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4:47 AM ET, October 6, 2006

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comScore:
More than Half of MySpace Visitors are Now Age 35 or Older, as the Site's Demographic Composition Continues to Shift comScore Analysis Reveals Demographic Profiles for Selected Social Networking Sites  —  comScore Media Metrix, a leader in digital media measurement, today released an analysis …
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John DeMayo / JohnDeMayo.com:
comScore Media Metrix's analysis of MySpace's average user's age — I don't buy it.  —  Fred Wilson and others note comScore Media Metrix's analysis of MySpace, claiming more then half of their visitors are age 35+.  This just didn't sound right to me, so at first I justified it in my mind …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
MySpace Is Gray, Confirms MySpace
Jemima / paidContent.org:   MySpace - Social Net For Silver Surfers?
Mark Evans:
Jumping into the Blogsphere with b5media  —  A little more than two years ago, I wrote a column suggesting blogs were little more than online diaries for love-sick teenage girls.  I was wrong.  Dead wrong.  As readers of my blog(s) have discovered, I've embraced blogs as an exciting …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Local review site Yelp raises $10 million from Benchmark  —  Yelp, the Web site offering user-generated reviews of bars, restaurants and other places, has raised $10 million in venture capital from Benchmark Capital.  —  We recently mentioned Yelp's wave-making with its parties.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Yelp Takes $10 Million from Benchmark
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Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Ex-Leader Among 5 Charged in Hewlett Case  —  Bill Lockyer, the California attorney general, right, said that the state's Hewlett-Packard investigation remained active.  He also said there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Mark V. Hurd, the chief executive.  —  Hewlett-Packard's former chairwoman …
Discussion: Know It All and Valleywag
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Ex-Chief of H.P. Pursued Leaks, Too
Discussion: Valleywag
Business Wire:
Myspace.com Founder Issues Report Finding News Corp.'s Myspace Acquisition Defrauded Shareholders of More Than $20 Billion  —  Report Calls for Further Investigation into Self Dealing, Insider Trading, Options Acceleration and Unfair Process Related to Purchase
Discussion: Valleywag
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Joe / Techdirt:
Valuation By Hindsight: MySpace Founder Says Company Was Sold Via Fraud
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
istartedsomething.com:
Exclusive look at Windows Vista's viral marketing: Clearification.com  —  Days away from launch, someone has sent in a tip about the official Windows Vista viral marketing campaign called Clearification.  If you loved Demetri Martin in The Daily Show, you'll love him here.
Discussion: i-boy, Teching It Easy and Net
kottke.org:
Google code search  —  Google launched a new code search feature today.  At least two sites already offer this functionality, but a great deal of attention follows Google wherever they go.  —  Code search is a great resource for web developers and programmers, but like the making available …
Jimmy / paidContent.org:
Social Networking: Does Anybody Know Anything? [by jimmy]  —  William Goldman's famous line about Hollywood — "Nobody knows anything" — may be true of the social media space, too.  So many arguments about whether the social networking space is another dot-com bubble turn on anecdotal evidence or emotions …
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Mya Frazier / AdAge:
Wal-Mart Shuts Down the Hub  —  Retailer's Foray Into Social Networking Closes After Less Than Three Months  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AdAge.com) — Less than three months after launching its quasi-social-networking site aimed at teens, Wal-Mart has shut down the Hub.
Discussion: SearchViews, AdJab and paidContent.org
Doc Searls Weblog:
Here's a remarkable and comprehensive report (by Krestia DeGeorge in City) on the current fracas going on at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.  Key point: … (Or hell, into Google, or Technorati.) … As Tim Rutten reports (and I pointed to yesterday), the LA Times has a monetary value …
Discussion: New Media Musings and Romenesko
Matt Mondok / M-Dollar:
The Firefox development team returns from Redmond  —  Back in August, Ars reported that Sam Ramji, Director of Microsoft's Open Source Software Lab, invited members of Firefox's development team to the Microsoft campus.  At the time, it was unclear whether the Firefox team would actually accept the invitation.
Discussion: All about Microsoft and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Five Questions with Skype co-founder Janus Friis  —  Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, together could be considered Internet's biggest trouble makers.  As co-founders of Kazaa they brought the wrath of the entire music establishment.  With Skype they poked the telephone industry in the eye, before flipping it to eBay for billions.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Former CFO Anderson steered Apple through some rough times  —  Fred Anderson garnered a reputation as a buttoned-down guy with a steady eye on the bottom line during his eight-year tenure as chief financial officer at Apple Computer Inc.  —  After leaving that post in June 2004, Anderson joined Apple's board of directors.
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Joystiq review: South Park makes love, not Warcraft [update 2]  —  To kick off the fall season of South Park, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone decided to take on gaming phenomenon World of Warcraft.  The episode kicks off in Goldshire.  Cartman, "a mighty dwarf," takes back from a bathroom break before they all take on a quest.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
A Gaggle of Google Wannabes  —  Ask.com and other challengers hope to pull share from Google with new search methods, but it won't be easy to unseat the market leader  —  In the race for Web-search share, Ask.com is the tortoise.  The search engine formerly known as Ask Jeeves still handles less …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
A missing IE7 feature  —  Browsers crash occasionally.  That's a fact of computing life.  If you have a whole bunch of tabs open, it's a pain to try to recover the group you were working with.  —  You can install Firefox extensions that can handle auto-reopening tabs after a crash …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
PollDaddy Launches  —  Polldaddy, the online poll tool I've been testing out in private beta here on R/WW, has just launched as a public beta.  It has one of the best designs I've come across in a while, with functionality to match.  Not only does it make it simple to create polls to include …
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
October 2006 Advance Notification
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Times Publisher Johnson Forced Out
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