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10:45 PM ET, September 28, 2008

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Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
jQuery and Microsoft  —  jQuery is a lightweight open source JavaScript library (only 15kb in size) that in a relatively short span of time has become one of the most popular libraries on the web.  —  A big part of the appeal of jQuery is that it allows you to elegantly (and efficiently) …
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John Resig / jQuery Blog:
jQuery, Microsoft, and Nokia  —  We have two pieces of fantastic, albeit serendipitous, news today: Both Microsoft and Nokia are taking the major step of adopting jQuery as part of their official application development platform.  Not only will they be using it for their corporate development …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:   Microsoft Adopts Open-Source jQuery JavaScript Library
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Net radio bill passes House  —  Update at 7:28 p.m. PDT: Quotes have been added from National Association of Broadcasters on why it no longer opposes the bill.  —  Web radio stations live to fight another day.  —  The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that Web radio stations …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Pandora, Webcasting appear headed for Senate victory  —  Technology companies are supposed to be wide-eyed novices on Capitol Hill.  I've read that they don't spread enough money around or aren't hip to the ways of Washington.  —  Regardless of whether that's true, this weekend saw Pandora …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Motorola Building Up 350-Person Android Team.  Nokia Also Sniffing Around.  —  The iPhone may be the only game in town for serious mobile Web developers right now, but that won't last long.  Next year, the iPhone will see some serious competition from Google's Android platform.
Discussion: Unwired View and TmoNews
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone heading to EVDO/Verizon for 2009?  —  We've fielded a couple of tips (some more sketchy than others) about EVDO iPhones floating around Cupertino in the past, but today's tipster seems a little bit more sure of himself.  Besides having some Verizon insider credentials, he seems to know way too much about Verizon-Apple politics.
Infinite Abyss:
Potential new TiVo interface  —  I got an invitation to take a survey on consumer electronics yesterday.  I went to take it this morning and found that the survey was sponsored by TiVo which definitely got me interested.  As it went on the survey showed videos and screenshots …
Discussion: TiVo Blog, TiVo Lovers and Gizmodo
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
The State of Location-Based Social Networking On The iPhone  —  We've been bullish about location-based social networks for quite awhile now, especially since Apple announced that it would open up the iPhone to developers.  And with two significant developments in this space just this week …
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
Lessig's ‘Free Culture’ Now Available with DRM  —  There is a continuing battle surrounding Digital Rights Management (DRM).  While most rights holders see it as a way of maximizing their profits, users see it as a way to reduce their ability to actually use the products they bought, the way they want to.
Discussion: Electronista, Mashable! and WinExtra
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Sneak Peek at Sony Ericsson GreenHeart Concept Phone  —  Earlier this week, Sony Ericsson announced their not-designed-for-production GreenHeart concept phone that focuses on making a phone environmentally sustainable throughout its life cycle.  The GreenHeart phone will feature bio-plastic housings …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
On The Google Hive Mind: There Is a Center  —  Yesterday Danny posted a typically thoughtful piece on Google's success, on the occasion of its ten year anniversary.  Titled The Google Hive Mind, the piece addresses an age-old question about Google: does it have a master plan?
Discussion: The Noisy Channel
Associated Press:
SpaceX launches 1st commercial rocket into orbit  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Internet entrepreneur's latest effort to make space launch more affordable paid off Sunday when his commercial rocket, carrying a dummy payload, was lofted into orbit from the South Pacific.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EU Parliament: Only judges can order 'Net disconnections
Discussion: La Quadrature du Net
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Bucket Tests User-Defined Blurb Length In Search Results
Paul Korzeniowski / Forbes:
Feds And Internet Service Providers Don't Mix
Discussion: CircleID
Kiyoshi Takenaka / Reuters:
Nintendo to launch camera, music-capable DS: report
Discussion: SlipperyBrick.com and Obsessable
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Let's turn the federal government over to bloggers
Discussion: Slashdot
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Video? I Doubt It
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Convergence for the smartphone and credit card is nearer
Discussion: Big in Japan
 

 
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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