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5:45 PM ET, October 10, 2007

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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.
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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.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Digg
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.
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AppleInsider:
Apple to launch official iPhone Web applications directory  —  Apple as early as Wednesday is expected to launch as part of its website a directory of official Web 2.0-based iPhone applications, AppleInsider has been told.  —  One developer familiar with the matter, who asked to remain anonymous …
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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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Darren / DarrenBarefoot.com:
How Much Traffic is the New York Times Worth?
Discussion: WebProNews
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 …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Sprint's WiMax dilemma  —  news analysis If Wall Street pundits get their way, Sprint Nextel's next CEO will put the brakes on plans for a new, high-speed wireless network.  —  But such a move, while no doubt cutting costs, could condemn the struggling company to also-ran status.
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Wikimedia Will Move To San Francisco  —  At this point, Mountain View, California more or less is Google.  Everyone knows Microsoft's based in Redmond, and Yahoo's associated with Sunnyvale.  Now, shaking things up, Wikimedia will move from St. Petersburg, Florida to San Francisco.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Epicenter
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Wiki blue / Wikimedia Foundation:
Wikipedia to Relocate to San Francisco
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.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
World's dumbest file-sharer mulls appeal  —  Ironically-named P2P user Jammie Thomas, who was fined $220,000 for copyright infringement in a case brought by the RIAA last week, wants to appeal the Minnesota jury's verdict.  —  The lady is certainly unlucky.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Defendant knocks Web illiterate juror in RIAA case
Discussion: DailyTech
Valleywag:
Blogging For Dollars: TechCrunch's gadget writers face pay crunch  —  We hear that writers for CrunchGear, the gadgets blog run by TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington, have had their pay cut by more than half, from [$25 a post to $12] $3,000 a month to $1,500.
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Dell boots disks and fires up streamed PCs  —  Thin clients and blades are for the weak  —  Forget thin clients and blade PCs.  Dell will do the virtual desktop thing in its own, less than radical way.  —  Dell today announced a streamed desktop package that will allow customers to manage up to 100 PCs from a single server.
Discussion: Computerworld and InfoWorld
Sprint:
Sprint Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, A Polished Package To Keep Customers Connected, Informed and Entertained At SprintSpeed™  —  First Sprint-powered BlackBerry smartphone to support Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV(SM)  —  Built-in GPS, 2 mega-pixel camera …
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:
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Report: Google phone coming soon  —  A move into the hardware business would be a huge shift for the Internet search giant - and promises to turn the cell phone industry on its head.  Fortune's Michal Lev-Ram reports.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Fortune) — Google built its empire on the search engine business …
Discussion: The Register and dailywireless.org
 
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CEO / This is going to be BIG.:
My Testimony to the City Council hearing on Promoting the Technology Sector in NYC
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Mother's ire puts Ballmer on defense over Vista
Discussion: CrunchGear
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Google patents datacenter-in-a-shipping-container, ignores Sun's BlackBox
Discussion: The Register
Peter Judge / Techworld.com:
Nokia to bundle easy Wi-Fi access on phones
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
eBay: Here Come the Neighborhoods
Lewis Page / The Register:
Fairly realistic flying car offered for 2009 delivery
Discussion: Slashdot
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Google Biz Search; Apple Takes on Office; Other News
Discussion: CNET News.com
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Are iPod's Hard Drive Days Numbered?
Discussion: MSNBC and WinBeta
 Earlier Items: 
Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
October's coolest gadgets
Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
Coming Soon: Sub-$1000 HD DVD Notebook
Kent German / Crave: The gadget blog:
AT&T and Verizon get new Samsungs  —  Sneaky Samsung has been hard …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nancy Gohring / PC World:
AP Sues VeriSign's Moreover
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
All I want for Christmas is my HDTV... and an Apple
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Ask 37signals: Is it really the number of features that matter?
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Bokardo
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Briefly: redesigned MacBook Pro power adapters on the way
Rachel Aviv / New York Times:
File-Sharing Students Fight Copyright Constraints