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4:56 AM ET, October 22, 2006

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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 …
Discussion: Scobleizer and digg
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires SpaceShipOne?
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.
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Nick / Rough Type:
The metabolic thing  —  The Washington Post today has an expose …
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
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 …
Discussion: down the avenue and Paul Mooney
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 …
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
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:
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
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 …
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."
Smaran / Torrentfreak:
University to teach students to implement BitTorrent and Web 2.0 in business  —  With the help of IBM, the University of Arizona will put together a course designed to essentially teach people how to apply Web 2.0 services like BitTorrent, blogs, wiki's and social networks in a business setting.
Discussion: What Will You See Next? and digg
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony May Not Meet PlayStation 3 Shipment Targets (Update3)  —  Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Sony Corp., which slashed its profit forecast yesterday, said it may not reach this year's shipment target for the PlayStation 3 game console because of a parts shortage in the Blu-ray high-definition disc drive.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
iPod at 5: The little gadget that could  —  news analysis The Macintosh may be the soul of Apple Computer, but the iPod is its wallet.  —  Five years ago, the Silicon Valley icon reported quarterly revenues of $1.45 billion, down 22 percent.  Profits were cut in half …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Arcade: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3  —  Xbox Live Members can now download 'Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3' demo from the Xbox Live Arcade.  The full version of the game can be purchased for 800 points.  —  Here are some game details:  —  Enter the world of ULTIMATE Mortal Kombat 3 …
Discussion: Kotaku, You NEWB, Joystiq and Neowin.net
SunbeltBLOG:
Walmart gets slammed for sneaky blogging...but this is only the tip of the icebeerg  —  There's revelations coming out that mega PR firm Edelman created three "independent" blogs for WalMart (called "flogs").  The first one that was outed was "Wal-Marting Across America" …
Discussion: Joho the Blog and BlogHer
Robert Sinke / dapreview.net:
Meizu M6 SP = the same thing, only cheaper  —  Meizu has found a way to make their kick-ass M6 (Mini Player) a little bit more affordable.  The company fit in a new chipset of some kind (supporting advanced DSP functionality, or something like that) as well as a different brand of screen …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Scrybe Could Set a New Standard In Office Apps
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MIT student hacks his dorm room door lock
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Ross / Zimbra - Blog:
IE 7 vs IE 6  —  Back in April I wrote an entry complaining …