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5:55 AM ET, September 29, 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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Scott / Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen:
jQuery to ship with ASP.NET MVC and Visual Studio
Discussion: CNET News
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:   Microsoft Adopts Open-Source jQuery JavaScript Library
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
The Perfect Apple for the Living Room  —  Apple's bland launch of a thinner Nano left the Mac faithful craving more.  Now rumors are flying around the Net about a new device, with Apple retailers being asked to return their existing Apple TVs by Sept. 30 and mysterious placeholder SKUs showing up in Futureshop's inventory system.
Discussion: Obsessable, CNET News and TUAW
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.
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 …
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Letting Our Fingers Do the Talking  —  In the fourth quarter of 2007, American cellphone subscribers for the first time sent text messages more than they phoned, according to Nielsen Mobile.  Since then, the average subscriber's volume of text messages has shot upward by 64 percent …
Discussion: Working Anywhere
Chris Williams / The Register:
BT's third Phorm trial starts tomorrow  —  Cookie monster  —  BT will invite thousands of its broadband subscribers to voluntarily participate in a third trial of Phorm's advertising targeting system starting tomorrow, the two firms said this morning.  —  The trial was originally scheduled …
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy:
Want To Be a Trendsetter on Twitter?  Follow CareerBuilder Example  —  I like checking out current Twitter trends from time to time to see what topics get the most attention in the twitterverse.  While Google Trends are also interesting and often show some very interesting things …
Christopher Null:
GPS on your windshield re-legalized in California  —  Now that Governor Schwarzenegger is signing a few bills into law before he legally has to decide on them one way or the other (that deadline arrives on Tuesday), he's turned his attention to one issue of truly dire importance …
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
New software turns PC into TiVo TV recorder  —  NEW YORK - TiVo Inc. and Nero AG of Germany were set to announce Monday that they will be launching a package that turns a Windows PC into a TV recorder, just like a TiVo set-top box.  —  The kit will cost $199 when it goes on sale Oct. 15 …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
This Just In: New Verizon BlackBerry Storm Pics!  —  This sleek desktop charging pod will hold your Blackberry firmly in place and lights up to let you know it's charging.  The unique and stylish chrome design will accent your BlackBerry Curve 8320, Curve 8310, or Curve 8300 while it charges it quickly and efficiently!
Anita Huslin / Washington Post:
Iridium to Get $500 Million Cash Infusion  —  When Motorola's $6 billion global satellite phone system, Iridium, went belly-up eight years ago, few saw it as anything more than a whopper of a waste of good technology on the wrong application.  —  A small group of investors eventually rescued Iridium …
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Google Goes to Washington, Gearing Up to Put Its Stamp on Government  —  The tall buildings in Reston bear the familiar names of big government contractors: Northrop Grumman, CACI, Raytheon and Accenture.  Last month another name appeared, but not one that's typically associated with the federal market.
 
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Hands on: SkyFire browser brings Gecko to Windows Mobile
Cade Metz / The Register:
Is Hitwise in the Phorm biz?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EU Parliament: Only judges can order 'Net disconnections
Discussion: paidContent
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone heading to EVDO/Verizon for 2009?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Bucket Tests User-Defined Blurb Length In Search Results
 Earlier Items: 
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
On The Google Hive Mind: There Is a Center
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Kiyoshi Takenaka / Reuters:
Nintendo to launch camera, music-capable DS: report
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
The State of Location-Based Social Networking On The iPhone