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11:20 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
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 …
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InfoWorld:   Microsoft backs enterprise mobile services company
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Coming soon: Get a Windows Live ID from your phone
Discussion: Rev2.org, BoomTown and meraTechPort
PR Newswire:
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.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Oracle Says BEA Rejects Bid; Threatens To Pull Offer  —  Oracle (ORCL) this morning announced that its $17-a-share bid for BEA Systems (BEAS) has been rejected, for at least the second time.  Oracle says it will pull its bid from the table on Sunday if BEA does not change its mind.
Discussion: Epicenter and Computerworld
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 …
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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: DSLreports
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Ingrid Lunden / paidContent.org:
Earnings: AT&T Reports Record Number Of Mobile Subs In Q307 …
Discussion: Business Wire
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
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 …
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.
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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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
TiVo Series3 and HD FINALLY get TiVoToGo, MRV, eSATA drive, other new features  —  TiVo let on that November was going to be the month that both TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing became a reality, and now with only a week to go it's finally here.  But that's not all TiVo's taken the occasion to announce …
Discussion: Gizmodo and TiVo Blog
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John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
TiVo supercharges high-def DVRs with latest software upgrade
Discussion: TiVo Blog
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.
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 …
BBC:
Tiny chips flash memory advance  —  Electronics giant Samsung has shown off what it claims is the world's most powerful chip for use in memory cards.  —  The 64 gigabit (Gb) chips could be used to make flash memory, commonly used in MP3 players, capable of holding the equivalent of 80 DVDs, the firm said.
Discussion: p2pnet and TechSpot News
 
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Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
How much are people really paying for Radiohead?
Discussion: The Register and The Open Road
Andy Oram / O'Reilly Radar:
Music industry association recommends flat-rate file sharing
Discussion: Compiler and hypebot
Reuters:
Microsoft launches new family-oriented Xbox 360 bundle
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Microsoft drops price to partners for Dynamics CRM 4.0
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cisco buying WiMax start-up for $330 million
Business Wire:
HP to Embed Sprint Mobile Broadband Service in Business Notebook PCs
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bluepulse, lets you message friends everywhich way
Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
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Charles Whelan / Agence France Presse:
Internet deal triggers cyber storm in China
Discussion: TechCrunch
Michael Calore / Compiler:
California Fire Followers Set Twitter Ablaze
Tony Smith / The Register:
Transformers sets hi-def format sales record
Discussion: Things That
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