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8:30 AM ET, October 13, 2008

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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Newspapers' Web Revenue Is Stalling  —  Newspapers, already facing a grim economic forecast, are digesting another piece of bad news: the growth in online advertising they saw as their salvation has slowed to a crawl.  —  In the last few years, newspaper companies have been rapidly expanding …
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Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
$7.5B sales plunge forecast for newspapers  —  Unless the global economy miraculously turns around on a dime, newspaper advertising revenue may plunge some $7.5 billion in 2008, according to a new projection attempting to assess the impact of the meltdown on the industry.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Eyealike VisualAd Hopes to Match Photos With Ads and Increase Social Network Monetization  —  We first reported on Eyealike a year ago when they launched their “dating service based on looks only” application.  The idea was simple: upload a photo of a hottie and Eyealike will find other hotties …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Eyealike Sets Its Image Recognition Technology On A New Target: Advertising
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Launches “My Ads” Self Serve Ad Platform: Is This Their Google Moment?  —  MySpace launches their self serve ad platform, called My Ads, tonight, which was first talked about a year ago.  Like Facebook's similar product, it allows anyone to quickly create a targeted ad and serve it on MySpace.
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Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Can Search's ‘Beautiful System’ Extend to Display?
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and GigaOM
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   MySpace's latest bid to wring profit from social networking
David Cowan / Who Has Time For This?:
Take Back the Web!  —  When Tim Berners-Lee conceived the web, he dreamed of inter-connected documents, of surfing along from one person's page to the next, following a fluid path rich with information and discovery.  —  Instead what we we got is a big honkin' billboard, as commercial interests hijacked Tim's vision.
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
LG:
Introducing the second Prada phone by LG - another quantum leap in mobile phone innovation and design by Prada and LG Electronics.  —  LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, and PRADA Group (Prada) today announced that the partnership that created …
Discussion: Unwired View, Engadget and Gizmodo
Robin Harding / Financial Times:
Sony rules out PS3 price cut for Christmas  —  Sony, the Japanese consumer electronics group, has ruled out cutting the price of the PlayStation 3 console before Christmas, insisting that the PS3 is better value than rivals half its price.  —  “The answer is yes, if you're asking …
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz and Edge Online
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu Offering New SPARC-Based Server  —  Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu are rolling out a new midrange server system dubbed the SPARC Enterprise T5440, which will be based on the UltraSPARC T2 Plus processor.  While Sun and Fujitsu have been offering low-end systems that use …
Discussion: Inquirer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Prickly Prince From Microsoft Strikes Again  —  Dare Obasanjo, a Microsoft employee and the son of a former President of Nigeria, doesn't like it when people disagree with him.  I found that out in 2007 when Obasanjo vandalized the TechCrunch Wikipedia page in response to a post we wrote …
Discussion: WinExtra
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Revived Fervor for Smart Monitors Linked to a Server  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Instead of having a big, loud and complex computer on your desk, what if you could have a quiet, thin machine that rarely needed an upgrade or a fix?  —  That has been the goal of many technology companies over the last 15 or so years.
Discussion: Slashdot
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
What is the mystery port on the MacBook Pro?  —  So, today's case spy shots would reveal a couple of interesting nuggets if they turn out to be the final designs of Tuesday's MacBooks.  Firstly, the 13 inch-ish case is sans Firewire.  Systems Admins will have to move those Boot images over the network now for all but the Pro models.
Discussion: I4U News and CrunchGear
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
New MacBook case leaks question FireWire's future
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Campaign Articles From Newsweek Become E-Books for Amazon Kindle  —  It would seem to be a magazine's dream in these straitened times: Take something you have already published and sold, repackage it and distribute it without all that expense of paper, ink and trucks, and then sell it again.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek to add motherboards to Eee family; responds to Eee Box virus reports  —  In addition to the Eee PC and Eee Box, and previously announced all-in-one PC, Eee Top (previously known as Eee Monitor) and Eee TV, Asustek is also planning to add a motherboard line under the Eee family during …
Discussion: I4U News
Stephen Castle / International Herald Tribune:
Did you hear?  MP3 players threaten hearing loss  —  BRUSSELS: Noise from personal music players is a routine annoyance for travelers on buses, trains and planes.  —  But it also threatens permanent hearing loss for as many as 10 million Europeans who use them, according to a scientific study …
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Steven Musil / CNET News:   Report: MP3 players threaten users' hearing
 
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Will Smith / Maximum PC all:
Microsoft Launches PC Advisor Repair Utility.  Going After Apple Next?
Discussion: Slashdot
TechRadar.com:
Complete guide to Google Analytics
Discussion: Beyond Search and digg.com
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Report: Enterprise 2.0 Apps Will Dramatically Fall in Price
Chris Lee / Ars Technica:
New maskless lithography trick may keep Moore's Law on track
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Washington DC latest to drop Microsoft for web apps
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Dooling / New York Times:
The Rise of the Machines  —  “BEWARE of geeks bearing formulas.”
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
AC/DC Electrify BitTorrent Album Downloads
Discussion: The Inquisitr and digg.com
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Employees, not hackers, cause most corporate data loss
Discussion: digg.com
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Spotlight on Apple notebooks: 1989 to 2008
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