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12:30 PM 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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Meghan Keane / Epicenter:
Newspapers Blame Ad Networks as Online Revenue Shrinks  —  Things are looking bad for the ad network market.  With the glut of ad networks around and the looming threat of ad dollars shrinking in a bad economy, accusations that ad networks do more harm than good are getting louder, especially in light of falling ad numbers online.
Discussion: Mashable!
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:   $7.5B sales plunge forecast for newspapers
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Gartner's worst case for 2009 IT budgets isn't so bad  —  Gartner has revised its 2009 IT budget prognostications, a move that isn't surprising, but the firm's projections could be a lot worse.  —  Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president of research at Gartner, outlined the research group's …
Discussion: greg hughes, Profy and Know It All
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Turns out, Sequoia raised more money than any other VC firm  —  A shakeout in the venture capital industry appeared to take hold in the third quarter of the year, even before the latest decline in the stock market began.  And we've also learned one more reason why Sequoia Capital may have reacted …
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Andrea Orr / VC Ratings:
CEO of Wix, sporting $3.5M second round, feels ‘lucky’  —  Wix, a two-year-old company that makes tools to help individuals and small businesses build sophisticated Web sites cheaply and quickly, has raised $3.5 million in a Series B funding round led by led by Mangrove Venture Capital of Luxembourg …
Research in Motion:
T-Mobile USA Launches First BlackBerry Flip Phone  —  New BlackBerry Pearl Flip Features Most Popular Mobile Phone Design in U.S.  —  Bellevue, Wash., and Waterloo, Ontario - T-Mobile USA, Inc., and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM: TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® …
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Bill Ray / The Register:
No pr0n, no interference - puritan broadband is go  —  Point-free tests confirm what Ofcom already knew  —  The FCC has completed tests confirming that deployment of its porn-and-cost-free network won't interfere with incumbent operators, as already established by Ofcom and Czech deployments.
Discussion: Electronista
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DSLreports:   FCC's Smut-Free Broadband Plan Goes Forward …
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
AMD: DOJ Won't File Charges Over ATI's Strategies  —  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) won't file criminal charges over the pricing and marketing strategies of graphics chipmaker ATI Technologies, now owned by Advanced Micro Devices, the company said Monday.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:   Justice Dept. closes ATI antitrust investigation
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
The Apple notebook guessing game  —  As with any Apple event, there's plenty of rumor and speculation to go around.  The lead-up to Tuesday's event in which “the spotlight turns to notebooks,” according to the event invitation, has been no different.  —  The Mac maker has invited journalists …
Discussion: Negative Approach and AppleInsider
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Micron to buy $400 million stake in memory maker  —  Micron Technology announced Sunday that it is buying Qimonda AG's $400 million stake in Inotera Memories.  —  Inotera was founded as a joint venture by Qimonda (formerly the memory products division of Infineon Technologies) and Nanya Technology.
Discussion: DailyTech
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Qimonda Selling Inotera Stake To Micron; Cutting 3,000 Jobs …
Discussion: Business Wire and TG Daily
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?
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
OpenOffice.org overwhelmed by demand for version 3.0  —  Wibbles, wobbles, falls down  —  Eager beavers keen to get their hands on the long-awaited arrival of version 3.0 of OpenOffice.org are currently unable to download the free, open source-flavoured suite of office apps because demand has broken the website.
Discussion: TG Daily, webmonkey and blogs.chron.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Android's Login Is Cool, But Is It Secure?  —  I've been hearing a lot about Google's innovative login feature for the Android phone, but only saw it today for the first time (Loren Feldman, who recently did some video of one, sent a screenshot).  —  Unlike other phones …
Discussion: Portfolio and Furrier.org
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Ncomputing scores big Indian deal for thin-client computers  —  Cheap computers for the developing world are a cause celebre.  And the cause is taking a big step forward today as Ncomputing announces that the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will adopt Ncomputing's $70 thin-client machines for its government-run schools.
Will Smith / Maximum PC all:
Microsoft (Quietly) Launches PC Advisor Repair Utility.  Going After Apple Next?  —  This weekend, Microsoft quietly rolled out a preview release of the Microsoft PC Advisor to select members of the Windows Feedback Program.  (Members of the Windows Feedback Program agree to let Microsoft monitor …
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Loses ‘Thumbnail’ Copyright Cases in Germany  —  Bloomberg reports that Google has lost two related copyright cases in German courts.  Both involved display of thumbnails in image search results.  Google can appeal the rulings.  —  According to Bloomberg, the German court …
Discussion: WebProNews
 
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