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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 …
Sachi Izumi / Reuters:
Toshiba delays US launch of HD DVD player
Discussion: Gizmodo
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
What is Web 2.0?  —  Last night, I was at a dinner, where one of the topics of discussion was Web 2.0.  More appropriately, what is Web 2.0?  It is a damn fine question, and difficult one to answer.  D. Keith Robinson writes, "Depending on who's using the term, you could be talking …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Roll Your Own Search Engine with Rollyo  —  Over the past several weeks I have been testing a new stealth search engine called Rollyo.  It's now in a public beta.  Rollyo is a very smart idea.  Any individual can set up a custom searchroll that searches within anywhere from one to 25 different sites.
USA Today:
TV on cellphones?  Funny but profitable  —  LOS ANGELES — Brainstorming about how to take their company to the next level back in 2003, three guys in Berkeley, Calif., came up with a crazy notion that a cellphone was powerful enough to display television images.  —  On little 1- and 2-inch screens.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Warner raises decapitation strategy for Apple  —  CTIA Michael Nash, Warner's digital strategy chief, suggested labels might have no choice other than cut Apple's digital music sales off at a stroke.  —  "What if Jobs says 39 cents or 29 cents per download - what then?
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Verizon's Muddy TV Picture  —  A push by telcos into the territory ruled by cable operators may take a decade to break even.  Will investors lose patience?  —  From Long Island, N.Y., to the outskirts of Dallas, phone-service giant Verizon Communications (VZ ) is making deeper inroads into the TV market.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Kevin Bullis /
A Hundred-Dollar Laptop for Hungry Minds  —  At Technology Review's Emerging Technology Conference at MIT today, Nicholas Negroponte, founder of MIT's Media Lab, showed off the design of a laptop he hopes can be sold for just $100.  At that price, governments in developing countries could afford …
Washington Post:
Understanding Linux  —  Linux experts Marcel Gagne and Peter van der Linden , who recently published new books on the subject, were online Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Noon ET to answer questions about the open source operating system, which is often used as an alternative to Microsoft Windows.
Lynn Fox /
NASA Takes Google on Journey into Space  —  NASA Ames Research Center, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, and Mountain View-based Google Inc. today announced plans to collaborate on a number of technology-focused research-and-development activities that will couple some of Earth's most powerful technology resources.
Fred / A VC:
VC Cliche of the Week  —  The single most important financial metric for any startup company isn't revenues, margin, headcount, or profits.  Those are all important, for sure.  But the number that matters most is the cash balance.  —  Because cash is king.
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
Evesham Voyager C720 with 7800 GTX Go  —  It's roughly a year since NVIDIA launched their GeForce Go 6800 Ultra GPU for notebooks.  Over the course of the last year, notebooks have transitioned quickly from being a poor second fiddle for gaming, to some of the most desirable gaming rigs around.
Discussion: and digg

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