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4:05 AM ET, October 26, 2008

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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Once again, Twitter's death is laid out.  Once again, users will fail to notice  —  In a post on its developer blog a couple days ago, Twitter API lead developer Alex Payne outlined what the service is doing with the vast amount of data it's receiving everyday.
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Is Twitter the next Netscape?
New York Times:
In Age of Impatience, Cutting Computer Start Time  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It is the black hole of the digital age — the three minutes it can take for your computer to boot up, when there is nothing to do but wait, and wait, and wait some more before you can log on and begin multitasking at hyper-speed.
Discussion: Slashdot
Leslie Berlin / New York Times:
If No One Sees It, Is It an Invention?  —  IN December, Johnny Chung Lee, then a Ph.D. candidate, posted a five-minute video on YouTube that became an Internet sensation.  —  The video showed how, in a few easy steps, the Nintendo Wii remote controller — or “Wiimote” …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos  —  It's not a big new feature but it's certainly one that will come in handy: YouTube will now allow you to send users to a specific point in a video by appending a short tag to the end of a video's URL.  It's pretty surprising that this functionality …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
iPhone Software 2.2 to add public transit & walking directions  —  The next version of Apple's iPhone software will not only introduce Street Views to the handset's Maps application, but also provide bus, train and walking directions, a series of new photos reveal.  —  Public Transit Directions
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AppleInsider:
Apple devs get new iPhone, Snow Leopard pre-releases  —  Apple developers this weekend are enthusiastically reporting that they've been provided with new test releases of the both the next iPhone software update and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.  —  iPhone Software 2.2 beta 2
Agence France Presse:
Terrorist ‘tweets’?  US Army warns of Twitter dangers  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - A draft US Army intelligence report has identified the popular micro-blogging service Twitter, Global Positioning System maps and voice-changing software as potential terrorist tools.
Discussion: Podcasting News and Danger Room
David Talbot / Technology Review:
Upwardly Mobile  —  An Indian startup thinks that the right software can make cheap phones a financial lifeline to hundreds of millions.  —  In Bangalore's Avalahalli neighborhood, a bank account and microloans have transformed the life of 32-year-old Sabira Khanam.
Discussion: Slashdot
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Act Now for Better Internet Access  —  There's a good chance that on November 4th the FCC'll do something really good to improve Internet and mobile phone access in the US: on that day the Commission is planning on voting on regulations to open huge swatches of idle but extremely valuable radio spectrum for open UNLICENSED use.
Discussion: A VC
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
A Q&A with Silicon Valley's “Undertaker”  —  In January of last year, for the San Jose Mercury News, I wrote about 27-year-old Sherwood Partners in Palo Alto, long known to industry insiders as “the undertaker” because its primary role is to efficiently shutter companies.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry Storm Hands-On First Impressions!  —  A Pre-Release Look at RIM's First Touchscreen Smartphone  —  Finally!  Here it is CrackBerry Nation, my first hands-on impressions of the BlackBerry Storm.  Unlike my BlackBerry 9000, KickStart and Javelin pre-release reviews …
Discussion: Berry Reporter and PalmAddicts
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile G1's POP3/IMAP Email Is Down  —  Over on the T-Mobile forums, there's a massive thread about the G1's totally borked POP3/IMAP email service.  Looks like receiving, sending, and even just checking email results in a nasty connection error for just about everyone (one user estimates 95%).
 
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple earnings, profits, and cash embarrass Microsoft
Verne Kopytoff / San Francisco Chronicle:
Tarnished tech firms to adopt code of conduct
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
Next-gen mobile broadband tech tops 100Mbps in Ericsson test
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
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Leslie Poston / Mashable!:
People Search Site 123people Goes International
Discussion: Rev2.org and Webware.com
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
In search of the smart phone laptop
Discussion: The Raw Feed and digg.com
Andrew Moseman / Popular Mechanics:
Scientists Fixing Hubble Contend With Antiquated Computers
Discussion: Slashdot and digg.com
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Five reasons to buy Yahoo stock
 

 
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