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8:40 PM ET, October 17, 2007


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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 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.
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 in support of their claim over the 1-Click online shopping patent.  —, one of the world's largest online retailers, is on the brink of losing …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Amazon's 1-Click patent picked apart by US Patent Office
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg opens the Web 2.0 conference in Q&A with John Batelle  —  John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly opened the Web 2.0 asking a question, "Is this a bubble?"  Few folks raised their hands in the ballroom of the Palace Hotel.  But this is the land of the faithful.
Discussion: CNET and VentureBeat
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 …
Nick / Rough Type:
The casino economy  —  The New York Times technology blog features …
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   The Psychology of the Internet
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.
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) …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Programmers Welcome for the iPhone ... Next Year
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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Nokia N810 hands-on
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps Goes 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.
Jess Lee / Google LatLong:
Put yourself on the map
Discussion: WebProNews and Dan Blank
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 …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
eBay: Growth Stable at 30%, Margin Down From Mix Shift
Discussion: GigaOM and
Nick / Rough Type:
Google, Apple and the future of personal computing  —  I confess: My last post, about the Zonbu, was frivolous.  The Zonbu will be lucky to be a footnote in the history of 21st century computing.  Yes, it has the right model, more or less.  What it doesn't have is the muscle.
Discussion: GigaOM, Zoli's Blog and SmoothSpan Blog
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Cafe Latte attack steals data from Wi-Fi PCs  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - If you use a secure wireless network, hackers may be able to steal data from your computer in the time it takes to have a cup of coffee.  —  At the Toorcon hacking conference in San Diego this coming weekend …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
ToorCon 9:   Cafe Latte with a Free Topping of Cracked WEP: Retrieving WEP Keys …
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 …
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Screenshots Out for Microsoft Office Live Workspace  —  Microsoft has been sharing with bloggers today some screenshots of the forthcoming Microsoft Office Live Workspace.  The company made its most recent major announcement about the online collaboration suite that integrates with Office at the end of last month.
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Notebooks continue to drive growth in worldwide PC market
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Associated Press:
Best Buy ends sales of analog TVs
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
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Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
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