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3:50 PM 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 …
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 …
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 …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE CHECKOUT SAYS NO TO ZE FRANK  —  Ze Frank decided to help monetize his vlog by letting readers buy digital rubber duckies and other things on his pages, but Google did not approve.  The idea was viewers could pay $50 for large duckies, $10 for wittle duckies, and $5 for "jewels" …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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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 10 Comments  —  You know by now that I'm a self-professed …
Discussion: The Pomo Blog and ReveNews
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
'Click Fraud' Threatens Foundation of Web Ads  —  Google Faces Another Lawsuit by Businesses Claiming Overcharges  —  From her home surrounded by cornfields in Dow City, Iowa, Jackie Park spends hours each day on her computer, earning half a penny every time she clicks on an Internet advertisement.
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
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: digg and Slashdot
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.
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
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:
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
 
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Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Rumor: Mass Effect Coming To PC?
Discussion: You NEWB and Neowin.net
Google Blogoscoped:
YouTube Handed Out User Data
Discussion: ResourceShelf
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 …
Joi Ito's Web:
Is YouTube "Web 2.0"?  —  Lawrence Lessig has a thoughtful post …
 Earlier Items: 
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony May Not Meet PlayStation 3 Shipment Targets (Update3)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
If You Use PhotoShop, Check Out Paint.net
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Arcade: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Discussion: Joystiq and Neowin.net
Smaran / Torrentfreak:
University to teach students to implement BitTorrent and Web 2.0 in business
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Building a 'Googley' Workforce