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10:20 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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Charlene Li / Groundswell:
Facebook Flyer test results  —  I was preparing for my Graphing Social Patterns speech on Facebook marketing last night and decided to try out Facebook Flyers, which allows members to create their own little display ads that shows up in the left navigation bar.
Discussion: Global Neighbourhoods
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!
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Graphing Social Patterns: What Happens When Users Grow Up?
Discussion: Between the Lines
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 …
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 …
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Third Party Apps ported to iPhone 1.1.1
Discussion: blognation and Digg
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
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.
Mark Simon / Search Insider:
Is The Online Ad Industry Partying Like It's 1999?  —  Online advertising spending is healthy, and most people in the industry seem to believe that the industry faces nothing more challenging than a few speed bumps on its way to inevitable dominance of advertising as a whole.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Champagne at the Googleplex: GOOG Above $600/share
Adrian Pastor / GNUCITIZEN:
BT Home Flub: Pwnin the BT Home Hub  —  OK, let me get to the point.  The BT Home Hub, which is probably the most popular home router in the UK, is susceptible to critical vulnerabilities.  —  BT's plan is to sneak one of these boxes into every UK home.  Not only does the BT Home Hub support broadband …
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Dan Goodin / The Register:   BT home router wide open to hijackers
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
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 …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Vonage settles patent case with Sprint  —  Internet telephony provider Vonage said Monday that is has settled its patent dispute with Sprint Nextel.  —  The two companies have entered into a licensing arrangement that allows Vonage to use patents for voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, technology that are held by Sprint.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google's Orkut: A World of Ambition  —  Seizing on Orkut's momentum in Asia and Latin America, Google moves to revamp its social networking site and take aim at Facebook and MySpace  —  If it's not about MySpace and Facebook, then the breathless buzz that surrounds online social networking often gravitates …
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 …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Facebook's fbFund Takes a Mulligan - Requires All Applications to be Resubmitted  —  When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his new application developer grant program, fbFund, at TechCrunch40, everyone clapped (including me).  I did have some concerns immediately and one of them was right …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The iPod moment is here — on the iPod  —  My Guardian column this week argues that the iPod moment for newspapers has arrived — and it's the iPod:  —  In these pages, internet parent Vint Cerf wondered when television would reach its iPod moment - that is, the time when we download video more than we sit watching broadcasts.
Discussion: SMS Text News and Editors Weblog
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google: How High Can It Go?  —  Google (GOOG) crossed the $600 …
Discussion: Webomatica
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Business Intelligence: Who Is Buying? Who Might Sell?
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Eric Sylvers / International Herald Tribune:
Start-ups aiming for cheaper text messaging
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
The rectification of names: Intel rebranding platforms in 2008
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Hacker breaks into eBay server, locks out users
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Vuze opens up platform; claims 10 million "viewers"
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Calif. man sues Apple over iPhone 'bricking'
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Web Site Lets You Tattle On Your Neighbor
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