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4:30 PM ET, October 23, 2006

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Reuters:
Cisco unveils HD video conferencing system  —  Network equipment maker Cisco Systems on Sunday unveiled a high-definition video conferencing system that it says can grow into a billion-dollar business in five to seven years.  —  Named TelePresence, the product is the latest move by Cisco …
Discussion: Kevin Maney and 1080eye
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Gartner Analysts: Good News For 2.0 Companies
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 …
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Joe / Techdirt:   Lawsuits Against Google Only Make It Stronger
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Jingle gets $30M to grow its free directory assistance service  —  (Updated below with comments from chief executive George Garrick)  —  Jingle Networks, a Menlo Park start-up which provides free phone directory assistance, has raised a whopping $30 million more in venture capital — upping the ante in what is now a crowded field.
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 …
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Adjusts Hiring Process As Needs Grow  —  Google Inc.'s recruiting process is legendary in Silicon Valley.  Tales abound of job candidates who suffered through a dozen or more in-person interviews, and applicants with years of work experience who were spurned after disclosing they had so-so college grades.
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 …
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: Lifehacker, Monkey Bites and digg
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Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
New US Elections 2006 Layer, Larry Page visit
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Found: 1 black 30 GB video iPod.  Is it yours?  —  If this isn't a test for how the blogosphere can get things done, I'm not sure what is.  As a part of this test, if you happen to read this blog entry and you have a blog, please spread the word and let's see if the viral nature of the blogosphere can help this iPod find its owner.
Discussion: Doc Searls Weblog
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.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
News On My Plans For Next Year  —  I'm currently on vacation, which is a bad time to announce some of my plans for 2007.  But I reached an agreement with Incisive on Search Engine Strategies literally minutes before leaving, which I can now talk about.  In short, I'll be chairing the SES NY 2007 show …
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!
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.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
OMG!!  The Feds Launch Their Own MySpace Clone  —  First WalMart, now the Feds have their own MySpace clone.  Launched today, YoungFeds.org features blogs, message boards, video and career information.  And yes, it kinda sucks.  —  Supported by the insurance company GEICO and the Council …
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Mark Evans:
Mesh is Back!  —  We've been bursting at the seams to tell you …
Kay Withers / BBC:
Mobiles have 'key role for young'
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
A Living Picture's Momento WiFi photo frames with SideShow
Discussion: CrunchGear
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Venture capitalists open spigot — especially for Web 2.0 & energy
Mercury News:
Happy birthday, iPod
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Links Blog Search to Google News
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
AOL Fraud Prosecutors Stop Short Of the Top
HappyBeggar News:
Bell Sympatico and XBOX 360 Deal
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 Earlier Items: 
Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
Mobile Video Calling Part III — Uniquely Capturing the Ordinary & Extraordinary
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iLounge unveils iPod Storage Calculator
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
John Evans / SYNTAGMA:
Syntagma at One  —  When I started Syntagma Media one year ago …
BBC:
Goal footage warning for website
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Newsgator is not stealing our content (or "One more time …
Discussion: Open The Dialogue
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Researchers See Privacy Pitfalls in No-Swipe Credit Cards