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9:15 AM ET, October 10, 2007

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The truth about traffic on the Internet  —  Ahh, the Guardian got into a little dirty truth about traffic on TechMeme: there isn't many people there.  —  Every time I get on TechMeme I get 500 to 3,000 visits.  That matches what the Guardian and what Nick Carr are seeing.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Techmeme's juicelessness  —  My name's Nick, and I'm a Techmeme junkie.  —  Even so, I have to admit that the Guardian's Bobbie Johnson is absolutely right when he says, "for all that Valley-centric news junkies claim Techmeme as a crucial aggregator, it simply doesn't refer much traffic."
Discussion: The Open Road
BBC:
On the road with wi-fi and video  —  On test clockwise from top left: PSP Slim, Archos 605wifi, iPod touch, N800  —  Gadget lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to portable media players, with an increasing number offering web access through wi-fi connections.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, PalmAddicts and Adactio
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone and iPod touch v1.1.1 full jailbreak tested, confirmed!  —  We were invited by iPhone / iPod touch file system hacker Niacin (who you might also know for his PSP and MSN TV Linux cluster hacks, etc.) and Dre to test out their new v1.1.1 file system hack.
Schrep / schrep's blog:
Mozilla and Mobile  —  People ask us all the time about what Mozilla's going to do about the mobile web, and I'm very excited to announce that we plan to rock it.  Here's some information about what we're planning to do with hiring, technology, partnerships, and products, and how you can get involved.
Tony Hsieh / Official Google Blog:
Reach out and message someone  —  Technology has made staying in touch with your friends and family both easier and harder: living a fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle is easier (and a lot of fun), but it's more difficult to keep track of everyone when they're running around at warp speed.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Platform To Launch Next Week  —  MySpace is gearing up to launch MySpace Platform, according to a number of third party developers who've been contacted for input on the product.  While this has been rumored since June, this is the first indication that the service is preparing to actually launch.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Bands Rushing To Ditch Labels And Embrace Free; Are The Floodgates Opening?  —  We've only been predicting that music would eventually go free for about a dozen years, but it feels like we may be nearing a tipping point among musicians recognizing this simple truth as well, kicked off by last week's Radiohead announcement.
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Telegraph:
Oasis, Jamiroquai to follow Radiohead
David Gainer / Microsoft Excel:
Calculation Issue Update (Fix Available)  —  Two weeks ago, we posted about an issue involving the calculation of numbers around 65,535 and 65,536.  As of today, fixes for this issue in Excel 2007 and Excel Services 2007 are available for download from the following locations:
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Briefly: redesigned MacBook Pro power adapters on the way  —  Apple Inc. has halted shipments of MagSafe power adapters for its MacBook Pro notebook line as a result of quality design issues and is presently working on a fix, AppleInsider has been told.  —  Several people familiar with the matter …
Discussion: Tech.co.uk, Gadget Lab and Crave
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Free the Avatars  —  Virtual worlds may be freewheeling environments where cyber-behavior is unconstrained by many terrestrial mores.  But they are also gated communities, and the gates keep the digital denizens locked inside.  —  IBM and Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, think it's time to free the avatars.
Discussion: RealityPrime
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Do Virtual Worlds know the way in San Jose?
Discussion: TechCrunch
AppleInsider:
Sources: Leopard finalized, 10.4.11 inching closer [updated]  —  Apple Inc. this week is believed to have wrapped up development of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard while simultaneously pushing out yet another pre-release copy of its final maintenance and security update for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger users.
Discussion: MacRumors, Gizmodo, Tech.co.uk and Ubergizmo
Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
EBay launches "Neighborhoods" feature  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hoping to woo shoppers who say eBay Inc. has lost its folksy appeal, the world's largest online auction plans to launch its own version of a social networking service Wednesday and is promising other customer-friendly features by year's end.
Discussion: Techdirt and WebProNews
InfoWorld:
Samsung reveals latest music phones  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Samsung Electronics has unveiled a refreshed lineup of three new cell phones that are targeted at music lovers.  —  The handsets have more of an emphasis on music than other phones and are intended to be just as much music player as cell phone.
Rachel Aviv / New York Times:
File-Sharing Students Fight Copyright Constraints  —  When Zachary McCune, a student at Brown, received an e-mail message from the university telling him he might have broken the law by downloading copyrighted songs, his eyes glazed over the warning and he quickly forgot about it.
 
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Business Wire:
Just in Time for the Holidays Dream Arcades Releases the Cocktail …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-055 - Critical
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Acxiom Shows Breaking Up Is Costly
Discussion: PE HUB
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Co-Founder of Skype Defends Its Value
Allan Leinwand / NewTeeVee:
Essay: The Myth of Infinite Bandwidth
Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times:
Newspapers, bloggers now on same page
Discussion: Editors Weblog
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 8310: Red and Titanium pics!
Discussion: IntoMobile and Engadget Mobile
CPSC Home Page:
Toshiba Recalls AC Adapters sold with Portable DVD Players Due to Burn Hazard
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Should you trust Facebook with your business?
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
T-Mobile UK Spends $300,000+ Per Week on Search
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Meet the Google Broadcasting Company: AdSense video units are game-changing
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
AT&T relents on controversial Terms of Service, announces changes
Discussion: Mashable!
InfoWorld:
Google unveils Gen 5 of Enterprise Search Appliance
Discussion: Labnotes
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles:
Becoming more social on eBay
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Study: Google gets bulk of world search
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
When Google acquisitions go wrong: the disappointing story of Urchin