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1:55 PM ET, October 30, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Sells Two Million Copies of Mac OS X Leopard in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced that it sold (or delivered in the case of maintenance agreements) over two million copies of Mac OS® X Leopard since its release on Friday, far outpacing the first-weekend sales of Mac OS X Tiger …
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Javalobby:
So Long Apple.  The Party's Over  —  Fresh Jobs for Developers  — » TripAdvisor.com - a "Founders At Work" company seeks a Senior/Lead Java Engineer in Needham MA  —  You only have to spend a few minutes at JavaOne to know that Apple is popular with Java developers.
MAC Address / heise Security:
Leopard with chinks in its armour
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple: 2 million copies of Leopard sold
Discussion: Channel 9 and Tech Trader Daily
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Cookie tracking: How Facebook could be worth $100 billion?  —  When Facebook launches its "SocialAds" advertising product on November 6th, the technology will reportedly rely on cookies — unique identifiers sent to each user's computer from Facebook, and returned to Facebook when they visit web pages …
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Lee Lorenzen / Adonomics Blog:   Google Fears Facebook-Enhanced, Open-Source, AdSense Competitor
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Web Bubble 2.0  —  Well, maybe it is a bubble.  But out in Silicon Valley, they don't think of that as a bad thing at all.  —  T  —  he Silicon Valley venture capitalist Michael Moritz is kinda-sorta the West Coast version of New York's own Steve Rattner.
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Web 2.0 World is Skunk Drunk on Its Own Kool-Aid  —  This is a sad time for the web.  It's as almost somber as the time just before the last bubble burst in 2000.  I was working in PR with dot-com startups at the time and the way I feel now is how I did back then.  I wish I didn't, but I do.
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Can a Google Phone Connect With Carriers?  —  Google Inc. is close to unveiling its long-planned strategy to shake up the wireless market, people familiar with the matter say.  The Web giant's ambitious goal: to make applications and services as accessible on cellphones as they are on the Internet.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Phone News: This Not Just in from the WSJ  —  My feeds were buzzing this morning over a Wall Street Journal article discussing the infamous Google GPhone.  At last-I thought-if the WSJ is talking about it, then they must have something substantial to share.  —  Alas, my hopes were dashed.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Plentyoffish: 1-Man Company May Be Worth $1Billion  —  We've written before about PlentyOfFish, a leading online dating site that is run by a single person and is raking in money.  Markus Frind is the singular force behind PlentyOfFish.  At the time of our last review, June 2006 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail 2.0 Screenshots  —  Google during the recent Analyst Day announced they want to release an updated version of Gmail that's supposed to be faster than the current one, thanks to a JavaScript back-end rewrite.  Also, the new version aims to improve contacts management.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail's New Version Is Now Available
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Not All Is Gloomy in Real Estate: A Blog Network Attracts Capital  —  The residential real estate market may be troubled, but property-focused Web sites are still attracting visitors and investors.  —  Curbed.com, a popular real estate blog network with sites in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles …
BBC:
PC stripper helps spam to spread  —  A virtual stripper is helping to defeat anti-spam security checks.  —  Spammers have created a Windows game which shows a woman in a state of undress when people correctly type in text shown in an accompanying image.  —  The scrambled text images come …
Chris Williams / The Register:
Whois database targeted for destruction  —  The long-running attempt by privacy advocates to bin the Whois database will be up for vote at the ICANN meeting in Los Angeles tomorrow.  —  Cheerleaders for the six-year-old "sunset proposal" say people shouldn't be required to give …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Whois May Be Whowas  —  The little corner of the Internet …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Manage blog comments with Disqus  —  If you only read one website every day, it's probably not too difficult to keep on the conversation around various posts.  Just leave a comment with your two cents and keep checking back to see if anyone's responded.  Some sites will even let you subscribe to blog comments by e-mail.
Discussion: Mashable! and PaulStamatiou.com
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Disqus Joins The Battle For Your Blog's Comments
Discussion: Webware.com and CenterNetworks
Zillow MediaRoom:
Zillow.com® Launches Suite of Tools for Advertisers to Target Homeowners in Ways Never Before Possible  —  Zillow Home Direct Ads offers advertisers the ability to reach homeowners on a home by home basis, at the right moment of purchasing intent  —  Leading real estate Web site Zillow …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Trouble on horizon for 'white box' PC makers  —  news analysis Apple might be the flavor of the moment in the consumer PC world, but hundreds of thousands of customers every year continue to choose plain vanilla "white box" PCs.  —  Those purchases go on as Hewlett-Packard and Dell churn …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Gadget Lab
John Leyden / The Register:
FTC demands bigger spyware penalties  —  US consumer watchdog the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is calling for a bigger stick with which to punish spyware purveyors.  —  As things stand the FTC is only able to collect profits illegally gained by infecting victims' PCs with malware along with obtaining financial redress for consumers.
 
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Ryan Naraine / PC World:
The 10 Biggest Web Annoyances
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Listen up: MP3 spam on the rise, despite being utterly stupid
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Prof replaces term papers with Wikipedia contributions, suffering ensues
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InfoWorld:
McAfee buys Web site security company for $51M
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Apple plays with fire, courts iPhone gift card lawsuits
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Mydeo scores US deal with Best Buy
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Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Sprint set to unleash new $30 BlackBerry data plans
Discussion: Mobility Site
Damien Stolarz / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Video download is patent infringement, and there's a price to pay
Discussion: Open Source
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Windows XP will double the price of Asustek's Eee PC
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
The Future of Business Media - Consumer Business Magazines
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
5,000 radio stations plus MP3s
Discussion: Gizmodo
BBC:
Warning over net address limits
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Maps Halloween Icon
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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AdBrite puts spotlight on Facebook application ads
 

 
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