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11:45 AM ET, October 17, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Invests in Blog Network Sugar Publishing  —  Blog network Sugar Publishing (the most popular blog in the network is PopSugar) has raised "around $5 million" in a Series A round investment from Sequoia Capital.  Michael Moritz will join the Team Sugar board of directors.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sequoia Goes PopSugar  —  Mike Moritz, general partner with Sequoia Capital has a habit of investing in high growth consumer Internet properties, putting business model on the backburner and instead focusing on market share.  He did it with Yahoo, and then with Google.  (Okay we won't hold Plaxo against him just yet.)
Discussion: VentureBeat
Adam Pasick / Scientific American:
Virtual economies attract real-world tax attention  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Users of online worlds such as Second Life and World of Warcraft transact millions of dollars worth of virtual goods and services every day, and these virtual economies are beginning to draw the attention of real-world authorities.
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Reuters:
Reuters opens virtual news bureau in 'Second Life'  —  Reuters is opening a news bureau in the simulation game "Second Life" this week, joining a race by corporate name brands to take part in the hottest virtual world on the Internet.  —  Created by Linden Lab in San Francisco, "Second Life" …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
MySpace Predator Caught by Code  —  Yaphank, NY — The computer crimes unit of New York's Suffolk County Police Department sits in a gloomy government office canopied by water-stained ceiling tiles and stuffed with battered Dell desktops.  A mix of file folders, notes, mug shots and printouts form …
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Joe / Techdirt:
Could Investigating Sexual Predators Be Automated?  —  from the myspace-mashup dept  —  There's quite a bit of hysteria surrounding MySpace and the presence of sexual predators on the site.  But while it's pointless to say that MySpace, by itself, is dangerous, it's true that the site does …
Official Google Blog:
Corporate solar is coming  —  Epic games of beach volleyball, urban indoor workspaces infused with natural light, enthusiasm for the outdoors - at Google, we've always taken advantage of the sun.  And now we're ready to use the sun yet another way: to create clean electricity.
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Reuters:
Google to create largest U.S. solar-powered campus
Discussion: digg
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
It Pays to Have Pals in Silicon Valley  —  Peter Thiel, a PayPal co-founder, went on to start Clarium Capital, a hedge fund.  He also runs a venture firm with other PayPal alumni.  —  Every now and then, a group of former PayPal employees get together to catch up on life and work.
Discussion: GigaOM
AppleInsider:
Exclusive: Apple seeks rights to iPhone trademark  —  Apple Computer has filed for a trademark on the term iPhone, suggesting the company plans to use the moniker, recently popularized amongst the analyst and blogging communities, as the official name for its highly-anticipated iPod cell phone.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   Apple trademarkes "iPhone," two models coming?
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Is the Botnet Battle Already Lost?  —  It's dress-down Friday at Sunbelt Software's Clearwater, Fla., headquarters.  In a bland cubicle on the 12th floor, Eric Sites stares at the screen of a "dirty box," a Microsoft Windows machine infected with the self-replicating Wootbot network worm.
Discussion: Mike-O-Matic, OpsanBlog and Slashdot
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Joining the Party, Eager to Make Friends  —  To big-name marketers, the teeming mosh pits of social networking sites look like dangerous places for their precious brands.  MySpace: Isn't that full of dirty old men picking up teenage girls?  Facebook: That's where college students post pictures of bawdy frat parties.
John Markoff / New York Times:
It's a Shipping Container.  No, It's a Data Center in a Box.  —  Sun Microsystems has developed a novel "data center in a box" in an effort to transform the fundamental economics of corporate computing.  —  The expandable computer system, called Project Blackbox, is based …
Discussion: GigaOM and Blackfriars' Marketing
Terry Heaton / The Pomo Blog:
Monday: CBS/Yahoo deal not the win-win it seems  —  CBS/Yahoo deal not the win-win it seems  —  Most things Media 2.0 are counterintuitive to Media 1.0 companies, because the rules are different and, in many cases, the opposite of what they appear.  This can create a huge blind spot …
International Herald Tribune:
Wireless: Mobile marketing in an ink blot  —  By Eric Sylvers International Herald Tribune  —  The twentysomething with the ponytail races down the steps to the platform to find that she has just missed her subway and will have to wait seven minutes for the next one.  —  She is unperturbed about the unexpected delay.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
CrackSpace - Urban YouTube/MySpace Hybrid  —  No, not a buttock-related social network, but a blend of MySpace and YouTube aimed at hip-hop fans, at least according to a paper copy of Billboard Magazine.  Designed for the "urban youth" demographic, California-based CrackSpace will offer exclusive videos …
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Skills Gap Hurts Technology Boom in India  —  Nandan M. Nilekani, the chief executive of Infosys, at its headquarters in Bangalore.  He says India must educate and provide jobs for its youth.  —  TIRUCHENGODE, India — As its technology companies soar to the outsourcing skies, India is bumping up against an improbable challenge.
Discussion: Ramesh Jain's Blog
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Gimme my embedded video!  —  This has been bugging me for awhile, and I've just got to get it out in the open: If I want to put a cool movie trailer, a funny Comedy Central clip, or a news clip on my web site, why do I have to go to YouTube, where some kid has uploaded it in violation …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
 
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Discussion: Techdirt and Business Filter
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
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