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8:55 PM ET, October 8, 2007

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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Graphing social patterns with Linkedin's Reid Hoffman  —  Speaking the Graphing Social Patterns conference (covering the business and technology of Facebook) in San Jose today, Linkedin founder and chairman Reid Hoffman poured cold water on the notion that a single social graph would prevail.
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
A Few Important Concerns From the Facebook App O'Reilly Report  —  This past weekend Tim O'Reilly released a report that showed a curve in the number of users of Facebook apps.  Today, Erick brought Tim's post back with his own discussion about the chart and included a full top 200 Facebook apps in terms of active users.
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Graphing Social Patterns: Fun With Panelist Snark!  —  A snarky panel exchange at a conference is like a fist fight at a sporting event — even though it makes us wince, it's pretty much all we were hoping for.  So, when moderator Rafe Needleman (CNet) took the spurs to panelists Hooman Radfar …
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Graphing Social Patterns: What Happens When Users Grow Up?
Discussion: Between the Lines
Ted Wallingford / Download Squad:   Facebook barely scratching the surface of the platform's potential?
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
YouTube: The Big Copyright Lie  —  I'm a big YouTube fan.  —  We can thank YouTube for cutting the gordian knot of video codecs.  Instead of futzing around with codecs and media players, YouTube's universal, Flash-based web video "just works".  After all this time, it turns out the killer app …
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Digital Democracy Director Slams Google's Greed  —  At the moment, Google's stock is slightly above $600, and the company has a market cap of $187.42 billion.  Given this evidence, it would be hard to say that Google doesn't like money.  But one onlooker has called the search giant greedy and wonders if it will "ruin the Internet."
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Champagne at the Googleplex: GOOG Above $600/share
Sprint:
Forsee Steps Down As Chairman, CEO of Sprint Nextel  —James Hance, Jr. to serve as acting chairman; Paul Saleh named acting CEO  —Company conducting outside search for new CEO  —Company updates 2007 financial guidance  —  Contacts:  —  Media Relations  —  Leigh Horner, 703-433-3044
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
It's True — Forsee is Out at Sprint-Nextel
Discussion: PC World and InfoWorld
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Announcing a preliminary iPhone 1.1.1 Jailbreak  —  The iPhone/iTouch Dev guys have been hard at work for weeks and have finally managed to jailbreak 1.1.1.  Right now, they're nowhere near releasing a general-use tool but the first steps have been made.  Congratulations to dinopio, asap18 …
Ed Moltzen / crn.com:
Microsoft's Ballmer: Google Reads Your Mail  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took a knock at one of his chief rivals during a speech to an audience in the U.K., saying Google reads customer email as part of a failed bid to drive ad-based revenue.  —  The software giant's chief made the remarks during …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Why I Won't Buy an iPhone  —  Apple has abandoned its founding ethos of creativity and innovation by hanging up on third-party software developers  —  I don't own an iPhone, and I don't think I ever will.  That may come as a surprise to anyone acquainted with my long history of owning and liking Apple (AAPL) products.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Loic Le Meur's New Startup Launches: Seesmic  —  The rumors were correct.  Loic Le Meur, a well known European entrepreneur that recently relocated to San Francisco, will unveil his new video startup, Seesmic, this morning into a closed beta.  —  The service is very much in "alpha" and they've only given away a few test accounts.
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Ben / :Ben Metcalfe Blog:
My first take on Seesmic … A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure …
Discussion: Irregular Enterprise
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Google and I.B.M. Join in 'Cloud Computing' Research  —  Even the nation's elite universities do not provide the technical training needed for the kind of powerful and highly complex computing Google is famous for, say computer scientists.  So Google and I.B.M. are announcing today …
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Seagate Formally Launches Hybrid Hard Drives  —  Seagate has begun shipping its first hybrid hard drives, more than a year after the company first announced plans to enter the market.  —  The Momentus 5400 PSD 2.5-inch hybrid drive has begun shipping to OEMs, four of which are qualifying the drive for inclusion in a notebook PC.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Calif. man sues Apple over iPhone 'bricking'  —  Second anti-iPhone lawsuit in two weeks alleges that Apple violated antitrust laws  —  A California man filed a lawsuit accusing Apple Inc. of violating antitrust law because its iPhone forces buyers to use AT&T Inc. as their wireless carrier and the company …
 
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The iPod moment is here — on the iPod  —  My Guardian column …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google: How High Can It Go?  —  Google (GOOG) crossed the $600 …
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Hacker breaks into eBay server, locks out users
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Carm from Sandisk ups ante; will shave her head too if Microsoft's …
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