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7:45 PM ET, October 23, 2007

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Verizon:
Verizon Redefines 'Fast' With Groundbreaking FiOS Internet Service Featuring 20 Mbps Download and Upload Speeds  —  Service Is First of Its Kind Available to Consumers on a Mass Scale  —  Super-Fast Symmetrical Speed Enables Today's Most Interactive Online Experiences and Encourages Future Web Innovations
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Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon Unveils Symmetrical 20Mbps FiOS - So far only in NY, NJ and CT...
Discussion: Ars Technica
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Mozilla banks Google bucks; Builds a portfolio  —  Mozilla has released its 2006 audited financials and that little Google search box in the top right of Firefox is the gift that keeps giving.  —  Mozilla's revenue, which includes Mozilla's foundation and corporation, came in at $66.8 million in 2006.
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Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
Beyond Sustainability
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BBC:
Huge pirate music site shut down
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
OiNK Investigation Seeks Identities and Activities of Users
Discussion: Slyck and Digg
Traci Hailpern / Inside AdSense:
Coming soon: Make ad changes without replacing code  —  We're very excited to let you know about an upcoming feature that lets you easily manage your ad units from within your AdSense account.  It isn't live yet, but here's a sneak peek so you'll know what to expect in the coming weeks.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Report: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Experience 'Search Engine Fatigue'  —  A recent report issued by Autobytel, based on on findings from a poll of 1,001 US adults conduted by Kelton Research, examined "The State of Search" and how automobile shoppers interact with search engines in particular.
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Update: Microsoft considering opening up device manager  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Microsoft's new Mobile Device Manager faces a shortcoming because it is exclusive to Windows Mobile devices, but that might change, an executive said on Tuesday.  —  Scott Horn, general manager at Microsoft's mobile …
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
With FriendCSV, Data Sneaks Out Facebook's Back Door  —  As we've suggested before, there is an underlying problem with many proprietary systems - such as Facebook - because information inside of them tends to get trapped.  Information flows in but not so easily back out.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Mapping The Southern California Fires  —  I'm back home (my original home) in Southern California for vacation, and to welcome me back, the Southland is on fire.  Ah, just like old times.  As I was keeping up with the news, I came across some maps online from Google Earth, Google Maps …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Another day, another key Googler departs  —  Salman Ullah, Google's director of corporate development, has left the company to found a venture firm called Copper River Partners, we've learned from a source.  Ullah's LinkedIn profile confirms he is an "owner" of the firm.
Discussion: GigaOM, CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yang: Being Yahoo CEO is a 'lonely job'  —  HALF MOON BAY, Calif.—Being chief executive of Yahoo is "a lonely job," says Jerry Yang, who co-founded the company in 1994 and was promoted to the top job in June in a management shakeup.  —  "It is a lonely job in the sense …
Discussion: Bits, Valleywag and Business Week
Business Wire:
Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 41% Year over Year - Raises Financial Guidance - Expects Record Holiday Season  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN - News) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2007.
StumbleUpon:
Introducing SearchReviews!  —  We're really excited about this announcement.  We've been hearing great feedback from you about our SearchReviews feature that has been in beta, and allows you to see StumbleUpon ratings layered on your searches on the major engines - Google, Yahoo, Ask & more.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
StumbleUpon Expands Social Search Across the Web
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Apple should start offering Windows-based Macs  —  Here's a question that I received from yesterday's mail bag: … Now, I have checked and I'm pretty sure that this email isn't from Steve Jobs, but it's an interesting question nonetheless.  Apple is, without a doubt …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cisco buying WiMax start-up for $330 million  —  Cisco Systems is getting into the WiMax market.  —  The networking equipment maker said Tuesday that it will spend $330 million in cash and assumed options for Navini Networks, a Richardson, Texas-based start-up that makes mobile WiMax equipment.
Doc Searls Weblog:
Too much face(book) time  —  Here's the problem.  For me, anyway.  —  I believe the Net is an open place.  Same with the Web.  —  I also believe private walled gardens on the Web are fine things.  Nothing wrong with them.  —  My problem is when the former starts looking and acting like the latter.
James Bannan / APC Magazine:
WARNING: device driver updates causing Vista to deactivate  —  After weeks of gruelling troubleshooting, I've finally had it confirmed by Microsoft Australia and USA — something as small as swapping the video card or updating a device driver can trigger a total Vista deactivation.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com, Slashdot and Digg
Ben Rooney / CNNMoney.com:
Amazon: Good but not good enough  —  Web retailer's earnings climb 313 percent from last year, citing low prices and free shipping; but stock falls after-hours.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Amazon.com Inc. reported healthy increases in third-quarter sales and earnings …
Discussion: Business Week
 
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launching SocialAds Network November 6th
Discussion: Mashable!
CmdrTaco / Slashdot:
Amazon Patents Including a String at End of a URL
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Broadband-over-power-lines battle goes to court
Discussion: DSLreports
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Comcast Blocks Some Traffic, Won't Explain Itself
BetaNews:
Asian Linux Distributor Strikes Patent Covenant with Microsoft
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Leopard 9A581's Dock Visual Tweaks
Saul Hansell / Bits:
How Apple Can Keep Its Value
Discussion: The Mac Observer and MacUser
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Would-be identity thief finds himself stumped without printer drivers
Discussion: PC World, Engadget and Slashdot
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
BustedTees offers sales commission through Facebook app
Discussion: All Facebook
Tom Spring / PC World:
Free 411: Putting Google and Microsoft to the Test
Discussion: WebProNews and Virtual Earth
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Zeppelin preorder exclusively on iTunes
Discussion: iLounge, ParisLemon and MacUser
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Next New Signs Deals With YouTube, TiVo
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to push functional programming into the mainstream with F
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Switches to Its Own Translation System