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2:30 PM ET, October 19, 2007

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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Comcast blocks some Internet traffic  —  NEW YORK - Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally.  —  The interference …
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Peter Svensson / MSNBC:
Comcast blocks some Internet traffic  —  Tests confirm data discrimination by number 2 U.S. service provider  —  Matthew Elvey, a Comcast subscriber in the San Francisco area who has noticed BitTorrent uploads being stifled, acknowledged that the company has the right to manage its network, but said he disapproves of its method.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
AP tests Comcast's file-sharing filter
Discussion: Ars Technica
Karl / DSLreports:
AP Discovers Comcast Traffic Shaping - Talks to our forum user …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Twine: The First Mainstream Semantic Web App?  —  On Friday Radar Networks is announcing a new Semantic Web application called Twine.  Founder Nova Spivack showed me a demo today of the new app, which he described as a "knowledge networking" application.  It has aspects of social networking …
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John Markoff / Bits:
What I Meant to Say Was Semantic Web
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twine Launches A Smarter Way To Organize Your Online Life
Darren Waters / BBC:
EA wants 'open gaming platform'  —  Games are exploiting the increasing power of games consoles  —  Rival gaming systems should make way for a single open platform, a senior executive at Electronic Arts has said.  —  Gerhard Florin said incompatible consoles made life harder for developers and consumers.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
What do 16,000 people 'do' at Google?  —  I'm beginning to think that besides search advertising, hiring is the thing Google does best.  —  On Thursday, the company reported gains of 50 percent or so in quarterly profit and revenue from a year ago, beating analyst expectations.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
A new view of NY Times news  —  After spending a day with the old keyword page, and getting bored with it, I came up with a new way to look at news, something I've not tried before, that might be fun and/or useful  —  http://nytimesriver.com/keywords.html&n bsp; —  Since it's likely to change again soon, here's a screen shot.
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Bruce Mohl / Boston Globe:
Patriots get StubHub users' names  —  Seeking to enforce their policy prohibiting ticket resales, the New England Patriots have obtained the names of 13,000 people who sold or bought the team's tickets using the online site StubHub Inc.  —  The Patriots obtained the list last week as part …
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Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Patriots May Cancel Tickets For Using StubHub
Discussion: Ars Technica
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Marketing Chief Leaving Yahoo  —  Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Customer Experience Division Cammie Dunaway will be leaving Yahoo on November 2.  —  Yahoo officials confirmed the departure to me and said Dunaway (pictured here) was seeking "new opportunities."
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft's "Me Too" Strategy: Can the Tortoise Beat the Hare?  —  Microsoft has lifted the lid this week on a number of products that compete to various degrees with popular Google services.  While Google fans and blogosphere cynics have derided the Microsoft offers as "me too" knock-offs …
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:   Microsoft's Live Search 411 : Voice Activated Search Results
Chris Williams / The Register:
Ballmer: I will buy 20 web companies a year  —  Steve Ballmer has told an audience of foaming Silicon Valley start-up types exactly what they want to hear: he will buy 20 web companies a year for the next five years.  —  The Microsoft boss made the promise at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Strange Bedfellows  —  I have been asleep, apparently, at the big switch.  This is according to former Harvard Business Review editor (and technology pundit in his own right) Nicholas Carr, who said as much this week in his very nice blog, Rough Type (look to your right, it's in the links).
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Rough Type
Wall Street Journal:
Google Under Fire Over a Controversial Site  —  Racist Speech, Porn  —  Stir Battle in Brazil;  —  A 'Pandora's Box'  —  SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Google Inc. makes billions marrying advertising to the Web.  Just yesterday, it reported yet another surge in revenue and profit.
BBC:
Wi-fi security system is 'broken'  —  More holes have been picked in the security measure designed to protect the privacy and data of wi-fi users.  —  The latest attack lets criminals defeat firewalls and spy on where someone goes and what they do online.  —  It comes after a series …
Fred / A VC:
Saying No  —  That's what I do all day.  Every day.  Dozens of times a day.  I try to reply to every email from every entrepreneur who sends us an investment opportunity.  I don't achieve that goal and sometimes I don't even get close.  —  But at least half the time, probably 2/3 of the time …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Valleywag
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Will Google Crush The iPhone?  —  Take one look at the smart-phone market, and it's easy to see a murderer's row.  Apple sold one million iPhones in less than three months this summer.  Palm is rejuvenating its lineup with the cheap, pretty Centro.  Research in Motion's BlackBerry continues to enslave the corporate class.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Krista Bessinger / Seeking Alpha Internet stocks:
Google Q3 2007 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Eric E. Schmidt - Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Director  —  George Reyes - Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President  —  Lawrence Page - President - Products, Director  —  Sergey Brin - President - Technology, Director
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is It Copyright Infringement To Skip Commercials?  —  A little over a year ago, we wrote about a lawsuit where a bunch of media companies were suing Flying J, the operator of a number of truck stops.  Apparently, Flying J had installed a neat little bit of technology that would recognize …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Launches New Geotagging and Places Pages  —  When I heard that Flickr was making announcements this evening, I assumed it was the long awaited integration of video into the service.  That isn't happening (it will soon, though), but they are making significant upgrades tonight around geotagging …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   New Flickr UI with Geotagging is Very Impressive
 
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
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Stephen Bagg / Compete Blog:
YouTube Revolutionizes Embarrassment
Discussion: WebProNews and Valleywag
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Dash Express gets enhanced geo-feeds
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
September NPD numbers: Microsoft at number one on the strength of Halo 3
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Apple, Tesco 'most to blame' for music biz crisis
Discussion: Macsimum News
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Media Companies Regain Appetite for Taking Risks in Tech Start-Ups
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google's Strong Quarter Widens Gap With Rivals
Discussion: IP Democracy