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2:20 PM ET, October 30, 2008

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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Motorola: No Google Android ‘GPhones’ Til Next Christmas  —  Motorola's (MOT) cellphone business restructuring includes a big bet on Google's (GOOG) Android platform, which Motorola hopes to use for several high-end smartphones and mid-level phones.  So when will we see their first ‘GPhone’?
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Recession Delays Motorola Cellphone Spinoff, More Cuts Coming (MOT)  —  Motorola's breakup into two companies — cellphones and infrastructure — won't happen next summer as planned, the company said today in its Q3 earnings release.  Why not?  Co-CEO Sanjay Jha: “While our strategic intent …
Meghan Keane / Epicenter:
Study: iPhone Users Not All High Earning Tech Geeks  —  Only one percent of cellphone users have an iPhone, and while it may seem like most iPhone owners are just dropping disposable income on the latest tech gadget (present company excluded, of course), that is changing rapidly.
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net:
Lower Income People Are The iPhone's Fastest Growing Demographic
Discussion: iPhone Buzz and atmaspheric
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Japanese iPhone owners to be offered TV tuner add-on
Discussion: VentureBeat, 9 to 5 Mac and Gizmodo
BBC:
Pirate swoop ‘catches’ non-gamers  —  Games firms are accusing innocent people of file-sharing as they crack down on pirates, a Which?  Computing investigation has claimed.  —  The magazine was contacted by Gill and Ken Murdoch, from Scotland, who had been accused of sharing the game Race07 by makers Atari.
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Which? News:
Games firms pursuing innocent file sharers  —  People told to pay up for game they didn't play  —  Innocent people are being accused of illegal file-sharing, which carries the penalty of high fines and court action, according to a Which?  Computing investigation.
Discussion: Slyck and ZDNet Government
Apple:
MobileMe: About the Late-September 2008 MobileMe update  —  This article provides more detailed information about some recent improvements and the resolution of known issues that Apple delivered in the Late-September 2008 update to MobileMe services.  —  Apple is always working to improve MobileMe.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple silently updates MobileMe web apps
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Entire Video of John Doerr Giving 10 Tips for Start-ups to Avoid the Econalypse  —  Here's a video of star VC John Doerr reciting his 10 tips for start-ups to follow in the economic downturn.  —  Doerr gave out the advice at VentureBeat's “How to manage your start-up in the downturn” …
Ben Charny / Wall Street Journal:
H-P Mulls Service Bundles for Netbooks  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. wants to employ a new tactic to market “netbook” computers in the U.S., offering them at a steep discount to customers who sign-up for wireless service contracts.  —  This bundling of cellular service with PCs isn't done in the U.S. …
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
A tough decision: Grab an iPhone or wait for the Storm?  —  Verizon Wireless and Research in Motion should be thanking one particular customer service rep for stopping at least one customer - me - from defecting to AT&T and the iPhone this week.  I had called in to find out about altering …
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Troy D. Brown / BlackBerryNews.com:
BlackBerry Storm Launch Event With The Foo Fighters In Los Angeles, California
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
The new AOL.com gets all social and stuff  —  Social networks are front and center in the latest redesign of AOL's AOL.com homepage, which the company announced Thursday and says it will start to gradually roll out to users over the next few weeks (unless they choose to opt in earlier).
Mark Larson / Google Chrome Releases:
Beta release: 0.3.154.9  —  Google Chrome version 0.3.154.9 has been released.  You will automatically get updated in the next few days.  You can open About Google Chrome (from the wrench menu) to get the update at any time.  —  This release fixes the top issues we've heard about from people using …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Third Chrome beta due in days, Google says
Discussion: Download Squad
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.co.uk:
HP Mini 1000 and 700 netbooks confirmed … Following a slip on the company's website earlier in the week, HP has confirmed today the launch of two new netbook computers; the HP Mini 1000, Compaq Mini 700, as well as confirming details about a Vivenne Tam edition offering.
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Brad / Liliputing:
Compaq Mini 700: It's the HP Mini 1000 with optional HSDPA
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
CNET's Debut at CBS: Pretty Good  —  CBS has had plenty of bad news lately-a tanking ad market, a huge write-down, Sumner Redstone's worrisome debt problems-but it got to offer at least one piece of good news in its quarterly earnings report this morning.  CNET, the tech-focused Web publisher …
Discussion: Epicenter, PR Newswire and Valleywag
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
CBS Earnings As Bad As Promised: Local Ads Kill TV, Online Ads Up 12% (CBS)
Discussion: MediaMemo and paidContent.org
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
The Beatles Go Digital—Finally!  —  Today will mark an auspicious day for the music business, and maybe the first big hint that the Beatles may finally be on the way to Apple's iTunes.  —  That's a big leap of faith but hear me out: The Beatles' label Apple Corps will join MTV for a splashy …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Big Guns Come Out In Effort To Show RIAA's Lawsuits Are Unconstitutional  —  from the this-ought-to-be-worth-watching dept  —  People have been submitting this story nonstop, but I wanted to take some time to read the details before commenting on it.  It's not the first time that folks …
Discussion: Inquirer
ICANN:
EstDomains Update: Notice of Termination Stayed  —  On 28 October 2008, ICANN sent a notice of termination to EstDomains http://www.icann.org/correspondence/ burnette-to-tsastsin-28oct08-en.pdf [PDF, 76K].  Based on an Estonian Court record, ICANN has reason to believe that the president of EstDomains …
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Brian Prince / eWeek:
ICANN Gives Notorious Internet Registrar Stay of Execution - for the Moment
Discussion: Forbes and Security Watch
YouTube Blog:
Link To The Best Parts In Your Videos  —  Here at YouTube, we still pride ourselves in listening closely to our community and building what you ask for.  In this spirit, we are pleased to announce the ability to “deep link” to YouTube videos.  This means you can now not only link to a YouTube video itself …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and InformationWeek
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Revenue Crisis: Here Come The Pro Accounts  —  In his Wired magazine cover story, “Free!  Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business,” Wired editor Chris Anderson wrote: “It's now clear that practically everything Web technology touches starts down the path to gratis, at least as far as we consumers are concerned.”
Discussion: Epicenter and WebProNews
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Nokia N96 lands at Best Buy  —  Score one more for team Nokia - sort of.  Remember that $800 CompUSA price tag on the Bold that everyone laughed at?  Well, it looks like the condition might be contagious.  The good news for all you Nokia fans out there is that your favorite Finnish phone …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu gets horny: Intrepid Ibex (8.10) officially released  —  The Ubuntu developers have announced the official release of Ubuntu 8.10, codenamed Intrepid Ibex.  This release includes new versions of many popular open source desktop applications and also introduces several important new features.
 
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BBC:
Cybercrime wave sweeping Britain
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Silicon Valley Leaders Say No to Proposition 8 With New Group and Ad
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
New “Get a Mac” ads doing well against “I'm a PC” series
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Bill Ray / The Register:
Police collar kid for Wi-Fi pinching
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
AppleInsider:
Apple more undervalued than others tech heavyweights
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and Edible Apple
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Online Videos — And Our Attention Spans — Get Longer
Discussion: Beet.TV
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Free AT&T WiFi: not just for iPhones anymore
Discussion: BB Geeks, Reuters and I4U News
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Walls Come Down On AOL.com
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