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6:15 AM ET, October 20, 2008

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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Motorola Readies Its Own Android Social Smartphone  —  Amid a boom in social-network-friendly handsets, Motorola prepares a new entry, but its Android may not debut until 2009's second quarter  —  As the wireless world awaits the Oct. 22 debut of the first phone based on the Google-backed Android software …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Plans Major Cost Cuts, Including Layoffs  —  Struggling Internet Giant to Disclose Significant Reductions as Economic Troubles Spread and Rivals Pose Stiff Competition  —  Yahoo Inc. is drafting significant cost-cutting plans to try to reverse its fortunes from the inside.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA now wants to avoid trial in innocent infringement case  —  The RIAA has apparently had a change of heart towards a Texas woman accused of sharing music over KaZaA when she was 16 years old.  In Maverick v. Harper, the industry group has backed off its demand for a jury trial …
Discussion: ZDNet Government and digg.com
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Toshiba, SanDisk restructure flash memory venture  —  Toshiba and SanDisk announced Monday that their joint flash memory manufacturing venture is being restructured.  As a result, Toshiba will gain a larger ownership stake while SanDisk will reduce costs.  —  SanDisk said Monday …
Discussion: The Register
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Apple Ads About Microsoft Ads About Apple Ads About Microsoft  —  Apple released a couple of new “Get a Mac” ads today, and while I wouldn't usually bother to mention that here, these ones are noteworthy: They make direct reference to Microsoft's current $300 million ad campaign for Windows.
Discussion: MacRumors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OMG Britney!  On Twitter!  —  This is perhaps the most exciting news since the May launch of TomCruise.com: I'd like to welcome Britney Spears to our world.  She (or rather her people) have launched both a Twitter account and a bloggy sort of site with near constant updates on her fascinating life.
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Britney Spears is on Twitter....kinda
Discussion: Mashable!
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Open Letter to Google : Why Have You Taken Away my Google & GMail Accounts?  —  Google, I am a very lucky American who is living the dream of owning or being a partner in several small businesses.  Each of these businesses utilize Google's GMail and Google Docs, in an effort to cut …
Discussion: loose wire blog
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Google Learns Lessons in the Ways of Washington  —  After Google and Yahoo announced an advertising partnership in June, letters from consumer groups and advertising associations poured into government regulators, urging them to support or block the proposed deal.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Business Technology:
Linking the Real Web with Virtual Worlds  —  Most of the hype has faded about services known as virtual worlds, particularly the idea of companies reaching customers by setting up the equivalent of animated storefronts.  For one thing, many more people hang out on the Web than in isolated communities such as Second Life.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Record Label ‘Infringes’ Own Copyright, Site Pulled  —  The website of a record label which offers completely free music downloads has been taken down by its host for copyright infringement, even though it only offers its own music.  Quote Unquote Records calls itself “The First Ever Donation …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg.com
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Is Microsoft Recession Proof?  —  Is Microsoft recession proof?  No, of course not.  While it can be buffeted back in forth in a mild recession and get through without group parties here and there, it's pretty unclear what kind of Microsoft will emerge at the other end of a deep global recession.
Discussion: Startup Chatter
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Blu-ray has case of the economic blues  —  This year, Blu-ray won the war.  Now it faces another battle.  —  Technology analysts say the world's economic roller coaster could mean consumers will be holding onto their money instead of buying pricey Blu-ray players and discs - the high-definition DVD format.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will Carriers Sell Subsidized MacBooks?  —  With the iPhone, Apple (AAPL) has found a happy partnership with global wireless carriers.  Could they extend that relationship to include carrier-subsidized sales of MacBooks?  —  Lisa Thompson, an analyst with research boutique JRPG …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Q4 earnings smackdown  —  Andy Zaky has a bone to pick with Wall Street — or rather, with the professional analysts who cover Apple (AAPL) at Morgan Stanley (MS), Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC), and the rest.  —  “I could write a book on what Wall Street analysts don't know,” he says.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iLike Teams With TuneCore To Help Artists Sell Their Music
Discussion: Mashable!
Eric Morath / Wall Street Journal:
WorldSpace Files for Bankruptcy, Listing $2.12 Billion in Debt
Discussion: GigaOM
Janko Roettgers / TorrentFreak:
Stanford University Embraces BitTorrent
Discussion: Pulse 2.0, TechSpot and digg.com
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
The Internet is no 21st-century boob tube
Discussion: Techdirt
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Handango to Offer Paid Apps for Android
Discussion: Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Martin / gHacks technology news:
Google Chrome Adds Greasemonkey Support
Discussion: Pulse 2.0 and Mashable!
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Cloud Computing and Vendor Lock-In
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog