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9:45 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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Profit Maximization V. Survival Maximization  —  A lot of criticism has been aimed at venture capitalists the last few days.  The VCs are telling their portfolio companies to get ahead of the curve and conserve cash right now, and companies are starting to take their advice.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Startup Advice: Worry, But Don't Panic - You'll Miss The Opportunities  —  VCs and angels sent out a series of “look out!” warnings to their charges last week.  Now we're starting to see slightly more positive takes from other investors to their startups: Something along the lines of “Look out!
Discussion: A VC and Wall Street Journal
Fred / A VC:
Don't Shoot The Messenger  —  I've detected a bit of irritation …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
TechCrunch Turns Into F**kedCompany 2.0  —  Some of my readers who missed the dotcom boom and bust from the early 2000s may not be familiar with F**kedCompany, a Web site that was dedicated to gloating about layoffs and other misfortunes at Web companies as the tech bubble popped.
Discussion: louisgray.com and RexBlog.com
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
Don Reisinger / InformationWeek:
Which Video Editing Program Should You(Tube) Use?  —  Our software smackdown compares Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, and Corel VideoStudio, with tips on the best package for creating your digital camcorder movie masterpiece.  —  As affordable camcorders become more powerful …
Discussion: digg.com
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 …
Brian Nadel / Computerworld:
Sprint's 4G Xohm WiMax: How fast is it?  —  In our hands-on tests, the new Xohm network was fast and smooth — but for now, you have to be in Baltimore.  —  Computerworld) With most American mobile data networks busy trying to deliver third-generation (3G) mobile wireless access to traveling businesspeople …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
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
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Canadian Democrats are Pro BitTorrent and Against Throttling
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The startup squeeze
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David Sarno / Web Scout:
Brave New Films sues Michael Savage over YouTube takedown
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
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Paul Boutin / Valleywag:
Stupid rock band totally pwns Google
Discussion: The Globe and Mail