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10:35 AM ET, October 27, 2008

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Peter Birch / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Earth for iPhone  —  Even before we introduced Google Earth back in 2005, the team had long dreamed of being able to carry the Earth around in your pocket.  Well, today that dream becomes a reality as we introduce Google Earth for iPhone and iPod touch.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google Earth brings virtual tourism to iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Google already has customized some of its Web sites for display on the iPhone, but now the company also dived headlong onto Apple's highly regarded mobile phone with a full-fledge application, a handheld version of its Google Earth geographical software.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Earth Comes To The iPhone, And It's Awesome  —  Color me impressed: Google has released a custom Google Earth application for the iPhone / iPod Touch, and it's stunning.  —  The Google Earth geographical software has been altered to make maximum use of the iPhone's screen and functionality.
APC:
WORLD FIRST review of Inspiron Mini 12: Dell's super-slim netbook! … Let's set the scene.  I'm in Shanghai attending a regional Dell event with selected media, analysts and partners.  During a break between sessions I grab a much-need coffee in the ante room.
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Business Wire:
Slim, Stylish and Well-Connected: Introducing the Dell Inspiron Mini 12  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dell today introduced the Inspiron™ Mini 12, a small, easy-to-carry Internet companion that you can fine tune to fit your specific needs and deeds.
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 First Impressions; The $600 MacBook Air??  —  A few months ago, even before Dell released its Inspiron Mini 9, I got a chance to take a peek at the Inspiron Mini line, including the Mini 12.  At a meeting in San Fransisco with SightSpeed, a LAPTOP Editor's Choice video calling service …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Netflix finally brings ‘Watch Instantly’ to Macs via Silverlight  —  In a move that seemed like it would never, ever, ever happen, Netflix has finally managed to bring its streaming video technology (and decent library) to Macs everywhere, thanks to Microsoft's Flash-esque also-ran, Silverlight.
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Macs getting Netflix “Watch Instantly” with Silverlight
Discussion: NewTeeVee and digg.com
Verizon:
3Q 2008 HIGHLIGHTS  —  Consolidated Results  —  59 cents in diluted EPS and 66 cents in adjusted EPS (non-GAAP), compared with 3Q 2007 diluted EPS of 44 cents reported and 63 cents adjusted.  —  $24.8 billion in quarterly revenues — adjusted growth of 5.4 percent (non-GAAP).  —  Wireless
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon's third quarter on target; iPhone dings wireless churn  —  Updated: Verizon's third quarter results were in line with Wall Street estimates courtesy of a solid performance in the telecom giant's wireless business.  But wireless churn was up as the company did take a hit due to the popularity of the iPhone.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:   Verizon 3Q earnings up 31 percent
New York Times:
To Survive, Net Start-Ups Slow Their Metabolism  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley has always been a land of big, bold dreams.  In the first Internet boom its start-ups either grew fast or died trying, sometimes spectacularly.  The casualties of the bust, like Pets.com and Webvan, became legendary.
QIK:
Qik now live with alpha release client for BlackBerry  —  One of the most frequent requests we've had from Qik fans has been for a BlackBerry client.  Today we are really excited to announce our alpha release clients for the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, BlackBerry Pearl 8130, and BlackBerry Bold.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
IT pays the price for your fun at work  —  It's clear that the line between work and play is blurring.  Many people check work e-mail accounts in their off hours as much as they check their personal e-mail accounts.  And who isn't occasionally distracted by something on Facebook or YouTube during the work day?
Discussion: VentureBeat
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Even if Royalties for Web Radio Fall, Revenue Remains Elusive  —  After a 19-month battle over Internet radio royalties, a truce between record labels and webcasters is finally in sight that would allow Internet radio start-ups to eke out an existence for at least a little while longer.
Discussion: p2pnet and Alec Saunders SquawkBox
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Guy proposes to his girlfriend with hacked Chrono Trigger ROM  —  Oh man, this is deeply nerdy.  This fellow Phill's girlfriend was playing Chrono Trigger using an SNES emulator, and he hacked the ROM she was using, adding an entire new area ("Koma Kulshan," an old name for Mt. Baker …
Microsoft Corporation:
Get the Windows 7 Pre-Beta Build at WinHEC 2008!  —  Be one of the first to see what's new in Windows 7 and be among a select few to receive a pre-beta build of Windows 7.  Join us as WinHEC 2008 - Register today.  —  WinHEC is the only chance for you to engage with the team at this level …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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David Lieberman / USA Today:
Cable operator Cox to launch cellphone service
Discussion: Engadget and paidContent.org
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Widget maker Gigya appoints ValueClick executive as CEO
Discussion: paidContent.org
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
UK Music Groups Launch Super Anti-Piracy Coalition
Discussion: Guardian and The Register
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Is Google Liable For Typosquatting Domains That Use AdSense?
Dan Goodin / The Register:
New address spoofing flaw smudges Google's Chrome
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:
PDC: Microsoft opens Surface to developers
Edible Apple:
iPhone still reigns supreme on Flickr
Discussion: Apple Gazette and digg.com
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
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Discussion: Beyond Search and CostPerNews
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
ZeroG Wireless raises $17 million for embedded Wi-Fi chips
Discussion: Business Week, PE Hub News and GigaOM
Bret / Bret on Social Games:
Sunday Startup: Don't Believe the Recession Hype
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Windows Vista No Longer Matters