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7:05 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
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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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   Google Does The Mashup Dance
Google Blogoscoped:
Put Google Gadgets on Your Site
Discussion: InsideGoogle and TechBlog
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 …
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
Using Bloglines to snoop on people's private Gmail  —  I was astonished on Friday when I was looking at my Gmail account inbox, and accidently hit the 'Subscribe with Bloglines' bookmarklet on my Firefox links toolbar.  Bloglines then dutifully put up on the screen a whole series of Atom feeds …
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Hidden Labels in Gmail
Discussion: Lifehacker and digg
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
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
Sprint:
Sprint Announces Upcoming Availability of MOTOKRZR™, MOTORAZR™ AND MOTOSLVR™ with Advanced Power Vision Capabilities  —  Sprint will be the only carrier to offer Motorola's popular trio of devices on a high-speed EVDO network with exclusive content and live television
Discussion: Engadget, Gearlog and Phone Scoop
cedmagazine.com:
Inside DOCSIS 3.0  —  Because it marked the day that the first three specs for the all-important DOCSIS 3.0 platform were publicly issued, August 4, 2006 will likely go down as a key date in the evolution of cable technology.  Speedier (much speedier) Internet services, a much beefier IP address book …
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
The King is in your Xbox 360  —  Whereas some games, we predict, might be made to ebb the ever-growing obesity problem, fast-food giant Burger King is looking to encourage more quick dining by offering original Xbox and Xbox 360 games for $3.99 with the purchase of any value meal.
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
Google AJAX Search API Blog:
Google AJAX Search API beta Version 1.0 Available  —  Google AJAX Search API Blog  —  Google AJAX Search API beta Version 1.0 Available  —  By Tom Stocky, Product Manager - Tuesday, October 03, 2006  —  We just released Version 1.0 of the AJAX Search API.  New in this version:
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.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.
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
'Nemo': Another Microsoft mashup in the making
Discussion: Neowin.net
Window / Mozilla Developer News:
Update: Possible Vulnerability Reported at Toorcon
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Zune unboxed on camera
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Nikolaj / O'Reilly Radar:
Mobile 2.0: Nokia launches WidSets
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Day Against DRM — TODAY!
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
New Jersey to start taxing digital downloads, including iTunes
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
October 3, 2006: DRM lovers' day of reckoning?
Kotaku:
PS3 Controller's Name Revealed
Discussion: Gizmodo, Aeropause and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Oatmeal / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
How to Convince a Client their Site Doesn't Need Music
Discussion: TechBlog and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 8: Party In New York
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Panasonic's Word Gear e-book reader in the wild
Discussion: TeleRead
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Sony's BDZ-V7 and BDZ-V9 Blu-ray and hard drive recorders
Discussion: Tech Digest and CrunchGear
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE RUNNING SEARCHMASH
Fred Stutzman / Unit Structures:
Selling Social Networks
Discussion: Message, Dan Blank and Valleywag
R. Craig Endicott / AdAge:
100 Leading Media Companies Report; Revenue Hits $268 Billion
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
One Small Step for the Blogosphere...