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12:20 AM ET, October 4, 2006

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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  —  Long famous for allowing employees to spend 20% of their time on experimental work, Google is experimenting in public with a number of projects that give a nod to the mashup ethic.  It was a very busy summer for Google; from their Google Apps for Your Domain launch …
Discussion: B2Day and AMCP Tech Blog
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
Google Blogoscoped:
Put Google Gadgets on Your Site
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 …
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia unveils Bluetooth rival
Discussion: GigaOM
Window / Mozilla Developer News:
Update: Possible Vulnerability Reported at Toorcon  —  We got a chance to talk to Mischa Spiegelmock, the Toorcon speaker that reported the potential javascript security issue referenced earlier.  He gave us more code to work with and also made this statement and agreed to let me post it here:
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Firefox Zero-Day Code Execution Hoax?  —  A public claim by hackers that Mozilla's Firefox browser is vulnerable to multiple code execution vulnerabilities may be an overblown hoax.  —  On the heels of a ToorCon presentation where two security researchers—Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi …
Paperghost / The SpywareGuide Greynets Blog:
IE Used to Launch Instant Messaging and Questionable Clicks  —  Last month, a particular Instant Messaging attack was infecting users via Yahoo Instant Messenger and causing no small amount of misery for end-users.  This month, we've discovered a variant that's inextricably linked …
Discussion: ReveNews
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Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Instant Messaging Clickfraud?  Hackers use Botnet Tactics in IM Land...
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
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.
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.
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
FACEBOOK FROZEN BY M'SOFT LINK  —  Facebook, the hot social-networking site eyed by a number of media companies, agreed to pay a breakup fee to ad partner Microsoft if it should wind up in the arms of Yahoo! or another buyer, sources told The Post.  —  Microsoft struck a deal in August …
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Zune unboxed on camera  —  We kind of wish Microsoft would stop putting their best foot forward with the marketing peeps on Zune, and instead let the product stand on its own.  Having Chris Stephenson get on camera for CBS and say stuff like "brown is the new black is the new white," and …
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
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.
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
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Day Against DRM — TODAY!  —  Today is October 3, the International Day Against DRM — the first global day where people rise up and say no to anti-copying technology that treats you like a crook.  Remember, DRM doesn't stop "piracy" — the only people who get DRM infections are people who don't pirate their media.
Discussion: Download Squad
 
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
iRiver S10 reviewed
Discussion: digg
Reuters:
Amazon scales back key features on A9.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Costumzee: the Halloween Wisdom of Crowds
Simon Carless / Gamasutra:
GDC London: Epic's Rein - 'Next-Gen Starts When I Say So'
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
5 more ways to make the digg front page
Daniel Griffiths / psm3mag.com:
PS3 power-up pics here! (UPDATE: but no video - sob...)
Discussion: Engadget, Gear Live and Aeropause
Trent Wolbe / Engadget:
Engadget Podcast 090 - 10.03.2006  —  Another busy couple …
Discussion: PalmAddicts
 Earlier Items: 
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
'Nemo': Another Microsoft mashup in the making
Discussion: M-Dollar
Nikolaj / O'Reilly Radar:
Mobile 2.0: Nokia launches WidSets
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Ever So Humble  —  The Heart of Google's Wild Success …
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?
Fred Stutzman / Unit Structures:
Selling Social Networks
Paul Thurrott / windowsitpro.com:
Exclusive: Here Comes Windows Vista RC2
Jeremy Caplan / Time:
Google's Chief Looks Ahead
Discussion: SYNTAGMA and Joe Duck