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8:00 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
Discussion: AMCP Tech Blog and B2Day
Google AJAX Search API Blog:
Google AJAX Search API beta Version 1.0 Available
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Will Low-Power Wibree Spec Replace Bluetooth?  —  Do we need yet another short-range wireless specification?  Apparently, yes.  —  The new "Wibree" specification may end up being adopted as essentially a low-power version of the Bluetooth specification, to be used in conventional mobile phones …
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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 …
Candace Lombardi / ZDNet:
Sony plans its own battery recall  —  Sony is planning to announce a massive battery recall of its own, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) confirmed.  —  The recall, expected this month, will encompass all possibly defective batteries, including those previously announced …
Discussion: Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Valleywag:
Geekout: GigaOM and friends party on Pier 38  —  When the founder of Plaxo fell on the pier and broke his neck, there was an awkward pause before the smiles and cameras came out.  —  Excepting the creepy pile of copies of the guest list at the entry to the GigaOM blog party …
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
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 …
Javester / MacTelChat:
iPhoto 6.0.5 shows evidence of Google collaboration  —  In the middle of preparing an article speculating what Apple and Google are up to with Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently joining Apple's board, I decided to poke around iPhoto to see if one of my suspicions held water.
Ross / Trends in the Living Networks:
Changing investor disclosure could transform the world of blogging  —  I have previously written about blogging and Regulation FD, which is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation that requires egalitarian dissemination of substantive news that could affect the share price.
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Replacing my home backup server with Amazon's S3  —  Not too long ago, Amazon released their Simple Storage Service (or "S3" for short).  It provides a hosted storage platform which developers can build all sorts of applications on top of.  Smugmug, a popular photo sharing web site, is using it to store and host pictures.
Discussion: greg hughes
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
ASUS Guarantees Draft N Upgrades  —  One computer maker steps over the line dividing hype from commitment with Draft N products: ASUS said in a press release this morning that purchasers of their Broadcon Intensi-Fi Draft N-based WL-500W gateway and WL-100W adapter are guaranteed firmware …
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Robert O'Neill / productdose.com:
Top Ten Geek Wallets  —  Wallets are a pretty good element of style to get geeky with: you can hide them most of the time, only bringing them out for show when you need to buy something or show your geek friends.  A lot of guys see full-grain leather as an indicator of a fine wallet …
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
dlink.com:
D-LINK ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO MOBILE PHONE MARKET WITH V-CLICK™, AN UNLOCKED, DUAL-MODE GSM / WI-FI® PHONE  —  V-CLICK Makes It Easy to Switch from GSM and Wi-Fi® Modes with a Single Click  —  D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business …
James Orry / Pro-G - All Updates:
Ubisoft bringing Mind Quiz to Europe  —  SEGA's PSP brain training game, Mind Quiz, is to be published across Europe by Ubisoft.  —  Already a success in Japan, Ubisoft has announced plans to release the game across Europe in November.  Titled Brain Trainer in Japan, the successful series …
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide:
Uncovering Agora: Windows Live Product Upload  —  There has been a lot of speculation as to exactly what this mysterious new Windows Live Marketplace product, codenamed "Agora" is.  Well, we have the scoop on how Windows Live aims to make the lives of online sellers a little easier.
Discussion: MSTechToday
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
We've got Lenovo X60s Tablet PC specs  —  An anonymous GottaBeMobile.com reader sent us the specs on the yet to be announced Lenovo X60s Tablet PC.  We have every reason to believe that these are accurate and believable; however, official specs will be released when it is announced, which according to our source, is next month.
Discussion: Engadget
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Beguiling but Beware: AJAX, VoIP  —  SAN DIEGO — Some of the slickest new technologies online — VoIP and AJAX — are dangerously insecure, and likely to only get worse as they become more prevalent, according to security researchers presenting their findings at the ToorCon security conference here.
Simon Carless / Gamasutra:
GDC London: Epic's Rein - 'Next-Gen Starts When I Say So'  —  The ever-entertaining Epic Games VP Mark Rein, sassing "Don't take my picture!" at the photo-hungry crowd before the start of his GDC London talk on Unreal Engine 3 and Gears Of War, was bombastic as usual, commenting of the imminent debut …
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
Burning Man 2006 in Google Earth  —  Looks like Google acquired an aerial photo of the Burning Man 2006 event and has incorporated it as part of the big update pushed out today.  Check it out here.  It looks like an aerial photo showing the event during its busiest time.
Eirikso / eirikso.com:
Goodbye network neutrality in Norway  —  Disclaimer: I work for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.  But, I find the question of network neutrality of great importance, regardless of the fact that this time I work for the content provider that have been influenced.  —  Update:
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Daniel Griffiths / psm3mag.com:
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Firefox Zero-Day Code Execution Hoax?
Trent Wolbe / Engadget:
Engadget Podcast 090 - 10.03.2006  —  Another busy couple …
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Sprint:
Sprint Announces Upcoming Availability of MOTOKRZR&trade …
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Day Against DRM — TODAY!
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Zune Won't Kill the IPod