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3:40 AM ET, September 30, 2007

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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's Killer Feature Coming Soon  —  Back in August I suggested that if Facebook allowed you to place your friends in specific groups (e.g. professional, social, family, etc) and assign custom privacy settings, LinkedIn would be doomed.  While Facebook is going to have to work toward putting …
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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Why Does Facebook Make Young Men Swoon?  —  In debunking Fortune's David Kirkpatrick love letter to Mark Zuckerberg, I noted yesterday that the 23 year old ex-college student's most valuable attribute is the ability to make grown men swoon.  —  Today, we see that young men are far from immune to the Facebook love bug!
Discussion: The Webpreneur
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
IPhone: iPhone Re-Reviewed (Verdict: Don't Buy)  —  It's about 3 months after the iPhone launch, and happy with the improvements, I was planning to change our "Wait" verdict to a full-on and rabid "Buy".  That wasn't because of Apple, but because of the cool apps being offered by independent developers.
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Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Gizmodo says Don't buy an iPhone  —  This week's Apple iPhone update may have bricked a few hacked phones, but this is the least important part of the problem.  What probably upset many more early adopters was the way Apple wiped out their applications, reducing their phones to the "official" software.
Salon:
If you care about your rights, don't buy an iPhone
Discussion: Cult of Mac and WebMetricsGuru
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 1.1.1 "bug" unleashes music over Bluetooth  —  The iPhone 1.1.1 update has a hidden little surprise for y'all: Bluetooth audio streaming is now available off of your iPhone for whatever you darn please, meaning you can finally listen to music from the phone wirelessly.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Digg
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Breaking: Reports of 1.1.1-to-1.0.2 iPhone downgrades trickling in  —  Remember that bit where I said upgrading from 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 was a one-way trip?  Looks like I spoke prematurely.  Tonight, reports are trickling in about successful 1.1.1-to-1..2 iPhone firmware downgrades using …
G. Pascal Zachary / New York Times:
The Unsung Heroes Who Move Products Forward  —  AT first blush, the iPhone from Apple, the new microprocessor family from Intel and the ubiquitous Google search engine have nothing in common.  One is a gadget, one is an electronic part and one is a service.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Paul Miller / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon's Juke, Pearl, Venus and Voyager get outed  —  Apparently due to launch in a couple of weeks, Verizon is prepping a phone blitz of fairly epic proportions.  The new Samsung Juke, BlackBerry Pearl, LG Venus and LG Voyager are due for simultaneous arrival on the market, and are sure to turn heads.
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
YouTube offer Publishers AdSense Embedded Video Players  —  I've had a number of readers email me in the last 24 hours to let me know that they're seeing options to monetize sites using YouTube custom video players with AdSense units in them.  —  Perhaps this was announced previously without …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Vista SP1: Create a recovery disc  —  One of the new administrative tools Windows Vista Service Pack 1 provides is the ability to create a recovery disc.  At first, the name might fool you into thinking the type of discs system manufacturers provide to you when you purchase a new computer …
Discussion: Teching It Easy
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Payloads for Twitter  —  Back in 2001, I wrote a document called Payloads for RSS that explained how you could attach something to a RSS item.  I didn't explain how a RSS app would display or play one of these things, that would come later.  —  Today, we may be at a similar place with Twitter.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Demonoid Trackers Back Online, Site Still Down  —  The demonoid downtime caused quite some controversy, especially after the popular Dutch news site nu.nl reported that the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) was responsible for the downtime.  —  We contacted both the CRIA …
Discussion: p2pnet and Digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs, Motivational Speaker For Yahoo  —  Guess who stopped by to give Yahooligans a little pep talk?  Steve Jobs!  He told the gathering of 300-odd Yahoo (YHOO) vice presidents that they can do anything.  The company with one of the largest Internet user bases can do and achieve anything, he apparently told them.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Colin Barker / CNET News.com:
Novell credits Microsoft for soaring Linux sales  —  Novell says its Linux business has grown by 243 percent over the last three quarters, and it largely credits its deal with Microsoft.  —  Novell has reached $100 million in revenue from Linux over the nine-month period …
Discussion: InfoWorld
InfoWorld:
iPhone's Bluetooth bug under the hacker microscope  —  (InfoWorld) - Almost lost in the hubbub over Thursday's iPhone firmware update and whether it would "brick" unlocked phones was the fact that Apple patched 10 vulnerabilities — twice the number of fixes issued since the phone's June debut.
 
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