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2:15 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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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
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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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  —  ×"×" ×'×"×'×"...
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
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple releases MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
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 …
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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 …
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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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox 2 Launch: Interview With Chris Beard, Mozilla VP Products
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.
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
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 …
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
 
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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
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Opera Mini, Now For Treos and Blackberries
Discussion: Crave and jkOnTheRun
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Whatever Happened to P2P?
Discussion: dcia.info
Davis / Davis Freeberg's Digital Connection:
Starship Netflix You Are Cleared For Liftoff
 Earlier Items: 
Gizmodo:
Linux Computer Shrinks in Size
Kevin Laws / VentureBeat:
The Google Myth goes "pop"
Business Wire:
Box.net Lands Funding, Expands Offering
Sue Marek / Wireless Week:
T-Mobile to Participate in Hiwire Trial
Sam Gustin / New York Post:
'NET LOSS IN PARKS
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Hackers Zero In on Online Stock Accounts
Discussion: Kevin Maney