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3:40 AM ET, October 12, 2008

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AppleInsider:
Apple dumping Intel chipsets for NVIDIA's in new MacBooks  —  Apple will announce as part of its special media event Tuesday a new family of MacBooks that will abandoned Intel's integrated graphics chipsets for those part of NVIDIA's new mobile platform, AppleInsider can confirm.
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Edible Apple:
Kevin Rose drops MacBook Blu-Ray Rumor at Live Diggnation event  —  At the live Diggnation that was just held in London as part of the “Future of Web Apps” Expo, Kevin Rose enlightened us with yet another juicy rumor.  He claimed that the new and yet to be announced MacBooks will support Blu-Ray drives.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone 3G may be coming to a Walmart near you  —  Back in June we broke the news that Apple would be mixing things up a bit by moving away from its prior iPhone distribution model and getting a couple of nation-wide retailers in on the action.  A little more than two months later …
Twitter Status:
IM: Not coming soon  —  In October 2006, just three months after Twitter launched publicly, we added IM support—i.e., the ability to get and send tweets via XMPP/Jabber/Google Talk.  I was a big fan of this feature, because this interface, which millions of people were already familiar with …
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Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Twitter to IM: Drop Dead  —  It took a worldwide financial meltdown for Twitter to finally cough up the IM hairball.  At BearHug Camp, I spent about 10 of the 30 minute executive visitation trying to pin down Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Alex Payne on when exactly Track and IM would be back, and in what order.
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
The Bell Now Tolls for Social Networks  —  I blame David Hasselhoff.  —  Everything was going fine for the web — the financial world had been unwinding its overleveraged excesses for nearly a year without nary a ripple into Silicon Valley — until the launch of HoffSpace …
Lawrence Lessig / Wall Street Journal:
In Defense of Piracy  —  Digital technology has made it easy to create new works from existing art, but copyright law has yet to catch up.  —  In early February 2007, Stephanie Lenz's 13-month-old son started dancing.  Pushing a walker across her kitchen floor, Holden Lenz started moving …
1938 Media:
Exclusive Google Android Phone Video Review  —  I love Steven P. Jobs.  He along with Joe Namath and Mike Rowe.  Anyway, Steven P. has this iphone thing.  I have two.  I like it a lot.  I was a Mac guy before I got it.  So Google is run by three really smart guys.
Fred / A VC:
Don't Shoot The Messenger  —  I've detected a bit of irritation, and even cynicism about the motives of Sequoia, Benchmark, Ron Conway, and others (including me perhaps) in the venture capital business who have been publicly and privately advising their portfolio companies and entrepreneurs everywhere …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The startup squeeze  —  Startups that don't have revenues or a business model, like Seesmic or Twitter, are going to get squeezed big time in the next six months.  Already we've seen how Seesmic responded to that coming squeeze yesterday.  It got skinnier to make the squeeze easier to take.
Discussion: Webmetricsguru
Aviv Raff / Aviv Raff On .NET:
Sharing is not always a good thing  —  You all learned about the value of sharing.  When I was a kid my mother taught me that I should share my stuff with my friends.  Unfortunately, sharing is not always a good thing.  Especially, when talking about sharing web-applications across domains.
Discussion: Googling Google and The Register
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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:   Google Gmail, Other Apps, Vulnerable To Attack
CNET News:
Calacanis: Apple to release networked HDTVs  —  Yesterday I spent a couple of hours here at the office with Valleywag's most cherished and adored tech celebrity, Jason Calacanis.  Love him or hate him, the bloke's got contacts, and he confirmed to me that he knew first-hand that Apple was working on a networked television.
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Microsoft Sues DHL After Train Dumps 21,600 Xboxes  —  Microsoft is suing U.S.-based cargo-delivery service DHL Express for allegedly losing 21,600 Xbox game consoles because of a train derailment in Texas, according to court documents.  —  In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court …
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