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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
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
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: Portfolio, TechCrunch and Valleywag
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Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:
Apple, Google, and eBay stock hovering near 52-week lows
Discussion: Technologizer
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
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
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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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM's iPhone-Rival BlackBerry Storm Unveiling Tomorrow In London?  (RIMM)
Discussion: Electronista
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 …
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 …
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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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Who Benefits From A.M.D.'s Financial Engineering?
Discussion: The Register
Darren Murph / Engadget:
ASUS' Eee PC S101 gets hands-on treatment, release details  —  Anxious to get your claws around an Eee PC that looks — amazingly — nothing like an Eee PC?  Feast your eyes on the S101, which was recently toyed with by our brethren over at Engadget Chinese.
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Julian Prokaza / Mobile Computer:
Asus Eee PC S101
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?
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” …
Discussion: Electronista
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
IBM Power Systems Get Power Processor, Virtualization Makeover to Compete Against HP, Sun  —  IBM, which combined its System i and System p server product lines earlier this year, is revamping its Power Systems to offers more systems for enterprise and midmarket customers.
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Register
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: WinExtra, BroadDev and DSLreports
The Official Google Blog:
I clicked to buy and I liked it  —  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, they want to know when it will be released and where they can buy it.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and NewTeeVee
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Digg Should Buy StumbleUpon  —  From left: StumbleUpon Backers Brad O'Neill and Ron Conway with founder Garrett Camp.  —  Over the past few weeks, speculation has surfaced that StumbleUpon, a social media utility that was acquired by eBay in April 2007 for around $75 million, was back on the market.
 
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Chumby now supports Pandora Radio
Discussion: Portfolio and Electronista
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Scammers introduce ATM skimmers with built-in SMS notification
Discussion: Computerworld
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple calls on lawyers in logo spat with Canadian school [updated]
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Pulse 2.0
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
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 Earlier Items: 
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Margin impact of Apple product transitions overestimated
Discussion: Macsimum News
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Judge: antitrust suit against Apple and AT&T can proceed
Discussion: Technologizer and ZDNet Government
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
How a Mac Mini can beat a quad-core Vista behemoth (or how Apple …
Discussion: George Ou
Nat Torkington / O'Reilly Radar:
Effect of the Depression on Technology
Tim De Chant / Ars Technica:
University of Texas launches e-textbook trial
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
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