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10:40 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. …
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.
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
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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
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.
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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!
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
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
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).
Discussion: Mashable!
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, Engadget and PalmAddicts
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Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
An Open Letter to Palm
Discussion: PalmInfocenter.com
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft: We're good for your health  —  Microsoft has been signaling its intentions to enter the health-records-management space for more than a year.  On October 4, the company finally provided an official gameplan of what it's readying on the healthcare software and services front.
Discussion: New York Times
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: Marketing.fm
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
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 …
Elena Malykhina / InformationWeek:
Verizon Adds iPhone Lookalike In Challenge To Apple  —  The Voyager, made by LG and offered exclusively by Verizon Wireless, has a large touch screen that slides open to reveal a full keypad.  —  Verizon Wireless on Wednesday unveiled four new mobile phones for the 2007 holiday season …
Discussion: The Apple Core
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BBC:
Battle to beat fake Ebay e-mails
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Billboard Showdown: Google 411 Takes On Ask's Algorithm
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
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Leander Kahney / Wired News:
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Zucker: NBC 'Ripping Apart' Old Business Models
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pixsy To Power Search On Veoh
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
BlogStorm:
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Christoph Oehler / Google LatLong:
Google Transit Graduates from Labs
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
Children. Be very, very afraid.
Joanna Stern / Mobile Technology News:
Exclusive: Zune Tattoo Guy Sounds Off on New Players