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12:35 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.
Mathew /
Calacanis: Web 3.0 is whatever I say it is
Fred / A VC:   Web 3.0 Nonsense  —  Jason Calacanis defines web 3.0 as, predictably.
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 …
Daniel Thomas / MarketWatch:
BT plans to build world's largest wi-fi network  —  LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.K. telecommunications giant BT Group PLC (BT:, , ) Thursday stepped up plans to blanket the U.K. with wireless internet coverage after striking a deal with Spanish wireless internet startup FON to provide "free WiFi" broadband to millions of customers.
Discussion: TechCrunch
FON Blog:
Introducing the BT FON Community, Wi-Fi everywhere in the U.K.
Discussion: Fractals of Change and VoIP Watch
Martyn Davies / blognation:
BT Learns to Spell Phone F.O.N.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
FON Launches With BT
Discussion: TechCrunch and Connected Internet
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
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Dr. Microsoft is now ready to see you  —  I think it's fair …
Discussion: LiveSide
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:   Microsoft launches health records site
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. …
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
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.
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).
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!
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
Brooks Boliek / Hollywood Reporter:
Zucker: 'We are losing' piracy battle  —  WASHINGTON — The entertainment industry continued its efforts to expand the war on piracy to other sectors of the economy on Wednesday as NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker touted the cost to the nation's economy before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP bolsters digital video library  —  HP is building out its digital library for its turnkey on-demand video services.  —  Back in February HP announced an effort called Video Merchant Services and signed Wal-Mart up as its first customer.  The general idea was to offer on demand video downloads.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Agence France Presse:
Sony 'plans to cut price of PlayStation 3 by Christmas'
Discussion: Engadget
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Huge amounts of venture capital rushing to virtual world companies
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Gateway intros 30-inch XHD3000 quad HD LCD display
Discussion: Ubergizmo
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Leopard 'Notes' to sync with iPhone
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
DIY wooden keyboard kit
Discussion: and Orbitcast
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: Closing The Gap With Baidu In China
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Ooyala: First Brightcove, Then the World
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Billboard Showdown: Google 411 Takes On Ask's Algorithm
Discussion: Screenwerk and Digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Feds Accidentally Turn Off California Gov't Websites
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The AT&T Tilt, October 5 for $299.99
Torturous Trevor the Technoholic / Gear Diary:
The Device that never was: Palm Foleo
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New iMacs plagued by interface freezing issues
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BlackBerry 9000 whispers in our ear
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge bars RIAA president from testifying in Capitol Records v. Thomas