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10:50 AM ET, October 20, 2006

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Ian Kallen / The Technorati Weblog:
Blog Claiming with OpenId  —  Blog claiming enables a blog author to associate their identity with their blog.  Technorati has long supported a number of different ways for members to verify that they can author on a blog:  — Logging into it programmatically with a username and password (AKA "quick claiming")
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Technorati Announces Support for Open ID  —  Blog search engine Technorati announced tonight that bloggers will now be able to claim ownership of their blogs with Open ID credentials and that more work in support of Open ID is on the way.  —  Open ID is a standards based protocol that any server …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Conference Call Transcripts / SeekingAlpha …:
Google Q3 2006 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Kim Jabal - Director of Investor Relations  —  Larry Page - Founder and President of Products  —  Sergey Brin - Founder and President of Technology  —  Jonathan Rosenberg - Senior Vice President of Product Management
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google profit jumps
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Quantifies Its Momentum
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sony claims Xbox 360 requires HD DVD, etc., thus costs $700  —  Ok, here's a new one: with Sony's announcements today they've issued a titled "Next-generation Console Comparison Fact Sheet," (downloadable here [DOC]) so let's see some facts.  First up, were you aware that to use …
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Michael Fleming / Variety:
'Halo' pic loses its studios  —  Vidgame adaptation rumored to be too pricey  —  It's game over for Universal's and Fox's participation in the feature adaptation of Microsoft's "Halo."  —  Both of the studios that agreed to co-finance the screen adaptation of the popular Microsoft game have abruptly backed out of the picture.
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku, You NEWB, Cathode Tan and digg
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Mizuguchi defends Lumines Live  —  Q Entertainment founder Tetsuya Mizuguchi spoke with IGN today to defend his choice to split Lumines Live into four pieces (Basic, Advanced, VS CPU, and Mission / Puzzle pack).  He gives two reasons for the division: the 50 MB limit on XBLA title …
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and You NEWB
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Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog:
More on Lumines Live Premium Content
Discussion: Kotaku and You NEWB
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Yahoo!'s Big Small Business Opportunity  —  Yahoo! Small Business  —  Let's forget about whether there are 10 million, 14 million or 22 million small businesses.  In a way it doesn't matter.  Most of them don't have a website or, if they do, it's not especially polished or functional.
Discussion: chew shop
Andy Kim / Potion Factory Blog:
Introducing Tangerine  —  We're proud to announce the beta release of Tangerine, our third application.  Tangerine lets you easily create playlists with upbeat music, or playlists for relaxing.  It does that by analyzing the BPM and beat intensity of the songs in your iTunes library.
comScore:
In August, Fox Interactive Captured 20 Percent of U.S. Online Streaming Video Market, Followed by Yahoo! Sites With 12 Percent and YouTube with 10 Percent Yahoo! Ranked #1 in Number of People Streaming  —  comScore Releases August U.S. Video Metrix Rankings  —  comScore Media Metrix …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Interview with Adam Sah of Google  —  Adam Sah on the Google Gadgets team talks about a newer product from Google called "Gadgets For Your Web Page" on the Google Code Blog.  He outlines a few limitations that currently exist in version 1 of the service.
BBC:
Single on memory stick for Keane  —  Rock band Keane will be the first act to release a single on USB flash drives, their record label says.  —  1,500 of the gadgets will go sale with MP3 copies of the band's latest single, Nothing In My Way, later this month.
Discussion: Techdirt and ringtonia.com
Staci / paidContent.org:
NBC Universal Unveils "NBCU2.0″; Stresses Digital; Will Slash Expenses, Staff  —  NBC Universal Unveils "NBCU2.0"; Stresses Digital; Will Slash Expenses, Staff  Make no mistake, NBC U needs a remake and, my irritation at the overused 2. designation aside, this is a major one that continues …
Nicholas Reville / DEMOCRACY:
Democracy Player 0.9.1 Released!  —  We have just released a major update to Democracy Player.  Download it here:  —  Democracy Player 0.9.1  —  WHAT'S NEW  —  This version has lots of new features and improvements.  A quick list is below- for more details read these three blog posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Discussion: PVR Wire, Boing Boing, DV Guru and digg
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
First 500K PS3s get Blu-ray Talladega Nights  —  The PlayStation 3's system font isn't the only thing it's borrowing from Spider-Man.  Just like the first one million PSPs came bundled with Sony Pictures' Spider-Man 2, the first half million PlayStation 3 systems will come with Will Ferrell's NASCAR opus …
Discussion: You NEWB and Press The Buttons
Melanie Colburn / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ADWORDS WEBSITE OPTIMIZER TOOL  —  Google has a new tool out that allows AdWords advertisers to track and analyze experimental changes in their landing page designed to boost conversion and ROI.  The Website Optimizer measures success of grouped or singular altered elements, like copy or images …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
How to Catch a MySpace Creep  —  Six months ago, Wired News launched an investigation of MySpace with the goal of comparing the company's 120 million user profiles against public sex offender registries to see how many matches we could find.  —  The project began when Wired News contributor Jenn Shreve found …
Discussion: Kevin Maney, Lost Remote and Slashdot
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
The Satellite iPod Returns (Apple Patent)  —  Perhaps this explains yesterday's rumor - today Apple filed for a patent application (PDF) for a method of saving media from various sources for later purchase.  It's an ingenious method of grabbing snippets of audio, identifying the song …
Discussion: Tech Digest and digg
Guardian:
Preserving a copy of the future  —  The British Library and the recording industry are arguing about proposals to extend the lifespan of copyright.  Wendy M Grossman looks at the issues behind the row  —  Will you still need me, the songs asks, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?
 
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Steve Bryant / Google Watch:
Google's Authors Guild Suit Drags On. And On. And On.
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft Looks Within to Design and Test Chips
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Rex Crum / MarketWatch:
Apple profit up 27% on iPod, Mac sales
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Globe and Mail:
Are spam's days numbered?
Jemima / paidContent.org:
The Big Business of Second Life: Brands Take Up 5 Percent of Real Estate
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
How Firefox 2.0 Will Be Marketed
Discussion: George Ou and digg
CNN:
Innovation, independence mark new breed of inventors
Discussion: Techdirt
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Information on Reports of IE 7 Vulnerability