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7:30 PM ET, October 23, 2008

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Derek Phillips / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing Gmail for mobile 2.0  —  As an engineer on the Gmail for mobile team, I use the Gmail client on my mobile phone all the time.  Because of this, I'm always looking for ways to make it faster, more robust and easier to use.  Today, we're thrilled to introduce Gmail for mobile version 2 …
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Big Day for Amazon EC2: Production, SLA, Windows, and 4 New Capabilities  —  My colleagues and I have spent the week building up anticipation for this post on Twitter.  After you read this post I am sure that you will agree that the wait was worthwhile.  —  The hallways at Amazon have been buzzing with excitement of late.
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Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Using the Cloud to build highly-efficient systems
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Amazon's Linux cloud computing out of beta, joined by Windows
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record First-Quarter Revenue  —  Revenue surpasses $15 billion with healthy sales of enterprise software and Xbox 360 consoles  —  Segment Revenue and Operating Income (Loss)  —  View the PowerPoint Earnings Release  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue …
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Microsofts Earnings: A Pleasant Surprise For Rest Of Tech?  —  Microsoft [AAPL Loading...  () ]beat the Street with its 48 cents a share in EPS versus the 47 cents analysts were expecting, on much better than expected revenue: $15.06 billion against the $14.8 billion anticipated.
Discussion: Valleywag
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 - Critical  —  Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958644)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Server service.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
New York Times (NYT) Running On Fumes  —  Not sure how it came to this so fast, but the New York Times (NYT) is approaching the point where it will have to manage its business primarily to conserve cash and avoid defaulting on its debt.  This situation will only get worse as advertising revenue continues …
Discussion: Business Wire and Epicenter
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Three Places To Shop For Android Apps?  How Confusing!  —  Yesterday, T-Mobile stocked their stores with G1 handset, the first smartphone to feature Google's mobile operating system “Android.”  Along with the device itself, the Google Android Market also went live.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Video site Break.com lays off 11  —  Video site Break.com has laid off about 11 workers, according to CEO Keith Richman.  —  The site, which now bills itself as an online “entertainment destination for guys” is planning to hire the same number of people in the future, just “with different skill sets,” Richman said.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel unveils new cooling tech for ultrathin laptops  —  Intel wants a laptop to live up to its name.  —  A computer that sits comfortably, coolly on your lap.  The world's largest chipmaker expects a crush of ultrathin laptops from PC makers in 2009 and unveiled cooling technology this week …
Discussion: Electronista and The Tech Report
Staska / Unwired View:
Apple looks forward to add RF communications to everything  —  Apple is well known for a very tight integration of it's various devices.  Your iMac, iPod, Apple TV, Airport and other Apple devices all work seamlessly within your home.  —  But what happens when you are outside your home?
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and MacBlogz
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple proposes tiny RF modules for ever-present connectivity
Discussion: Macsimum News
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Google's Russian Ad Buy Blocked On Technicality; Putin's Spanner In The Works?  —  Russia's FAS anti-trust authority has blocked Google (NSDQ: GOOG) from gaining a foothold in the country's booming online advertising business.  Top-three portal Rambler in July agreed to sell …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
AP Backs Down On Controversial Rate Plan: Cuts Rates, Members Get All AP Text, Halts '09 Increases  —  In a major turnabout, the Associated Press has just reversed course on its controversial rate plan following a board meeting today.  The co-op, facing defections from members large and small …
Discussion: Epicenter
Mari Yamaguchi / Associated Press:
Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby  —  TOKYO - A 43-year-old Japanese woman whose sudden divorce in a virtual game world made her so angry that she killed her online husband's digital persona has been arrested on suspicion of hacking, police said Thursday.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Students Competing For Slots At Elite Colleges Resorting To “Facebook Sabotage”  —  Students competing to get into the nation's most elite colleges and universities have begun to use sneaky, under-handed tactics involving Facebook, according to a new report from the Chicago Tribune.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
PBS:
Collateral Damage: Why Windows Mobile will die.  —  I am not a very sophisticated mobile phone user.  I don't use most of the bells and whistles on my phone, probably because I don't know what they even are.  But just because I'm an idiot about USING mobile phones doesn't mean I don't understand …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Licensed P2P to Rise, But Piracy Will Dominate  —  Despite numerous examples of legitimate uses, most people still associate P2P with illegal file-sharing.  That perception might be due for a change, according to a new report from research firm MultiMedia Intelligence.
Discussion: TG Daily
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Sun Loses Co-Founder to Start-Up  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Andreas von Bechtolsheim, a brilliant billionaire who has created some of the best-selling computer systems in the industry, is resigning as chief architect of Sun Microsystems to focus on a start-up that is challenging another industry giant, Cisco Systems.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
An Interview With Yahoo's Jerry Yang, Part 1: The Econalypse's Impact and More  —  BoomTown was a squeaky enough wheel to get Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang to grant a long interview by phone yesterday-just a day after he had announced weak third-quarter earnings results for the Internet giant …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Taking Your Wi-Fi Cafe With You, but Not Everywhere  —  What if you could take along your strong and speedy home Wi-Fi connection wherever you go?  —  That's the idea behind a new service from Sprint called Xohm, which takes Wi-Fi to its logical extreme.  Fittingly, the technology behind it is called WiMax.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple begins testing Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update  —  Apple this week began testing Mac OS X 10.5.6, the next in a running series of updates planned for the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system, which could prove to be the most extensive yet.  —  The first test build, which reportedly arrive Thursday …
Discussion: MacRumors
David Pogue / New York Times:
Pro Quality Without Reflex Lens  —  O.K., O.K., we get it.  There are some things we just can't have.  —  You can't have a little cellphone with a big screen.  You can't have a big car that gets amazing gas mileage.  And you can't have a little camera that takes pro-quality photos.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Boing Boing Gadgets
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
You Know About Backups.  Now, Do It Online.  —  “My wife's computer crashed first,” lamented Francis Wade.  Then his followed a few weeks later, as if part of some malicious digital conspiracy.  —  “God knows what happened to it.  Windows started to misbehave.  I couldn't get into anything.
Discussion: Defensive Computing
 
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Chippy / UMPCPortal:
USI MID-160. ‘Worlds Thinnest MID’
Discussion: Gadgetreview, Engadget and Pocketables
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Leaked Intel roadmap shows Centrino 2 bump just before Calpella hits
Discussion: AppleInsider and MacRumors
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Oregon Trail Facebook app to be replaced with dating service
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Google reads brain waves to measure ads on YouTube
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
“Dozens And Dozens” Of Ad Networks Will Die In 2009
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