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11:30 PM ET, October 25, 2009

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Nancy Scola / Personal Democracy Forum:
WhiteHouse.gov Goes Drupal [Updated]  —  WhiteHouse.gov has gone Drupal.  After months of planning, says an Obama Administration source, the White House has ditched the proprietary content management system that had been in place since the days of the Bush Administration in favor …
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Thoughts on the Whitehouse.gov switch to Drupal  —  Yesterday, the new media team at the White House announced via the Associated Press that whitehouse.gov is now running on Drupal, the open source content management system.  That Drupal implementation is in turn running on a Red Hat Linux system …
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and Slashdot
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media  —  It was the final unanswered question about Windows 7.  But now, thanks to numerous reader reports and my own hands-on experience, I'm can now report that Microsoft is still making it difficult to clean install Windows 7 with Upgrade media.
Ross Miller / Engadget:
T-Mobile officially unveils $99 Even More, $79 Even More Plus plans and equipment installment option  —  Right on schedule with the whispers, T-Mobile lifted the veil off of its new price plan tier structure, Even More and Even More Plus, and from the looks of it all those leaks were pretty much spot-on.
Michael Rose / TUAW:
Found Footage: iPhone costumes are either genius or deeply misguided  —  You have to hand it to Reko and Bobby for their stick-to-it-iveness; they were behind a similar set of iPhone costumes in 2007, but those didn't have the fully-functional power of these new outfits.
Discussion: App Advice, Mobilewhack.com and Gizmodo
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Twitter Serves Up Ideas From Its Followers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Companies big and small monitor Twitter to find out what their customers like and what they want changed.  Twitter does the same.  —  It started two years ago as a bare-bones service, offering little more than the ability to post 140-character messages.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Weezer, plane crashes and everything else that's worrying about the real-time web  —  A little before 9pm on Wednesday night and I'm standing on the ‘VIP’ balcony of San Francisco's Regency Ballroom, holding a can of something called ‘MySpace Buzz’ and waiting for Weezer to take to the stage.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
NASDAQ Launches A Slick iPhone App Highlighting Tweets From StockTwits  —  We just noticed something in the App Store: An official app made by the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (a.k.a. NASDAQ), the American stock exchange, has been approved.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Howard Lindzon
Ken Gagne / Computerworld:
Yahoo GeoCities closes on Oct. 26  —  GeoCities, once the Internet's third most visited domain, will be shutting down on Oct. 26, taking with it thousands of user home pages.  All that information will be history.... Fortunately, some historians are making sure it's not lost to the annals of time.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Japan's Windows 7 Whopper Is Real, and It's Horrifying  —  CheapAssGamer took the voyage to a Burger King in Akihabara to try the Windows 7 Burger.  Apparently, $14 buys you the most desiccating pile of adipose flesh ever to be partially congealed by man.  [CheapAssGamer Thanks Ashcraft!]
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Lisa Zyga / PhysOrg.com:
What Comes After Hard Drives?  —  (PhysOrg.com) — The ability to store and retrieve data is an important component of today's computers, as well as other modern electronic devices such as cell phones, video game consoles, and camcorders.  Since their invention in the 1950s …
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek:
Microsoft Offers Windows 7 on USB Drives for Netbooks  —  Microsoft is allowing netbook users to download Windows 7, its new operating system, onto a bootable USB or burn it onto a DVD, in yet another move by Redmond to disseminate the operating system to as many users as possible.
Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
StoneLoops!  Of Jurassica Pulled From The App Store At MumboJumbo's Request  —  Maciej Biedrzycki, the co-founder of Codeminion Development Studios, the developer of the popular marble shooter StoneLoops! of Jurassica, has just posted a disheartening bit of news on his personal blog.
 
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Dennis Fisher / threatpost:
Report: Cyberterror Not a Credible Threat
Discussion: Slashdot
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Opera Mini Now Serving Over 500 Million Pageviews Per Day
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
David Pogue Sings Steve Jobs Tribute: “Don't Cry For Me, Cupertino” [VIDEO]
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Apple punts on lower-cost MacBook
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