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3:45 AM ET, October 13, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Launches “My Ads” Self Serve Ad Platform: Is This Their Google Moment?  —  MySpace launches their self serve ad platform, called My Ads, tonight, which was first talked about a year ago.  Like Facebook's similar product, it allows anyone to quickly create a targeted ad and serve it on MySpace.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   MySpace's latest bid to wring profit from social networking
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
What is the mystery port on the MacBook Pro?  —  So, today's case spy shots would reveal a couple of interesting nuggets if they turn out to be the final designs of Tuesday's MacBooks.  Firstly, the 13 inch-ish case is sans Firewire.  Systems Admins will have to move those Boot images over the network now for all but the Pro models.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
New round of MacBook and MacBook Pro case images; least fake-looking yet
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
New MacBook case leaks question FireWire's future
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch:
Google's Devil Phone Reaches for Heaven  —  Or so it would seem following reports that T-Mobile has sold out preorders of 1.5 million units.  Whoa.  —  GOT A TIP OR RUMOR?  —  In September, Clint predicted: “I think the Dream will ship nearly 1 million units by 2009 …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Mainstream News Outlets Start Linking to Other Sites  —  “Thou shalt not link to outside sites” — a long-held commandment of many newsrooms — is eroding.  —  Embracing the hyperlink ethos of the Web to a degree not seen before, news organizations are becoming more comfortable linking to competitors …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Intuition + Money: An Aha Moment  —  IT started with a Harvard physicist acting on a hunch.  It ended up producing a new material, called black silicon, that could have a broad impact on technologies ranging from ultrasensitive sensors to photovoltaic cells.
Stephen Castle / International Herald Tribune:
Did you hear?  MP3 players threaten hearing loss  —  BRUSSELS: Noise from personal music players is a routine annoyance for travelers on buses, trains and planes.  —  But it also threatens permanent hearing loss for as many as 10 million Europeans who use them, according to a scientific study …
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Steven Musil / CNET News:   Report: MP3 players threaten users' hearing
TechRadar.com:
Complete guide to Google Analytics  —  Google's Brett Crosby reveals the secrets of driving targeted traffic to your website  —  Things change so quickly on the web.  When I started working at software firm Urchin in 1996, web analytics was a niche product, important to (and understood by) …
Discussion: Beyond Search and digg.com
David Cowan / Who Has Time For This?:
Take Back the Web!  —  When Tim Berners-Lee conceived the web, he dreamed of inter-connected documents, of surfing along from one person's page to the next, following a fluid path rich with information and discovery.  —  Instead what we we got is a big honkin' billboard, as commercial interests hijacked Tim's vision.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   MashLogic: Take Back The Web (By Getting Awesome Links)
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Newspapers' Web Revenue Is Stalling  —  Newspapers, already facing a grim economic forecast, are digesting another piece of bad news: the growth in online advertising they saw as their salvation has slowed to a crawl.  —  In the last few years, newspaper companies have been rapidly expanding …
Chris Lee / Ars Technica:
New maskless lithography trick may keep Moore's Law on track  —  The continued improvements in lithography have been the driving force that has upheld Moore's Law.  Shorter wavelengths, better lenses, and adaptive optics have all contributed to this success story, which has allowed commercial chips …
Richard Dooling / New York Times:
The Rise of the Machines  —  “BEWARE of geeks bearing formulas.”  So saith Warren Buffett, the Wizard of Omaha.  Words to bear in mind as we bail out banks and buy up mortgages and tweak interest rates and nothing, nothing seems to make any difference on Wall Street or Main Street.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
T-Mobile launches BlackBerry Pearl 8220, available today for $149.99  —  The BlackBerry Pearl 8220 runs neck-and-neck with the Storm for the title of “most leaked RIM device of 2008,” but for what it's worth, T-Mobile is just now getting around to announcing a date and price for the most fliptastic phone …
 
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
AC/DC Electrify BitTorrent Album Downloads
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Employees, not hackers, cause most corporate data loss
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 Earlier Items: 
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Spotlight on Apple notebooks: 1989 to 2008
Discussion: I4U News
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Amid the Gloom, an E-Commerce War
Discussion: GigaOM and AuctionBytes Blog
Mark / The Coffee Desk:
Microsoft's new ‘M’ programming language