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9:10 AM 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.
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. …
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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Martyn Davies / blognation:
BT Learns to Spell Phone F.O.N.  —  BT announced today that they have teamed up with WiFi sharing community FON, which means that all BT Total Broadband customers can become part of the FON community.  —  FON, if you have not come across it before, is an interesting social experiment …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft's Open-Source Trap for Mono  —  Opinion: Microsoft wants to destroy open-source by opening its code for examination, but not for use.  —  Microsoft is claiming that releasing the .NET Framework reference source code under the Microsoft Reference License will give developers the opportunity to understand more about .NET.
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Dave Rosenberg / InfoWorld:   A patent trolling dream—Microsoft lets you look but not touch .NET libraries
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries
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.
Discussion: PDA and Podcasting News
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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: Computerworld
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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
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 …
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).
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
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 …
 
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Video game czar: More countries need a DMCA
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Apple's Not 'Bricking' Hacked IPhones for Revenge
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Torturous Trevor the Technoholic / Gear Diary:
The Device that never was: Palm Foleo
Discussion: Morning Paper and Engadget
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Pro-consumer spectrum auction rules at risk at the FCC?
Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune vs. Samsung
David Pogue / New York Times:
Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience
Discussion: Seth's Blog
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
ARM to bash 'non-issue' Intel with multi-core chip
Discussion: InfoWorld
BlogStorm:
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Drew Cullen / The Register:
Vista Business sales soar like leaping dachshund
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
Children. Be very, very afraid.
Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
Exclusive: Zune Tattoo Guy Sounds Off on New Players
New York Times:
The Verizon Warning
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Seven Steps to Graphing Your Facebook Strategy
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Verizon unveils iPhone rival
 

 
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