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2:30 PM ET, October 13, 2007

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
As Its Stock Tops $600, Google Faces Growing Risks  —  Can anything stop the ascent of Google's stock?  —  When the company's shares pierced $600 for the first time last Monday, Wall Street analysts scrambled to jack up their price targets, most to about $700.
Discussion: Rough Type and Clickety Clack
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why TechMeme is great and the haters hate (the *official*, 100% approved, final word on TechMeme)  —  TechMeme is brilliant.  —  It takes conversations that are buzzing around in private and surfaces them for everyone to participate in.  Is it perfect?  No, of course not.
Discussion: Dave Donohue
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
What About a Random Twitter and/or Twitter Gallery?  —  As it appears that Twitter is staying around for a while, I have a couple ideas on how to improve the ability for each person using Twitter to find new people to follow.  Twitter could become a new networking tool over time.
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
INNOVATION: Microsoft receives Patent for a new User Interface for Mobile Devices  —  Just in time to my previous column if the Windows Mobile touchscreen interface is ready for single-hand use, the United States Patent and Trademark Office yesterday unveiled a patent which was given to Microsoft (Application Number: 11/765,684).
Discussion: Bink.nu, Engadget and mocoNews.net
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
UK to look for ever-elusive link between WiFi and health problems  —  Over the past few years, the spread of wireless network connectivity has done wonders for both laptop sales and the ability of the public to access the Internet without being shackled to a desk by an Ethernet cable.
Discussion: DSLreports
Louise Story / New York Times:
Imitating the Web, for the Busy Reader  —  AN arm smashes through a magician's hat on the cover of the latest issue of BusinessWeek, highlighting an article about Bear Stearns's inability to conjure a rabbit to fix its hedge funds.  The image may be eye-catching, but some readers …
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
As Online Ad Revenue Remains Concentrated In Few Hands, Frustration Builds  —  With online ad spending growing more slowly, are internet ad dollars being spread too thin?  Reuters put the question to a few media execs and digital agency heads who express concern about the heavy reliance on advertising as a means of support.
Discussion: Business Week and Joe Duck
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Interview: Henry Copeland, CEO, Founder of BlogAds: To Make Money At Blogging, Rein In Comments  —  BlogAds' CEO and founder Henry Copeland stirred up the audience at Wednesday's Networked Journalism Summit with two points about blogs and advertising.  First, he told attendees of the conference …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and chartreuse
Mark Radcliffe / Law & Life:
Patent Troll Fire First Volley at Open Source  —  The recent lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas by IP Innovation LLC (and Technology Licensing Corporation) against Red Hat and Novell may be the first volley in a patent war against open source software.
Larry Barrett / internetnews.com:
Skype Co-Founder Admits Expectations Were Too High  —  Niklas Zennstrom, Skype's co-founder and former chief executive, told attendees at this week's ETRE technology conference in Hungary that while the Internet telephone services provider was growing at a steady pace, "we overshot in terms of monetization" …
Discussion: DSLreports
Mark Gibbs / Computerworld:
Why Skype and Vonage must die  —  Opinion: Mark Gibbs says quality, support and integration issues hamper these 'closed' technologies  —  Skype and Vonage illustrate what is wrong with user communications: They are "closed" and not standards based.  These strategies support business models …
GigaOM:
Enterprise Software's Youth Drain  —  By M.R. Rangaswami, publisher of SandHill.com and co-founder of Sand Hill Group  —  They say that youth is fleeting.  In the enterprise software industry, the youth are fleeing.  —  One need only look at the hairlines of today's software leaders.
Eva Woo / Inside AdSense:
Getting more quality inventory for publishers  —  We're always working on new ways for you to get quality ad inventory, as well as developing safeguards to ensure that the conversions generated on publisher sites are valid.  As you may know, referral ads are paid on a conversion basis …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
"Deep red" iPhone in the works for AT&T?  —  With iPod shuffles and nanos available in a variety of shades, it only makes sense to bring the love to the iPhone too, right?  AT&T's internal inventory sheet is apparently now showing iPhones in "deep red" (we probably would've gone with something …
Discussion: Gadgetell, Engadget, Crave and Gizmodo
 
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