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1:25 PM 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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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Vodafone's BlackBerry Storm art department all soon to be fired  —  We can't put our finger on it, but there's something vaguely familiar about this new Storm 9500.  —  In case you're reading this after these images get taken down — which they inevitably will be — this was the official …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
BlackBerry Storm First Hands On  —  The very first time you touch the BlackBerry Storm—RIM's first all-touchscreen keyboard-free smartphone, just announced for Verizon Wireless—you will be startled.  No matter how many times your fingers dance on the screen like you've been trained on every other touchscreen, nothing will happen.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm hitting TELUS in Canada
Discussion: SlashPhone, Phone Arena and Engadget
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Reframe It Retreads Web Annotation As A Browser Add-On  —  The idea of annotating the Web has been around for a long time.  It goes back to a failed Web 1.0 startup called Third Voice.  Today there are a handful of Web startups (Diigo, Fleck, Stickis, ShiftSpace, TrailFire) …
Discussion: VentureBeat and tinyCrunch
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Reframe It launches community markup system for Web pages  —  Here we go again.  A new company, Reframe It, is launching its Web markup product on Wednesday.  Like ThirdVoice and Stickis before it, Reframe It lets you highlight a piece of a Web page, comment on it, and discuss those comments with other visitors to the site.
Discussion: Mashable!
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:   ReframeIt: Annotating the Web
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Technology - the party really is over  —  On Monday last week I wrote here that the technology party might be over, and that the gloom pervading the financial sector could begin to affect high-tech firms.  Since then - gosh, it seems a long time ago - a few things have happened.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple pulling away from competition in teenage mindshare  —  Apple in the last six months has broadened its lead among the teenage demographic in the areas of mobile phones and digital music, a critical indicator of the company's long-term growth prospects in those respective markets.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and iLounge
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Survey: 8% of U.S. teens own an iPhone; 22% want one
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Apple dominates the teen vote, but...
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Mufin music recommendations: Half-baked or just right?  —  Online music recommendation engines are nothing new.  Pandora is one of the most high profile, but services that do other things such as Last.fm, Imeem and now even iTunes, all offer this functionality in some capacity.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Christina Warren / Download Squad:
Mufin launches new music discovery engine beta, Download Squad readers are invited
Discussion: TechCrunch, Webware.com and Mashable!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
What the Combined Yahoo-AOL Might Look Like, as Talks Drag On-Oops-Heat Up!  —  As has been copiously reported here and all over, Yahoo and AOL have been engaged in never-ending talks about a possible deal to merge their flagging Internet businesses.  —  Now, sources tell me …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo-AOL: An integration nightmare on deck
Discussion: BoomTown
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.
Discussion: All about Microsoft and SlashGear
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Kit Ong / Kit Ong's News Pick Of The Day:
Windows Strata, the new Windows Cloud OS?
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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ten Years Later, Yahoo Finally Updates Its Calendar
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
YouTube Launches Ecommerce Platform  —  Partners with Amazon, iTunes  —  YouTube has reached agreements with iTunes and Amazon.com to offer users “click-to-buy” links to download music, games and other products.  —  YouTube says the move is a first step to building a broader ecommerce platform …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Puts Tunes From YouTube a Click Away
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Sprint's Xohm Network is Only Half Open  —  Today marks the formal launch of Sprint's Xohm network, and celebrants are gathered in Baltimore to show off their new WiMAX-enabled gadgets.  But after chatting with an executive from Lenovo, I wonder just how open Sprint's network will be …
James Erik Abels / Forbes:
Times To Shutter IHT Site  —  The New York Times' Web site is getting more global, and IHT.com is going bye-bye.  —  The Times told staff in an internal e-mail Tuesday that the paper's flagship Web site will soon become host to news from sister paper the International Herald Tribune and that the Tribune's site will be shuttered.
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 …
Kaj Arnö:
Thank you, David (Axmark)!  —  At the end of the Orlando meeting in January this year when the Sun acquisition was announced, I remember sitting next to MySQL's co-founder David Axmark in the bus going to some evening event.  “What do you want to do now, with so many opportunities opening up? …
Discussion: The Register, BetaNews and InfoWorld
Margaret Kane / CNET News:
Symantec to buy MessageLabs for $695M  —  Symantec is acquiring MessageLabs, a maker of online messaging and Web security services, the company said Monday.  —  The deal is valued at approximately $695 million in cash, with Symantec paying 310 million pounds sterling and $154 million.
Discussion: eWeek, The Register, Symantec and Inquirer
 
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Google's Schmidt Says Internet ‘Cesspool’ Needs Brands
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Oracle Springs on Primavera
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Darpa Launches Secret ‘Gandalf’ Project
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Court Extends RealDVD Restraining Order
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Steven Sande / TUAW:
Apple yanks iPhone game for being “too much like Tetris”
Discussion: Infinite Loop and TechCrunch UK
Maile Ohye / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
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Discussion: WebProNews
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Marketing Tool Twittertise Catching On With Big, Small Companies
Discussion: Nortel Buzzboard and MarketingVOX
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Opera 9.6 Launches, Now Includes Magazine-Style RSS...Sort Of
Discussion: Lifehacker, Gizmodo and AppScout
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
750,000 lost jobs? The dodgy digits behind the war on piracy
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Mobile tracking reveals spending
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