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8:25 AM ET, October 23, 2006

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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 …
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 …
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" I have done startups in Silicon Valley (Forte, Alta Vista, Napster) and in Boston (Bowstreet, Groove Networks) and I don't see any difference other than size and scale.
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
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
The Internet Black Hole That Is North Korea  —  THE tragically backward, sometimes absurdist hallmarks of North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-il, are well known.  There is Mr. Kim's Elton John eyeglasses and strangely whipped, cotton-candy hairdo.  And there is the North Korean "No!  Yeeesssss ... No!
Discussion: Mark Evans and Slashdot
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 …
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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
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 Evans / SYNTAGMA:
Syntagma at One  —  When I started Syntagma Media one year ago, I thought we would probably still be in business after 12 months, but that there was a 49pc chance we might not be.  —  It's now one day after our first birthday and we're still here — bloodied but not bowed.  —  When I say bloodied, I mean it.
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
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Better Bad News takes on PayPerPost and Gillmor Gang  —  Funny.  —  But, I'm totally in Jason Calacanis' corner here where he argues about how to change the system.  Do what you can to improve someone's life.  That's far preferable to what Dana Gardner argues for on the Gillmor Gang.  —  Robert,
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
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I've now had HD for about a month now, and it's a life-changer.  I know it sounds weird, but you look at the world differently.  The Discovery channel has really jumped on HD, they have a channel called HD Theater that is at least partly a travelogue, they sent crews around the world to take pictures in all kind of exotic places.
Discussion: Scobleizer
 
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John Griffin / johng Blog:
BREAKING NEWS: Mass Effect Coming to PC in 2007
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku, Neowin.net and You NEWB
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Google News a Step Closer to Integrating Blogs
Discussion: TechCrunch and InsideGoogle
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Treo 680 headed to Cingular
Discussion: Treonauts
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Oh My Goodness Gracious
Harry Fuller / Crave:
Crave, in living color
Discussion: Scobleizer and Bloggers Blog
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
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Frank Gruber / TechCrunch:
Midwest Startups Unite for Second TECH cocktail
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Next OQO handheld PC could have cellular capability
Roughly Drafted:
Why Apple Failed  —  Apple's recent quarterly earnings report blew past all expectations.
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Ozymandias:
Clarifying Thoughts on High Definition Game Rendering
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
A Messy Age for Music
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE CHECKOUT SAYS NO TO ZE FRANK