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12:40 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: p2pnet
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: Gizmodo
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
OiNK Busted
Discussion: The Register
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.
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Business Wire:
AT&T Delivers Strong Third-Quarter Results; Growth Highlighted …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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
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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.
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: Channel 9
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.
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
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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 …
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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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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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
Discussion: The Open Road and 451 CAOS Theory
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
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 …
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: jkOnTheRun, p2pnet and TechSpot News
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.
StumbleUpon:
Official StumbleUpon Blog  —  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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Reuters:
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