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1:55 PM ET, October 9, 2009

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Chad Hurley / YouTube Blog:
Y,000,000,000uTube  —  Three years ago today, Steve and I stood out in front of our offices and jokingly crowned ourselves the burger kings of media.  We'd just made headlines by joining with Google in our shared goal of organizing the world's information (in our case, video) …
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
YouTube: We're Bigger Than You Thought  —  Pretty much everyone knows that YouTube is the king of online video.  Indeed, comScore recently said that in August, YouTube surpassed 10 billion views in a single month in the United States for the first time.  That made YouTube nearly 20 times …
Sergey Brin / New York Times:
A Library to Last Forever  —  “THE fundamental reasons why the electric car has not attained the popularity it deserves are (1) The failure of the manufacturers to properly educate the general public regarding the wonderful utility of the electric; (2) The failure of [power companies] …
John Poirier / Reuters:
Lawmakers seek FCC probe into Google Voice  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Google Inc's ability to block calls to rural telephone exchanges.
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:   My Q&A With Steve Largent, Wireless's Top Lobbyist on Net Neutrality
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Snow Leopard bug threatens user data, reports claim  —  Warning, warning: The latest Snow Leopard bug seems to threaten all your data, and it seems back-up has become essential, while Apple explores if the bug is just an isolated outbreak or a more serious matter.
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
Yahoo vigorously denies charges that it turned over user names to Iran  —  Oct. 9, 8:08 am PST - Further details on the sources of this story: My source informs me that this information was obtained by the Iranian Student Solidarity Organization, a group of 30,000 (according to their figures) …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
A Central Place for All Your Google Files  —  Google Sites added some new features: integration with Picasa Web Albums, feeds, custom templates.  —  The “insert” dialog from Google Sites is Google's first attempt to aggregate the user generated data from the most important Google services …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Scott Johnston / Docs Blog:
Picasa Web Albums integration, site feeds, and page templates in Google Sites
Discussion: Regular Geek and Lifehacker, Thanks:atul
Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering:
New Ways to Try and Buy Microsoft Office 2010  —  We're thrilled about the growing number of people who are using Microsoft Office every day to get things done at work, at home, at school and on the go.  For instance:  — 500 million people worldwide use Microsoft Office
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
Maemo 6 Early Info.  (Slides and info direct from the Maemo Summit)  —  Following on from the Maemo 5 is the first consumer-ready version of the OS.  Maemo 6.  Nokia have, for the first time, given some details about the capabilities of the devices and the core software.  Timescales also given.
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Alexa Olesen / Associated Press:
AP, News Corp bosses tell search engines to pay up  —  BEIJING — The leaders of two of the world's major news organizations said Friday that it is time for search engines and others who use news content for free to pay up.  —  The comments from Tom Curley of The Associated Press …
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
The “WiFi At Conferences” Problem  —  Why does WiFi work so poorly at tech conferences?  —  Marcus GriepI assume that WiFi wasn't really designed to handle a big ballroom with 2000 people, all trying to connect with their laptops and cell phones at the same time.  Sometimes I feel like I'm lucky if it works in my apartment.
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
Wikileaks plans to make the Web a leakier place  —  IDG News Service - Wikileaks.org, the online clearinghouse for leaked documents, is working on a plan to make the Web leakier by enabling newspapers, human rights organizations, criminal investigators and others to embed an …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft plans monster Patch Tuesday next week  —  Unlucky 13 sets record as biggest-ever patch day, includes first-ever for Windows 7 RTM  —  Computerworld - Microsoft today said it will deliver its largest-ever number of security updates on Tuesday to fix flaws in every version of Windows …
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hearst Launches Web Aggregation Site, Too: “Let Me Know”  —  Hearst is launching a new aggregation site today, LMK.com (Let Me Know), which aims to be a comprehensive source of information for a number of topics.  —  The first focus is college football.  Next up is reality television, then dozens more.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
TomTom iPhone Car Kit returns to UK Apple Store, awaits drama  —  It's back.  After making a horrendous false start with the early promise of iPod touch support and the inclusion of the iPhone App in its £100 price tag, the TomTom Car Kit has returned to the Apple Store.
Adobe:
Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat  —  Vulnerability identifier: APSB09-15  —  Platform: All  —  Adobe is planning to release an update for Adobe Reader 9.1.3 and Acrobat 9.1.3, Adobe Reader 8.1.6 and Acrobat 8.1.6 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Reader 7.1.3 …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Comcast Set To Launch ‘HomePoint’ - Integrated VoIP, router and handset  —  Insiders at Comcast inform Broadband Reports that the cable giant is gearing up to launch a new VoIP phone handset system dubbed Homepoint.  While the website for the service is already available …
Discussion: GigaOM and Telecompetitor
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Ray Ozzie's New Social Lab: What It Means For Enterprise 2.0  —  Now that Ray Ozzie has stepped into the ring with the news that Microsoft is launching a full on social lab, it's clear that the Enterprise 2.0 movement is moving into a new phase.  —  Now comes the question of what effect Microsoft …
Discussion: PC World
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Yahoo to Promote Home Page Apps During Open Hack Day  —  Yahoo has opened the application floodgates to its home page, with hopes that external developers will soon build tens of thousands of programs that Yahoo.com's more than 330 million visitors will find useful.
Kevin Poulsen / Epicenter:
Google Begins Fixing Usenet Archive  —  Google has pulled its Google Groups development team out of the basement broom closet and begun patching up its long-broken Usenet library, in response to our story Wednesday highlighting the company's neglect of the 700 million post archive.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Spammers Newest Tactic: YouTube Video Spam  —  Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have recorded a mass mailing of spam emails containing a link to a video advertisement on YouTube.  Although in the past, spammers have have attempted to lure people into clicking links by claiming the link would display …
Josephine Lien / DigiTimes:
Taiwan memory module makers brace for NAND flash shortage  —  Taiwan-based memory module houses are moving to diversify their NAND flash suppliers to minimize procurement risk, according to industry sources.  NAND flash supply has reportedly become tighter as major chip producers Samsung Electronics …
Andrew Lim / Recombu:
App Friday: iPhone app store is a squatter's delight  —  You would normally find a story about one of our favourite apps on App Friday but today we uncovered something rather disturbing.  At 8am this morning we received an email from Atomic Antelope, a UK-based iPhone app company …
Discussion: MacRumors
 
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Exclusive: Pink Danger leaks from Microsoft's Windows Phone
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Patent suit targets Apple over iTunes' ‘information distribution’
Rocco Parascandola / NY Daily News:
NYPD tracking cell phone owners, but foes aren't sure practice is legal
Discussion: Gizmodo, Phone Arena and Pulse2
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
IBM throws DB2 Power cluster at Ellison's Exadata
Discussion: Between the Lines
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
WebGL slips into Chrome, too, for 3D Web
Discussion: Softpedia News
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu Labs Cooks Up Linux Support For Hulu Desktop, New Publisher Tools
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Miley Cyrus quits Twitter
Gady Epstein / Forbes:
China's Web 2.0 Nightmare
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Touchscreen PCs Prompt Interface Innovations
Discussion: Maximum PC, Thanks:cye
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Barnes & Noble's eReader Will Run Android