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2:25 PM ET, October 4, 2008

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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Amazon Kindle 2 e-books its way to BGR  —  Yes, people.  You're looking at the first shots of Amazon's Kindle 2.  The follow-up to their popular e-book reader.  Our ninja sent us a ton of shots, and we have to admit, they look pretty good.  The unit didn't go down too much in size which is unfortunate …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
SEC investigating fake Steve Jobs heart attack story  —  A fake story that appeared on CNN's iReport site which claimed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. … I can't say that this investigation is unexpected.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
SEC Examining False Report on Apple Chief Jobs
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
False Steve Jobs Heart Attack Report on CNN's iReport Is a Failure of Open Systems
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Was the Yahoo/Google deal a ploy to weaken Yahoo?  —  With the DOJ expressing skepticism over Yahoo's agreement to sell search ad space to its biggest competitor, a letter from a key US senator urging action could be preaching to the choir.  What's interesting is that senator's theory.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Slashdot
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
G1 Pre-Sale Madness: T-Mobile Triples Production, Sells Them All  —  According to a T-Mobile spokesperson, pre-sale demand on the Android G1 is so big that they have already sold all their units.  She says that this is specially impressive because it happened after they tripled the amount of available G1 cellphones.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
eBay Won't Take Less Than $75 Million For StumbleUpon  —  Deutsche Bank is still out there trying to find a buyer for eBay's StumbleUpon business, we've heard from new sources (we first reported on this on September 18).  But there's one problem: while eBay wants to unload the business …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Dragos Pirvu / Device Daily:
CERN Launches The Biggest Computing Grid In The World  —  Today, CERN launched the largest computing grid in the world which is destined to analyze the data coming from world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  The computing grid consists of more than 140 computers centers …
Discussion: Slashdot
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft taints open source CodePlex well  —  Some projects less open than others  —  Microsoft is posting code to its much-trumpeted CodePlex open-source projects site using licenses and conditions that go against the principles of open source.  —  The company has been posting projects …
Datamation:
Arbitrary Seizure of Travelers' Laptops Ending?  —  In a move widely hailed by rights groups, several members of Congress have introduced bills that will prevent Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents from arbitrarily searching and seizing electronic devices.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Image Search Ads In The Wild, Looks Like They Need Work  —  Last May Google announced that it would begin experimenting with display ads on its popular Image Search, which it has largely been unable to monetize - in 2006 the company estimated that it was missing out on $200 million …
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Steve Poland:
Google Image Search - Sponsored Link spotted in the wild!
Discussion: Shoemoney
Tara Parker-Pope / Well:
Parents Often Unaware of Cyber-Bullying  —  Bullying doesn't just happen on school grounds anymore.  (Ruby Washington/The New York Times)  —  Research indicates that as many as 75 percent of teens have been bullied online, but only one in 10 have reported the problem to parents or other adults, a new study shows.
Discussion: CNET News, UCLA Newsroom and Salon
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Norwegian standards body implodes over OOXML controversy  —  Standards Norway, the organization that manages technical standards for the Scandinavian country, took a serious blow last week when key members resigned in protest over procedural irregularities in the approval process for Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format.
Discussion: Inquirer, Slashdot and digg.com
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
A broken link economy?  Then fix it  —  Just as many of you settled into your seats to watch Thursday evening's debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, Allen Stern of CenterNetworks was attracting his own crowd on Twitter after raising a question that strikes at heart of the blogosphere.
 
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Key senators oppose DRM, ISP filtering in secret ACTA treaty
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