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10:20 AM ET, October 27, 2007

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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 …
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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 …
Discussion: FORTUNE: Apple 2.0
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple yanks wireless backup from Leopard last minute  —  To the dismay of what is sure to be many, Apple Inc. appears to have pulled one of the more compelling features of its Leopard operating system last minute: the ability to use its revolutionary Time Machine backup software with wireless AirPort Disks.
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
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.
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
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
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 cringely.com addresses …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Google's cloud  —  Google not only wants to hold all our data …
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.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Facebook: Committed to the sanctity of the social graph  —  Just 24 hours after Facebook received $240 million from Microsoft for 1.6 percent of the company, Ami Vora, senior platform manager at Facebook, said that investment news (which probably wasn't any surprise to Facebook employees) wasn't a big deal for anyone she talked to.
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.
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) …
David Twiddy / Associated Press:
Sprint Nextel agrees to unlock phones  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wireless subscribers of Sprint Nextel Corp. may no longer have to buy a new phone if they jump to a new carrier.  —  As part of a proposed class-action settlement, the Reston, Va.-based provider, with operational headquarters in Overland Park …
Mindy / Teaching Online Journalism:
5 things to tell the students  —  How much time did you spend online yesterday and today?  (Pause.)  Compare that with how much time you spent reading a newspaper or a magazine.  —  Last night I spoke to about 40 journalism students at a meeting of the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Epson Joins Sprint: They Suck And Their New Website Is Stupid
Discussion: WinExtra
Sandisk:
"Wake Up Your Phone™" …
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Senators Call For Net Neutrality Hearing
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Jeffbe / Jeff Beehler's Blog:
VS2008 Beta2 VPCs expiring prematurely
Discussion: Channel 9
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Sun Shows NetApp How A Patent Nuclear War Works
Discussion: Computerworld and The Register
Jon Healey / Bit Player:
Court to weigh p2p filtering systems
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Ben Rooney / CNNMoney.com:
Microsoft's 'Halo' effect
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Forget Intellectual Property — Think Intellectual Privilege?
Charles / Channel 9:
Inside MultiTouch: Team, Demo, Lab Tour
Discussion: Neowin.net and Channel 10
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Outsourced Brain  —  The gurus seek bliss amidst mountaintop …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google's SearchMash Adds Snap Shot Previews. But Why Is It In Flash?