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11:20 AM ET, October 8, 2008

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
BlackBerry Storm 9500 hands-on  —  RIM's a little late to the touchscreen party, but comes bearing goodies.  The BlackBerry Storm is a beast of a phone in more ways than one.  Fronted by a meaty, high-resolution touchscreen with an innovative clicking mechanism, the phone is easily the prettiest by RIM to date.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
BlackBerry Storm First Hands On  —  The very first time you touch the BlackBerry Storm—RIM's first all-touchscreen keyboard-free smartphone, just announced for Verizon Wireless—you will be startled.  No matter how many times your fingers dance on the screen like you've been trained on every other touchscreen, nothing will happen.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Vodafone's BlackBerry Storm art department all soon to be fired  —  We can't put our finger on it, but there's something vaguely familiar about this new Storm 9500.  —  In case you're reading this after these images get taken down — which they inevitably will be — this was the official …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm hitting TELUS in Canada
Discussion: SlashPhone and Engadget
Ryan Hayward / Inside AdSense:
Get in the game with AdSense for Games  —  Do you develop or publish web-based games?  If so, you're contributing to a growing trend - according to comScore, over 25% of Internet users play online games every week, which is over 200 million users worldwide.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Organize All The World's Information, Then Put Google Ads On It  —  It's unlikely Google will ever find another money machine as efficient as search advertising, which accounts for about 40% of the $40 billion advertising dollars spent online each year.  But that doesn't mean they aren't going to try.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Google launches AdSense for Games  —  This screenshot shows one way Google will place ads in games, including casual Web-based games like PlayFish's Wordplay.  —  If Google's entry into a field of advertising doesn't legitimize it, nothing can.  And that's why the in-game advertising industry just got a huge shot in the arm.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google launches in-game advertising for Flash web games
Discussion: GamePolitics News
Adobe:
Flash Player workaround available for “Clickjacking” issue  —  Vulnerability identifier: APSA08-08  —  Affected Software: Adobe Flash Player 9.0.124.0 and earlier  —  Adobe is aware of recently published reports of a ‘Clickjacking’ issue in multiple web browsers that could allow an attacker …
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David Lenoe / PSIRT:
Clickjacking Security Advisory
Discussion: InfoWorld, Zero Day and The Next Web
Giorgio / hackademix.net:
Hello ClearClick, Goodbye Clickjacking!
Discussion: PC World
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
What the Combined Yahoo-AOL Might Look Like, As Talks Drag On-Oops-Heat Up!  —  As has been copiously reported here and all over, Yahoo and AOL have been engaged in never-ending talks about a possible deal to merge their flagging Internet businesses.  —  Now, sources tell me …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Yahoo-AOL: An integration nightmare on deck
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple dominates the teen vote, but...  Teenagers just love their Apple gear as the iPhone and iPod widen their lead among this fickle set.  —  According to a Piper Jaffray report Apple is dominating teenagers' buying patterns.  —  The high level details of a survey of 769 teens:
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Survey: 8% of U.S. teens own an iPhone; 22% want one
Discussion: FierceMobileContent
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple pulling away from competition in teenage mindshare
Discussion: iLounge
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Technology - the party really is over  —  On Monday last week I wrote here that the technology party might be over, and that the gloom pervading the financial sector could begin to affect high-tech firms.  Since then - gosh, it seems a long time ago - a few things have happened.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Guardian
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Puts Tunes From YouTube a Click Away  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In its continuing effort to find a way to make money from its YouTube unit, Google introduced on Tuesday a type of e-commerce ad that YouTube users can click to buy digital goods from Apple's iTunes or Amazon.com.
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YouTube Blog:
Like What You See? Then Click-to-Buy on YouTube
Kaj Arnö:
Thank you, David (Axmark)!  —  At the end of the Orlando meeting in January this year when the Sun acquisition was announced, I remember sitting next to MySQL's co-founder David Axmark in the bus going to some evening event.  “What do you want to do now, with so many opportunities opening up? …
Discussion: The Register and InfoWorld
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jimmy Wales: The New Wikia Search API “Is Like Facebook Apps For Search Results.”  —  Jimmy Wales is opening up the Wikia Search engine to anyone who wants their own data or application to show up in results.  Called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions (WISE), it lets developers create search results based on certain keywords or rules.
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Margaret Kane / CNET News:
Symantec to buy MessageLabs for $695M  —  Symantec is acquiring MessageLabs, a maker of online messaging and Web security services, the company said Monday.  —  The deal is valued at approximately $695 million in cash, with Symantec paying 310 million pounds sterling and $154 million.
Discussion: eWeek, The Register and Inquirer
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ten Years Later, Yahoo Finally Updates Its Calendar  —  It's literally been ten years since Yahoo updated its online calendar.  And it's been more than two years since Google launched its Web-based calendar.  But tonight it will start rolling out a new drag-and-drop, Ajax calendar …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Opera 9.6 Launches, Now Includes Magazine-Style RSS...Sort Of  —  Today, Opera revealed the newest version of their web browser, Opera 9.6.  As always, the latest update includes speed and performance increases, but the update delivers several new features, too.
Discussion: AppScout
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
750,000 lost jobs?  The dodgy digits behind the war on piracy  —  A 20-year game of Telephone  —  If you pay any attention to the endless debates over intellectual property policy in the United States, you'll hear two numbers invoked over and over again, like the stuttering chorus …
Discussion: Techdirt
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
Broadcom sues Qualcomm for misuse of patents  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wireless chipmaker Broadcom Corp (BRCM.O) has filed a complaint in federal court against rival Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), charging patent misuse, the latest round in their battle over mobile phone technology licensing.
Discussion: CNET News
 
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