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12:05 PM ET, November 3, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First OpenSocial Application Hacked Within 45 Minutes  —  It didn't take long for someone to hack the first OpenSocial application.  In fact, it took just 45 minutes.  —  A developer who goes by the alias "theharmonyguy" and describes himself as "just an amateur" claims to have compromised …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Blake Commagere: Top Facebook app developer sizes up OpenSocial  —  Blake Commagere is a top third-party developer on Facebook, having built or worked with others to build popular applications like Causes, Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves and Slayers (he also works with startup Mogad, which is developing a sort of news feed site).
John / Plaxo's Personal Card:   First Peek at OpenSocial Apps
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
What Google OpenSocial really means
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Google to unveil 'Android' phone software  —  Google is ready to unveil a suite of software for mobile phones based on open-source technology, backed by some of the largest wireless industry companies in the world.  —  The company is expected to hold a press conference on Monday to unveil the project …
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Living with robots: The $3.5m DARPA Urban Challenge  —  Diary of a human Well, here I am at the crack of dawn getting ready for DARPA's Urban Challenge - the $3.5m robotic race of the century.  —  5:12 a.m.The hard-working hacks, if you will, were up at 4 in the morning for this shindig.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Phillip Carnell / The Register:
EU cracks down on fake blogger astroturfing  —  Everything you need to know about Virtualization at The Register's eSymposium  —  Comment Nothing beats word of mouth for getting people to put their hand in their pockets.  So it didn't take long for cheeky marketing departments to cotton …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Breaking: More on Facebook's ads, and potential conflict with developers  —  A source has told us in some detail what Facebook will be launching on Tuesday, having seen and played with Facebook's offerings.  —  In a project code-named Pandemic, Facebook will remove the somewhat popular …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Best Buy Replaces Backordered $99 Toshiba HD-A2s with HD-A3s  —  Best Buy brings Christmas early to some customers  —  Best Buy often gets a reputation of not having the best customer service and looking down on "devil customers" who only come to Best Buy locations to score hot deals.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Michael Geist Blog:
Gov't Commissioned Study Finds P2P Downloaders Buy More Music  —  A newly study commissioned by Industry Canada, which includes some of the most extensive surveying to date of the Canadian population on music purchasing habits, finds what many have long suspected (though CRIA has denied) …
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Next Microsoft  —  Google shares rose above $700 this week, making the search giant worth more than Cisco, Intel, Apple, or IBM, but still less than Microsoft and General Electric, if just barely.  Is the company really worth that kind of money or is this just the effect of a bubble market?
Discussion: SYNTAGMA, Mark Evans and WinExtra
Business Wire:
Rogers and Yahoo! Expand Strategic Relationship  —  New Agreements Provide Canadian Customers Continued Access to the Rogers Yahoo! Broadband Services and Expanded Mobile Offerings; Yahoo! oneSearch to Become Exclusive Mobile Internet Search Service  —  TORONTO & SUNNYVALE, Calif. …
MCV:
New low-price 'compact' PS2 to arrive in 2008  —  Redesigned model boasts built-in power supply; 25 per cent price drop likely  —  Thought PlayStation 2 hardware sales were going to quietly disappear after the revenue frenzy of Christmas?  Think again - Sony is preparing to introduce a new …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AP: The News Gatekeeper is Dead!  Long Live The News Gatekeeper!  —  The CEO of the Associated Press, Tom Curley, gave a speech yesterday to a group of news executives supposedly calling on them to drop their antiquated ways, learn to embrace the new opportunities of the internet and …
Joel Turnipseed / kottke.org:
Yochai Benkler  —  I think it's safe to say that this will be the chewiest of my interviews this week—and also the most important.  Lawrence Lessig's Code 2.0 was good, but Yochai Benkler's The Wealth of Networks may well be looked on in the future as highly as John Rawls' A Theory of Justice is today.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
DailyMe Personal News Aggregator  —  Florida-based DailyMe is a personalized news aggregation service that creates a daily online newspaper that can be delivered at set times via email or browsed from the web.  The site aggregates news in a wide variety of topic areas from over 3,000 mainstream …
 
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Hands-On With RIM's New OS 4.3.1 for the BlackBerry Curve & BlackBerry Pearl 8100
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PS3 network enters record books
ScottIsAFool / LiveSide:
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Lenovo bids an early adieu to IBM brand
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