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10:25 AM ET, October 22, 2006

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Randall Stross / New York Times:
It's Not the People You Know.  It's Where You Are.  —  FIBER networks cross the world.  Data bits move at light speed.  The globe has been flattened, and national boundaries obliterated.  Yet in Silicon Valley, the one place that is responsible more than any other for creating …
Miguelcarrasco / Miguel Carrasco's Real World:
10 Biggest Computer Flops of all time  —  Over the years, computers have changed the way we live today!  In order to get us there, many hardware and software companies have pushed the envelope to create what we use today.  Although we currently live in an age of amazing hardware and software achievements …
Discussion: Neowin.net, InsideMicrosoft and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SpaceShipOne Mystery Solved  —  Late last night I posted on a rumor that Google had acquired SpaceShipOne and was putting it in building 43 at Google HQ in Mountain View.  More information started coming in immediately from commenters.  One reader emailed to tell me Larry Page is on the Board …
MSN-Mainichi Daily News:
Recording engineer develops everlasting glass CD  —  A Japanese recording engineer has developed the world's first glass CD guaranteed not to warp, distort and of a beautiful design, according to its maker.  —  Music critics who have tried out the CD said that it's outstanding and virtually like listening to a live performance.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
New York Times:
A Student's Video Résumé Gets Attention (Some of It Unwanted)  —  With his name and image on Web sites and his appearance on the "Today" show, Aleksey Vayner may be the most famous investment-banking job applicant in recent memory.  —  Mr. Vayner's curious celebrity came …
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Sam Harrelson:
Google Checkout Drops ZeFrank's "GimmeSomeCandy" Micro-Promotion  —  Published October 20th, 2006 web2.0 , Google AdSense , YouTube , Affiliate Marketing , User Generated content , Online Marketing tips and tricks , Google Checkout 7 Comments  —  You know by now that I'm a self-professed …
Luca Filigheddu / Thoughts on VoIP, technology:
3G Mobile Video Calls: success or failure ?  —  I'm really happy to see that the discussion on 3G mobile video calling became hot more and more.  —  After my first "provocatory" post "Why 3G video calls are useless", I've asked for comments to bloggers and professionals …
Melissa Harris / Baltimore Sun:
Former delegate gets purported Diebold code … Diebold Election Systems Inc. expressed alarm and state election officials contacted the FBI yesterday after a former legislator received an anonymous package containing what appears to be the computer code that ran Maryland's polls in 2004.
Discussion: vagueware.com, digg and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Getting Down To Business: YesNoMayB  —  We've covered the best new dating sites, and even the most popular gay male dating sites, here on TechCrunch.  But none of these sites capture the speed and simplicity of speed dating, where you meet a bunch of potential mates in a short period of time.
Discussion: digg
Joi Ito's Web:
Is YouTube "Web 2.0"?  —  Lawrence Lessig has a thoughtful post about something that I've been mentioning in recent talks I've given, but haven't blogged much about.  —  I'm often asked to speak about "Web 2.0".  I personally think that people are trying to build Bubble 2.0 on top of Web 2.0.
Discussion: cubicgarden.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
If You Use PhotoShop, Check Out Paint.net  —  If you use Photoshop regularly, check out the just released version 3.0 of Paint.NET (download it here).  It is 3.6 MB download that handles most of the basic (and many of the advanced) functions of Photoshop.  It's free, and even better it loads …
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Building a 'Googley' Workforce  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — To understand the corporate culture at Google Inc., take a look at the toilets.  —  Every bathroom stall on the company campus holds a Japanese high-tech commode with a heated seat.  If a flush is not enough, a wireless button on the door activates a bidet and drying.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Steve Jobs declares 2007 to be "one of the most exciting" in Apple's history  —  During last week's conference call in which Apple announced preliminary 4th Q earnings, Mr. J apparently also declared 2007 to be "one of the most exciting new product years in Apple's history."
Discussion: digg
Microsoft:
Microsoft Eyes Future of Teleconferencing with RoundTable  —  Technology developed by Microsoft Research matures into a product that is scheduled to debut by mid-2007, providing businesses an alternative to business trips or expensive conventional audio/video conferencing systems.
Martin Geddes / Skype Journal:
Gizno  —  I could do a long critique of every softphone out there, and there's plenty to pick apart.  I thought I'd just select one little detail to show why the portal IM clients and Skype remain top dog: they just deliver what the user wants, no hassles.  —  Every time I log in to Windows I get this:
News From Symbian Smart Phones World:
Freeware Search application from Nokia!?  —  Something very interesting from the forum section; Daniel from the E61Life Blog has found one surprising good and useful application!?  —  Now I'm sure that you're curious about so keep on reading ;o)  —  Its the search application that comes straight …
Discussion: Darla Mack and All About Symbian
 
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I4U News:
LG shows Small Touch Screen Portable Media Player
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
iPod at 5: The little gadget that could
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
kottke.org:
PopTech, day 1 wrap-up  —  Since my internet access …
Noahmax / Defense Tech:
HIGH-TECH UNIFORMS FINALLY HEADING TO WAR
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony May Not Meet PlayStation 3 Shipment Targets (Update3)
 Earlier Items: 
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Arcade: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Discussion: Kotaku, You NEWB, Joystiq and Neowin.net
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
MIT student hacks his dorm room door lock
Discussion: digg
Smaran / Torrentfreak:
University to teach students to implement BitTorrent and Web 2.0 in business
SunbeltBLOG:
Walmart gets slammed for sneaky blogging...but this is only the tip of the icebeerg
Discussion: Joho the Blog and BlogHer
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Loma Linda .... Fiber Town, USA