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11:30 AM ET, October 16, 2008

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Nancy Gohring / Computerworld:
The Android fine print: kill switch and other tidbits  —  An uproar erupted when iPhone users discovered a so-called remote kill switch on their phones — will it spur the same reaction in users of the G1, the first Android phone?  —  In the Android Market terms of service …
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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Google Answers the iPhone  —  In the exciting new category of modern hand-held computers — devices that fit in your pocket but are used more like a laptop than a traditional phone — there has so far been only one serious option.  But that will all change on Oct. 22, when T-Mobile …
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones:
Review: Over 260 images and 5 videos of the T-Mobile G1 Google Android device  —  The biggest mobile news of 2007 was definitely the Apple iPhone and I think the biggest news of this year is the Google Android.  I enjoyed my trip out to see the T-Mobile G1 launch last month …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone Review  —  There is a lot riding on the shoulders of T-Mobile's G1 Android phone.  In some ways, it carries the collective hopes of Linux, open source and Google fans everywhere.  It's open, collaborative and community-based, in other words, everything the iPhone and Windows Mobile aren't.
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
Android kill switch: Is Google evil?  —  Google's new Android phone includes a “kill switch,” allowing the company to delete applications users purchase from the Android Market.  Frankly, I don't trust Google's intentions.  —  Computer World describes the situation:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   What Android Can Learn From the iPhone: It's the Software, Stupid.
Bill Ray / The Register:
Android comes with a kill-switch
Discussion: The Open Road
Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Build your own display ads in minutes  —  Today we released the AdWords display ad builder, which lets you create professional-looking display ads in AdWords without needing to hire a designer or start from scratch.  If you've wanted to expand beyond your text ad campaigns …
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Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Everything Old Is New Again: Google AdWords Launches Display Ads
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Chris Lake / E-consultancy.com:
Google ‘reintroduces’ gambling ads to Adwords
Aude Lagorce / MarketWatch:
Nokia's profit falls 30% but margins hold  —  Industry leader loses market share but confirms outlook  —  LONDON (MarketWatch) — Nokia Corp. on Thursday posted a 30% drop in third-quarter profit and a 5% decline in sales, but the world's largest maker of mobile phones managed …
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Lionel Laurent / Forbes:
Nokia Losing Price Wars  —  Finnish handset maker Nokia showed a talent for managing expectations on Thursday, after its third-quarter profits drop of 30.4% came in broadly as expected following last month's warning.  But even taking into account the global economic slowdown …
Discussion: GigaOM
Terhi Kinnunen / Agence France Presse:   Nokia sees net profit plunge 30% in third quarter
AppleInsider:
iTunes sells 200 million TV shows, adds new HD TV lineup  —  Apple announced Thursday that all four of the major US television networks are offering primetime programs in high definition on the iTunes Store, which has become the world's most popular online TV service with over 200 million episodes sold …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes welcomes HD TV from more major networks
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Details Released On The Radiohead Experiment Results: A Tremendous Success  —  While Trent Reznor has been very open in discussing the results of his various business model experiments, Radiohead has been notoriously quiet about it — leading some to falsely assume that the experiment was a failure.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Cracks $12, Valuation Now Officially Ridiculous  —  We've been peeing on Yahoo all the way down, so we hope you won't take this as us talking our book (unfortunately, we've owned the stock forever) or blowing smoke up our employer's rear (we co-anchor TechTicker).  But...  YAHOO'S VALUATION IS NOW RIDICULOUS
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube Founder Compares Online Video To Nascent TV Market  —  YouTube Cofounder Chad Hurley spoke at the MIPCOM Conference in Cannes, France yesterday.  —  In the talk, which is transcribed below, Hurley compares the current state of online video to the nascent years of television.
Justin Scheck / WSJ.com:
H-P Making Touch Screen Laptop  —  PC Giant Aims to Spur Demand With Line of Products Using Touch Technology  —  Hewlett-Packard Co., aiming to boost its personal computer sales amid a deteriorating economy and soft holiday season, is increasingly turning to touch-screen technology.
Sunshine / LiveSide:
Virtual Earth: Get A MultiMap Map On Your Site For Free!  —  If you own a small business and want to show your customers how to get to you, you could of course screenshot some map and/or type out driving instructions.  But why not make it easier on yourself?  Use Multimap.com's new service:
Discussion: All Points Blog
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Removes Fake Trackers from Torrents  —  In an attempt to make BitTorrent more secure, and to reduce some of the load on their own tracker, The Pirate Bay has started to remove all duplicate, dead and anti-pirate trackers from the torrents they host.
Discussion: digg.com
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Free Broadband for the Masses  —  Backed by VC cash, a former FCC official's startup is out to provide no-fee, ad-supported wireless service  —  There's little debate whether the U.S. is a laggard in high-speed Internet access.  About 40% of U.S. households surf the Net over so-called broadband connections.
Discussion: Industry Standard
Casey / FriendFeed Blog:
View your FriendFeed in real-time  —  Recently we asked some users what they liked about FriendFeed, and one said because “procrastination is only a refresh away.”  It sounded nice, but then we started wondering why anyone should have to refresh at all.  Well now you don't:
 
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Arn / MacRumors:
MacBook Pro Does Not Support Both GPUs Simultaneously
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Opera study: only 4.13% of the web is standards-compliant
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Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
In Targeting Online Ads, Campaigns Ask: Who's Searching for What?
Tom Espiner / CNET News:
Adobe addresses Flash Player ‘clickjacking’ flaw
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