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10:50 PM ET, October 3, 2007

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Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries  —  One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft's Open-Source Trap for Mono  —  Opinion: Microsoft wants to destroy open-source by opening its code for examination, but not for use.  —  Microsoft is claiming that releasing the .NET Framework reference source code under the Microsoft Reference License will give developers the opportunity to understand more about .NET.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft to release .Net as Shared Source
Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:
A patent trolling dream—Microsoft lets you look but not touch .NET libraries
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   Microsoft Open Sourcing .NET
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
First-Gen Zune Getting All The New Features: This is How You Treat Your Customers  —  The first generation 30GB Zune—which 1.2 million of you already purchased—is getting all the new Zune's features.  All.  Sure, the new Zune is more of a half step forward than a completely new design.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune vs. iPod specification smackdown  —  The new Zunes are official so let's get to it: a spec-by-spec scrap between Redmond's new Zunes and Cupertino's formidable iPod foe.  Unfortunately, Microsoft failed to mention the all important battery performance of their new gear in addition to a few other minor details.
Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
Exclusive: Zune Tattoo Guy Sounds Off on New Players  —  The biggest Zune fan, displaying three Zune tattoos, tells us what he loves about the new devices, and also lets us in on his upcoming ass ink for Apple.  —  There may be only one man who can really impart the significance of the new Zune launch.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Brier Dudley's blog
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
'Zune' Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
An in-depth look at the new Zune lineup; Q&A with Microsoft
Christoph Oehler / Google LatLong:
Google Transit Graduates from Labs  —  It may be back-to-school season, but Google Transit has just graduated from Google Labs!  We're excited to say it's now a fully integrated feature in Google Maps.  This means that when you look up directions for areas where we have transit coverage you'll …
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
PUBLIC TRANSIT ARRIVES (LATE) ON GOOGLE MAPS
Discussion: Between the Lines
Greg Sandoval / Webware.com:
UC BERKELEY FIRST TO POST FULL LECTURES TO YOUTUBE  —  YouTube is now an important teaching tool at UC Berkeley.  —  The school announced on Wednesday that it has begun posting entire course lectures on the Web's No.1 video-sharing site.  —  Berkeley officials claimed in a statement …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge bars RIAA president from testifying in Capitol Records v. Thomas  —  Duluth, Minnesota — Testimony in Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas wrapped up today after Judge Michael J. Davis decided against allowing RIAA president Cary Sherman to testify in the case.
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Drew Cullen / The Register:
Vista Business sales soar like leaping dachshund  —  August numbers are in from Context, the European PC market watcher, and they show that the Vista is anything but Buena for Microsoft.  Vista Business, the, um, business version of Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, slowed during the month …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
TechCrunch to Sell to CNET for $100+ Million?  —  Analyst Doug McIntyre at 24/7 Wall St doesn't have specific thoughts on the valuation, but he makes a persuasive case about why TechCrunch and other big blogs will eventually be bought for big numbers by big media.
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Reality check: CNET and TechCrunch
Discussion: John Furrier and IP Democracy
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Apple reportedly considering Intel platform for iPhone  —  Apple reportedly is considering adopting Intel's Moorestown MID (mobile Internet device) platform processor in a new iPhone, according to OEM sources.  —  Intel revealed a Moorestown-based MID product with functions similar …
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Verizon unveils iPhone rival  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless unveiled three new cell phones on Wednesday for the holiday season, including a high-end handset named Voyager that will compete with Apple Inc's iPhone.  —  The Voyager, made by LG Electronics, trumps the iPhone by offering faster wireless Web access.
Dave McClure / TechCrunch:
Seven Steps to Graphing Your Facebook Strategy  —  This guest post is written by Dave McClure: startup advisor, angel investor, PayPal alumnus, and Master of 500 Hats.  Dave is organizing next week's Graphing Social Patterns conference on Facebook, covering many of the topics and companies mentioned below.
BlogStorm:
Top websites ranked by Digg saturation  —  Tracking the number of times a particular blog hits the Digg homepage isn't really a great indicator of popularity.  Some Digg stories get a couple of hundred Diggs while others are far more popular and attract several thousand.
 
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Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Microsoft gears up for OCS launch
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune vs. Samsung
Greg Sandoval / Crave: The gadget blog:
Microsoft: Zune launching November 13
Discussion: Gizmodo
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 9000 whispers in our ear
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
David Pogue / New York Times:
Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience
Discussion: Crave
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
ARM to bash 'non-issue' Intel with multi-core chip
Discussion: InfoWorld
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
Children. Be very, very afraid.
Reuters:
Yahoo gets approval to buy ad firm BlueLithium
 Earlier Items: 
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kindle Edition e-books appear on Amazon — reader launch imminent
Discussion: TeleRead and ContentBlogger
New York Times:
The Verizon Warning
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Office Live Workspaces: Our interview with Kirk Gregerson
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
NBC chief urges all-hands assault on piracy
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Amazon's Dynamo  —  In two weeks we'll present a paper …
Antonio Regalado / Wall Street Journal:
Google Cuts Ads From Orkut Service
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Netvibes Launches Corporate Startpages - Will Companies Go For It?
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Verizon's LG Voyager heads up newly official fall lineup
 

 
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