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11:00 AM ET, October 27, 2007


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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Dreaded Blue Screen of Death mars some Leopard installs  —  Apple support drones are getting an earful from Mac users who are getting the dreaded Blue Screen of Death while trying to update to the latest and greatest version of OS X. This thread on an official Apple support forum …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
All about Leopard: gallery, apps, impressions  —  We've been poring over Leopard since getting our copy, and no doubt about it, there's just way too much to say.  The number of fixes, updates, and new features in this release is astounding.  Granted, many aren't major (and some aren't even …
Matt Neuburg / TidBITS:
Doing the Leopard Moan  —  Let's all do the Leopard Moan.  Yes, Time Machine is cool, Spaces is neat, but oh (moan!), the interface!  What were these people thinking?  Yes, you've got a rant inside you, waiting to howl to the moon, and so do I; it's a full moon right now …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Leopard  —  The two and a half years between the debut of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and today's release of 10.5 Leopard feels long, not just because it's been the longest-ever stretch between major Mac OS X revisions, but also because it's been an eventful two and a half years.  —  How eventful?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple yanks wireless backup from Leopard last minute
Associated Press:
Apple imposes new limits on iPhone sales  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - Apple Inc. no longer accepts cash for iPhone purchases and now limits sales of the cell phone to two per person in a move to stop people from reselling them.  —  The new policy started Thursday, said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple refusing to accept cash for iPhone, limits 'em to two per person  —  Coincidence or not, Apple has stiffened up the requirements to pick up a new iPhone shortly after announcing that 250,000 or so of the 1.4 million it sold in Q4 went to unlockers.  In an admittedly intriguing move …
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
YouTube getting a redesign, sunglasses needed  —  The YouTube team has a surprise in store, a YouTube redesign is in the works.  Please get your sunglasses ready though, it tends to be a little hard on the eyes.  —  YouTube will incorporate user feedback into the changes throughout the site.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and Gadgetell
Business Week:
A Cautionary Tale for Old Media  —  Early on, the Mercury News saw the Web threat coming.  It's still struggling to survive  —  On Jan. 19, 1990, Robert D. Ingle, then executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News, wrote a remarkably prescient memo to his bosses at the newspaper chain Knight Ridder.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Facebook sued for mis-sending dirty texts  —  Facebook has been sued for bombarding the wrong people with intermittently-X-rated mobile text messages.  —  Earlier this week, an Indiana mommy named Lindsey Abrams filed a federal class action suit against the Microsoft-propped social networking site.
Discussion: Channel 9 and TechSpot News
Jeff Brainard / Socialtext Enterprise Wiki blogs:
Magic Quadrant meets Enterprise 2.0  —  The new 'Magic Quadrant for Team Collaboration & Social Software' was released earlier this week from Gartner.  Socialtext is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant.  Additionally, Socialtext provides the best-of-breed wiki for the Intel-led SuiteTwo bundle …
Rana Sobhany / All Facebook:
Breaking: Colbert Mobilizes 1,000,000 in One Week  —  Well, they've done it.  —  The fastest growing Facebook group ever has reached its goal of 1,000,000 members in nine days.  I must admit, I joined this group relatively shortly after its creation, coming in at number 22,436.
UK Phone News:
New phone to be released on 3 network - 3 Skypephone  —  Sometime next month it is rumored (more than a rumor though...) that 3 Mobile will be releasing the 3 SkypePhone, a new phone that allows people to use Skype just like they would on their home computer (ie free calls to other skype users) …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Meetro Working to Make Forum Creation Dead Simple  —  We've been informed that Meetro - provider of a location-based instant messaging service - is working on a stealth project that aims to make forum setup, customization, and moderation as easy as blogging with Blogger.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Future is Cloudy  —  When Google this week announced IMAP support for Gmail, it really got me thinking about finally outsourcing my e-mail.  At $50 per year per address, Google Apps Premier Edition is pretty compelling.  For one thing, there are only three addresses …
Nick / Rough Type:
Google's cloud  —  Google not only wants to hold all our data …
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Discussion: Computerworld and The Register
The Huffington Post:
Bloggingheads Goes Big Time: Little Video Site That Could, Now Adopted By NYT
Discussion: Beet.TV
Nick / Rough Type:
Yahoo!?  —  The exclamation mark at the end of Yahoo's official name …
Discussion: Economist
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Facebook: Committed to the sanctity of the social graph
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Outsourced Brain  —  The gurus seek bliss amidst mountaintop …