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5:40 PM ET, October 17, 2007

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's N810 makes first appearance, drops jaws  —  We're still waiting for the press release, but that's Nokia N810 Internet Tablet in the fo' realz.  Yeah, sexy is an understatement.  We peeped this model in a spyshot back in July and appears to be the same lovely recently revealed by the FCC.
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Nancy Gohring / PC World:
Nokia Releases New Version of Linux Wi-Fi Tablet
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Nokia N810 gets official
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Nokia N810 hands-on
Discussion: Tech Blog
igdmlgd:
AMAZON ONE-CLICK PATENT REJECTED BY THE US PATENT OFFICE AS A RESULT OF MY REQUEST  —  In a recent office action, the USPTO has rejected the claims of the Amazon.com one-click patent following the re-examination request that I filed on 16 February 2006.  —  My review resulted in the broadest claims of the patent being ruled invalid.
Discussion: Elliott C. Back, rc3.org and Mashable!
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Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
War on Amazon patent began with a GRRRR!!!  —  Peter Calveley with some of the documents he received from intenet retailer Amazon.com in support of their claim over the 1-Click online shopping patent.  —  Amazon.com, one of the world's largest online retailers, is on the brink of losing …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
US Patent Office rejects Amazon one-click patent
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Amazon's 1-Click patent picked apart by US Patent Office
Discussion: The Register
Nik Fletcher / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple: "we plan to have an iPhone SDK in developers' hands in February"  —  That's right folks.  You read it correctly.  Cats & dogs are living together, and in other news Steve Jobs has, via Apple's 'Hot News' page, announced that Apple will, FINALLY, support third-party development of native applications for the iPhone.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple planning iPhone SDK for February!  —  Well, would you look at that.  Apple apparently wants third party applications on the iPhone and iPod touch just like every other sane individual on the planet.  The company just announced on its Hot News feed (and we'd say this certainly qualifies as such) …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps Becomes Social  —  Another piece from Google's social project has been released: Google Maps becomes social with the addition of user profiles.  Until now, users could create personalized maps and write reviews for local businesses, but they didn't have an identity.
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Jess Lee / Google LatLong:
Put yourself on the map
Discussion: WebProNews and Dan Blank
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Add Your Google Maps Profile
Discussion: Screenwerk
New York Times:
Silicon Valley Start-Ups Awash in Dollars, Again  —  Silicon Valley's math is getting fuzzy again.  —  Internet companies with funny names, little revenue and few customers are commanding high prices.  And investors, having seemingly forgotten the pain of the first dot-com bust …
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   The Psychology of the Internet
Business Wire:
CORRECTING and REPLACING eBay Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eighteenth graph, third sentence should read: These amounts assume a Q4-07 US dollar to Euro exchange rate of $1.38, and actual rates through the first three quarters of 2007 …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
eBay: Growth Stable at 30%, Margin Down From Mix Shift
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jeff Bercovici / Condé Nast Portfolio Magazine:
MySpace Founders Re-Up at News Corp.  —  Remember how MySpace founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe had to sign a new contract with News Corp. sometime this month or pack up their desks?  —  Well, they're not going anywhere.  A well-placed News Corp. source tells me they've reached a new agreement …
Associated Press:
Best Buy ends sales of analog TVs  — Best Buy ends sales of analog TVs  —  MINNEAPOLIS - The nation's largest consumer electronics chain says it has pulled all analog televisions off store shelves.  Flat panel and high-definition screens have taken their place.  — Jobs: iPhone SDK coming in February
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
How to get Mac OS X Leopard for as low as $40  —  Last night, I remembered something that you will no doubt thank me for later.  When Mac OS X Tiger came out a few years ago, I was ready to buy it.  I had my $130 in hand and was waiting in line.  But as I approached the cash register …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Docs Mobile Released  —  Google Docs Mobile went live now, after traces of it were spotted a month ago.  It's a minimalist reformatting of the "Google Office suite" for cellphone display.  What you will see is a search box as well as recent documents - word processing, spreadsheets, or presentations - below it.
ToorCon 9:
Cafe Latte with a Free Topping of Cracked WEP: Retrieving WEP Keys From Road-Warriors  —  Vivek Ramachandran, Md Sohail Ahmad  —  This presentation debunking the age old myth that to crack WEP, the attacker needs to be in the RF vicinity of the authorized network, with at least one functional AP up and running.
Discussion: Computerworld
Jason Roth / Apple:
iTunes Plus Now Offers Over Two Million Tracks at Just 99 Cents  —  DRM-Free Tracks with Higher Quality 256 kbps AAC Encoding  —  Apple® today announced that it has expanded its iTunes® Plus offering to over two million tracks and lowered the price of all iTunes Plus tracks to just 99 cents.
 
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