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9:05 AM ET, October 17, 2008

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Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Extended Gmail outage hits Apps admins  —  E-mail service expected to be down for 24 hours  —  IDG News Service) A prolonged, ongoing Gmail outage has some Google Apps administrators pulling their hair out as their end users, including high-ranking executives, complain loudly while they wait for service to be restored.
Google Investor Relations:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2008 RESULTS  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008.  —  “We had a good third quarter with strong traffic and revenue growth across all of our major geographies thanks to the underlying strength of our core search and ads business.
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Paul Graham:
Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy  —  The economic situation is apparently so grim that some experts fear we may be in for a stretch as bad as the mid seventies.  —  When Microsoft and Apple were founded.  —  As those examples suggest, a recession may not be such a bad time to start a startup.
Jim Stoneham / Yodel Anecdotal:
Your social control panel  —  One of the key dynamics that is re-shaping the Web these days is “social” - social networks, social graph, social bookmarking, social news, social gaming.  A rapidly growing segment of Web users is making connections, discovering new things based on feeds …
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
The New Yahoo! Profile and Doing Data Portability the Right Way
Discussion: Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Go Get Yer Shiny New Yahoo Profile...And Make Some Connections!
Discussion: Webware.com
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable:
Warhammer Online on a MacBook 2008 running XP  —  One of the questions that has been on everyone's minds since Apple announced their new laptops on Tuesday has been whether the improved NVIDIA graphics cards that Steve Jobs spent so much time discussing on stage would mean that Apple's newer laptops would make good gaming machines.
Discussion: Joystiq, TUAW, Massively and CrunchGear
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Asus breaks sub-$300 price barrier with Eee PC 900A at Best Buy  —  Let's get the sub-$300 netbook party started!  Pereira just pinged me to share this Best Buy link which shows the white Asus Eee PC 900A available for $299.  This is basically the same model as the 900, but the “A” stands for Atom.
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Happy Birthday Eee PC!
Discussion: Liliputing, Gadgetell, open and jkOnTheRun
Dusan / IntoMobile:
Qik taps the feature phone market  —  today announced that their live mobile video streaming product is coming to a feature phone near you.  The Java ME-based application is available in alpha, allowing users with select Nokia and Sony Ericsson feature phones to record and stream video from wherever they are.
Discussion: PR Newswire and mobilesyrup.com
Twitter Blog:
Meet Our CEO and Chairman, Again  —  Three years ago during my time as CEO of Odeo, I was lucky to be working with a software engineer Jack Dorsey who wasn't afraid to bring up an idea he'd been thinking about for a long time.  What if a simple status message was the format for a social communication service?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Asking Their Advertisers To Publicly Support Yahoo Search Deal  —  A reader, Darrin (from ReverseMortgageGuides), who says he spends about $100,000/month on Google adwords received a voicemail from a Cleary Gottlieb lawyer named Donald Burke.  Burke says he's representing Google in the Yahoo advertising deal.
Discussion: Beyond Search
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
RIM announcing BlackBerry Storm-alike for U.S. at WES 2009, more devices  —  Look, we really don't want to do this to you, (well, we kind of do) but we're just got the word from one of our RIM ninjas that there will be a BlackBerry Storm-type device announced at WES 2009.
Discussion: SlashGear, Gizmodo and Engadget
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Report: Russian Hacker Forums Fueled Georgia Cyber Attacks  —  An exhaustive inquiry into August's cyber attacks on the former Soviet bloc nation of Georgia finds no smoking gun in the hands of the Russian government.  But experts say evidence suggests that Russian officials did little …
Emel Mutlu / Inside AdWords:
Separate metrics for Google and search partners are now available  —  We're happy to let you know that we've changed the way your Campaign Summary and Ad Group Summary pages present statistics in order to give you additional level of detail into your campaign performance.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
MySpace on target to do $1B in sales this year, defies downturn  —  We're hearing from sources close to social networking company MySpace that it expects to hit $1 billion in revenue this year, or at worst be within a hair's breadth of that number.  Meanwhile, MySpace executives …
Christopher Beam / Slate:
Epic Win  —  GOODBYE, SCHADENFREUDE; HELLO, FAIL.  —  When Ben Bernanke and Henry Paulson testified before the Senate banking committee last month about Paulson's proposed bailout bill, a demonstrator in the audience held up an 8.5-by-11 piece of paper with one word scrawled on it in block letters: “FAIL.”
Discussion: Guardian and Valleywag
Pete Koomen / Google App Engine Blog:
Announcing HTTPS support for appspot.com!  —  One of the most frequently requested features for App Engine has been HTTPS serving capabilities.  Today we're excited to announce that App Engine now supports incoming HTTPS connections using a certificate valid for all appspot.com URLs.  Here's how it works:
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Windows Mobile is an Also-ran  —  The big T-Mobile G1 reviews published today, pretty much everywhere.  The new smartphone, which runs Google's Android operating system, goes on sale next week.  My eWEEK Labs colleague Andrew Garcia has reviews of the device and mobile app store.  —  GOT A TIP OR RUMOR?
John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
First Panasonic Tru2way TVs hit stores in Chicago, Denver  —  Look ma, no box!  Panasonic's TH-PZ80Q plasmas are the first Tru2way TVs available.  —  Panasonic has announced limited availability of two Tru2way plasma TVs.  The two plasma flat-panels, the 42-inch TH-42PZ80Q and the 50-inch TH-50PZ80Q …
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Exclusive Hands-On With Averatec 18.4-Inch All-In-One  —  Averatec recently announced an 18.4-inch All-In-One with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor.  Today that snazzy system landed at our office for an exclusive hands-on.  Now the Averatec All-In-One isn't a netbook - it doesn't have a battery …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Engadget
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News:
Microsoft mulls ‘Instant On’ for Windows  —  If you feel that Windows starts too slowly most days, Microsoft is considering an option that could help.  —  The company is surveying select users on whether an “instant on” feature, which would rush a usable desktop to your screen in just seconds …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iGoogle Goes Wide, Introduces Canvas Pages.  —  Google's startpage, iGoogle, is spreading its wings.  Today it is rolling out a new design that shifts tabs to a column on the left so that more Google gadgets and sources of content can be accommodated.  But the biggest change is the ability …
Discussion: louisgray.com
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Core Jr / Core77:
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Kelly Jackson Higgins / darkREADING:
Cellphone Botnets, Blackmailing VOIP & a Healthy Cybercrime Economy
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News Corp Rethinks Private Equity Investment In MySpace Music …
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