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Jfurrier /
PodTech Exclusive: Yahoo! Launches Podcasting with Yahoo! Podcasts  —  Download to MP3: Exclusive Podcast Announcement - Yahoo Launches Podcasting  —  The PodCast:  —  YAHOO! LAUNCHES PODCASTING.  Yahoo! Podcasts, A New Beta Service, Lets Consumers Find and Listen to New Audio Programs
Rafat /
PodTech has the "exclusive PodTech Yahoo release" (transcript/streadmed audio) with Geoff Ralston, Yahoo's chief product officer, who promises "the best place on the web to find, discover, and consume podcasts to really find the podcast that you're interested in."  He says the new site will help podcasts go mass market.
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
Microsoft's Web Mail Gets Overhaul  —  The Hotmail millions (Microsoft reports 200 million users) know and perhaps love could be replaced.  For the last seven months, Microsoft has been beta testing a radically different Web mail client, one that makes Hotmail's largely standard HTML interface look like yesterday's news.
INTERVIEW: LOOKING BACK... HALF-LIFE 2  —  Valve's Doug Lombardi and Marc Laidlaw spill the beans on how the best FPS ever got whipped into shape  —  12:01 Valve Software's Half-Life 2, for 99.9 percent of those who played it, proved a phenomenal first-person shooter experience and the best title …
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Court Ruling in BlackBerry Case Puts Service to U.S. Users at Risk  —  OTTAWA, Oct. 7 - A court decision Friday renewed the possibility that service to BlackBerry wireless e-mail devices might be cut off for most users in the United States.  —  The United States Court of Appeals …
Holly J. Wagner / Wired News:
Cuban to Launch DVD Label?  —  Mark Cuban is hiring staff that could form the nucleus of a new DVD label, Wired News has learned, a move that comes as the dot-com billionaire attempts to shatter Hollywood's release window system by making first-run films available simultaneously in theaters, on cable TV, online and on DVD.
Byron Spice / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
CMU scientist honored for novel method of using computers to simulate collisions of objects  —  Take one of those ubiquitous white plastic lawn chairs.  Pound it.  Twist it.  Toss it against the wall.  Sure, it will bend, but no matter what you do short of breaking it, the thing still looks like a chair.
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
One-play Microsoft DVD is no hoax  —  Paper names its source  —  A STORY stating that the Beast of Redmond had developed a technology which enabled DVDs to be played only once was much vilified on the Net.  Some claimed it was a pure hoax.  But the story's originator - The Business - has named now named its source.
Tony Glover /
The Business, the bloggers and Microsoft's 'one-play' DVD
Matt Cutts Interview  —  How and when did you get into search?  —  I got into search in 1999.  I was working on my Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!).  The computer science department there makes you take two outside classes, so I took classes …
Rob / BusinessPundit:
CARNIVAL OF THE CAPITALISTS TURNS TWO!  —  Welcome to the anniversary party for the Carnival of the Capitalists!  Today, the CotC is two years old.  The first edition was held right here on October 12, 2003, and had 23 entries.  When Jay and I started this, we weren't sure what would happen.
Matthew Aslett /
Red Hat CEO unmoved by Linux consolidation  —  Red Hat's CEO has rejected the idea that a reduction in the number of Linux distributions would be good for the industry, and described Novell's acquisition of SUSE Linux as "theatre".  —  There are over 300 distributions listed on …
Reuben Schwarz /
Linux stars in MS movie  —  In a stroke of irony, Microsoft's Halo movie will be produced in Wellington by servers running the open-source Linux operating system.  —  Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox announced last week that Peter Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh will act …
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