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8:50 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 …
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 …
Jason Calacanis / Silicon Alley Insider:
Calacanis: Collapsing Economy Will Kill 50%-80% Of Startups  —  The following is reprinted from Jason's List, Jason Calacanis's email newsletter.  Sign up here.  —  (The) Startup Depression  —  Since stock market gyrations and the elections seem to be making everyone rightfully nauseous and depressed …
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 ling.  Next year, the iPhione will see some serious competition from Google's Android platform.
Discussion: TmoNews
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Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Convergence for the smartphone and credit card is nearer
Discussion: Big in Japan
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 …
Paul Korzeniowski / Forbes:
Feds And Internet Service Providers Don't Mix  —  Cable giant Comcast is at the center of a very important controversy for small businesses.  In the summer of 2007, it became clear that the carrier was putting restrictions on how much information selected customers could transmit.
Discussion: CircleID
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?
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google Hive Mind
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
2^43,112,609 -1: Distributed computing finds largest prime yet  —  GIMPS - the distributed computing Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search - has found and confirmed the largest prime number ever: 243,112,609-1.  It has 13 million digits and gives the GIMPS project a $100,000 award …
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Bucket Tests User-Defined Blurb Length In Search Results  —  Google seems to be bucket testing a feature that allows users to specify how detailed the summary blurbs in their search results will be.  In an ongoing discussion here, one user comments that the three available options are Small …
 
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Kiyoshi Takenaka / Reuters:
Nintendo to launch camera, music-capable DS: report
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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Let's turn the federal government over to bloggers
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