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1:05 PM ET, October 27, 2008

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Peter Birch / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Earth for iPhone  —  Even before we introduced Google Earth back in 2005, the team had long dreamed of being able to carry the Earth around in your pocket.  Well, today that dream becomes a reality as we introduce Google Earth for iPhone and iPod touch.
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Peter Birch / Google LatLong:
Google Earth now available for iPhone
APC:
WORLD FIRST review of Inspiron Mini 12: Dell's super-slim netbook! … Let's set the scene.  I'm in Shanghai attending a regional Dell event with selected media, analysts and partners.  During a break between sessions I grab a much-need coffee in the ante room.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Netflix finally brings ‘Watch Instantly’ to Macs via Silverlight  —  In a move that seemed like it would never, ever, ever happen, Netflix has finally managed to bring its streaming video technology (and decent library) to Macs everywhere, thanks to Microsoft's Flash-esque also-ran, Silverlight.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Windows Azure at Professional Developers Conference  —  Company releases comprehensive Azure Services Platform for the cloud, offering unprecedented power of choice and open connections for developers.  —  Today, during a keynote speech at the Microsoft Professional …
Discussion: Rough Type and CloudAve
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Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
PDC: Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ozzie announces ‘Windows Azure’  —  LOS ANGELES — Ray Ozzie, the man who replaced Bill Gates as chief software architect at Microsoft, is on stage at one of Microsoft's most important conferences in years.  This Professional Developers Conference marks a …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon's third quarter on target; iPhone dings wireless churn  —  Updated: Verizon's third quarter results were in line with Wall Street estimates courtesy of a solid performance in the telecom giant's wireless business.  But wireless churn was up as the company did take a hit due to the popularity of the iPhone.
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New York Times:
To Survive, Net Start-Ups Slow Their Metabolism  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley has always been a land of big, bold dreams.  In the first Internet boom its start-ups either grew fast or died trying, sometimes spectacularly.  The casualties of the bust, like Pets.com and Webvan, became legendary.
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Ray Ozzie Keynote - Live!  —  9:15am: Jonathan Greenstead from Bluehoo.com is onstage.  It's a mobile app running on the cloud.  It's a Silverlight application that lets you see people around you.  —  9:12am: Now they are doing a “HelloCloud” demo.  Using the Azure SDK in VS2008 …
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David Lieberman / USA Today:
Cable operator Cox to launch cellphone service  —  NEW YORK — Cox Communications (CCI) plans to rock the wireless phone business Monday by unveiling plans to launch cellphone service in the second half of 2009 that ultimately will make the No. 3 cable operator a rival of AT&T, (T) Sprint Nextel (S) and Verizon.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies pre-beta release of ‘Windows 7 Server’  —  Microsoft is readying a beta of Windows Server 2008 R2, a k a “Windows 7 Server,” and will share some more details about the features and rollout plans for that product during the company's Professional Developers Conference kick-off keynote on October 27.
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Eric Sylvers / International Herald Tribune:
Reducing the clicks in uploading from mobile phones  —  MILAN: Starting his week, you will be able to shoot a video with your mobile phone and then - click, click, click - upload your latest exploits to YouTube.  —  Sony Ericsson will introduce a new phone to be sold in Italy by 3 Italia that allows you to do just that.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple to sweeten Snow Leopard with more Cocoa  —  According to developer build notes leaked on the web, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard's new Finder and “almost all” other graphical apps will be delivered using Cocoa.  Here's why, and what benefit this additional use of Cocoa will provide to users.
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Time to Leave the Laptop Behind  —  For more mobile workers, phones increasingly give them much of what they need — with a lot less hassle  —  It's time to think about leaving your laptop at home.  —  For years, mobile workers have been ditching their desktop computers for laptops that they can take wherever they go.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Goes Mainstream  —  A lot more people — and businesses — are finding new ways to tweet  —  One of the hottest technologies in Silicon Valley is also one of the simplest.  —  The online service from Web start-up Twitter Inc. prompts users to do one thing: answer the question, “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less.
Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
The possibilities of a ‘portable eye’  —  Inventor says device for blind has much broader uses  —  The KNFB Reader lets users photograph printed material, then reads it back.  (George Rizer/ Globe Staff)  —  When Peter Alan Smith pulls out his phone in a crowded Back Bay restaurant …
Discussion: Christopher Null
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Microsoft About To Open Surface For Developers In Search For Killer App  —  At this week's Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft is set to make a slew of announcements about its product lines, and hopefully show a glimpse of some exciting new ones.  One of the first gems to, um …
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
With Smartphones, Cher Wang Made Her Own Fortune  —  No one is ever going to call Cher Wang “poor little rich girl.”  —  The daughter of one of the richest men in the world, she never made headlines as a profligate jet setter sponging off her father's wealth.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Finally Truphone for Blackberry Is Ready  —  Truphone, the service that allows you to make cheap long distance phone calls using VoIP technology on a mobile phone, is now available to users of BlackBerry devices as a beta offering.  This product is called Truphone Anywhere for Blackberry.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Video game legend Miyamoto talks ‘Wii Music’ … Last Monday, Nintendo released its latest would-be blockbuster game, Wii Music.  —  The new game, for the company's monster hit console, the Wii, is from Nintendo senior managing director Shigeru Miyamoto, one of the video game industry's true legends.
Discussion: DailyTech
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Bell and Solo Mobile Q4 line-up  —  One of our Bell ninjas has just come through for us in a huge way by sending us the entire Bell and Solo Mobile line-up for Q4.  A lot of new devices are going to be hitting the shelves in time for the Christmas push and by the looks of it …
 
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Esteban Kozak / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn Search: Finding that former colleague of yours just got easier
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Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Ubuntu goes more mobile with 8.10 release
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Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
Police will use new device to take fingerprints in street
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Red announcing DSMC DSLR replacement on November 13?
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Microsoft Corporation:
Get the Windows 7 Pre-Beta Build at WinHEC 2008!
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Even if Royalties for Web Radio Fall, Revenue Remains Elusive
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