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6:45 PM ET, October 23, 2007

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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.
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.
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
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: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
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.
phx.corporate-ir.net:
Event Details  —  Q3 2007 Amazon.com, Inc. Earnings Conference Call  —  Q3 2007 Amazon.com, Inc. Earnings Conference Call  —  The use of popup blocking software may impair your ability to view these webcasts.  Typically, pressing the CTRL key when you click on the link will disable this feature.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Amazon Q3 Sales Jump 41 Percent; Income Soars
Discussion: New York Times
Agence France Presse:
Samsung claims most powerful memory chip  —  South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it has developed the world's most powerful memory chip, which could help create a memory card capable of storing 80 DVD movies.  —  The company said in a statement it has developed the world's …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Ubergizmo
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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 …
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.
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
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
BustedTees offers sales commission through Facebook app  —  BustedTees, the Web site responsible for that "Prose before Hos" t-shirt that you wore to your English 101 final exam, has announced a Facebook Platform application that offers to split cash revenue with users willing to install it.
Discussion: All Facebook
 
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VERIZON WIRELESS AGREES TO SETTLE DECEPTIVE MARKETING INVESTIGATION …
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
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Why Give One XO-1 When You Can Donate 1,000 or 10,000?!
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MySpace Gets Into The T-Shirt Business With Zazzle
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's sleeper smartphone announcement: Live ID from your phone
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Microsoft to push functional programming into the mainstream with F
Andy Oram / O'Reilly Radar:
Music industry association recommends flat-rate file sharing
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Comcast to face lawsuits over BitTorrent filtering
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cisco buying WiMax start-up for $330 million
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
AOL launches new mobile services
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Switches to Its Own Translation System