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12:50 PM ET, October 4, 2007

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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.
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Fred / A VC:   Web 3.0 Nonsense  —  Jason Calacanis defines web 3.0 as Mahalo.com, predictably.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Calacanis: Web 3.0 is whatever I say it is
Josh / Redeye VC:   The Implicit Web  —  I've recently come to the conclusion that Web 2.0 has no meaning.
Martin Varsavsky:
Introducing the BT FON Community  —  Yes, you read it correctly: BT stands for British Telecom!!!  —  Ever since we started building FON, the largest WiFi community in the world, I have been explaining how FON is great for telcos and ISPs.  BT, one of the world's leading and most innovative telcos …
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Daniel Thomas / MarketWatch:
BT plans to build world's largest wi-fi network
Discussion: TechCrunch
Martyn Davies / blognation:
BT Learns to Spell Phone F.O.N.
FON Blog:
Introducing the BT FON Community, Wi-Fi everywhere in the U.K.
Discussion: Fractals of Change and VoIP Watch
Om Malik / GigaOM:
FON Launches With BT
Discussion: TechCrunch and Connected Internet
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Rolls Out Personal Health Records  —  Microsoft is starting its drive into the consumer health care market by offering free health records on the Web.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft: We're good for your health
Discussion: WebProNews
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:   Microsoft launches health records site
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Dr. Microsoft is now ready to see you  —  I think it's fair …
Discussion: PC Magazine and davidrothman.net
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. …
Larry Magid / New York Times:
The Next Leap for Linux  —  LINUX runs the Google servers that manage billions of searches each day.  It also runs the TiVo digital video recorder, the Motorola Razr cellphone and countless other electronic devices.  —  But why would anyone want to use Linux, an open-source operating system, to run a PC?
Discussion: yelvington.com and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Inevitable March of Recorded Music Towards Free  —  2007 is turning out to be a terrible year for the music industry.  Or rather, a terrible year for the the music labels.  —  The DRM walls are crumbling.  Music CD sales continue to plummet rather alarmingly.
Discussion: Coolfer, David Card and Marketing.fm
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: Network World
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Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:   Feds pull the domain name plug on State of California
Will Moxley / PRM Success Blog:
What would you call this service?  —  Salesforce.com is considering bringing to market a new service enabling companies to share leads, opportunities and custom objects with each other (assuming both are using salesforce.com).  What would you call this service?  —  If you have another name suggestion please post it in a comment.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Nick / Rough Type:   Multitenancy and the network effect
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Search Maps: the best is yet to come  —  We haven't talked much about the changes coming to Live Search Maps, for a couple of reasons.  The first and foremost, of course, is that its not live yet, and it's kind of hard to talk about the changes without being able to see them (and use them).
UC Berkeley Home Page:
Campus launches YouTube channel  —  BERKELEY - Further expanding public access to its intellectual riches through the most popular Web destinations, the University of California, Berkeley, announced today (Wednesday, Oct. 3) that it is making entire course lectures and special events available, free of charge, on YouTube.
Rich Karlgaard / Wall Street Journal:
The Cheap Revolution  —  Poor Steve Jobs.  First he apologizes for dropping the price of the iPhone from $599 to $399 after just 10 weeks on the market and offers Apple customers a $100 rebate.  Now he's being slapped with a $1 million lawsuit from a New York woman who says Apple violated …
AppleInsider:
Apple announcements brewing for late October [updated]  —  Apple Inc. has begun preparatory measures for significant announcements to take place during the last full week of October, AppleInsider has been told.  —  While sources have requested that we not go into detail regarding …
Discussion: Digg
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Leopard 'Notes' to sync with iPhone  —  New evidence suggests that a more significant software update for Apple's iPhone handset will arrive following the release of the company's Mac OS X Leopard operating system, adding features such as Note syncing, among others.
Financial Times:
News Corp warns Google over copyright  —  By Aline van Duyn and Joshua Chaffin in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Google 'could do a better job' at preventing illegally copied video from appearing on its YouTube site, Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer of News Corp …
Discussion: PDA and Mashable!
Fred / A VC:
The Fiction of 20%  —  It's a "given" in the venture business that in order to compensate a venture firm for all the time and energy they are going to put into a particular investment, they need to own at least 20% of the company and ideally 30%.  —  I hear it all the time.
Discussion: BlueBlog
BBC:
Battle to beat fake Ebay e-mails  —  Fake Ebay and Paypal e-mails which are used to con users out of money are being targeted by a secure mail system.  —  The online auction site and web pay service are working with Yahoo to use the firm's anti-phishing technology.
Discussion: Compiler and Leigh's Blitherings
 
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Brooks Boliek / Hollywood Reporter:
Zucker: 'We are losing' piracy battle
Agence France Presse:
Sony 'plans to cut price of PlayStation 3 by Christmas'
Discussion: Engadget
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Huge amounts of venture capital rushing to virtual world companies
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP bolsters digital video library
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Gateway intros 30-inch XHD3000 quad HD LCD display
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The AT&T Tilt, October 5 for $299.99
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New iMacs plagued by interface freezing issues
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