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9:20 PM ET, October 8, 2008

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
‘Brick’ MacBook Pro leaked in up-close spy shot?  —  Since we heard those “Brick” rumors the other day, the mill has been all but silent... until now.  It's hard to tell exactly what we're looking at here, but damned if this doesn't look like some fancy new MacBook Pro carved out of a single piece of metal …
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AppleInsider:
Window for rumored October 14 Apple event closing  —  With less than six days to go before Tuesday, October 14th and not a peep from Apple, chances of a much-rumored media event on that day to introduce new Mac notebook offerings is growing slim.  —  A lot of emphasis has been placed …
Discussion: MacRumors and I4U News
Anton Shilov / X-bit labs:
Microsoft Preps External Blu-Ray Disc Optical Drive for Xbox 360  —  Microsoft Has Blu-Ray Drive for Xbox 360 Ready, Release Date Under Consideration  —  Unlike Toshiba Corp., which is still strictly against Blu-ray disc (BD) format, Microsoft Corp. has always said that it might release …
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Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Netflix to add $1 per month surcharge for Blu-ray rentals
Discussion: Ars Technica, Electronista and Gearlog
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Hands on: Yahoo's new Calendar beta innovates, impresses  —  In a social media world dominated by vowel-less companies and free products, Yahoo isn't typically the first name we think of when it comes to web-based productivity.  A brand-new heavy redesign of its Calendar product could improve that image, however.
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John Kremer / Yodel Anecdotal:
Time for a calendar revival  —  Online calendars have been around for more than a decade, and they're tightly integrated with the leading Web mail services used by more than 680 million people per month (as of August, comScore).  So it's surprising to see how few people are actually using their Web calendars.
Bill Kee / Google Enterprise Blog:
Email Archiving Made Simple  —  More and more we hear from businesses that managing email storage and retention is expensive and complicated.  Regulations and guidelines like the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure put pressure on IT organizations to ensure that email is properly retained …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sequoia Rings the Alarm Bell: Silicon Valley Is in Trouble  —  Sequoia Capital, arguably the smartest venture capital investor in business, is sounding the alarm and asking its portfolio companies to buckle down for what could be the worst economic downturn of their relatively short lives.
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Earthcomber Sues TechCrunch Out Of Spite, Pisses Me Off Personally  —  We've had serious legal threats five times in the past, from YouTube, Marvel, Rivals, Mediascrape and my personal favorite, Richard Figueroa.  None of those threats went to court because all of them were absurd …
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
“Windows Strata” - name of the Microsoft cloud OS?  —  “Windows Strata” could be either another codename or even dare I say the final name for the “Windows Cloud” operating system Ballmer has been touting much lately as the name has recently condensed on the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference website.
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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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Dennis R. Mortensen / VisualRevenue:
IndexTools is now Yahoo! Web Analytics  —  We finally made it! or we at least made a very decent first step towards something bigger.  Today, we announce the final integration step of IndexTools into Yahoo! and the re-branding of the IndexTools product.  From today on forward our new name is; surprise: Yahoo! Web Analytics.
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Jitendra Kavathekar / Yodel Anecdotal:
Introducing Yahoo! Web Analytics
Discussion: Webware.com and Search Engine Land
Austin Modine / The Register:
Apple patents OS X Dock  —  Do you hear war drums?  —  Apple has patented the OS X Dock, nearly a decade after the operating system made its public debut with a new slant on the taskbar.  —  The late arrival isn't due to a lack of initiative, however.  Apple applied for the patent December 20 …
Discussion: Download Squad
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple awarded patent on the Dock
Discussion: CNET News and The Mac Observer
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Confirms RSS For Web Search Results  —  Google has confirmed for Search Engine Land that they'll soon start offering RSS feeds for web search results.  When it happens, the RSS feeds will be an extension of Google Alerts, which currently only allow notification by email.
