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6:30 AM ET, October 23, 2006

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Neal Weinberg / computerworld.co.nz:
Billions will be overspent on networks: Gartner  —  Savvy forecasting, careful buying and getting more value from vendors are the keys to reining in budgets, analysts say  —  ICT spending decision-makers will waste an estimated US$100 billion (NZ$150 billion) during the next five years …
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Gartner Analysts: Good News For 2.0 Companies  —  A story out of Australia regarding some statements by two Gartner analysts and Cisco's John Chambers seems to point in the right direction for some 2.0 type companies, including some my agency represents.  —  In reading the Computerworld article …
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
We're Google.  So Sue Us.  —  Google attracts millions of Web users every day.  And, increasingly, it's attracting the attention of plenty of lawyers, too.  —  As Google has grown into the world's most popular search engine and, arguably, the most powerful Internet company …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Crayon Claims To Be First SecondLife Company  —  Virtual reality service SecondLife must be loving all of the positive press it's receiving lately.  After raising another $11 million in funding earlier this year (bringing their total to $19 million), they celebrated their third birthday …
Discussion: Business Filter
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Neville Hobson / NevilleHobson.com:
It's time to unveil crayon  —  The teasing is done and it's time to get specific about the new company I'm now part of alongside founder Joseph Jaffe, veteran communicator Shel Holtz and podcasting pioneer CC Chapman.  —  The new company is called crayon and will be fully open for business …
Andrew Murray-Watson / Telegraph:
AOL chief says Time Warner demerger 'becomes interesting'  —  Time Warner, the giant US media group, is considering the sale or demerger of AOL, the internet business it merged with in 2000, at the height of the last stockmarket boom.  —  In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Why are more startups in Silicon Valley?  —  The New York Times today says "Its Not The People You Know.  Its Where You Are" The point of the story is that you need to be in Silicon Valley to do a tech startup because that is where most of the action is.  I have done startups in Silicon Valley …
BBC:
Goal footage warning for website  —  An independent website has been told to stop putting footage of FA Premiership goals on the video website YouTube.  —  NetResult - a firm monitoring the internet on behalf of the Premier League - emailed a warning to the website, 101greatgoals.blogspot.com.
Discussion: Techdirt and The Blog Herald
Nick / Rough Type:
Web 2.0lier than thou  —  Jaron Lanier recently called the Web 2.0 movement "digital maoism."  Now, as if on cue, the Cultural Revolution has begun.  —  Lawrence Lessig, in a post titled "The Ethics of Web 2.0," suggests that some Web 2.0 companies are not fit to wear the Web 2.0 label.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Newsgator is not stealing our content (or "One more time: our full RSS feeds are for individual, non-comercial use ONLY."  —  I got a flurry of calls on Friday from our readers because Newsgator suddenly—and without permission—put ads against our blogs in their RSS readers.
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Researchers See Privacy Pitfalls in No-Swipe Credit Cards  —  AMHERST, Mass. — They call it the "Johnny Carson attack," for his comic pose as a psychic divining the contents of an envelope.  —  Tom Heydt-Benjamin tapped an envelope against a black plastic box connected to his computer.
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Finance gives us a new chart  —  In what seems to be an attempt to catch up to Yahoo! Finance, Google has rolled out a new version of their stock chart.  The new version has a couple new features — but nothing new if we're looking at existing products.
Discussion: IR Daily and digg
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Tip/Trick: Cool UI Templating Technique to use with ASP.NET AJAX for non-UpdatePanel scenarios  —  I've been having some fun playing around with the ASP.NET AJAX Beta release this weekend.  —  Usually when I integrate AJAX functionality into my code I just end up using the built-in server controls …
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs and MSDN Blogs
John Griffin / johng Blog:
BREAKING NEWS: Mass Effect Coming to PC in 2007  —  Just received my subscribers copy of PC Gamer and was shocked to turn the page and see a Mass Effect preview, previously only confirmed for Xbox 360.  From the article, … Not officially anounced by BioWare yet but you can be safe …
Discussion: Joystiq
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Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Rumor: Mass Effect Coming To PC?
Discussion: Neowin.net and You NEWB
Frank Gruber / TechCrunch:
Midwest Startups Unite for Second TECH cocktail  —  The second TECH cocktail rocked Chicago on October 12 at the Gramercy.  TECH cocktail - highlighted previously on TechCrunch - is a quarterly event co-hosted by Eric Olson and Frank Gruber that focuses on better connecting the local technology community.
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
A Messy Age for Music  —  Confusion Reigns In the Expanding Digital World  —  Ah, progress.  It used to be that you just went out and bought a compact disc and you didn't have to worry about whether it would work on your player.  —  These days, in the age of digital distribution, we don't need to buy CDs anymore.
Roughly Drafted:
Why Apple Failed  —  Apple's recent quarterly earnings report blew past all expectations.  More importantly, dramatic unit sales growth shows the company is executing a working strategy for building the Mac platform.  That raises the obvious question: why has Apple's market share historically been so low …
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Next OQO handheld PC could have cellular capability
Evan Blass / Engadget:
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY
Ozymandias:
Clarifying Thoughts on High Definition Game Rendering
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE CHECKOUT SAYS NO TO ZE FRANK
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
'Click Fraud' Threatens Foundation of Web Ads