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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 …
schrankmonster blog:
more iTunes for Windows Mobile 5.0 pictures...
Discussion: I4U News
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.
Michael Singer / ZDNet:
Five reasons for Palm's slide … When Palm ruled the handheld-computing market, few thought it would ever have to partner with Microsoft.  —  But a series of missteps, from manufacturing gaffes to strategic blunders, eventually made Palm's partnering with its longtime rival seem like a possibility …
Discussion: Cathode Tan
Ed Hansberry /
The Road To The Windows Mobile Powered Treo 700w
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Updated Mac minis arriving, details revealed [updated]  —  September 27, 2005 - One week after Think Secret first brought word of pending Mac mini revision, the new models have started arriving.  —  One source reported receiving a 1.5GHz Mac mini Tuesday, although the box still featured the old 1.42GHz label.
Discussion: MacInTouch, Gizmodo, and MacSlash
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Yahoo! Testing New Branding Metrics for Search  —  As part of its effort to make search marketing more appealing to brand marketers and other traditional marketers, Yahoo! has begun offering its larger advertiser and agency partners more advanced tools for choosing keywords.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google expected to build campus at NASA Ames 1 million-square-foot complex envisioned as heart of Valley  —  Google Inc. is expected to announce plans today to build a 1 million-square-foot campus at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, sources familiar with the plan said Tuesday.
Scott M. Fulton, III / Tom's Hardware Guide:
HD DVD support a last minute switch, Microsoft says  —  Redmond (WA) - In an exclusive interview with Tom's Hardware Guide, one of Microsoft's lead representatives on the DVD Forum Steering Committee said that decisions regarding whether his company and Intel would back and promote HD DVD …
Discussion: Joystiq
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
Discussion: Scobleizer and Microsoft Weblog
Jeffrey Goldfarb / Reuters:
Did you say dogging or blogging?  Brits confused  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Proponents of the latest Web trends were warned on Tuesday that the rest of the world may not have a clue what they are talking about.  —  A survey of British taxi drivers, pub landlords and hairdressers …
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim and IT Facts
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
JotSpot Live - The Perfect Wiki?  —  JotSpot Live, a JotSpot company, launched today.  They've created an awesome wiki tool that solves at least two common wiki problems - the specialized markup language and multiple simultaneous users.  —  I love wikis.  We have one.  They are perfect for group collaboration.
Movable data  —  Today on Scripting News: … Well, not exactly but the web as a platform owes a lot to RSS as the first mainstream example of movable data: a simple and safe way to make human-understandable data available to any computer and application, anywhere.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What's Google learning from their Wifi network?  —  Motley Fool: Why I Fear Google WiFi.  —  I fear Google's WiFi for a whole nother reason: I fear they are using their Wifi to build a better search engine.  —  Here's what I'm thinking.  You know TV networks?  How do they know a TV show's rating?
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 …
Mike Ricciuti / CNET
The $100 laptop moves closer to reality  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A low-cost computer for the masses moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday.  —  Nicholas Negroponte, the co-founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, detailed specifications …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Rachel Metz / Wired News:
Booths Silence Cell-Phone Boors  —  Stepping into one of Dennis Raney's narrow, handmade phone booths may feel like a return to simpler times, but a quick look around reveals the key element is missing — the telephone.  —  In the age of BYOP (that's "bring your own phone") …
Jennifer Granick / Wired News:
Free the Cell Phone!  —  Last week, I was contacted by a small company that I'll call Unlocko.  Unlocko sells software that "unlocks" mobile phones so owners can select different cellular providers on the same handset.  The company had received a cease-and-desist letter from a large mobile phone provider, which I'll call CellPhoneCo.
Discussion: Techdirt

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