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2:55 AM ET, October 14, 2007

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Louise Story / New York Times:
The New Advertising Outlet: Your Life  —  STEVE SAENZ used to run a 10K race in 36 minutes.  But last spring — 20 years, 2 children and 50 pounds later — he found himself seriously out of shape.  A new Web site from Nike, he says, has brought him back on track.
Discussion: Profy.Com
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Websites May Require Visually Impaired Access In California  —  California may require websites to provide access to visually impaired users under ruling made in the long running case of the National Federation of the Blind vs Target.  —  The case centers on Target not providing basic accessibility …
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The Register:
California court tilts towards mandating web accessibility  —  Target.com out of sight for blind people  —  California law may require websites to be accessible to disabled internet users, according to a ruling in a case against retail giant Target.  Despite recent improvements …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Has LinkedIn In Their Crosshairs  —  Facebook may be used for professional networking (particularly in Silicon Valley), but it sure isn't set up to be.  People's profiles are all about their dating status, pictures, videos and other very personal information.
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.
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Nick / Rough Type:
The case for Google  —  As investors push Google's stock ever higher and Wall Street analysts, those paragons of rationality, dutifully lift their price targets, reasoned assessments of Google's prospects become all the more necessary and valuable.  So it was good to see, in this morning's New York Times …
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Radiohead: 1.3 Mil Downloads!  (But Big Music Not Dead)  —  Reports are trickling in on the initial results of Radiohead's pay-what-you-like-for-our-music experiment: We hear the current totals are 1.3 million downloads since "In Rainbows" went on "sale" Wednesday.  —  So what does that mean for the band and the industry?
Discussion: A VC, ParisLemon and Chicago Tribune
Voidstar: blog:
Anouncing Twype.exe  —  I've been playing around with posting Twitter Tweets to my Skype Mood.  The alpha is just finished and you can download it from here.  —  It's a small Windows tray program.  — Once every 5 minutes it checks your Twitter account and grabs the latest tweet.
Discussion: blognation, CleverClogs and Mashable!
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Announcing the NewTeeVee Live Schedule  —  I apologize to all of you about writing so rarely during the last couple weeks, but I've been spending crazy amounts of time working on our NewTeeVee Live conference, to be held November 14 in San Francisco.  Today we posted our tentative schedule for the event.
Paul Thomasch / Reuters:
Ad dollars flood Web, but will they go far enough?  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Companies will spend a record $31 billion this year to advertise everything from toothpaste to home loans on the Internet, supporting countless news sites, social networks, video exchanges and blogs.
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
As Online Ad Revenue Remains Concentrated In Few Hands, Frustration Builds
Discussion: Business Week and Joe Duck
Randall Stross / New York Times:
A Site Warhol Would Relish  —  JUSTIN.TV, a San Francisco start-up that provides live video programming on the Web, wants to make you a star as a "lifecaster."  No singing, dancing or storytelling skills are required — only a willingness to broadcast every moment of your quotidian existence in real time.
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
'Sneaker Pimps' pimped out NES sneaker  —  Oh wow.  We're looking at what appears to be a working Nintendo Entertainment System built into the bottom of a shoe.  This photo was apparently taken last night in New York City at the end of the Sneaker Pimps' nationwide tour.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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
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.
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.
 
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
New York Times Puts Reader Comments on Main Page - Good Idea?
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
What About a Random Twitter and/or Twitter Gallery?
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
UK to look for ever-elusive link between WiFi and health problems
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Mark Gibbs / Computerworld:
Why Skype and Vonage must die
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Getting more quality inventory for publishers
Louise Story / New York Times:
Imitating the Web, for the Busy Reader
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Interview: Henry Copeland, CEO, Founder of BlogAds: To Make Money …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
"Deep red" iPhone in the works for AT&T?