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10:35 PM ET, October 24, 2006

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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Launches Custom Search Engine Service  —  Want your own Google-flavored specialized search engine for your web site or blog?  With Google's new Custom Search Engine service, it takes just minutes to set up your own unique search engine.  —  Google is joining Yahoo …
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Official Google Blog:
Eureka!  Your own search engine has landed!  —  Wouldn't it be cool if you could easily build a search engine on your blog or website tailored to the topics and areas you know and love the most?  You're not alone if you'd like that — we've heard from partners large and small …
Google:
The Power of Google Search is Now Customizable
Discussion: Download Squad
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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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?  —  What would a day on CrunchGear be like without at least one totally unconfirmed but juicy rumor?  Our spies are going into overtime as the deadline for the Zune approaches (that's November 14, chuckleheads).  Though this is something we've heard before …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Apple:
Apple MacBook Pro Notebooks Now with Intel Core 2 Duo Processors  —  Up to 39 Percent Faster  —  Apple® today announced that its entire MacBook™ Pro line of notebooks now includes the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor and delivers performance that is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation.
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Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo means great deals on yesterday's MacBook Pro Core Duo
Discussion: Gizmodo
gamepro.com:
Feature: The PS3: 24 Things You Need to Know  —  When it comes to the PlayStation 3, it can be difficult to keep things in perspective: details get lost in the shuffle.  Have no fear, though, because GamePro is to the rescue with a handy cheat sheet of little-known facts and new information about Sony's Cadillac of a console.
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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  —  ×"×" ×'×"×'×"...
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 …
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
Peter Poffenberger / VoIP Lowdown:
33 Reasons why VoIP is Destroying Traditional Telecoms  —  Over the last 5 years the traditional telecoms' share of the telephone market has shrunk significantly as upstart cellular and VoIP competitors continue to gain ground.  But even more bad news is on the horizon for the likes of AT&T …
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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Joe Critchley / Google Blogoscoped:
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
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Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Whatever Happened to P2P?
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Starship Netflix You Are Cleared For Liftoff
Gizmodo:
Linux Computer Shrinks in Size
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe tries again with e-books
Discussion: Anne 2.0 and TeleRead
Kevin Laws / VentureBeat:
The Google Myth goes "pop"
 Earlier Items: 
Chicagoist:
Interview: Google Chicago Engineers
Business Wire:
Box.net Lands Funding, Expands Offering
Sue Marek / Wireless Week:
T-Mobile to Participate in Hiwire Trial
Steven Levy / Wired News:
The Perfect Thing … In mid-October 2001, I received an invitation …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Hackers Zero In on Online Stock Accounts
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox 2 Launch: Interview With Chris Beard, Mozilla VP Products
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
The Apple iPod Turns Five
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft earns a mixed report card for its year-old Live initiative