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12:20 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 …
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 …
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.
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
Yahoo! News:
RIM and Eatoni to work on text keyboard technology  — RIM and Eatoni to work on text keyboard technology  —  TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd said on Wednesday it will work with Eatoni Ergonomics Inc to develop a new text keyboard technology.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Ellen Simon / Associated Press:
Is that your phone or your imagination?
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
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.
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
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (943521)  —  URL Handling Vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 with Windows Internet Explorer 7 Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft is investigating public reports of a remote code execution vulnerability in supported editions of Windows XP …
Discussion: Today @ PC World, Bink.nu and WinBeta
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
CNN:
Apple says French iPhone launch date yet to be decided
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
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Class-action charges Apple, AT&T with unlawful business practices
Discussion: Engadget, Bits and Macsimum News
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Structured Web - A Primer
Discussion: Digg
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Growing pains for TechCrunch's gadget blog?
J.P. Freire / The Caucus:
Facebook Pitches Its Political Benefits
Discussion: techPresident
Peter Judge / Techworld.com:
Nokia to bundle easy Wi-Fi access on phones
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
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Sprint's WiMax dilemma