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1:25 PM 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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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Document Confirms MacBook/MacBook Pro (Late 2008)  —  Apple has published a support document (PDF) specifically for the “MacBook/MacBook Pro (Late 2008)” models.  Besides the name, the document is not especially revealing.  It appears to be a service document when replacing the display on the new MacBooks.
Discussion: AppleInsider
Arn / MacRumors:
Higher Quality MacBook and MacBook Pro Case Photos Leaked  —  MacX.cn has posted a series of higher quality images of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro cases that were originally posted last week.  While there had been some doubts about the details of the blurry photo, these new images show every angle …
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Smart Startup Advice: Don't Panic - Profit  —  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!  But take advantage of the openings”.
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.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Amid the Gloom, an E-Commerce War  —  WHEN the e-commerce giant eBay emerged from the last recession seven years ago with an aura of invincibility, its chief executive, Meg Whitman, boasted that “eBay is to some extent recession-proof.”  —  As the online auctioneer's revenues and stock price kept climbing …
Discussion: AuctionBytes Blog
Mark / The Coffee Desk:
Microsoft's new ‘M’ programming language  —  In a software-centric world where we already have many, many languages to program in, from scripting to bytecode compiled languages, to frameworks on top of languages and embedded languages, now Redmond wants to bring ANOTHER language to the table, titled ‘M’ (for Microsoft?).
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 …
Dan Landis / Ripten Video Game Blog:
WoW Whore Has 36 Accounts, Raids by Himself  —  In what is perhaps the most shining example of obsession and geekiness I have ever seen, a fella by the name of Bradster has 36 World of WarCraft accounts that he plays on 11 computers simultaneously.  He mainly seems to be doing …
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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Fred / A VC:
Don't Shoot The Messenger  —  I've detected a bit of irritation …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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.
Discussion: Big in Japan
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
DEVELOPMENT: First Firefox Mobile for Windows Mobile Screenshots available  —  We heard about the upcoming Firefox Mozilla Alpha launch earlier and as the Firefox Mobile team mentioned in the very beginning, Firefox Mobile will be definitely released for Windows Mobile as well.
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
 
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Don Reisinger / InformationWeek:
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Brian Nadel / Computerworld:
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Discussion: DSLreports, CrunchGear and Slashdot
Lawrence Lessig / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
David Sarno / Web Scout:
Brave New Films sues Michael Savage over YouTube takedown
Discussion: The Utube Blog