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10:35 PM ET, October 31, 2006

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Ken Norton / JotBlog:
We're Googlers now  —  We've always had a hard time keeping secrets, and it's been really tough to keep this one - Google has acquired JotSpot.  Yep, that's right - we're all Googlers now, and we couldn't be more excited.  —  But let's talk about you, our users and customers.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Wiki Collaboration Company Jotspot  —  Google's office strategy just got a whole lot richer with the announced acquisition of the wiki based company Jotspot.  A business oriented service that plugs a long list of different applications like calendars and photo sharing into a wiki framework …
Ross / Socialtext Enterprise Wiki blogs:
Google Acquires JotSpot, Socialtext Provides Free Migration  —  Socialtext, the first wiki company, announced today a free hosted wiki program for JotSpot customers following that company's acquisition by Google.  Socialtext will migrate JotSpot wiki content and provide one year …
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Whether it meant to or not, Google just responded to the Microsoft/Socialtext SocialPoint deal  —  Yesterday, as my colleague Dan Farber pointed out, when you merge Microsoft's Sharepoint with Socialtext namesake wiki, you get SocialPoint.  Wrote Dan at the end of the post …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Is JotSpot the new foundation for Google Office?  —  David already weighed in on Google acquiring JotSpot.  It seems that Google is buying rather than building a collaborative applications platform, first with Blogger, Writely and now with JotSpot and more to come.
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
JotSpot, Google's New Extensible Wiki
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Zend Technologies Announce Technical Collaboration to Improve Interoperability of PHP on the Windows Server Platform  —  Companies seek to improve performance, reliability and stability of PHP on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server "Longhorn."
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Office Live Will Launch Web Service to Help Small Businesses Attract Customers, Generate Repeat Business  —  Microsoft Office Live adManager Beta and Office Live Business Contact Manager will be available to help small businesses stay in touch with their customers.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Here Comes Microsoft 2.0: Embracing Lighweight, Open Source Apps Online  —  Microsoft has made a number of announcements in the last 24 hours that show it is not going to let the oncoming Google Office steal its thunder without a fight.  It looks to me like the transformation of Microsoft …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft revamps its Office Live line-up
Discussion: LiveSide
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking News: Condé Nast/Wired Acquires Reddit  —  We just received confirmation that Condé Nast, owner of Wired and other magazines/websites, acquired Boston-based Reddit earlier this morning, and will make the announcement later today.  The price is not being disclosed.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Wired Acquires Reddit (instead of just white labeling it)  —  In other acquisition news today, Techcrunch reported that Condé Nast, owner of Wired and other magazines/websites, has acquired Boston-based Reddit.  I pinged Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian about this and he confirmed …
Discussion: Valleywag, TechCrunch and ben barren
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
China: We don't censor the Internet.  Really  —  ATHENS, Greece—While many countries block off some Web sites, China has long drawn heightened scrutiny because of the breadth and sophistication of its Internet censorship.  —  Which is why it came as a surprise on Tuesday …
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Mike / Techdirt:   China Plays Innocent: It's Never Censored The Internet And Arrested …
Lifehacker:
Add attachment icons to Gmail  —  The Gmail attachment icons userscript takes advantage of the previously-mentioned Stylish Firefox extension to add attachment icons to your Gmail account.  —  In case you're not keen on what Stylish does, it allows you to add your own CSS style elements …
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
A Home Valuation Web Site Is Accused of Discrimination  —  Zillow.com, the Web site that provides free home valuations, has been accused by a coalition of community activist groups of undervaluing the homes in black and Latino neighborhoods.  —  In a letter sent by the National Community …
Discussion: Valleywag, Inc.com and ProgrammableWeb
Gizmodo:
Limited Edition Zunes Coming To Fancy West Coast Clothing Stores  —  Pictures of special, limited edition Microsoft Zunes have surfaced and the good news is that if you like overpriced West Coast fashion, you're in for a treat.  Apparently, Microsoft struck a deal with West Coast-based …
Nick / Rough Type:
Evidence of attraction  —  Over the last few months, I've made a number of observations, starting here, about the growing dominance of Wikipedia over search engine results for common terms.  My findings were anecdotal, drawn from the searches I do day-in and day-out as well as a few dozen random ones …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Google shares ad wealth with videographers  —  Google has begun sharing advertising revenue with the makers of a popular video clip in a groundbreaking deal that could drive up the costs of competing in the fledgling video-sharing sector.  —  The search company has agreed to turn …
 
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