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1:35 PM ET, October 13, 2008

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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 …
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
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Meghan Keane / Epicenter:
Newspapers Blame Ad Networks as Online Revenue Shrinks
Discussion: Mashable!
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 …
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
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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Andrea Orr / Tech Confidential:
CEO of Wix, sporting $3.5M second round, feels ‘lucky’  —  Technorati  —  Facebook  —  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 …
Discussion: The Next Web and VC Cafe
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Wix Picks Up $3.5 Million Series B Funding
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 …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Windows Mobile hits the iPhone 3G  —  Remember that rumor about Steve Jobs having a heart attack that went around not too long ago?  Well, it might just be true as soon as Stevo catches wind of this one.  The video above shows a brief interview from MyPhone 2008 with a young Norweigan developer named Erik Kristiansen.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, Already Reaching One in Four Consumers Worldwide  —  Microsoft announces new rich Internet applications development and streaming media features; company outlines plans for supporting Windows, Mac and Linux tools for developing Silverlight applications.
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
Tanya Irwin / MediaPost:
Tina Fey As Sarah Palin Gets Huge Post-Show Viewing  —  Presidential hopeful John McCain may not be especially well-versed with the Internet—but fans of “Saturday Night Live,” where Tina Fey spoofs his running mate, certainly are.  —  Online and DVR audiences for the three Tina Fey skits on …
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 and Nvidia antitrust investigation
Discussion: Ars Technica, Inquirer and TG Daily
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 …
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
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.
Robert MacMillan / MediaFile:
FT CEO spots green in the red  —  When the markets go south and most people are losing, it's safe to say that there are some others who are winning, or at least spotting opportunities.  You could say that about the Financial Times and its chief executive, John Ridding, who is finding …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Epicenter
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
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
SourceForge Announces Hosted Applications  —  SourceForge.net, a longtime provider of open source code and applications, has announced a new service for developers that provides virtualized access to open source apps.  With the new Hosted Apps service, you're able to install an app within your own web space …
Discussion: Virtualization.com
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.
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
 
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Will Smith / Maximum PC all:
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