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12:20 AM ET, January 27, 2008

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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Extends Platform to the Web  —  I surely did not see this coming anytime soon but Facebook just released their JavaScript client library than enables developers to extend their applications to their own websites.  Rather than building your applications strictly within Facebook …
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Facebook unleashes wave of new development with JavaScript client library  —  Guest post: John Potter, ZDNet's chief of development, explains the significance of Facebook releasing a JavaScript Client Library.  —  At 5 PM PST on Friday night, Facebook announced the release of a JavaScript Client Library.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Another Brilliant Facebook Move (Really): Opening to Web  —  Facebook appears to have taken another small but important step toward becoming the operating system for any application or service that wants to tap into the social graph.  Specifically, according to All Facebook …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Thank you Yossi Vardi  —  Yossi Vardi has made my time here in Davos simply incredible.  I am in deeply in his debt for what he's personally done for me.  The Shabbat dinner he took me to last night was simply incredible.  I filmed an intimate traditional ceremony there.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The shy Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook  —  Yesterday morning I woke up early.  Was sitting in the hotel lobby at 7 a.m. trying to check email when someone tapped me on the shoulder.  It was Mark Zuckerberg, founder/CEO of Facebook, which now has 68 million active users (people who've signed on in the past 30 days).
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Project Chanology  —  IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to link to an Insurgent Wiki article, please use http://partyvan.info.nyud.net/ instead of http://partyvan.info/ to take away a bit from the heavy strain partyvan.info is currently suffering from.  If you want more information on Coral Cache, visit http://www.coralcdn.org/
Discussion: CNET News.com and Webware.com
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Joe Gratz:
Federal Court Doesn't Quite Recognize Copyright in C&D Letter  —  Techdirt has a post on a rather triumphal press release put out by a law firm claiming that “[t]he US District Court for the District of Idaho has found that copyright law protects a lawyer demand letter posted online by the recipient.”
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Reuters:
Deutsche Telekom says has sold 70,000 iPhones  —  COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - German telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Saturday it had signed up 70,000 iPhone customers in the 11 weeks since November 9, 2007.  —  Deutsche Telekom's mobile …
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Deutsche Telekom hits the 70,000 iPhone mark in just eleven weeks  —  It's been eleven weeks since the iPhone invaded Germany, and in that time Deutsche Telekom has sold 70,000 units.  That comes out to almost 40 an hour, if they were selling 24/7, which, given German efficiency, they likely were.
Discussion: eWeek
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Freed From the Page, but a Book Nonetheless  —  PRINTED books provide pleasures no device created by an electrical engineer can match.  The sweet smell of a brand-new book.  The tactile pleasures of turning a page.  The reassuring sight on one's bookshelves of personal journeys.
Discussion: TeleRead and The Raw Feed
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
The Midas List — deconstructed  —  Each year, Forbes publishes the list of top 100 investors, called the Midas List (see our coverage, and full list).  —  It is closely watched by venture capitalists eager to see where they are in the pecking order.  Forbes writer Erika Brown …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WebMynd Could Change the Way You Bookmark Websites  —  A new YCombinator startup called WebMynd launched today.  It's a Firefox add-on that records every website you visit and saves a virtual copy on your hard drive.  —  The service doesn't save just an image of the page or the URL, but the full text site.
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
Warning: Current iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak may prevent official third party apps  —  You might want to think twice about applying the current iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak “soft-update” (Mac or Windows) that was released (but not solely developed) by “Nate True."  We've received word that the method …
Discussion: CrunchGear and MacMegasite
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Media: Still grasping for a clue  —  We can all debate the wisdom of the Wall Street Journal maintaining a pay wall (or at least part of one — see my recent post), and even the wisdom of newspapers and media sites having registration walls.  But surely we've gotten beyond the point where anyone …
 
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How Last.fm Will Create “Communities Around Content”
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are we in a recession?  —  It's interesting to hear different …
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