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12:00 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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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple silently updates MobileMe web apps
Discussion: TG Daily
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Apple rewrote MobileMe; Should ‘just work better’
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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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” …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
VentureBeat downturn event: Tightening your belt isn't enough
Discussion: GigaOM, Tech Beat and Scobleizer
Brian Prince / eWeek:
ICANN Gives Notorious Internet Registrar Stay of Execution - For the Moment  —  ICANN has held off terminating the accreditation of EstDomains, an Internet registrar long accused of being an openhouse for malware distributors.  The move comes a day after ICANN notified EstDomains in a letter …
Discussion: Forbes
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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
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and TechSpot
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 …
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Wall Street Journal:
Beatles License Songs to Viacom Videogame Unit
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
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).
Discussion: RotorBlog.com and WebProNews
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.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
CBS Earnings As Bad As Promised: Local Ads Kill TV, Online Ads Up 12% (CBS)  —  CBS reported Q3 performance in line with it's October 10 earnings warning.  (Join us for LIVE coverage beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET; refresh this page for the latest)  —  Interactive revenues remained a small fraction …
Discussion: MediaMemo and paidContent.org
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PR Newswire:
CBS Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
Discussion: MediaMemo and Epicenter
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
RADUS Debuts Slick Application For Consuming And Discovering Online Content  —  RADUS (pronounced “radius") is a new media hub that serves as an aggregator for content that includes RSS feeds, videos, photos, and music.  And while the site certainly isn't the first to bring all of these together …
Scott Gilbertson / webmonkey:
Cruz: New Mac Browser Off to an Impressive Start  —  Cruz is a very slick new entry in the Mac OS X browser world.  Built on WebKit, the same engine that powers Apple's Safari, Cruz looks and renders just like Safari, but layers on power-user features that raise it far above Apple's default offering.
Mathew Kumar / Gamasutra:
GOF 2008: DFC Claims PS3 Unlikely to Break Even, PC Not Dying  —  DFC Intelligence has been involved in market research of the video games industry since 1995, and president & senior technology analyst Wanda Meloni took the stage to discuss the key trends that will shape the market in the near future.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Walls Come Down On AOL.com  —  Last month AOL began releasing parts of its new tear-down-the-walls home page strategy, allowing users to view email from Yahoo and Gmail.  —  Today they launch the rest of the new features (we had a leaked screen shot here).
Discussion: The Open Road and Epicenter
 
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Meghan Keane / Epicenter:
Study: iPhone Users Not All High Earning Tech Geeks
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Stiennon / Network World:
Twitter squatting  —  If you have been immersed in real life lately …
Discussion: p2pnet, Inc.com and Slashdot
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Softbank's New 1Seg Tuner Gives Japan's iPhones Mobile TV Goodness
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Electronista
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables:
Review: Aigo P8860 MID
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
41% of UK Internet Users Read a Blog in August
 Earlier Items: 
PC World:
Flexible 125-inch Plasma Display Coming in 2009
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BlackBerry Aims to Stay Step Ahead
PC Pro:
SecondLight: Surface on steroids
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