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10:45 AM ET, October 23, 2007

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
OiNK.cd Servers Raided, Admin Arrested  —  The British and the Dutch police both contributed to the investigation that was initiated by the IFPI and the BPI, two well known anti-piracy organizations.  The operation was supported by Interpol who coordinated the international cooperation.
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IFPI:
British and Dutch police raids shut down the world's largest pre-release pirate music site  —  British and Dutch police today shut down the world's biggest source of illegal pre-release chart albums and arrested a 24-year old man in an operation coordinated between Middlesbrough and Amsterdam.
Discussion: Mashable!
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
OiNK Busted
Discussion: The Register
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
More to Mac sales than a halo  —  It's very easy to take a look at Apple's stellar fourth quarter and conclude that the long-awaited iPod "halo effect" is in full swing, and move onto something more pressing, like handicapping the World Series.  —  For years as the iPod took …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySpace Got Game... Casual Game That Is!  —  First it was music, then web video, and now it is time for MySpace to turn the attention of its 100-million plus members to casual games.  The company has signed a deal with Oberon Media, and two companies will create a new casual gaming channel on MySpace.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Has America's First Friend Been Lying About His Age?  —  I can't decide if this doesn't matter at all, or if it matters a lot.  A Wall Street Journal reporter named Julia Angwin has apparently been working on a tell all book about MySpace for some time, and she's dug up a lot of sensationalist dirt …
Discussion: Valleywag
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Privacy Lost: These Phones Can Find You  —  Two new questions arise, courtesy of the latest advancement in cellphone technology: Do you want your friends, family, or colleagues to know where you are at any given time?  And do you want to know where they are?  —  Obvious benefits come to mind.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bluepulse, lets you message friends everywhich way  —  The market for social networking on your mobile phone is wide open, with neither Facebook nor Google offering anything compelling.  —  Right now, mobile communication revolves around texting, and it's unlikely move away from that soon.
Discussion: Crave and localmobilesearch.net
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Oliver Starr / blognation:   BN Exclusive: bluepulse Redefines Messaging, Socializing on Mobile
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Switches to Its Own Translation System  —  Google switched the translation system from Systran to its own machine translation system for all the 25 language pairs available on the site.  Until now, Google used its own system only for Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
AOL launches new mobile services  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - AOL plans to unveil a number of new mobile services Tuesday, including the customizable MyAOL for mobile phones as well as a redesigned AOL.com portal page for mobile phones.  —  The beta version of the mobile portal …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Comcast: We're Delaying, Not Blocking, BitTorrent Traffic  —  Last week, the folks at cable giant Comcast asked for more time to give a nuanced response to a report that the company was blocking some peer-to-peer traffic on its network.  The public relations staff at the Philadelphia company …
Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Quarterly Mac Sales Set New Record  —  Quarterly iPhone Sales Exceed One Million  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $6.22 billion …
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Oracle Delivers Letter to Board of BEA Systems  —  Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL - News) today announced that it had delivered a letter to the board of directors of BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS - News).  The text of the letter follows:  —  Board of Directors  —  BEA Systems, Inc.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T talks up wireless, TV subscribers  —  AT&T said Tuesday that it added 2 million wireless subscribers and more than doubled its U-verse TV customer base in a quarter.  —  The telecom giant reported third quarter adjusted earnings of $4.3 billion, or 71 cents a share, on revenue of $30.1 billion.
Discussion: paidContent.org and DSLreports
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Facing Competition, iTunes Revs Up Its Film Section  —  When Edward Burns's latest romantic comedy, "Purple Violets," had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, it drew positive reviews, but only lukewarm offers from movie distributors.  —  Mr. Burns, the director of indie favorites like …
Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
Beyond Sustainability  —  In this post I want to focus on two fundamental aspects of the Mozilla project.  First, Mozilla as a giant, wildly vibrant open source project.  Second, Mozilla as a force for building an Internet based on openness, choice, participation and public benefit.
Discussion: CNET News.com and 451 CAOS Theory
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Coming soon: Get a Windows Live ID from your phone  —  An announcement coming at CTIA in San Francisco this week will unveil plans to offer the ability to sign up for a Windows Live ID from your phone, simply and securely.  Why is this important?  This from Phil Holden from Windows Mobile:
Discussion: BoomTown and meraTechPort
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
New Microsoft Software Takes Aims at RIM Customers
Discussion: Computerworld
Michael Calore / Compiler:
California Fire Followers Set Twitter Ablaze  —  Twitter users Nate Ritter and Viss have been busy posting rapid-fire updates of the current wildfire situation in Southern California.  Both of them are on the scene in San Diego, and they are doing an excellent job of providing information …
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
ProQuo aims to benefit from stopping junk mail  —  Surprisingly enough, in this day of blast emails and spammers, snail mail marketers are still a thriving breed.  ProQuo is a startup, launching tomorrow, that hopes to help consumers curb their physical junk mail.
Discussion: Business Week and Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   ProQuo Will Kill Junk Mail
 
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cisco buying WiMax start-up for $330 million
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HP to Embed Sprint Mobile Broadband Service in Business Notebook PCs
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Paolo Attivissimo / The Register:
Proposed blogging law outrages Italian netizens
Discussion: blognation and Valleywag
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple: Electronics Industry Analyst Group Dismisses Greenpeace Claims on iPhone
Discussion: DailyTech, TechWag and Digg
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Lawsuit Targets Facebook Mobile Texting
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Top Five Reasons that Leopard will be Apple's tipping point
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Details of hijacked 24/7 ad server emerge
 Earlier Items: 
Charles Whelan / Agence France Presse:
Internet deal triggers cyber storm in China
Discussion: TechCrunch
Tony Smith / The Register:
Transformers sets hi-def format sales record
Help Net Security:
Patent filed for revolutionary technique to quickly recover lost passwords
Discussion: Newlaunches.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Media vs. YouTube & Google: Smart or Not?
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Now Worth more than IBM
Discussion: Epicenter and Hightouch
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Firestorm 2.0 - Using Social Media Services to Track The California Fires
Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon Hints At FiOS Announcement Tomorrow - 'Groundbreaking' service …