US Department of Justice:
Tennessee Man Indicted for Alleged Hack of Governor Sarah Palin's E-Mail Account  —  WASHINGTON - David C. Kernell, 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tenn., for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of Alaska governor Sarah Palin …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Survey: 8% of U.S. teens own an iPhone; 22% want one  —  Today's economic crisis doesn't seem to have reached the 769 high school students polled in Piper Jaffray's 16th bi-annual survey of teenage buying patterns and preferences.  —  The survey, conducted at several apparently …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
With WiMax, Sprint cuts the cord in Baltimore  —  Sprint's chief technology officer, Barry West, uses a pair of hedge clippers at the Xohm launch party in Baltimore to cut a copper cord, symbolizing the end of the wired Internet.  —  BALTIMORE—Executives from Sprint Nextel and its ecosystem …
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
The NYT Has Endless Space To Sell  —  You have to give credit to the people who have the unenviable job of selling enough online ads to keep the New York Times afloat.  At least they're brainstorming!  Already this year they've experimented with creative strategies like selling the entire top of the homepage to Apple.
David Conway / Google Mobile Blog:
Google on Android: Maps  —  On September 23, T-Mobile announced the world's first Android-powered phone, the G1.  The phone comes preloaded with Search, Maps, Gmail with Contacts, Calendar, Google Talk, and YouTube.  The applications are easy to use, fully synchronized with the web …
Discussion: InformationWeek and mocoNews.net
ipsos-na.com:
Amazon and Rhapsody Show Strong Gains in Digital Music Market While iTunes Remains Dominant  —  5th Annual TEMPO Digital Music Brandscape Study From Ipsos Reveals Emerging Changes Within The Category  —  Shifts Come At Expense Of Lesser-Known Brands, Further Market Consolidation Likely In The Near Future
Discussion: Slyck, Listening Post, Coolfer and CNET News
Super Talent Technology:
Up to 64GB Mini PCI-Express Cards Give Eee PC Users New Upgrade Options  —  Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a new line of mini PCI-Express SSDs, available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, that were designed explicitly for the Asus Eee PC.
Discussion: Maximum PC all, Liliputing and TechSpot
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
750,000 lost jobs?  The dodgy digits behind the war on piracy  —  A 20-year game of Telephone  —  If you pay any attention to the endless debates over intellectual property policy in the United States, you'll hear two numbers invoked over and over again, like the stuttering chorus …
Robert Vamosi / CNET News:
How botnets use ‘bullet-proof’ domains  —  Botnets are proving to more resilient and harder to shut down.  —  That's largely due to an increased use of methods people use to obscure the domain by constantly mapping to different bots within the network, according to a recently released study (PDF).
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
It is our fault  —  Paul Farhi of the Washington Post issues a resounding apologia for journalists in the American Journalism Review, arguing that the fall of newspapers isn't their fault.  Then Roy Greenslade leaps up with a resounding hear! hear!  They echo a defense earlier this year from Adrian Monck …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Google's Schmidt Says Internet ‘Cesspool’ Needs Brands  —  Says the Solution Is Quality Content; Tells Publishers and Editors to ‘Increase Your Relevance’  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AdAge.com) — The internet is fast becoming a “cesspool” where false information thrives, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said yesterday.
Discussion: Digital Daily, Epicenter and Valleywag
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Cisco's Future Leads to India  —  Cisco Systems is not just a plumbing company, it's an intelligent platform.  And increasingly that platform will be deployed in partnership with Indian companies.  —  Those were the key messages that the company's chief executive, John Chambers, delivered in a recent conversation with me.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Laura Holson / Bits:
Crisis Will Hit Telecom Business, Analyst Says
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Come And Get It: Naughty America Is Building An iTunes For Porn
Discussion: The Social Times
Kristen Nicole / VentureBeat:
Change.org moves from social media to blogging in order to raise cause awareness
Discussion: Mashable!
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Blubster 3.0 Released
Discussion: p2pnet
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
Google's UK performance 1H2008 - a bigger share of everything
Discussion: The Precursor Blog
Xavier / notebooks.com:
Intel Buys Netbook.com
Tony Smith / The Register:
Asus admits Eee Box mini PC shipped with virus
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Why Microsoft Will Sit Out the Yahoo-AOL Dance (and Bide Its Time to Capture Search)
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ReframeIt: Annotating the Web
Discussion: TechCrunch
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Darpa Launches Secret ‘Gandalf’ Project
Discussion: The Register and Engadget
 

 
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