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10:50 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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Video Conferencing... Its' hot again  —  Video conferencing, after fading into the background for a while, is back in news again.  Microsoft, last week let us know about their new video conferencing system called RoundTable that is likely to debut in mid-2007.
Discussion: Web Worker Daily
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Gartner Analysts: Good News For 2.0 Companies
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 …
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!
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google to unveil election mashup  —  Google is expected to unveil on Sunday night a mashup that combines its popular Google Earth mapping program with information about the U.S. congressional races coming up in two weeks.  —  The Google Earth 2006 election resource tool indicates …
Discussion: TechBlog and digg
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.
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
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Second Life's "Wild West" — the land of start-ups and no cops, yet  —  The buzz around the growth of virtual world site, Second Life, is drawing more scrutiny from real-world regulators who fear they're losing grip with the growing economy.  —  The site appears to have hit a sort of critical mass …
Discussion: The Stalwart, You NEWB and HorsePigCow
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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.
Discussion: reBang weblog
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Putting blogs to work for Wall Street  —  Collective Intellect has a goal: Make bloggers work for The Man.  —  The company has created a service that combs through thousands of blogs, news sites, chat rooms and other Web sites every day and then surfaces rumors and news reports that might …
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.
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.
 
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iLounge unveils iPod Storage Calculator
Zonk / Slashdot:
Wikipedia's $100 Million Dream
Discussion: Techdirt
MediaPost Publications:
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Damien Mulley:
How odd - my Thinkhouse PR blog post is banned from Google
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Better Bad News takes on PayPerPost and Gillmor Gang
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Why are more startups in Silicon Valley?
John Griffin / johng Blog:
BREAKING NEWS: Mass Effect Coming to PC in 2007
Discussion: Joystiq, Neowin.net, You NEWB and Kotaku
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Tip/Trick: Cool UI Templating Technique to use with ASP.NET AJAX …
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs and MSDN Blogs
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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
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Finance gives us a new chart
Discussion: IR Daily, WebProNews and digg
Harry Fuller / Crave:
Crave, in living color
Discussion: Scobleizer and Bloggers Blog
Frank Gruber / TechCrunch:
Midwest Startups Unite for Second TECH cocktail
Roughly Drafted:
Why Apple Failed  —  Apple's recent quarterly earnings report blew past all expectations.
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
A Messy Age for Music