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6:35 PM ET, October 8, 2007

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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 …
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 …
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Microsoft CEO Says Google Reads Your Mail
Discussion: Digital Daily
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
For Google, Advertising and Phones Go Together  —  For more than two years, a large group of engineers at Google has been working in secret on a mobile phone project.  As word about their efforts has trickled out, expectations in the tech world for what has been called the Google phone …
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
Discussion: Computerworld
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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Mark Simon / Search Insider:
Is The Online Ad Industry Partying Like It's 1999?
Discussion: WebProNews
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Champagne at the Googleplex: GOOG Above $600/share
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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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google and IBM team on cloud computing initiative for universities
Discussion: Tech.co.uk and Google
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?
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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PR Newswire:
Vonage and Sprint Settle Patent Dispute  —  HOLMDEL, N.J. /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Vonage today announced that it has settled its pending patent dispute with Sprint Communications LP and entered into a licensing arrangement under Sprint's Voice over Packet ("VOP") patent portfolio.
Iancr / FISTFULAYEN:
CONVENIENCE WINS, HUBRIS LOSES AND CONTENT VS. CONTEXT, A PRESENTATION FOR SOME MUSIC INDUSTRY FRIENDS  —  Yesterday was a crazy day.  —  In the morning I found myself car-less and skateboarding to Santa Monica High School in a suitcoat and wool Vans with my computer in a leather satchel over my shoulder …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Hallelujah — a Yahoo music exec who gets it
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
How the RIAA tasted victory: a perfect storm which might not be repeated  —  Willful infringement comes with a steep price  —  Last week, a federal jury took less than four hours to find Jammie Thomas, a 30-year-old single mother from Brainerd, MN, liable for willful copyright infringement.
Discussion: TechSpot News, Gizmodo, Mashable! and Digg
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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.
Xbox.com:
Holiday Consoles Include Two Free Games  —  Xbox® is rewarding holiday console buyers this season with two free games!  Hot on the heels of a price reduction for all Xbox 360™ consoles, Microsoft is now giving holiday buyers even more value by including two great games …
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.
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.
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
McAfee to buy SafeBoot for $350M  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Security software vendor McAfee will acquire SafeBoot for $350 million in an effort to expand its large-business product line, the company announced Monday.  —  The acquisition of SafeBoot, a security software vendor focusing …
 
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
FACEBOOK GETS MORE VOIP WITH BABYTEL
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
A new type of 3D screen from NTT
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
The rectification of names: Intel rebranding platforms in 2008
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Gateway plans to acquire Packard Bell
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
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Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Hacker breaks into eBay server, locks out users
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
Vuze opens up platform; claims 10 million "viewers"
Discussion: Download Squad and NewTeeVee
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Calif. man sues Apple over iPhone 'bricking'
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Carm from Sandisk ups ante; will shave her head too if Microsoft's …
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Discussion: IP Democracy
Nick / Rough Type:
Selling a community  —  The sharecropper rollup continues.
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
VMware makes storage fluid
Richard Siklos / Fortune:
The iPod can be conquered  —  Apple's hugely popular digital …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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Alltel Wireless Launches New Wi-Fi Solution
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