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4:20 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.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
OiNK Busted
Discussion: TorrentFreak and The Register
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
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.
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
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
Discussion: IP Democracy, Gizmodo and DSLreports
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Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon Unveils Symmetrical 20Mbps FiOS - So far only in NY, NJ and CT...
Discussion: Ars Technica
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.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Oracle Says BEA Rejects Bid; Threatens To Pull Offer
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 …
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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Brad Linder / Download Squad:   Microsoft: Your company can disable features on your Windows Mobile device
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.
Discussion: Valleywag, WebProNews and mocoNews.net
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.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to push functional programming into the mainstream with F  —  Microsoft has announced that support for the F# functional programming language will be fully integrated into Visual Studio.  This marks a bold new commitment to facilitating functional programming on the .NET platform …
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.
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
 
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Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Zeppelin preorder exclusively on iTunes
Discussion: MacUser
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Politicos OK limits for U.S. firms in Net-censoring countries
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Next New Signs Deals With YouTube, TiVo
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Siebel (Oracle) CRM mashes up with WebEx (Cisco)
Discussion: InfoWorld
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
KickApps Announces Partnership with VeriSign and One-Click Mobile Upload
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Report: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Experience 'Search Engine Fatigue'
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Gets Into The T-Shirt Business With Zazzle
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell XPS 420 now available
 Earlier Items: 
Trevor / Inside AdWords:
New Keyword Analysis page: diagnose your keyword's Quality Score
BBC:
Tiny chips flash memory advance
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
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
AOL launches new mobile services
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T talks up wireless, TV subscribers
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Facing Competition, iTunes Revs Up Its Film Section
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Privacy Lost: These Phones Can Find You