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6:05 PM ET, October 8, 2007

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Ed Moltzen / crn.com:
Microsoft's Ballmer: Google Reads Your Mail  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took a knock at one of his chief rivals during a speech to an audience in the U.K., saying Google reads customer email as part of a failed bid to drive ad-based revenue.  —  The software giant's chief made the remarks during …
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Digital Democracy Director Slams Google's Greed
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Microsoft CEO Says Google Reads Your Mail
Discussion: Digital Daily
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
For Google, Advertising and Phones Go Together  —  For more than two years, a large group of engineers at Google has been working in secret on a mobile phone project.  As word about their efforts has trickled out, expectations in the tech world for what has been called the Google phone …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
YouTube: The Big Copyright Lie  —  I'm a big YouTube fan.  —  We can thank YouTube for cutting the gordian knot of video codecs.  Instead of futzing around with codecs and media players, YouTube's universal, Flash-based web video "just works".  After all this time, it turns out the killer app …
Discussion: WebProNews, TECH.BLORGE.com and rc3.org
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google and IBM team on cloud computing initiative for universities
Discussion: Tech.co.uk and Google
William M. Bulkeley / Wall Street Journal:
IBM, Google, Universities Combine 'Cloud' Forces
Sprint:
Forsee Steps Down As Chairman, CEO of Sprint Nextel  —James Hance, Jr. to serve as acting chairman; Paul Saleh named acting CEO  —Company conducting outside search for new CEO  —Company updates 2007 financial guidance  —  Contacts:  —  Media Relations  —  Leigh Horner, 703-433-3044
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Vonage settles patent case with Sprint  —  Internet telephony provider Vonage said Monday that is has settled its patent dispute with Sprint Nextel.  —  The two companies have entered into a licensing arrangement that allows Vonage to use patents for voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, technology that are held by Sprint.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Announcing a preliminary iPhone 1.1.1 Jailbreak  —  The iPhone/iTouch Dev guys have been hard at work for weeks and have finally managed to jailbreak 1.1.1.  Right now, they're nowhere near releasing a general-use tool but the first steps have been made.  Congratulations to dinopio, asap18 …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
A Few Important Concerns From the Facebook App O'Reilly Report  —  This past weekend Tim O'Reilly released a report that showed a curve in the number of users of Facebook apps.  Today, Erick brought Tim's post back with his own discussion about the chart and included a full top 200 Facebook apps in terms of active users.
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Ted Wallingford / Download Squad:   Facebook barely scratching the surface of the platform's potential?
Xbox.com:
Holiday Consoles Include Two Free Games  —  Xbox® is rewarding holiday console buyers this season with two free games!  Hot on the heels of a price reduction for all Xbox 360™ consoles, Microsoft is now giving holiday buyers even more value by including two great games …
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Microsoft announces new Xbox 360 bundle for the holidays
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Minnesota woman to appeal $220,000 RIAA award  —  Jammie Thomas, the Minnesota woman who last week was ordered to pay the recording industry $222,000 for copyright violations related to sharing songs, has decided to appeal the verdict.  —  Thomas announced her decision Monday morning …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Thomas to appeal RIAA's $222,000 file-sharing verdict
Discussion: p2pnet, Gizmodo, Mashable! and Digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
How the RIAA tasted victory: a perfect storm which might not be repeated
Discussion: Digg
Iancr / FISTFULAYEN:
CONVENIENCE WINS, HUBRIS LOSES AND CONTENT VS. CONTEXT, A PRESENTATION FOR SOME MUSIC INDUSTRY FRIENDS  —  Yesterday was a crazy day.  —  In the morning I found myself car-less and skateboarding to Santa Monica High School in a suitcoat and wool Vans with my computer in a leather satchel over my shoulder …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Hallelujah — a Yahoo music exec who gets it
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Why I Won't Buy an iPhone  —  Apple has abandoned its founding ethos of creativity and innovation by hanging up on third-party software developers  —  I don't own an iPhone, and I don't think I ever will.  That may come as a surprise to anyone acquainted with my long history of owning and liking Apple (AAPL) products.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Graphing social patterns with Linkedin's Reid Hoffman  —  Speaking the Graphing Social Patterns conference (covering the business and technology of Facebook) in San Jose today, Linkedin founder and chairman Reid Hoffman poured cold water on the notion that a single social graph would prevail.
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Seagate Formally Launches Hybrid Hard Drives  —  Seagate has begun shipping its first hybrid hard drives, more than a year after the company first announced plans to enter the market.  —  The Momentus 5400 PSD 2.5-inch hybrid drive has begun shipping to OEMs, four of which are qualifying the drive for inclusion in a notebook PC.
Richard Siklos / Fortune:
Why the iPod can be conquered  —  Apple's hugely popular digital music player isn't as ubiquitous as most people think, which explains why rivals like Microsoft keep trying to dethrone it, writes Fortune's Richard Siklos.  —  (Fortune) — Far be it for any mortal to tell Steve Jobs how to flog …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Hacker breaks into eBay server, locks out users  —  (InfoWorld) - A malicious hacker broke into an eBay server on Friday and temporarily suspended the accounts of a "very small" number of members, the company said.  —  "We were able to block the fraudster quickly before any permanent damage had been done.
Discussion: AuctionBytes Blog
 
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Mark Simon / Search Insider:
Is The Online Ad Industry Partying Like It's 1999?
Discussion: WebProNews
Darren Murph / Engadget:
US in-flight calling can't catch a break, ruled out for "foreseeable future"
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Vuze opens up platform; claims 10 million "viewers"
Discussion: Download Squad and NewTeeVee
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Calif. man sues Apple over iPhone 'bricking'
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Carm from Sandisk ups ante; will shave her head too if Microsoft's …
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WCVB-TV:
Web Site Lets You Tattle On Your Neighbor
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Add an Info View to Google Results
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 Earlier Items: 
Nick / Rough Type:
Selling a community  —  The sharecropper rollup continues.
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
VMware makes storage fluid
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo's 100-day review: A lot of cards shown already
San Francisco Chronicle:
Users' complaints to FTC show another side of Google
Discussion: WebProNews
Business Wire:
Alltel Wireless Launches New Wi-Fi Solution
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Yahoo! for Yahoo?  Maybe not.  —  The jumbo online revenue gains …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Loic Le Meur's New Startup Launches: Seesmic