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1:20 PM ET, October 22, 2008

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AT&T:
AT&T Customers to Enter a ‘Bold’ New Wireless World  —  Breakthrough BlackBerry Smartphone Is Coming to Nation's Fastest 3G Network; Arrives in Stores Nov. 4  —  Waterloo, Ontario — AT&T customers will be entering a bold new wireless world with the launch of the BlackBerry® Bold&trade …
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net:
AT&T Says Blackberry Bold Will Launch Nov. 4 For $300
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Why the iPhone is now Apple's most important product  —  When Apple Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in January 2007, even he might not have realized how soon it would become a huge part of Apple's business.  —  (Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET News)  —  The rampant success of the iPhone …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Steve Jobs's Home Run With the iPhone
AT&T:
Strong Wireless Gains, Sound Operational Execution Highlight AT&T's Third Quarter; Results Led by 2.4 Million iPhone 3G Activations, Rapid Wireless Data Growth  — $0.55 reported earnings per diluted share versus $0.50 in the year-earlier quarter  — $0.67 adjusted earnings per diluted share …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's iPhone Boosts AT&T's Wireless Business, But Whacks Profits  —  Why did AT&T (T) make sacrifices to become Apple's (AAPL) official U.S. iPhone carrier?  Because it's leading the company in growth: AT&T says it activated 2.4 million (about a third of Apple's 6.9 million total) …
John Markoff / Bits:
Read My Lips: Apple Is a Netbook Maker  —  Steve Jobs appeared as a surprise “special guest” on Apple's earnings call Tuesday afternoon.  —  Mr. Jobs, Apple's chief executive, has not taken part in one of the company's conference calls with analysts since 2000, according to the company.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why I like netbooks  —  John Markoff quotes Steve Jobs.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds court on earnings day
Discussion: Dollars and Sense
Jonathan Skillings / Crave:
T-Mobile delivers the G1 (aka Android) phone  —  This was the first G1 sold, at a T-Mobile store in San Francisco.  —  (Credit: James Martin/CNET News)  —  T-Mobile USA on Wednesday made the formal, nationwide launch of its G1, the first phone to run Google's Android operating system.
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
T-Mobile Store Opens Doors to G1 Phone
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Metaplace raises more funding to be the MySpace of virtual worlds  —  Metaplace, a company that will allow anybody to build their own virtual world and access it through through an ordinary web browser, has taken $6.7 million in funding as it nears a public release.
Discussion: Webware.com, GigaOM and RotorBlog.com
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Metaplace Raises $6.4 Million For Custom Virtual Worlds
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
A Look At Google's Newest Data Center  —  A photo of Google's data center in Goose Creek, South Carolina.  —  On Monday we got a look at Microsoft's “hangar bay” for data center containers inside its new Northlake, Illinois facility.  We've also been told that one of the Google company …
Discussion: Rough Type, DailyTech and Slashdot
Android Developers Blog:
Android Market: Now available for users  —  Last month I outlined some details around Android Market.  Today, Android Market launched for users to download applications along with the first Android-powered phone—the T-Mobile G1.  —  With Android Market, users can easily download apps to their Android-powered phone.
Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Canned Responses  —  Hello, you've reached Chad's mailbox.  Thanks for your email about the latest Labs feature: Canned Responses, or email for the truly lazy.  I'm on paternity leave so I won't be able to respond personally.  Instead, I hope you'll enjoy this automated message.
Suzanne Tindal / ZDNet.com.au:
Intel slams ‘slow’ iPhone ARM CPU  —  Any speed shortcomings in Apple's iPhone were the fault of its rival chipset manufacturer ARM, a senior Intel executive said in Taiwan yesterday.  —  “The shortcomings of the iPhone are not because of Apple,” Intel's director of ecosystems …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Like.com's Perfect Timing: $32 Million Series C Round  —  Silicon Valley based Like.com managed to raise a monster round of financing at just the right time: $32 million in Series C round of funding that closed in August, led by Menlo Ventures.  Crosslink Capital also joined the round, as well as all previous investors.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Will record labels control digital-music lockers?  —  A fitting anthem for Michael Robertson these days would be The Rolling Stones' hit, Get Off of My Cloud.  —  For nearly a decade, Robertson, the often controversial cofounder of MP3.com and Linspire, has toiled to store music in the cloud …
Discussion: hypebot and mathewingram.com/work
Tony Smith / The Register:
Apricot drops ‘too complicated’ Linux from netbook line  —  Apricot has pulled the plug on its Linux-based netbook, choosing instead to offer the pint-sized Picobook Pro only with Windows XP.  —  The Pro, which launched last week, was to be offered with a choice of XP and SuSE Linux Enterprise Edition …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and open
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Spy shots of the Nokia E63 emerge  —  As part of the whole discussion on the leaked Nokia promotional video about a month ago, the existence of the mysterious Eseries phone, the E63, has come to light.  Much of the phone still remains a mystery but we do have some new spy shots to confirm …
 
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
Microsoft seen lowering outlook as economy weighs
Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Microsoft described as ‘biggest hacker in China’
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and InformationWeek
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
SanDisk Shrs Plunge As Samsung Withdraws Takeover Bid
Associated Press:
Sprint to join rivals in cutting termination fees
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Electronista
Chris Mellor / The Register:
EMC's double-digit growth run will finish this quarter
Discussion: eWeek and Reuters
Guardian:
In praise of ... Lawrence Lessig
BBC:
Gizmo puts cold callers on hold
Discussion: Slashdot
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Karen E. Klein / Business Week:
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Miriam Marcus / Forbes:
Bad Day For Midway  —  Sumner Redstone's videogame publisher …
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