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4:12 AM ET, October 25, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Does The Acquisition Dance With News Corp.  —  San Francisco-based startup Digg has been in recent acquisition discussions with a number of companies, including News Corp., according to multiple sources close to the negotiations.  However, the company was unable to land an offer …
lik-sang.com:
Important Notice: Lik-Sang.com Out of Business due to Multiple Sony Lawsuits  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OUT OF BUSINESS NOTICE  —  Hong Kong, October 24th of 2006 - Lik-Sang.com, the popular gaming retailer from Hong Kong, has today announced that it is forced to close down due …
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Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony denies responsibility for closure of Lik-Sang  —  Accuses retailer of "sour grapes"  —  In a statement issued to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony has denied any responsibility for the closure of Lik-Sang - accusing the online retailer of "sour grapes".  —  The statement begins by observing …
Discussion: Kotaku, Engadget, I4U News, Joystiq, digg and Slashdot
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Sony assassinates amazing etailer Lik-Sang
Fred / fredericiana:
FROM REDMOND WITH LOVE  —  The Microsoft Internet Explorer Team sent us a cake for the release of Firefox 2!  —  A big thanks to Redmond, Washington!  —  P.S.: No, it was not poisoned  —  Trackbacks & Pings  —  ×"×" ×'×"×'×"...
Alex Davis / Courier-Journal:
MySpace.com ads work  —  Local companies find site helps them connect with clients  —  A growing number of Louisville businesses are turning to the social-networking Web site MySpace.com to connect with customers, promote events and, ultimately, make money.
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
MySpace.com Profiles Working for Local Internet Marketing
Discussion: Screenwerk
Microsoft:
Microsoft, Industry Partners Offer Early Holiday Gifts to PC Buyers Around the World  —  Microsoft working with PC manufacturers and system builders to provide holiday PC buyers with low-cost upgrades to Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office release.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced programs …
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Gizmodo:
Rumor: Zune to Pay You For Sharing Songs?  —  The Microsoft Zune may pay you for sharing a song with others if they end up buying that song themselves.  As you probably know, the Zune's WiFi capability will let you send a song to another Zune user, and then that user can listen to it three times …
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Zune to Pay You Back for Sharing Songs?
Discussion: TechCrunch and OhGizmo!
Sprint:
Sprint Launches Nation's First EV-DO Revision A Mobile Broadband Network  —Upgraded network will provide users in San Diego with significantly faster upload speeds and a more robust experience than other mobile data networks  —Revision A-capable device portfolio will expand in November with Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem
Rocketboom / Dembot:
Ze Errors  —  After some discrepancy, Ze Frank has laid into me because he doesn't believe how he could only have a fraction of the audience size of Rocketboom.  —  I was pretty surprised because we have had some friendly emails recently and he has asked me about my stats but apparently didn't believe me.
Joe Critchley / Google Blogoscoped:
Joe's Google Redesign: Search Efficiency  —  Joe Critchley (aka Mambo), now age 17, got his first computer when he was 8, and started making web pages when he was 11.  He's currently working as freelancer doing stuff like HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL, as well as web design.
Discussion: Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog
Ken Belson / New York Times:
T-Mobile Tests Dual Wi-Fi and Cell Service  —  Yesterday T-Mobile became the first major mobile phone carrier in the United States to begin selling service that allows a single handset to communicate over both cellular networks and Wi-Fi hot spots.  —  The first phones, which are available …
Zooie / zooie's blog:
Google Co-op — An Intro & Some Insider Hacks  —  So what is it?  It's called Google Co-op, a platform which enables users to build their own vertical search engines and make money off the advertisements.  It provides a clean, easy interface for simple site restrictions (like what Yahoo! …
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe tries again with e-books  —  Adobe Systems thinks it's time to revisit electronic books.  —  The publishing software company on Tuesday is scheduled to release a beta of an e-book viewer and manager called Digital Editions at its Max 2006 customer conference in Las Vegas.
Discussion: Anne 2.0 and TeleRead
Constance Loizos / Mercury News:
Isn't one start-up enough?  —  Juggling appointments can be tough enough for a busy start-up founder, but that isn't stopping a growing number from a more extreme balancing act: launching a second company — and sometimes a third — while still working on their first.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
The New Mozilla Recommended Add-ons List: The Winners and the Losers  —  In anticipation of the imminent release of Firefox 2.0, Mozilla has relaunched its "recommended add-ons page" this afternoon.  (Update: FF 2.0 has officially launched.)  The page lost its beta status and gained a picture of a flaming motorcycle (see below).
Discussion: Lifehacker
 
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
SGI sues ATI for patent infringement
Discussion: Techdirt
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
This PC wants to save the world
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Crave
Eric Nagourney / New York Times:
Hazards: A Study Gauges the Risks for Ears With iPods
Discussion: Kevin Maney
IP Democracy:
AT&T: U-Verse Had 10% Penetration in June
Stevenberlinjohnson / stevenberlinjohnson.com:
INTRODUCING OUTSIDE.IN  —  So it's an exciting time around here at SBJ headquarters.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Edgeio Closes $5 Million Series A Financing
gamepro.com:
Feature: The PS3: 24 Things You Need to Know
Paul Miller / Engadget:
More mysterious Nokia GPS handheld pics surface
 Earlier Items: 
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Opera Mini, Now For Treos and Blackberries
Discussion: Crave and jkOnTheRun
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Whatever Happened to P2P?
Davis / Davis Freeberg's Digital Connection:
Starship Netflix You Are Cleared For Liftoff
Kevin Laws / VentureBeat:
The Google Myth goes "pop"
Business Wire:
Box.net Lands Funding, Expands Offering
Peter Poffenberger / VoIP Lowdown:
33 Reasons why VoIP is Destroying Traditional Telecoms
Sue Marek / Wireless Week:
T-Mobile to Participate in Hiwire Trial