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6:20 PM ET, October 3, 2006

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Nokia:
A unique radio technology extending local connectivity to small devices  —  Helsinki, Finland - Nokia today introduced Wibree technology as an open industry initiative extending local connectivity to small devices.  This new radio technology developed by Nokia Research Center complements …
Discussion: textually.org
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia unveils Bluetooth rival  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Cell phone market leader Nokia unveiled a new short-range wireless connection on Tuesday that is smaller and more energy-efficient than current Bluetooth technology and can be used in devices such as watches.
Discussion: GigaOM
Carlo / Techdirt Corporate Intelligence:
No, This New Wireless Spec Doesn't Threaten Bluetooth, Either
Discussion: MocoNews.net
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
At the hands of Nokia's Wibree, could Bluetooth be on the ropes?
Discussion: Engadget
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Who Killed TiVoToGo?  —  Digital Cable and Satellite DRM Harms TV Fans and Innovators  —  It's the latest digital media murder mystery: TiVo Series2's TiVoToGo1 enabled limited portability of recorded content to PCs and other devices, but the TiVo Series3 HD did not include this feature …
Jeremy Caplan / Time:
Google's Chief Looks Ahead  —  In an interview with TIME, CEO Eric Schmidt explains what's behind the company's new push for partnerships  —  Google wants new friends.  After signing a series of new partners, CEO Eric Schmidt says the Web giant's spate of recent deals is just a start.
Discussion: SYNTAGMA and Joe Duck
Google:
Now You Can Have Google Gadgets on Your Webpage  —  Google Gadgets for your webpage can help make a site dynamic and rich with content.  Google Gadgets, which have long been available for users to add to the Google homepage and Google Desktop, are now available for webpage owners to add to their own webpages.
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Google Blogoscoped:
Put Google Gadgets on Your Site
Discussion: InsideGoogle and TechBlog
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Calculating the ROI of blogging  —  One issue that keeps coming up over and over again is how to measure the ROI of blogs.  I've written about this in the past and have been stewing over how to go beyond the intangible "blogging is good for your business" exhortations to quantify blogging's benefit to organizations.
Paul Thurrott / windowsitpro.com:
Exclusive: Here Comes Windows Vista RC2  —  Microsoft this Friday will ship the final pre-release version of Windows Vista and, unexpectedly, will name the release as Release Candidate 2 (RC2).  Previously, Microsoft had publicly asserted that it would not ship an RC2 milestone release of Windows Vista.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Report Shows H.P. Sought Expert to Help Find Leak  —  Hewlett-Packard sought the advice of a well-known intelligence specialist, Brian Jenkins of the RAND Corporation, on how to find the source of a boardroom leak, according to a report compiled by H.P.'s law firm and provided to a House subcommittee.
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Zune Won't Kill the IPod  —  Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Zune MP3 player is a sure-fire iPod killer — if you believe what you been reading in the press recently.  —  There's nothing the press likes more than a good fight, and the Zune looks like a worthy contender for the iPod's heavyweight crown.
Discussion: Blogging Stocks and Netscape.com
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
More info on PageRank  —  Every few months we update the PageRank data that we show in the toolbar, and every few months I see a few repeated questions, so let me take a pass at some of them.  Note: I wrote this kinda quickly, so I think this is pretty good, but if I spot something incorrect later, I'll change it.
Kotaku:
PS3 Controller's Name Revealed  —  Well, Luke called it.  Sony's wireless PS3 controller has been dubbed SIXAXIS.  The Bluetooth supported, USB outfitted controller will be packaged with the PLAYSTATION 3 or can be purchased in Japan for 5,000 yen (US $43) starting November 11th.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Aeropause and digg
Chris Morris / CNNMoney.com:
Changing the way video games are made  —  Longer titles may become less common as developers adopt a 'Saturday matinee' model.  —  Game Over is a regular column by Chris Morris  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The days of the Saturday matinee may have long faded from the local cinema …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and digg
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
The Truth About a Claimed Firefox Exploit  —  A colorful duo of young hackers at the Toorcon security conference presented evidence Saturday that suggested a previously undocumented flaw in Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is actively being exploited to compromise machines of users cruising the Web with the browser.
Oatmeal / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
How to Convince a Client their Site Doesn't Need Music  —  I've lost count of how many clients have requested that music be playing in the background of their website.  As a professional web developer with a few too many years of implementing ridiculous requests, I've acquired quite a knack …
Discussion: TechBlog and digg
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE RUNNING SEARCHMASH  —  Google is running an alternate search engine called SearchMash, which includes some useful and "out there" features that might not be right for Google.com, but could make a really interesting search engine.  Of course, if any of the features turn out to be huge hits, who knows?
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
One Small Step for the Blogosphere...  I've been an officer of a public company for a while, and I've had access to confidential information for a good while longer.  And I'm used to holding my tongue on issues that'd be deemed material to Sun's financial performance.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 8: Party In New York  —  Our seventh TechCrunch party, held at August Capital two months ago, was a blast.  Over 800 attendees sipped wine, checked out some new companies and watched a nearly naked man streak through the more fully dressed attendees.
 
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Google AJAX Search API Blog:
Google AJAX Search API beta Version 1.0 Available
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Facebook Trapped By Microsoft Ad Deal
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Nikolaj / O'Reilly Radar:
Mobile 2.0: Nokia launches WidSets
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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Keeping Kids Safe With IMSafer
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Day Against DRM — TODAY!
cedmagazine.com:
Inside DOCSIS 3.0
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CastTV Will Revolutionize Video Search
Discussion: SearchViews
Cedric / Otaku, Cedric's weblog:
DYNAMIC LANGUAGE, REFACTORING IDE. PICK ONE.
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Panasonic's Word Gear e-book reader in the wild
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Sony's BDZ-V7 and BDZ-V9 Blu-ray and hard drive recorders
Discussion: Tech Digest and CrunchGear
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
The King is in your Xbox 360  —  Whereas some games, we predict …
Fred Stutzman / Unit Structures:
Selling Social Networks
Discussion: Message, Dan Blank and Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Goes Prime Time
Discussion: Random Culture and PVR Wire
Mary Jordan / Washington Post:
New Conductors Speed Global Flows of Money
Gregory Heller / DefectiveByDesign.org:
Ten things you can do today
R. Craig Endicott / AdAge:
100 Leading Media Companies Report; Revenue Hits $268 Billion