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10:25 PM ET, October 28, 2007

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The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone launching on Rogers December 7th?  —  If this leaked shot of a Roger's ad turns out to be legit, we shall see the iPhone hit Canada on December, 7th.  It should sell for $499CAD on a 3-year contract, and we're guessing it will be the 8GB model.
Karthik Kastury / dailyApps:
Hack Attack : Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps!  —  Well its been only a day since the Mac OSX Leopard was released officially by Apple and the hackers have managed to create a patched DVD that everyone like you and me can use to install Leopard on PC's without having to buy a Mac.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Another Yahoo Exec Departs  —  If Lloyd Braun, former Yahoo exec in charge of juicing entertainment who left under a cloud could poach a few execs from the troubled Internet giant, so can former sales head Wenda Harris Millard, who also left Yahoo earlier this year after a rocky goodbye with management.
Nick Douglas / Valleywag:
Facebook employees know what profiles you look at [Scoop]  —  "My friend got a call from her friend at Facebook, asking why she kept looking at his profile," says a privacy-conscious source at a major tech company.  Turns out Facebook employees can (and do) check out anyone's profile.
PR Newswire:
Oracle Proposal to Acquire BEA Systems Expires  —  REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — On October  —  9th, Oracle proposed to acquire BEA for $17 per share.  That offer expired today, October 28th, at 5:00 pm.  The BEA shareholders should not assume
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Washington Post:
Kremlin Seeks To Extend Its Reach in Cyberspace  —  MOSCOW — After ignoring the Internet for years to focus on controlling traditional media such as television and newspapers, the Kremlin and its allies are turning their attention to cyberspace, which remains a haven for critical reporting …
Fred / A VC:
Liveblogging A Startup  —  Charlie O'Donnell and his partner Alex are doing something that is quite brave.  They are liveblogging their startup, Path 101.  I am sure there is some stuff that they aren't blogging, but when you are posting your monday meeting agendas, you are putting it out there.
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Charlie O'Donnell / Path 101:
How we would like to work with LinkedIn and their upcoming API  —  I've been a strong proponent of LinkedIn and find great utility in it.  I've also complained vocally about all the things I wish it did, but doesn't.  I guess that's what happens when you gain the kind of traction …
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Leopard vs. Vista: feature chart showdown  —  There no doubt, Vista and Leopard are both extremely advanced, feature rich consumer operating systems.  But way back in January when Vista launched knew we had little choice but pit the two in a head to head chartngraph Thunderdome competition.
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Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
After Succeeding, Young Tycoons Try, Try Again  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Max Levchin is not easily distracted from his work.  —  A few years ago, Mr. Levchin, one of the young princes of Silicon Valley, bought his first home, a 12-room Edwardian high atop a hill here, for $3.4 million.
George Ou:
Microsoft blocks FairUse4WM v2 after 3 months of DRM free music  —  Just over a year ago when hacker "Viodentia" wrote FairUse4WM and broke Microsoft's Windows Media DRM scheme wide open, Microsoft responded with record urgency in a mere 3 days.  But when Viodentia came back as "Divine Tao" …
Discussion: Download Squad
Bernard Lunn / Read/WriteWeb:
Attention to Intention to VRM - Opportunities for Entrepreneurs  —  We are about to witness the loud noise and mess that happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.  —  The irresistible force is personalization.  This is the key to productivity.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Some Leopard upgraders see 'blue screen of death'  —  'Archive and Install' option fixes the problem; users blame APE  —  A significant number of Mac owners upgrading to Leopard on Friday reported that after installing the new operating system, their machines locked up, showing only an interminable …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Neowin.net, Slashdot and Digg
Chuqui 3.0:
The User-Generated Content Myth  —  The User-Generated Content Myth - Publishing 2.0: … It's not just busy. it's probably not MOSTLY being too busy.  —  it's that most people don't create.  Or don't see themselves as creative.  Or don't see what they create as interesting.
 
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
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Terabyte Thumb Drives Made Possible by Nanotech Memory
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Apple Leopard and SIP—Not Happening
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
The sub-$200 HD DVD player arrives: multiple retailers slashing prices
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Dustin Burg / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Rumor: Leaked screens show IPTV and Fall update [update]
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