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12:15 AM ET, October 27, 2008

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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing  —  A couple of months ago, Hugh Macleod created a bit of buzz with his blog post The Cloud's Best Kept Secret.  Hugh's argument: that cloud computing will lead to a huge monopoly.  Of course, a couple of weeks ago, Larry Ellison made the opposite point …
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Nick / Rough Type:
What Tim O'Reilly gets wrong about the cloud  —  Technology publisher and Web 2.0 impresario Tim O'Reilly wrote a thought-provoking post today about the dynamics of the nascent cloud computing business.  He makes some important and valid points, but his analysis is also flawed …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows 7 pre-beta build: What's inside  —  Microsoft isn't going to show Windows 7 to attendees of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles until Tuesday, October 28.  But new info about what's part of the pre-beta build that will be provided to show-goers is beginning to trickle out.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google Earth brings virtual tourism to iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Google already has customized some of its Web sites for display on the iPhone, but now the company also dived headlong onto Apple's highly regarded mobile phone with a full-fledge application, a handheld version of its Google Earth geographical software.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
HP Mini 1000 netbook comes out of hiding, starts at $399  —  Our recent posts about HP Mini-note price drops at Amazon are starting to illustrate what we thought last month: HP is either making room for a new netbook or they're adding another choice to their lineup.
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 First Impressions; The $600 MacBook Air??
Discussion: Gizmodo, Electronista and Engadget
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Windows Vista No Longer Matters  —  Make no mistake: Microsoft has moved beyond Windows Vista, which will become all too apparent during this week's Professional Developer Conference.  Windows 7 is the future, and in many ways it's the present, too.  —  Contrary to ridiculous assertions recently …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
MacBook Pro Tradeoffs  —  When Apple redesigned its laptops earlier this month, most of the attention, including mine, was focused on the entry-level MacBook.  That was because of its popularity, and because Apple managed to make over the machine in a way that added some oomph and lots …
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Eric A. Taub / Bits:
TV Prices Falling Faster  —  If you're in the market for a new flat panel TV, you may be tempted to get ready to pull out your credit card (if you have any credit left).  In the next few weeks, LCD and plasma set prices are due to plummet.  —  Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving …
Bret / Bret on Social Games:
Sunday Startup: Don't Believe the Recession Hype  —  First, yes there's a recession.  It will probably be bad.  —  You've all probably heard about the Sequoia end of the world presentation.  —  Yes, funding has dried up for existing companies.  —  But there's still a crapload of money …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
The Web Browser is the New Laptop  —  I've been reading a lot of good things about the emerging “netbook” category of subnotebooks: … Like any self-respecting nerd, I already own a laptop, of course, but my wife has taken to surfing the internet at night and doing her Java-based New York Times crosswords in bed.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Paul Mutton / Netcraft:
Ongoing Phishing Attack Exposes Yahoo Accounts  —  The Netcraft toolbar community has detected a vulnerability on a Yahoo website, which is currently being used to steal authentication cookies from Yahoo users — transmitting them to a website under the control of a remote attacker.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Tests Profile 2.0 With Drag And Drop Interface  —  MySpace continues to clean up the look and feel of its site with the launch of a new profile and editor.  It's not ready for mainstream U.S. use yet, so they've unleashed it on Canadian users for testing (anyone can try it out though, see below).
 
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
No letup in FCC smut-free broadband fight
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Graphics chip market grows a surprising 22.5 percent in third quarter
Discussion: CNET News
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
WiFi security more prevalent in major cities, but still weak
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
You May Soon Know if You're Hogging the Discussion
Discussion: Gizmodo
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Lobby Loses Against “Non-Filtering” ISP
Discussion: digg.com
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Facebook to developers: Here, have some code!
Discussion: All Facebook and Inside Facebook
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Baseband Break-In, Unlock Closer
Discussion: Technologizer and PalmAddicts
Will Smith / Maximum PC all:
Everything you Need to Know about Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex
Discussion: TechSpot, Slashdot and digg.com
Leslie Berlin / New York Times:
If No One Sees It, Is It an Invention?
Discussion: The Noisy Channel and Slashdot
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Once again, Twitter's death is laid out.  Once again, users will fail to notice