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7:40 AM ET, October 4, 2007

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Brad Stone / New York Times:
In Facebook, Investing in a Theory  —  The Facebook frenzy is spreading.  —  Thousands of software developers are creating features for Facebook, the rapidly growing social network, many hoping to strike it rich alongside Facebook's own employees.  —  Facebook, based in Palo Alto, Calif. …
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries  —  One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them.
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Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:   A patent trolling dream—Microsoft lets you look but not touch .NET libraries
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to release .Net as Shared Source
Discussion: Scobleizer
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Feds Accidentally Turn Off California Gov't Websites  —  Every once in a while you hear stories of companies having problems with their domain names, often because someone forgot to re-register the domain name or possibly because of a routing problem.  However, you don't really expect that to happen to a government website.
Discussion: InfoWorld
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Paul McNamara / Network World:
Federal 'fix' knocks ca.gov for a loop  —  Even the government shudders when someone says they're from the government and they're here to help.  —  Case in point: A hacker's diversion of traffic from a California county government Web site to a porn purveyor spiraled into IT chaos yesterday …
Discussion: Slashdot
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge bars RIAA president from testifying in Capitol Records v. Thomas  —  Duluth, Minnesota — Testimony in Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas wrapped up today after Judge Michael J. Davis decided against allowing RIAA president Cary Sherman to testify in the case.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Defendant's counsel hammers away at piracy picture painted by RIAA
Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
Exclusive: Zune Tattoo Guy Sounds Off on New Players  —  The biggest Zune fan, displaying three Zune tattoos, tells us what he loves about the new devices, and also lets us in on his upcoming ass ink for Apple.  —  There may be only one man who can really impart the significance of the new Zune launch.
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Christoph Oehler / Google LatLong:
Google Transit Graduates from Labs  —  It may be back-to-school season, but Google Transit has just graduated from Google Labs!  We're excited to say it's now a fully integrated feature in Google Maps.  This means that when you look up directions for areas where we have transit coverage you'll …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Zucker: NBC 'Ripping Apart' Old Business Models  —  NBC Universal President Concerned About Digital Piracy  —  NBC Universal president Jeff Zucker said NBC has been "ripping apart old business models" and trying "radically new" ones as it attempts to hold on to an increasingly fragmenting audience.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
UC Berkeley first to post full lectures to YouTube  —  YouTube is now an important teaching tool at UC Berkeley.  —  The school announced on Wednesday that it has begun posting entire course lectures on the Web's No.1 video-sharing site.  —  Berkeley officials claimed in a statement …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The AT&T Tilt, October 5 for $299.99  —  Bringing all of the HTC Kaiser's joy to AT&T, the Tilt has finally been set for an October 5 launch.  Besides the obvious feature of a tilting display — hence the name — the spec sheet reveals a 3 megapixel autofocus camera, HSDPA, stereo Bluetooth …
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 9000 whispers in our ear  —  No, it doesn't have the amount of hype and speculation an iPhone did before its release, but we don't think there has even been this much anticipation for a BlackBerry, ever.  The hidden-in-a-dark-secret-underground- lab BlackBerry 9xxx has sent …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Web 3.0, the official definition.  —  Some folks have been asking me for the clear definition of the term Web 3.0.  — Web 3.0 is defined as the creation of high-quality content and services produced by gifted individuals using Web 2.0 technology as an enabling platform.
Discussion: BlueBlog, bub.blicio.us and A VC
Drew Cullen / The Register:
Vista Business sales soar like leaping dachshund  —  August numbers are in from Context, the European PC market watcher, and they show that the Vista is anything but Buena for Microsoft.  Vista Business, the, um, business version of Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, slowed during the month …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
New iMacs plagued by interface freezing issues  —  A growing number of users have reported that Apple's aluminum all-in-one computers suffer from a flaw that locks up the interface, rendering the system all but inert until a reboot.  —  Customers participating in Apple's official support discussions …
Live Search:
Relevance, Relevance, Relevance!  —  In building 88 on Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, WA there is a small, but growing group of us that think about relevance constantly.  We eat, live and breathe ideas and technology that makes our relevance better.  Having worked on this release …
Torturous Trevor the Technoholic / Gear Diary:
The Device that never was: Palm Foleo  —  Published by Torturous Trevor the Technoholic October 3rd, 2007 in Torturous Trevor the Technoholic, Unboxing and Palm Devices.  —  Well here ya go, the unboxing of the device that never was: The Palm Foleo  —  Ah a new toy that was never meant to be.
Discussion: Morning Paper and Engadget
 
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
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Microsoft's Allard: No Immediate Plans For Zune Phone
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe flashes more looks at online Photoshop Express
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Pro-consumer spectrum auction rules at risk at the FCC?
Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Microsoft gears up for OCS launch
Discussion: eWEEK.com
David Pogue / New York Times:
Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
ARM to bash 'non-issue' Intel with multi-core chip
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The Verizon Warning
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Lawsuit over web site accessibility for the blind becomes class action
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