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2:10 PM 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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BBC:
Huge pirate music site shut down  —  British and Dutch police have shut down a "widely-used" source of illegally-downloaded music.  —  A flat on Teesside and several properties in Amsterdam were raided as part of an Interpol investigation into the members-only website OiNK.
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
OiNK Busted
Discussion: TorrentFreak and The Register
IFPI:
British and Dutch police raids shut down the world's largest pre …
Discussion: Mashable!
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
British Police at it Again: OiNK.cd Admin Arrested
Discussion: p2pnet
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
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:   Mozilla makes free software, plenty of money
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.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's New Translation  —  Google switched to a new translation …
Discussion: Googling Google and Lifehacker
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.
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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: Epicenter and Between the Lines
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.
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 …
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Apple should start offering Windows-based Macs
Discussion: The Macalope and Channel 9
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 …
Discussion: DSLreports
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Comcast to face lawsuits over BitTorrent filtering  —  The blogosphere is abuzz over an Associated Press investigative article this past Friday on the subject of Comcast's BitTorrent filtering.  Briefly, there were a number of articles in early September which alleged that Comcast was using …
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Comcast: We're Delaying, Not Blocking, BitTorrent Traffic
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's sleeper smartphone announcement: Live ID from your phone  —  Microsoft still isn't ready to talk about the next major releases of its Windows Mobile operating system ("Photon," a k a Windows Mobile 6.X and/or Windows Mobile 7).  —  Instead, at this week's CTIA Wireless show …
Discussion: The Register
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InfoWorld:
Microsoft backs enterprise mobile services company
Discussion: Rev2.org
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.
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: Nelson's Weblog and 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.
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 …
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.
 
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
With FriendCSV, Data Sneaks Out Facebook's Back Door
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Our Gadget Haze::  How Cell Phones Are Killing Face-to-Face Interactions
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Man Steals Printer, Calls Tech Support, Lands in Jail
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Talkster does ad-supported free long distance VoIP
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James Bannan / APC Magazine:
WARNING: device driver updates causing Vista to deactivate
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell XPS 420 now available
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to push functional programming into the mainstream with F
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Trevor / Inside AdWords:
New Keyword Analysis page: diagnose your keyword's Quality Score
BBC:
Tiny chips flash memory advance
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
How much are people really paying for Radiohead?
Discussion: The Register and The Open Road
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
TiVo Series3 and HD FINALLY get TiVoToGo, MRV, eSATA drive, other new features
Andy Oram / O'Reilly Radar:
Music industry association recommends flat-rate file sharing
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bluepulse, lets you message friends everywhich way
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T talks up wireless, TV subscribers
Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySpace Got Game... Casual Game That Is!