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9:50 AM ET, October 29, 2006

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Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
In Teens' Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year  —  Teen Web sensation MySpace became so big so fast, News Corp. spent $580 million last year to buy it.  Then Google Inc. struck a $900 million deal, primarily to advertise with it.  But now Jackie Birnbaum and her fellow English classmates …
Discussion: IP Democracy and robhyndman.com
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Wikipedia leaves $100M on the table (or "PLEASE Jimbo, reconsider—media philanthropy could change the world!")  —  Update: Story is now on digg.  —  While on the subject of media philanthropy....  I sat next to Jimbo at a Wikipedia dinner over the summer.
Thomas Goetz / Wired News:
Reinventing Television  —  Wake up, television executives of America: Jon Stewart - the wiseacre host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show - knows more about your business than you do.  Sure, The Daily Show may just seem like a smart comedy program on basic cable; nothing more than good political satire …
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Darmano / Logic+Emotion:
No Blog Zone?  —  Greg Verdino recently wrote: … Now after recently going to a Forrester conference where blogging was encouraged, this puzzles me.  I'm assuming that they have a good reason, but as Greg states in his post: … It is a valid question I think.
Graham Bowley / Financial Times:
The high priestess of internet friendship  —  In January 2003, Danah Boyd moved to San Francisco just as a new internet phenomenon was taking off: online social networking sites.  They were virtual meeting places where people could log on to their computer, meet friends and talk.
Discussion: Edge Perspectives …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
FBI returns to "Fake Boarding Pass" guy's home, seizes computers  —  (Story background here).  Christopher Soghoian today blogs that the FBI returned to his home last night in his absence with a search warrant, and seized computers and other belongings.  The 24-year old computer science student …
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6 and slight paranoia
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SecurityFocus:
Bot nets likely behind jump in spam  —  Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2006-10-27  —  A significant rise in the global volume of spam in the past two months has security analysts worried that bot nets are increasingly being used by spammers to stymie network defenses erected to curtail bulk e-mail.
Aimee Weber / Second Life Insider:
3D Weather Data Visualization in Second Life  —  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Aimee Weber Studio just unrolled a sneak preview of their educational project in Second Life (due to open in mid November).  This appetizer of things to come features …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Slashdot
Mike / Techdirt:
NPR Sick Of Howard Stern Butting In; Wants FCC To Recall FM Modulators  —  from the interference-problems dept  —  A few years back, the UK decided to ban certain FM modulators such as the "iTrip" device that would let you broadcast your iPod a short distance at a low frequency on your radio …
Discussion: Engadget
Tony Smith / The Register:
TomTom to track phones for real-time traffic info  —  Vodafone and route-planning specialist TomTom will next year deploy what they believe will be the world's first commercial traffic data system based on tracking thousands of mobile phones in real-time, the pair said today.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Email with a journalist...  Another email with a journalist writing a "business of blogging" story.  I won't say which publication until it comes out.  —  best j  —  > > 1) Quite simply: CAN blogging be business?  If so, can it be a money-  —  > > maker in its own right for a lot of people, or just for a few, like
Discussion: SYNTAGMA
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Mobile, Behind the Scenes  —  Last week when Skype announced that it had seen five million downloads for the Pocket PC platform, I was suitably impressed.  Why?  Because it showed that there is clearly a demand for a Skype-type solution on the mobile phones.
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Pluck RSS Reader Shuts Down: Consumer RSS Readers a Dead Market Now  —  The Pluck RSS Reader is shutting down, according to a message posted on the Pluck website: … Current Pluck users have until 1/5/2007 to export their data into another RSS Reader.  —  It's interesting they put …
Gizmodo:
Happy Birthday, Windows XP: Top 10 Reasons Why I Love You  —  This week marks the fifth anniversary of the beloved Windows XP operating system.  And I think in honor of this birthday, we will spread the love towards the often-hated Windows XP operating system.  (If you recall, we did a similar thing for the iPod earlier this week).
Discussion: digg
Reuters:
Red Hat won't cut prices because of Oracle: CEO  —  BOSTON (Reuters) - Linux software distributor Red Hat Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT - news) will not cut prices even though bigger rival Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL - news) is launching similar services for half the price, Red Hat's chief executive said on Friday.
Discussion: Open Sources
 
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QuadsZilla / SEO BlackHat:
3 Link Bait Lessons From a Master Baiter
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Apple blogger calls "bulls**t" on me
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
My CarsDirect Experience  —  A couple of months ago I decided …
PC World:
Wikipedia Mulls Copyright Purchase Plan
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Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Small Dog Electronics speaks out on theft-in-transit, credit card fraud and more
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Search Startups Are Dead, Long Live Search Startups
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3
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Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
A New Advertising Engine  —  Google Expands Its Web Reach to Madison Avenue