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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple responds to iPod nano screen concerns  —  Since being introduced almost four weeks ago the iPod nano has taken the MP3 market by storm, earning accolades from reviewers and industry analysts alike, but not everyone is completely satisfied.  Some customers have complained about scratched …
BBC:   Nano owners complain about damage
Charles Arthur / The Register:
Apple's iPod Nano screen woes deepen
Steve Friess / Wired News:
Podcasting Goldrush Is On  —  The podosphere may be virgin terrain for the online world, but already the race is on to figure out whether there's any real money to be made through the new medium.  —  Consider the vast variety of approaches that have cropped up since Apple's iTunes upgrade …
Business Wire:
Classified Intelligence Announces That Google Shops for Classified Providers  —  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 27, 2005—Google is aggressively moving to include classifieds listings in its organic search results, making the rounds of classified advertising Web sites, requesting a direct feed of listings.
Staci /
Google Preps Move Into Classifieds Search : Google is asking …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Kodak Ships the World's First Wi-Fi Consumer Digital Camera; Groundbreaking EASYSHARE-ONE Model Delivers an Unequaled Digital Photography Experience  —  Device Significantly Expands Picture-Sharing Possibilities; Wirelessly E-Mail, Upload, and Share Pictures at Thousands of Public Hotspots and at Home
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Smile, You're on Photobucket  —  Bloggers Looking to Share Images
schrankmonster blog:
Apple iTunes for Windows Mobile 5 spotted!!!  —  UPDATE: even more pictures and testing here...  I managed to get my hands on Apple iTunes for Windows Mobile 5.0.  After the Motorola ROKR Apple seems to get seriously into the mobile phone business.  As my sources tell there will be a special data rate …
Heather Green / Business Week:
BitTorrent's Grab at Respectability  —  Its technology is beloved by illegal downloaders and file sharers.  Now the outfit is raising venture funding in a bid to go commercial  —  BitTorrent, the maker of popular file-sharing software used to distribute movies, music, and games both legally and illegally, is going commercial.
Discussion: Technology360 and digg
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
BitTorrent gets $8.75M from venture-capital firm
Discussion: Perceptric Forum
Decline of the Desktop  —  The PC still rules the desktop — but not for long.  Laptops, once considered an expensive luxury, will soon claim the mantle as the personal computing platform of choice in the enterprise.  —  News Story by Robert L. MItchell  —  SEPTEMBER 26, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) …
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer and What Is New
Robert L. Mitchell / Computerworld:   Mobility versus productivity
News: Recent executive moves....  Not sure if anyone catalogues this stuff, but since I find it interesting....  r0ml (aka "Robert") Lefkowitz has left Optaros.  He hasn't found a new home yet, so for those interested.... No bad blood between him and Optaros, on either side. r0ml is just trying to find his ideal job.
Dan / PSP Sony PlayStation Portable:
Working PSP Firmware 2.0 to 1.50 Downgrader!!!  —  NOTE: So that everyone gets a chance to see this piece of news, we will be keeping this article at the top and putting new news below it for a while.  —  Welcome to 1.50, PSP firmware 2.0 users!  MPH has created a WORKING downgrader from PSP firmware 2.0 to firmware 1.50.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Windows' development processes torn apart  —  It's interesting to watch the reactions to the Wall Street Journal article about how messed up Windows development processes were.  Many bloggers called it a "puff piece" but now on Memeorandum the headlines that are attached to it say "Microsoft Windows Officially Broken."
Michael Hopkin / Nature:
Computer users move themselves with the mind  —  Electrode cap allows users to think themselves along a virtual street.  —  Computer scientists have created a hat that can read your thoughts.  It allows you to stroll down a virtual street.  All you have to do is think about walking.
Yahoo! Search blog:
Desktop Search Goes Live!  —  A little over a month ago, our resident search guru, Reiner Kraft, blogged about contextual search with Toolbar, Messenger and Y!  Q. The idea of "searching without leaving the page you're on" got us thinking; why not offer a simple and convenient way to search …
Rashmi Sinha / Rashmi Sinha's weblog:
A cognitive analysis of tagging  —  (or how the lower cognitive cost of tagging makes it popular)  —  At the start, let me confess that I struggled with this topic.  From my first encounter with tagging (on systems such as & flickr), I could feel how easy it was to tag.
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
A Pending Ping Crisis?  —  I think there might be a pending ping crisis: … This is dead on.  It's a huge problem actually.  It mirrors the problems I've seen with IDE tool vendors.  Everyone wants your services but no one is willing to pay.  The problem is complex enough that Open Source …
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