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Twid / Todd Dailey:
Restore your iPod nano to new condition with a $4 can of Brasso  —  First off: Apple responds to iPod nano screen concerns.  Yay!  Apparently there was a screen problem with a small number of nanos.  Apple is fixing those nanos.  Good for Apple for doing the right thing.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Music service to target at-home high-end listeners  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - MusicGiants Inc. will launch a new music download service on Wednesday hoping to stand out from the crowded digital audio market by appealing to high-end at-home listeners, the company said.  —  "We're highly focused on home audio.
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
Edward W. Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
The Pizzaright Principle  —  Lately, lots of bogus arguments for copyright expansion have been floating around.  A handy detector for bogus arguments is the Pizzaright Principle.  —  Pizzaright — the exclusive right to sell pizza — is a new kind of intellectual property right.
Discussion: Techdirt
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Employee and customer debate state of Windows Media Center  —  I learned a lot about the Media Center after Charlie Owen, who works on the Windows Media Center team, and Thomas Hawk, a blogger who writes a lot about digital media debate each other.  Thomas writes back here.  Charlie answers back here.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Wikibooks takes on textbook industry  —  If you found yourself needing an old biology textbook and couldn't locate your battered copy from college, you'd have a few options.  —  You could go to a university bookstore and snag a used copy; you could drop a few dollars on a new one at …
Dean Takahashi /
Anti-piracy memory chip arrives  —  SANDISK INNOVATION COULD EASE TENSIONS OVER ENTERTAINMENT  —  Memory chips are supposed to be commodities.  Especially the flash memory chips that SanDisk makes for storing digital photos, music files, camcorder videos or other content.
Discussion: MacInTouch
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
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.

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