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12:05 PM ET, October 15, 2007

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Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Discovery Plans to Buy Web Site  —  Discovery Communications Inc., looking to jump-start a stalled Internet strategy, plans to acquire the HowStuffWorks.com Web site for $250 million.  —  Discovery, owner of cable channels such as Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, said it will use the site …
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Reuters:
Led Zeppelin to sell music online  —  LONDON (Reuters) - British rockers Led Zeppelin will offer their music online for the first time next month, they said on Monday.  —  The band, whose reunion gig in London in November prompted more than a million fans to apply for 10,000 available tickets …
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Mark Sweney / PDA:
Led Zeppelin to go digital
Discussion: The Register
John Markoff / Bits:
Bill Gates Presents the One (Really Big) Ringy Dingy  —  For Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and the other companies that make telecommunications equipment, this Tuesday is a sort of D-Day.  —  That day, Bill Gates plans to introduce Microsoft's invasion into their business, with a new line of software …
Oliver Starr / blognation:
Jiglu is a Smarter Way to Tag Your Content  —  Tagging is one of those crucial areas that can make or break a site.  Not only can it profoundly influence SEO but it can have even greater effects upon HOW people find your site as well as how deeply into your site they delve once they find it.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Conversation with Jiglu CEO Nigel Cannings
Greenpeace News:
iPhone's hazardous chemicals  —  When will promises of a greener Apple bear fruit?  —  International — Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains hazardous chemicals.  The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.
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Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Greenpeace hangs up on the iPhone
Discussion: Computerworld
Larry Larsen / Channel 10:
$100 Zune30s on Woot! today  —  If you don't know what Woot! is, now is a great time to find out.  Woot! sells one product each day starting at midnight CST.  But whatever that product is will usually go for a lot less than you would find it anywhere else.
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
How many Google Reader users subscribe to our feed (or yours)?  —  There's a neat little trick that lets you see how many people are subscribing to a site's RSS feed in Google Reader.  —  All you have to do is fire up Google Reader, click the "Add Subscription" button and type a web site name or keyword.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Top Blogs On Google Reader
Rob Mead / Tech.co.uk:
Pirates take over anti-piracy website  —  The Pirate Bay scores another victory over the music biz  —  Software pirates have launched an astonishing smash 'n' grab raid on the music biz, stealing the domain name of one of its foremost anti-piracy bodies.  —  The Pirate Bay has now taken …
Discussion: DailyTech, p2pnet and Slashdot
USA Today:
Google's GPhone strategy could keep user costs low  —  SEATTLE - Google's (GOOG)widely anticipated - and top secret - GPhone mobile phone project could trump Apple's (APPL) glitzy iPhone - by going low cost and low tech, tech analysts say.  —  That scenario gained credence last week …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nokia:
"Ship Me!" says the Nokia N95 8GB  —  Power-packed multimedia computer starts shipping  —  Espoo, Finland - The stunning Nokia N95 8GB made its debut global shipments today, and will be hitting a store near you soon.  The Nokia N95 8GB is the memory-packed big brother of the Nokia N95 multimedia computer.
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Nokia:   Experience the Next Episode in Entertainment with Spider-Man(TM) …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Layoffs Letter From CEO Randy Falco  —  More to come on this story, but AOL will lay off 2,000 employees.  Here is the letter to AOL employees that went out at 11 a.m. EDT today from CEO Randy Falco:  —  Dear AOL colleague,  —  Just over a year ago, AOL embarked on an incredibly complex …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Canon's EOS-1D Mark III DSLR gets reviewed  —  Although Canon's powerful EOS-1D Mark III has priced itself right out of consideration for a large sect, the niche that has been waiting in tense anticipation to see a solid review of the unit need wait no more.
Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
Court rejects Microsoft, Best Buy appeal  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal by Microsoft Corp. and a unit of Best Buy Co. Inc. to dismiss a lawsuit alleging violation of racketeering laws through fraudulently signing up customers for Microsoft's online service.
Discussion: WinBeta
David Gow / Guardian:
EU review of Google bid won't cover privacy issue  —  Neelie Kroes, EU competition commissioner, has dashed the hopes of opponents of Google's £1.5bn takeover of online advertiser DoubleClick that she will investigate the transaction on privacy grounds.
 
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AMD:
AMD Introduces New Tuner Products to Deliver Exceptional HDTV on PCs
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Celebrities Off Guard? 'TMZ' Is a Hit
Discussion: Ted's Take
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
P.&G., the Pioneer of Mixing Soap and Drama, Adds a Web Installment
Discussion: Profy.Com and Glass House
Inquirer:
Broadcom bungs 3G on a chip
Discussion: Tech.co.uk
Telegraph:
Microsoft's Ballmer and his 'brother' Bill Gates
Discussion: DailyTech and Gizmodo
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Verizon FiOS TV Getting Media Extender Capabilities (and more!)
Discussion: DSLreports, Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
Hindustan Times:
Coming soon: YouTube's India site
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
T-Mobile's Submarine Play is UMA; Truphone is the Competition's Equalizer
 Earlier Items: 
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The 16GB iPhone? Nope, don't be a fool
Discussion: Tech.co.uk
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Surj Patel Joins GigaOm
Discussion: GigaOM and LucaFiligheddu.com
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Two GUIs for jailbreaking your iPod touch available
BBC:
Drive advance fuels terabyte era
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadgetell
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Competing for Clients, and Paying by the Click
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
Ex-colleagues, chilly competition
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The Declining US Dollar: Winners And Losers
Discussion: Tinfinger
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
When Does a Social Network Become a "Publicity Network"?