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Betting Billions  —  Talk about bad timing.  —  Since 2006 …
Gordon Haff / CNET News:
Has open source won—or has it lost?
Discussion: Webware.com
Daniel Lim / SlashGear:
Canon's 1Ds Mark IV rumor and two new lenses?
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