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11:50 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.
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 …
FON Blog:
Introducing the BT FON Community, Wi-Fi everywhere in the U.K.  —  FON and BT have partnered to create the BT FON Community to cover the entire U.K. with hundreds of thousands of BT FON hotspots.  —  You already know who we are, the world's largest Wi-Fi Community, and BT …
Discussion: Fractals of Change and VoIP Watch
Om Malik / GigaOM:
FON Launches With BT
Discussion: Connected Internet
Martyn Davies / blognation:
BT Learns to Spell Phone F.O.N.
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: and Digg
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.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Rolls Out Health Records  —  Microsoft is starting its long-anticipated drive into the consumer health care market by offering free personal health records on the Web and pursuing a strategy that borrows from the company's successful formula in personal computer software.
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.
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: David Card and
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).
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
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Federal 'fix' knocks 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 …
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!
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
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
An Open Letter to Palm
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: Closing The Gap With Baidu In China  —  Google (GOOG) contends it is catching up to (BIDU) in the Internet search market in China.  Reuters today quotes Rebecca Kuei, Google's head of sales and business development for Taiwan and Hong Kong, as saying they are "closing up the gap with them."
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Fred / A VC:
The Fiction of 20%  —  It's a "given" in the venture business …
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Ooyala: First Brightcove, Then the World
Agence France Presse:
Australian watchdog goes after Google parent, not subsidiaries
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Zucker: NBC 'Ripping Apart' Old Business Models
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
New iMacs plagued by interface freezing issues
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Pro-consumer spectrum auction rules at risk at the FCC?
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BlackBerry 9000 whispers in our ear
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Judge bars RIAA president from testifying in Capitol Records v. Thomas
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