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8:10 PM ET, October 8, 2007

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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: InfoWorld
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
Sprint Chief Forsee Resigns
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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 …
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
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.
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 …
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Google and IBM Bet the (Server) Farm on Cloud Computing
Discussion: Wired News
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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Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Graphing Social Patterns: What Happens When Users Grow Up?
Discussion: Between the Lines
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.
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Ted Wallingford / Download Squad:   Facebook barely scratching the surface of the platform's potential?
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
Miguel Helft / International Herald Tribune:
With 'phone' project, Google has mobile ad dollars in its sights  —  SAN FRANCISCO: For more than two years, a large group of engineers at Google has been working in secret on a mobile phone project.  As leaks about their efforts have trickled out, expectations in the technology world …
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.
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Vuze opens up platform; claims 10 million "viewers"  —  Azureus announced today that it has opened up its online video distribution platform, Vuze (see our earlier review), offering content producers, big and small, the chance to distribute and monetize their content in a variety …
Discussion: Download Squad, NewTeeVee and Mashable!
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.
 
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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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UNVEILED: HTC Polaris GPS Windows Mobile Smartphone shows its face
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Soon to be worthless: Nielsen Net Ratings and comScore Media Metrix
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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
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Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Hacker breaks into eBay server, locks out users
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Calif. man sues Apple over iPhone 'bricking'
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Google PageRank Update & Link Selling
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Carm from Sandisk ups ante; will shave her head too if Microsoft's …
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Web Site Lets You Tattle On Your Neighbor
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Selling a community  —  The sharecropper rollup continues.
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