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10:20 PM ET, October 3, 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
Discussion: B2Day
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  —  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
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?
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
R. Craig Endicott / AdAge:
100 Leading Media Companies Report; Revenue Hits $268 Billion  —  Also: Download the 2006 Media Family Trees Poster  —  CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — Internet and cable were the growth locomotives behind the 6.6% increase in 2005 U.S. media revenue, reaching $268.48 billion for the 100 Leading Media Companies.
Discussion: paidContent.org, IP Democracy and i-boy
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
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
 
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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 …
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Vertu Constellation Exclusive Review
Nikolaj / O'Reilly Radar:
Mobile 2.0: Nokia launches WidSets
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Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Ever So Humble  —  The Heart of Google's Wild Success …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Day Against DRM — TODAY!
Discussion: Download Squad
 Earlier Items: 
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
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
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
The King is in your Xbox 360  —  Whereas some games, we predict …
Fred Stutzman / Unit Structures:
Selling Social Networks
Discussion: Message and Dan Blank
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Goes Prime Time