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2:00 PM ET, October 26, 2006

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evhead:
The Birth of Obvious Corp.  —  I'm very excited to announce something that I've wanted to do forever.  —  Odeo has been acquired by a new company called Obvious Corp. Obvious Corp was started by myself, with help from long-time collaborator, Biz Stone, and other Odeo people.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Odeo RIP, Hello Obvious Corp
Discussion: Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Odeo Bought Back From Investors
Discussion: rev2.org and digg
Mark Evans:   Odeo: A Sign of Things to Come?
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web Browser Faceoff  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  The last few weeks have been packed with browser action and the two market leaders, Internet Explorer and Firefox, have launched major new versions.  So to round out our recent browser coverage …
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
A Tale of Two Web Browsers  —  In the last two years, the web has gone through a truly vibrant period of innovation.  We've seen advancements in file sharing, social networks and rich media presentation, as well as the proliferation of Ajax and full-fledged applications that run within the browser.
Discussion: digg
Dave Dargo's Blog:
Bull*&#%!  —  Sometimes you just have to call bull*&#% on something and Oracle's announcement on Linux is as great a candidate as any I've seen lately.  Most of the pundits and analysts will focus on what this means for Red Hat and their valuation.  In fact, Red Hat's stock price was off 15% …
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CNET News.com:
Oracle to offer Red Hat Linux support  —  update SAN FRANCISCO—Oracle will sell support to Red Hat Linux customers and offer its own free clone of the open-source operating system, posing a major competitive challenge to the leading Linux seller.  —  "As of this moment …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
A New Campaign Tactic: Manipulating Google Data  —  If things go as planned for liberal bloggers in the next few weeks, searching Google for "Jon Kyl," the Republican senator from Arizona now running for re-election, will produce high among the returns a link to an April 13 article from The Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly.
Joseph Thornley / Pro PR:
BBS: Jason Calacanis  —  Jason Calacanis' keynote was themed: From Weblogs, Inc. to Netscape: Maintaining Authenticity and Integrity Within Commercial Social Media.  —  Integrity.  I was looking forward to this presentation after the aggressive stance Jason took earlier in the week in response …
Team Vox:
Happy Vox Launch Day!  —  It's been a long time in the making, but the day of the official Vox launch is here.  —  Drawing Vox by Marc John  —  In anticipation for this event, we asked all of you guys to share what aspect you most appreciate or like about Vox.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Microsoft reportedly delays release of RTM version of Vista  —  Microsoft will delay the release of the RTM (release to manufacturing) version, or build number 5824, of its Windows Vista operating system (OS) to the second week of November from the originally scheduled fourth week of October …
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David Pogue / New York Times:
The Cellphone Costs $1,275.  In Love Yet?  —  Want to have some real fun the next time you're in a room with geeks and gadget freaks?  Here are two words that when uttered aloud will not only get their attention, but set off hyperventilation, pupil dilation and drooling: " Apple phone."
Discussion: Glass House
Valleywag:
Did Dell Hire JibJab to Handle Advertising?  —  Dell's Michael Dell, EMC's Joe Tucci, Oracle's Larry Ellison, AMD's Hector Ruiz and Intel's Paul Otellini, drunk on power and hubris made the most upsetting corporate ad I seen to date.  Even the poor Linux penguin is debased in this flick …
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Why So Little Attention to Botnets?  —  Our collective battle against botnets is going badly, according to Ryan Naraine's recent article in eWeek.  —  What's that?  You didn't know we were battling botnets?  You're not alone.  Though botnets are a major cause of Internet insecurity problems …
Discussion: digg
Roy Furchgott / New York Times:
Phones for That Other System  —  MAKING phone calls using voice-over-Internet protocol seems not only inexpensive, but so very modern.  Known by the zippy acronym VoIP (rhymes with practically nothing), it lets you make voice calls over the Internet to anywhere in the world for pennies; no old-fashioned phone company required.
Discussion: IP Democracy and VoIP Watch
John Chow / John Chow dot Com:
Making Money With Domain Names  —  If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will know the name Markus Frind.  He is the owner of Plenty Of Fish, the biggest free dating site on the Internet.  Markus likes to point out the fact that he is a one-man operation and the biggest individual Google AdSense earner.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and digg
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Spending the Day With Getty Images, the Largest Stock Photography Company in the World  —  Kristopher Tate and I are here up in Seattle today in all day meetings with Getty Images as part of a blogger junket put on by Edelman PR with help arranged by Steve Rubel.
Benoit Marchal / www-128.ibm.com:
Working XML: Serve friendlier RSS and Atom feeds  —  Sensible alternatives for novices to RSS and Atom … Catering to a larger audience  —  RSS and Atom feeds offer a very effective solution for visitors to subscribe to your site and be notified when new items are made available.
Ben / Ben Metcalfe Blog:
Google can go shove their lexicographical 'advice' up their ass  —  'Do you "Google?"' has to be one of the most patronizing blog posts ever to have originated from the Googleplex.  (In fact I've just noticed that the title itself sets the tone of the post - a blatant mocking of the slogan of it's nearest competitor.)
 
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Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Vox goes live, open to the public
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Getting Real, the book, now comes in three flavors
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A Collection of Rand's Search-Related Comics
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IE Address Bar Issue
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Gizmodo:
Cingular Rolls Out TeleNav GPS Navigator Service
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Talking About Disclosure - A Social Media Club Roundtable
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Oliver / MobileCrunch:
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