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12:25 AM ET, October 11, 2007

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Josh / Netly News:
More Google Brass Head for the Exits  —  Bigshots from around the world are converging on Google HQ tomorrow for Zeitgeist, the faithful's annual mecca to the Googleplex.  But at least one of Google's top brass is heading for the exits: Benjamin Ling, a high-ranking engineer described by Google …
Fred / A VC:
30 Thoughts At 30,000 feet  —  I thought I'd try Jason Calacanis' new favorite way of writing a blog post on for size.  I am on a flight from NYC to Portland Oregon and my entourage email database crashed this morning so I don't have an inbox to work on (except on my blackberry and that's getting tiring).
Discussion: rexblog.com, Joe Duck and /Message
iPhone Alley:
iPhone v1.1.1 Jailbreak & AppTapp Installation Guide  —  It's been a couple of days since the iPhone Dev Team announced that they had a successful jailbreak, but their method was not released to anyone outside of the team until just recently.  This afternoon we received an email …
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Mother's ire puts Ballmer on defense over Vista  —  He says the OS is delivering value to corporate customers  —  For a few minutes during Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer's appearance at the Gartner Inc. conference here, emotionless management-speak gave way to a mother's frustration with the Vista operating system.
comScore:
61 Billion Searches Conducted Worldwide in August Google Ranks as Top Global Search Property comScore Introduces First Comprehensive Worldwide Reporting of the Search Market  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the first comprehensive study …
Valleywag:
Acquisitions: CBS eyes gossip site for $10 million  —  CBS eyes gossip site for $10 million  —  Why was a roomful of venture capitalists and lawyers clinking champagne glasses at Zibibbo in Palo Alto last week?  The target of their fulsome praise was entrepreneur Anthony Soohoo, a former Yahoo executive.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Happy 1st Anniversary YouTube and Google; Now Move Over a Bit  —  Time for another roundup, and this one coincides with a notable first-year anniversary: that of Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, confirmed on October 9th, 2006.  —  Since then, the name "YouTube" has become virtually synonymous with "online video sharing".
Business Wire:
Jamba CEO Hood Resigns  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Lucy Hood, CEO of Jamba and President of Fox Mobile Entertainment, announced her resignation today.  Jamba COO Lee Fenton will assume her duties until a new CEO is appointed.  —  "It's been extremely exciting and rewarding …
Lara Sinclair / NEWS.com.au:
Axe swings at Yahoo7?  —  IT'S carnage over at Yahoo7 at the moment, according to sources within the group.  —  Interim chief executive Rohan Lund, according to one informant, is "taking a machete" to the place.  That may be a dramatisation, but the Seven Group's internet division has changed …
Discussion: TechCrunch and paidContent.org
Adam C. Engst / TidBITS:
Confessions of a Twitter Convert  —  I'm eating a hearty meal of crow (roasted, with garlic and rosemary) today, since I'm here to tell you how interesting and downright useful I've found Twitter to be since being turned onto it properly at the C4 conference in August.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Firefox Coming To Your Phone  —  Get ready to throw out that WAP browser on your mobile phone (if you haven't already).  The iPhone, with its fully-functioning Safari browser, showed us that mobile browsing need not be a compromise.  Now, the folks at Mozilla are working on a mobile version of Firefox.
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Schrep / schrep's blog:
Mozilla and Mobile  —  People ask us all the time about what Mozilla's …
Paul Graham:
Why to Move to a Startup Hub  —  After the last talk I gave, one of the organizers got up on the stage to deliver an impromptu rebuttal.  That never happened before.  I only heard the first few sentences, but that was enough to tell what I said that upset him: that startups would do better if they moved to Silicon Valley.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Google patents datacenter-in-a-shipping-container, ignores Sun's BlackBox  —  Google has received a patent from the USPTO for the concept of a "mobile datacenter" stored in a standard shipping container and equipped with multiple racks of high-powered servers with its own internal cooling system.
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Security Experts: Merchants Racing to the Bottom for PCI Certs  —  Some security experts say merchants put getting PCI-certified above actually improving security.  —  Security experts are starting to grumble about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, saying that some merchants …
Discussion: Jeremiah Grossman
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X Leopard: Dock 1.6  —  The Dock in Mac OS X is unique in comparison to the user interface of Windows, most Linux distros that emulate the Windows desktop, and previous versions of the Classic Mac OS.  Apple has significantly updated the Dock in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Class-action charges Apple, AT&T with unlawful business practices  —  A new class-action lawsuit charges Apple and AT&T with intentionally breaking the iPhones of customers who unlocked or installed third-party applications on the handsets, and further alleges that the two firms conspired …
Discussion: Engadget, Bits and Macsimum News
 
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David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Philips blowing out 50-inch plasmas for less than a grand
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CNN:
Apple says French iPhone launch date yet to be decided
Yahoo! News:
RIM and Eatoni to work on text keyboard technology
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Associated Press:
Report: Sun Microsystems, Samsung developing 'Java phone'
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
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Facebook Pitches Its Political Benefits
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Susanne Ault / Video Business Online:
Warner puts downloadable files on Harry Potter DVD
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Google Biz Search; Apple Takes on Office; Other News
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Report: Google phone coming soon
AppleInsider:
Apple to launch official iPhone Web applications directory
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