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6:50 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 …
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
It's True — Forsee is Out at Sprint  —  The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Sprint-Nextel was on the hunt for a new CEO and USA Today's Leslie Cauley reported this morning that an imminent announcement would confirm that Sprint's ambitious CEO Gary Forsee would be stepping down.
Discussion: InfoWorld
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 …
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
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.
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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 …
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.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Ted Wallingford / Download Squad:   Facebook barely scratching the surface of the platform's potential?
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
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.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Gateway plans to acquire Packard Bell  —  Gateway announced Monday that it has agreed to take over the controlling stake in Paris-based PC vendor Packard Bell.  —  Gateway has exercised its right of first refusal to purchase all of the shares of PB Holding Company, the parent company of Packard Bell …
Discussion: InfoWorld and WinBeta
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.
 
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Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
Grayboxx on Tour: Local goes National!
Discussion: Mashable!
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Yahoo! Mail turns 10
Discussion: Mashable!
Eric Sylvers / International Herald Tribune:
Start-ups aiming for cheaper text messaging
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
McAfee to buy SafeBoot for $350M
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
FACEBOOK GETS MORE VOIP WITH BABYTEL
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
A new type of 3D screen from NTT
Discussion: Crave
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
LCD panel supply issues could mean higher prices
Discussion: Macsimum News
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Hacker breaks into eBay server, locks out users
Discussion: AuctionBytes Blog
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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'
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Carm from Sandisk ups ante; will shave her head too if Microsoft's …
Discussion: Channel 9 and Scobleizer
WCVB-TV:
Web Site Lets You Tattle On Your Neighbor
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 …
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