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12:05 PM 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.
John Morris / The Core Truth:
AMD finally announces “asset-smart” plan; new Foundry Company created
Discussion: Inquirer
AMD and Advanced Technology Investment Company of Abu Dhabi …
Discussion: Engadget
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.
Staci D. Kramer /
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.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:   Hulu to stream presidential debates live
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 …
Discussion: MacUser, Gizmodo and TUAW
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.
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 …
Discussion: and Nikon Rumors
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.
Gordon Haff / CNET News:
Has open source won—or has it lost?  —  Assessing the open-source scorecard is complicated.  A complete “state of open source” would fill many pages.  But here are a few things that have struck me over the past year or two.  —  Large swaths of open source have become mainstream—to the point of invisibility.
Discussion: The Open Road and Google Watch
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.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
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.
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 …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Verizon Gets Smacked Down For Its VoIP Patent Suing Spree  —  from the so-much-for-whacking-cable-competitors dept  —  Verizon was one of the last players to the VoIP party.  Cable companies had been offering VoIP for years, and then Vonage, AT&T and a variety of other startups really built …
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.
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:
Have You Seen the Flickr Panda's Technicolor Yawn?  —  I'm trying to to come up with a decent way to introduce this - there really isn't a sane way to approach this because the latest feature from Flickr, while fairly mundane in function, is borderline insane.
Discussion: The Inquisitr
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?
Daniel Lim / SlashGear:
Canon's 1Ds Mark IV rumor and two new lenses?  —  With current Mark III barely 18 months in production, it's too early to predict for a replacement?  You've seen the new 50D Canon launched 6 months earlier, broke its usual 18 months product cycle for the prosumer model, why not the 1 series?
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Betting Billions  —  Talk about bad timing.  —  Since 2006, Sprint Nextel (nyse: S - news - people ) has poured more than a billion dollars into helping develop what it hopes will be the next great communications standard, WiMax.  On Tuesday, it is slated to official launch WiMax in Baltimore, its first U.S. market.
DVD copying software gets pulled  —  Software which claimed to be a legal way of copying DVDs has been withdrawn following legal action.  —  RealNetworks - the firm behind the software - has responded to restraining order issued by a US court stopped selling the RealDVD software.
Discussion: Slashdot
Apple TV 2.2: endless restarts; sleep/standby function change  —  Endless Restarts A surprisingly high number of users have reported an issue in which the Apple TV is rendered non-functional by the Apple TV 2.2 update.  For these users, the unit goes into an endless restart loop.
Rafe Needleman /
Realism creeping into venture capital calculations  —  The opening party of Boston-based Northbridge Venture Partners' West Coast office in San Mateo, CA could not have come at a more awkward time.  With the U.S. stock market sinking fast and rumors of venture capitalists being unable …
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Staska / Unwired View:
Samsung GT-S3600 for budget conscious
Discussion: PhoneReport v2.0 and IntoMobile
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Surface developer tools coming this month
Discussion: Electronista, Engadget and Gizmodo
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Five second boot mod for ASUS Eee PC
Help Net Security:
NSA shows the way to develop secure systems
Discussion: The Open Road and Slashdot
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
iPhone hits another security speedbump
Discussion: Security Watch and The Register
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Sony's expands 66-cent-per-song music attack at Apple
Discussion: Sony Insider and
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Was The Restraining Order On RealDVD Kept Secret?
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Cable Operator Sends Viewers to Web
Discussion: CrunchGear, Lost Remote and NewTeeVee
Has Microsoft lost it?  —  Rejected by Yahoo!, outgunned …
Discussion: Beyond Search and 9 to 5 Mac
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Michael Moore on Slacker Uprising's Piracy ‘Problem’