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11:30 AM ET, October 7, 2007

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Alice Mathias / New York Times:
The Fakebook Generation  —  THE time-chugging Web site Facebook.com first appeared during my freshman year as the exclusive domain of college students.  This spring, Facebook opened its pearly gates, enabling myself and other members of the class of '07 to graduate from our college networks into those of the real world.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Facebook's Core College Student Users Laugh At Attempts To Use It For Business  —  When I argued that Facebook is NOT for business, that assertion was roundly dismissed by Facebook's tech fan club, determined to prove (with Mark Zuckerberg gleefully rooting them on) that Facebook is a serious business tool.
Discussion: Geek News Central
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Rumor: Tagged Platform will mimic Facebook Platform APIs  —  Shortly after Facebook launched the Platform in May of this year, LinkedIn announced that it would be offering its own platform in "9 to 12 months".  Since then, expectations have grown that many of the major social networking services will build their own platforms as well.
Discussion: Profy.Com, Mashable! and VentureBeat
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Cerulean Studios' Blog:
Build 1: Think Different.  —  Well, we always said that we would never 'port' Trillian to OS X. And now we're excited to announce that we haven't!  Instead, after many support/feature-request tickets asking for an OS X port... we wrote a new Trillian UI from scratch.
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Denise Caruso / New York Times:
Securing Very Important Data: Your Own  —  AS long as we are willing to relinquish some personal data, Web applications have long allowed us to create virtual identities that can conduct most of the social and financial transactions that typify life in the real world.
Discussion: Gaffney3.com
Fred / A VC:
Web Startups Are A Commodity  —  Paul Graham has written a very provocative essay on The Future Of Web Startups in which he argues that like computers, and many technological developments before them, web startups themselves are commodifying.  Paul says: … Paul is right about this.
Shelly Palmer / MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer Video:
Media 3.0 with Shelly Palmer - Episode 43  —  Shelly Palmer and Ray Beckerman, Esq., partner at Vandenberg & Feliu LLP, discuss the RIAA's judgement against a Native American woman for $222,000.  Running Time 16:46 minutes (File Size: 15.5 MB)
David Teare / Switchers' Blog:
iPhone Password Manager  —  Since before the iPhone was released, passionate 1Password users have been begging us to support it.  As Canadians we couldn't even get one, so Roustem and I travelled to Chicago to purchase a few for development.  —  After several grueling weeks …
Discussion: blognation, MacUser and Digg
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HP's iPAQ 110 and 210 PDAs get shipment date, prices  —  We know that you're all on pins and needles right now waiting to find out when you can get your hands on those new HP PDAs, the iPAQ 110 and 210, and how much it will cost you when you do.  Well, you're in luck, because the company …
Discussion: Mobility Site and Gizmodo
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
iPod nano, classic 1.0.2 Updates change video, Cover Flow  —  Apple has released iPod Software 1.0.2 for the iPod classic and third-generation iPod nano, generically noting only that the release contains "bug fixes."  However, changes to both devices' handling of video-out …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Infinite Loop
Phil Bradley / Search Engine Land:
Google Book Search Improved(?)  —  According to the Google blog 'Inside Google Book Search' they have recently made some changes to Google Book Search, so I took this as my cue to go and visit to check these out.  To say that I was disappointed is to put it mildly, and if you don't have time to read …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
billQ Answers My Call for a Better Way  —  Last weekend I wrote about my mom and her time in the hospital and asked if there's a better way that technology could handle both the healthcare and financial side.  —  Nick from WeAreSeenCreative sent over a note about their application called billQ.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
BT to UK customers: Share your WiFi... please!  —  ISPs aren't known for encouraging users to share bandwidth, but that's exactly what BT wants UK customers to do.  The Spanish WiFi specialist FON offers routers that enable people to "securely" share their high-speed connections with strangers …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Thoughts on Amazon's Internal Storage System (Dynamo)  —  Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, has a blog post entitled Amazon's Dynamo which contains the HTML version of an upcoming paper entitled Dynamo: Amazon's Highly Available Key-value Store which describes a highly available, distributed storage system used internally at Amazon.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
 
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VOD to the rescue for television
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Bush admin: RIAA win shows copyright law is 'effective'
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Boy, 8, evaluates software for Silicon Valley company
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