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9:20 AM ET, October 26, 2008


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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 …
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: TechCrunch and TechCrunchIT
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
Will Smith / Maximum PC all:
Everything you Need to Know about Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex  —  Ubuntu 8.10, named Intrepid Ibex, is scheduled for release next week, so we figured it's time to run down the checklist of improvements, fixes, and enhancements since Hardy Heron came out earlier this year.
Discussion: TechSpot, Slashdot and
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” …
Eric A. Taub / Bits:
TV Prices Falling Faster  —  If you're in the market for a new flat panel TV, you may be tempted to get ready to pull out your credit card (if you have any credit left).  In the next few weeks, LCD and plasma set prices are due to plummet.  —  Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving …
Discussion: Gearlog
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
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
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
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
Kevin Michaluk / 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
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Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
Next-gen mobile broadband tech tops 100Mbps in Ericsson test
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Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
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Andrew Moseman / Popular Mechanics:
Scientists Fixing Hubble Contend With Antiquated Computers
Discussion: Slashdot and

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