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11:10 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) …
Discussion: CNET News and InformationWeek
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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  —  Microsoft and Nokia announce support for the open-source jQuery JavaScript library.  In addition, Microsoft says it will ship jQuery as part of its Visual Studio tool set.  That offering will include jQuery intellisense, snippets, examples, and documentation.
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 …
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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
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
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.
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:
YOU DON'T NEED A (TECH) CRUNCH TO KILL 50-80% OF STARTUPS....  ....they do it even in good markets.  —  Responding to a post on the top of Techmeme, where Jason Calacanis writes a long and winding article on Henry Blodget's (yes, that one) Silicon Alley Insider about company failure - the key hypothesis being:
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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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
 
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple seeks distance-based pairing, auto contact data patents
Discussion: Unwired View and Gizmodo Australia
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EU Parliament: Only judges can order 'Net disconnections
Discussion: La Quadrature du Net
Paul Korzeniowski / Forbes:
Feds And Internet Service Providers Don't Mix
Discussion: CircleID
Matt Legend Gemmell:
Apple is listening  —  Just a small positive note amongst …
Discussion: TUAW
Kiyoshi Takenaka / Reuters:
Nintendo to launch camera, music-capable DS: report
Discussion: SlipperyBrick.com and Obsessable
 Earlier Items: 
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Let's turn the federal government over to bloggers
Discussion: Slashdot
ongoing:
Video? I Doubt It
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Convergence for the smartphone and credit card is nearer
Discussion: Big in Japan