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12:05 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 …
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 …
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
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
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".
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Forever Geek
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
Here Are the Answers to Your Craigslist Questions  —  Last week, you submitted lots and lots of questions for Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster, the founder and CEO, respectively, of Craigslist.  They couldn't answer every question but I think you'll agree they've given us a lot of good answers, time, and ideas.
Discussion: Valleywag
 
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David Pogue / New York Times:
(Mostly) Good Things in a Small Package
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Philips blowing out 50-inch plasmas for less than a grand
Discussion: Tech.co.uk
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Schmoozing with TiVo and Real
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
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X Leopard: Dock 1.6
Associated Press:
Report: Sun Microsystems, Samsung developing 'Java phone'
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Blazingly fast Internet2 gets 10x boost
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Structured Web - A Primer
Discussion: Digg
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Growing pains for TechCrunch's gadget blog?
J.P. Freire / The Caucus:
Facebook Pitches Its Political Benefits
Discussion: techPresident
Dean Takahashi / A+E Interactive:
Xbox 360 secrets: After Falcon comes Jasper
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
AppleInsider:
Apple to launch official iPhone Web applications directory
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Sprint's WiMax dilemma