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5:35 AM ET, September 28, 2008

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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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google Hive Mind  —  As Google turns 10 years old, that important birthday sees the company more powerful than ever before.  With its competitors in disarray, the Big G seems likely to grow even further.  The secret to its success?  For me, it's what I've been calling the “Google Hive Mind.”
Christina Warren / TUAW:
Rumor: Is the Apple TV being replaced?  —  We just got an e-mail from an anonymous Apple reseller, stating that they received an e-mail from Apple with instructions to remove all Apple TV displays and literature and to destroy them (which I assume means throw away the literature, send back the Apple TVs) by September 30, 2008 at 5 PM.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Wal*Mart shutting down DRM server, nuking your music collection — only people who pay for music risk losing it to DRM shenanigans  —  Hey suckers!  Did you buy DRM music from Wal*Mart instead of downloading MP3s for free from the P2P networks?  Well, they're repaying your honesty by taking away your music.
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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Dan Kimerling / TechCrunch:
Stop Complaining about Apple and the App Store  —  This week there have been several stories on the blogsphere (here, here, and here, for example) which consist of developers complaining that Apple has rejected an iPhone application that they submitted to be part of the App Store in iTunes …
Benjamin Sutherland / Newsweek:
My Blackberry As A Bomb Sniffer?  —  Expensive radiation detectors may not be as effective as widely distributed chips in cell phones.  —  From the magazine issue dated Oct 6, 2008  —  What do bananas, smoke alarms, toilets and large granite buildings have in common?
Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
Convergence for the smartphone and credit card is nearer  —  Visa is now readying two sets of credit card payment services on separate continents for users of Android and Nokia smartphones.  And there may be more convergence to come around mobile payments in various sectors of the globe.
Discussion: Big in Japan
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sue Decker Makes the Yahoogle Case and (Finally) Gets It Right  —  This week, it will be Yahoo stepping up the volume in the debate over the controversial Yahoo-Google advertising outsourcing deal.  —  And it could not come a minute too soon.  —  Yahoo has been unusually quiet about the issue …
Discussion: Portfolio and TechCrunch
Jack Loftus / PC World:
Spore Hits 1 Million Mark Despite DRM  —  Electronic Arts reported last week that Will Wright's Spore has spread across the PC, mobile phones and the Nintendo DS to the tune of 1 million in sales since its launch on September 7.  —  Even more remarkable is the fact that the title …
Shawn / TmoNews:
Android Pre-sale devices sold out  —  With an explosion of attention, the G1 took over the blogosphere this Tuesday.  A mere 4 days later, T-Mobile has sold out of their pre-sale stock of the G1.  Sources are telling us that T-Mobile planned on offering 60,000 pre-sale devices, but actual numbers may differ.
Stephenie Steitzer / Courier-Journal:
Judge rejects Ky. bid to claim illegal Web casinos  —  State seeks to bar Internet gambling  —  FRANKFORT, Ky. — A judge yesterday declined to order 141 gambling Web sites forfeited to the state, saying he needed more time to understand the complexities of what experts call an unprecedented effort …
 
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Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Boston Unblurred: Debunking the Google Maps Censorship Myth
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
Hole in Adobe software allows free movie downloads
Discussion: Gizmodo and Digg
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon Back Opt-In for Online Ads
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Nicholas Thompson / Epicenter:
Obama Calls For Rural Broadband in Debate
Discussion: PolicyBlog and Linux.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Blogging Dream Team Joins Forces to Challenge Engadget, TreeHugger and More
Discussion: Brian Alvey and The Inquisitr
Julian Prokaza / Mobile Computer:
Hands-on with the Asus N10 gaming netbook