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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Developer challenge: I'll switch blogs to the first blogging service that supports OPML  —  Here's the deal.  I will switch to the blogging tool that outputs OPML automatically like what Michael Arrington did by hand.  —  Will it be a Microsoft service?  I hope so.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OPML - An Awesome Experiment  —  We've been following the evolution of Dave Winer's OPML Editor for most of this year (TechCrunch Profile).  We've experimented with it, but never fully understood all of the incredible potential that it has.  —  Now we get it.
Discussion: WeBreakStuff and Library clips
Dave Winer /   Preview: TechCrunch directory in Scripting News
Barb Dybwad / The Social Software Weblog:
Approaching a definition of Web 2.0  —  Many folks are working towards getting at the heart of the Web 2.0 revolution.  I agree that visualizations such as Tim O'Reilly's or Dion Hinchcliffe's are not simple enough — they're too jargon-filled and don't do much to describe the big picture in human-readable terms.
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Web 2.0 Elevator Pitch  —  The 'What is Web 2.0?' meme is everywhere and everyone seems to have a different interpretation.  Here are some of the latest:  —  Om Malik: "a "collection of technologies - be it VoIP, Digital Media, XML, RSS, Google Maps... whatever .... that leverage the power of always on …
Brooks Boliek / Reuters:
Senators turning up heat on P2P pirates  —  WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Lawmakers pushed federal authorities Wednesday to crack down on peer-to-peer services that pirate copyrighted works, while one P2P operator told them pressure from the recording industry was forcing him to change his ways.
John Roberts Confirmed as Chief Justice  —  John Roberts was confirmed as 17th chief justice of the Supreme Court today.  And that should be welcome to CIOs — who can be the victims of murky rulings.  —  Roberts, who once represented 19 states in their antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft …
Brad Hill / The Unofficial Google Weblog:
Google, UPN, and Baby Steps  —  Google's headline-inducing acquisition of "Everybody Hates Chris" is part of a larger deal than I realized when that TV pilot was first released on Google Video.  Google has reportedly signed an agreement with UPN to provide streaming access to already-aired TV shows …
Discussion: IP Democracy, InsideGoogle, 925.M and digg
Mark Prigg /   Watch shows through Google TV
Yahoo! Search blog:
Webmasters, tell us what we don't know  —  Having been to a couple of Search Engine Strategies conferences, I realized how much you look to search engines for information on how your content is indexed by them.  I've heard stories of elaborate scripts that scrape search engines, using 'site …
Phoenix / Search Engine Roundtable:
Yahoo Site Explorer Finally Live!
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
MORE ON GOOGLE AND NASA  —  In the book I asked Eric Schmidt what was next for Google.  He replied that the joke was "carbon nanotubes to the moon."  —  Well, take a look at this release:  —  NASA Takes Google On Journey Into Space  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 28, 2005 - NASA Ames Research
Discussion: business2blog
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google confirms Ames plan
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Esquire wikis article on Wikipedia  —  When Esquire magazine writer A.J. Jacobs decided to do an article about the freely distributable and freely editable online encyclopedia Wikipedia, he took an innovative approach: He posted a crummy, error-laden draft of the story to the site.
Dave Taylor / Tech Support and Business Questions? …:
GOOGLE ADSENSE ADDS "ADVERTISE ON THIS SITE"?  —  Dave, rumor has it that Google's introducing a new "advertise on this site" feature for the top performers in the AdSense program, but I can't seem to find any specific information about it, and when I go to the AdSense site, there's no information about it.
Terry Pedwell / Globe and Mail:
What's with them young whippersnappers?  —  Ottawa — Canadians illegally download 14 music CDs or other files from the Internet for every file they take from the web legally, a new recording-industry poll suggests.  —  The illegal downloading has cost retail music stores more than half …
Discussion: Techdirt and IT Facts
Bradley S. Klapper / Associated Press:
U.S. Insists on Keeping Control of Web  —  GENEVA — A senior U.S. official rejected calls on Thursday for a U.N. body to take over control of the main computers that direct traffic on the Internet, reiterating U.S. intentions to keep its historical role as the medium's principal overseer.

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Engadget Labs launching October 15
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Ray Kurzweil deciphers a brave new world
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Disney to offer "Mix Stick" MP3 players
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Bloggers and journalists at it again
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Cingular hamstring the 6682?  —  So, Matt has finally got his 6682 …
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