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2:00 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 …
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” …
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 …
Discussion: IntoMobile
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Troy D. Brown / BlackBerryNews.com:
BlackBerry Storm Launch Event With The Foo Fighters In Los Angeles, California
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. …
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.
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).
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
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
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
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
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 …
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
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
October Surprise: TiVo to Stream Netflix  —  In the beginning, there was Netflix streaming movies and TV content to the PC, and it was “meh.”  Then there was the Roku Netflix player and it was actually pretty good.  And lo, then there was Netflix streaming to the Xbox …
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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.
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Silicon Valley Leaders Say No to Proposition 8 With New Group and Ad  —  Today, a panoply of prominent tech and Internet leaders is taking a very public stand against a controversial initiative before California voters, which would eliminate the current legal right of same-sex couples to marry.
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
New “Get a Mac” ads doing well against “I'm a PC” series  —  After Microsoft's series of ads featuring Bill Gates and comedian Jerry Seinfeld received a lukewarm reception, the company moved on to its “I'm a PC” campaign, which highlights ordinary people who use Windows and shies away from any mention of Windows Vista.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
 
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BBC:
Cybercrime wave sweeping Britain
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Police collar kid for Wi-Fi pinching
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AppleInsider:
Apple radically more undervalued than others tech heavyweights
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Online Videos — And Our Attention Spans — Get Longer
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Free AT&T WiFi: not just for iPhones anymore
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
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