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5:05 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
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Go Nintendo, Kotaku and Joystiq
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, TechSpot and dailywireless.org
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
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 …
 
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Tom Foremski / IMHO:
Tilting at Silicon Valley's windmills: A visit by a Spanish delegation …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
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Daniel Griffiths / psm3mag.com:
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 Earlier Items: 
Trent Wolbe / Engadget:
Engadget Podcast 090 - 10.03.2006  —  Another busy couple …
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Ever So Humble  —  The Heart of Google's Wild Success …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Day Against DRM — TODAY!
Chris Morris / CNNMoney.com:
Changing the way video games are made
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
New Jersey to start taxing digital downloads, including iTunes
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Report Shows H.P. Sought Expert to Help Find Leak
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Calculating the ROI of blogging