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2:50 PM ET, October 7, 2008

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Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Steve Wozniak interview: iconic co-founder on the iPod, iPhone, and future for Apple  —  In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wonders how long the iPod can stay on top spot, laments the limitations of the iPhone 3G, agrees with the downgrade on Apple shares …
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Wozniak explains why the iPod will die  —  Apple co-founder (in picture to the right, to the left is Steve Jobs) Steve Wozniak warns that the iPod's days are numbered in an interview with UK newspaper, the Telegraph.  —  “The iPod has sort of lived a long life at number one.
Discussion: Distorted-Loop.com
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
A.M.D. to Split Into Two Operations  —  Advanced Micro Devices plans to announce Tuesday that it will split into two companies — one focused on designing microprocessors and the other on the costly business of manufacturing them — in a drastic effort to maintain its position as the only real rival to Intel.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD finds oil money to finance its split into two companies
AMD:
AMD and Advanced Technology Investment Company of Abu Dhabi …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Gadget Lab
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Brick: A Radical New Laptop?  —  The latest whispers are that Apple will announce a notebook made from a solid brick of aluminum  —  When they're not hand-wringing over the recent drop in Apple's share price, Mac enthusiasts have been transfixed lately by the mystery product …
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Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Stop sending mail you later regret  —  Sometimes I send messages I shouldn't send.  Like the time I told that girl I had a crush on her over text message.  Or the time I sent that late night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
April Fools Check: Did Google Really Release Mail Goggles?
Discussion: Ars Technica
cellular-news:
Lightbulbs Could Replace Wi-Fi Hotpsots  —  ­Boston University's College of Engineering is launching a program, under a National Science Foundation grant, to develop the next generation of wireless communications technology based on visible light instead of radio waves.
Fred / A VC:
What To Look For Next  —  The Treasury, the Fed, and Warren Buffet have been the only buyers in this meltdown and have been largely focused on financial companies.  Meanwhile the rest of the market has gone down 30% year to date and very few, if any, stocks have been spared.  —  What do we look for next?
Discussion: All About Nortel
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Wholesale Internet Bandwidth Prices Keep Falling  —  Sure it's not like back in the early 2000s, when those crooks from Enron were driving the prices of bandwidth down into the ground, but even today prices on Internet bandwidth continue to fall.  If you are a consumer, however …
Discussion: DSLreports and BroadDev
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac  —  Feelin' left in the dust while all your Outlook-loving PC friends get all the cool BlackBerry stuff?  Well, RIM has been hard at work on the Mac side of things, and we've got a first look at BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac.  This isn't a final version …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
In A Switch, Hulu Will Stream Remaining Presidential Debates Live; Premiere A Film  —  News Corp-NBCU JV Hulu is going live for the first time since its launch last year.  The site will stream the remaining presidential debates, which air respectively on NBC Tuesday night and on Fox News Oct. 15.
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Hulu to stream presidential debates live
Discussion: Lifehacker
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Nikon Debuts Video Headset With Wi-Fi, 8GB of Storage, and a Browser  —  A seriously odd announcement from camera maker Nikon, the Media Port UP300 and UP300x video headset approaches wearable PC territory.  The device, which honestly looks like a pair of headphones with a small display tacked on …
Tim De Chant / Ars Technica:
University of Texas launches e-textbook trial  —  College textbooks come packed with one advantage—knowledge—but are burdened with a slew of less-desirable traits.  The thick books add pounds to overloaded packs, are easily outmoded with the release of a new edition, and can cost a fortune.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Online ad revenue strong first half of 2008: What about the second half?  —  Internet ad revenue surged in the first half of 2008, up 15.2 percent to $11.5 billion compared to a year ago, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Margin impact of Apple product transitions overestimated  —  With Apple's September quarter having come and gone with the only major product transition consisting of slightly cheaper iPods, investment bank Piper Jaffray believes the company is once again in a position to outperform its own margin guidance despite widespread concern.
Discussion: Macsimum News
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
New EU directive pushes toward replaceable iPhone batteries  —  The European Union is preparing new directives that could have an impact on Apple's future products, including “the New Batteries Directive,” which proposes to mandate that batteries in electronic appliances be “readily removed” for replacement or disposal.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
How a Mac Mini can beat a quad-core Vista behemoth (or how Apple can't write good software for Windows)  —  Here's a tale of how a humble Mac Mini system outperformed my cutting-edge quad-core system.  It's also a story of how Apple can't write good software for the Windows platform.
Discussion: George Ou
Nat Torkington / O'Reilly Radar:
Effect of the Depression on Technology  —  Here's the state of play as I see it: it is expensive and difficult to borrow and this shows no sign of change; the US debt is rising instead of falling, propelled by the Iraq War and the reliance on China for material goods unreciprocated by a reliance …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Financial Crisis Sends Ad Forecasts Down, But Online Still Looks Healthy (Relatively)  —  For those looking to how online advertising is likely to weather the global financial meltdown, forecasters still seem relatively hopeful—at least compared to traditional advertising.
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Judge: antitrust suit against Apple and AT&T can proceed  —  A federal judge has denied Apple's and AT&T's motions to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed last year alleging various violations of antitrust and consumer protections laws.  The judge agreed to Apple's motion, however …
Discussion: Technologizer and ZDNet Government
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Verizon Gets Smacked Down For Its VoIP Patent Suing Spree  —  from the so-much-for-whacking-cable-competitors dept  —  Verizon was one of the last players to the VoIP party.  Cable companies had been offering VoIP for years, and then Vonage, AT&T and a variety of other startups really built …
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Barry Diller's Breakup: Why IAC Didn't Work  —  Internet Company Was Too Complex, He Says; Smaller Firm Has Sharper Focus  —  Barry Diller's restless, 47-year business career is yet again taking a new turn.  After a dizzying run from mailroom to studio mogul, he quit his high-flying Hollywood …
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Betting Billions  —  Talk about bad timing.  —  Since 2006, Sprint Nextel (nyse: S - news - people ) has poured more than a billion dollars into helping develop what it hopes will be the next great communications standard, WiMax.  On Tuesday, it is slated to official launch WiMax in Baltimore, its first U.S. market.
 
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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BBC:
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Gordon Haff / CNET News:
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Help Net Security:
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Discussion: The Open Road
Daniel Lim / SlashGear:
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Realism creeping into venture capital calculations