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4:40 PM ET, October 4, 2007

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Rolls Out Personal Health Records  —  Microsoft is starting its long-anticipated drive into the consumer health care market by offering free personal health records on the Web and pursuing a strategy that borrows from the company's successful formula in personal computer software.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft: We're good for your health
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:   Microsoft 'Unlocks' HealthVault Search Site And Personal Records Database
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Microsoft Beats Google To Online Health Records With HealthVault
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Dr. Microsoft is now ready to see you  —  I think it's fair …
Discussion: All about Microsoft and CyberNet
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Web 3.0, the official definition.  —  Some folks have been asking me for the clear definition of the term Web 3.0.  — Web 3.0 is defined as the creation of high-quality content and services produced by gifted individuals using Web 2.0 technology as an enabling platform.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Techmeme is officially a cesspool  —  It was intriguing for a day or two, but now it's clear that the Leaderboard was the dumbest idea ever, because now more than ever, people are gaming Techmeme so they can climb the list.  —  Reminds me of something Ted Turner once said about how the Forbes list …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Jason Calacanis Makes "The World's Greatest Coffee!"  —  Next time you are in NYC, try to count the number of coffee shops, diners, bodegas, and other establishments selling "The World's Greatest Coffee!"  It's hard to go just one block without seeing a sign with those words.
Discussion: How To Split An Atom
Fred / A VC:
Web 3.0 Nonsense  —  Jason Calacanis defines web 3.0 as Mahalo.com, predictably.  —  I don't like the term web 2.0 and I sure hope we don't perpetuate this nonsensical versioning much further.  —  What's coming is the programmable web, the semantic web, and the social web.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Calacanis: Web 3.0 is whatever I say it is
Discussion: BlueBlog
AppleInsider:
Apple announcements brewing for late October [updated]  —  Apple Inc. has begun preparatory measures for significant announcements to take place during the last full week of October, AppleInsider has been told.  —  While sources have requested that we not go into detail regarding …
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Think Secret:
Leopard poised to leap last weekend in October  —  Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard remains on track for an October release on or around October 26, sources report.  —  That date, the last Friday of the month, is similar to the release date of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, which had been said would debut …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
In Facebook, Investing in a Theory  —  The Facebook frenzy is spreading.  —  Thousands of software developers are creating features for Facebook, the rapidly growing social network, many hoping to strike it rich alongside Facebook's own employees.  —  Facebook, based in Palo Alto, Calif. …
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Will Facebook's Developers Defect to Other Platforms?
Discussion: Business Week
David F. Gallagher / Bits:
Your Moment of Facebook Zen
IEBlog:
Internet Explorer 7 Update  —  Almost a year ago, we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP.  Since then, IE7 is well on its way to becoming the most used browser in the world, and we've seen lots of evidence that IE7 makes it safer and easier to accomplish everyday tasks online.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
10 percent of September iPhone sales were for unlocks, claims analyst  —  No one is exactly sure how many iPhones there are in the wild that have been unlocked.  Members of the iPhone Dev Team claim that there could be "several hundred thousand," while analyst Shaw Wu reminds us that the number is probably very small.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Report: 10 percent of September iPhones sold to unlocking teams
Fred / A VC:
The Fiction of 20%  —  It's a "given" in the venture business that in order to compensate a venture firm for all the time and energy they are going to put into a particular investment, they need to own at least 20% of the company and ideally 30%.  —  I hear it all the time.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, HipMojo.com and BlueBlog
Yahoo!:
Yahoo!, eBay and PayPal Join Forces to Protect Consumers Against E-mail Fraud and Phishing Scams  —  Yahoo! Mail First to Protect Consumers by Blocking Fraudulent eBay and PayPal E-mail  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. & SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct 04, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo!, eBay and PayPal today announced …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Inevitable March of Recorded Music Towards Free  —  2007 is turning out to be a terrible year for the music industry.  Or rather, a terrible year for the the music labels.  —  The DRM walls are crumbling.  Music CD sales continue to plummet rather alarmingly.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: October 4, 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: October 9, 2007  —  This is an advance notification of seven security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on October 9, 2007.
Larry Magid / New York Times:
The Next Leap for Linux  —  LINUX runs the Google servers that manage billions of searches each day.  It also runs the TiVo digital video recorder, the Motorola Razr cellphone and countless other electronic devices.  —  But why would anyone want to use Linux, an open-source operating system, to run a PC?
Discussion: yelvington.com, Slashdot and Digg
Nick Breckon / Shacknews:
Gears of War PC Release Date Set; Details and Exclusive Screenshots  —  Have you been holding out to play Epic's latest Xbox 360 "exclusive" on the PC?  Get out your calendar: Gears of War for Windows makes its way to stores on November 6th.  —  The game will feature five new singleplayer chapters …
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves Roundup: AOL; Adify; Starcom
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
Waterproof Dock: Music Tube iPod Speaker Looks Like a Tube of Shower Gel
Discussion: Crave, CrunchGear and Gadgetell
Rob Taylor / Reuters:
iPod cheap in Hong Kong, but a Brazil bank-breaker
Discussion: iLounge, Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Demonoid Aftermath: An Open Letter to the CRIA
Discussion: Digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google attacks Verizon's attempt to water down 700MHz "open access" rules
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
JEFF ZUCKER IS AN AT&T PUPPET
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Halo 3: Does Success Push Bungie Out Of The Game?
Reuters:
Google says closing gap with China rival
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Debate over "making available" …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AT&T Content Filtering Plans Actually About Helping AT&T Subscribers?
Discussion: dslreports.com
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Feds pull the domain name plug on State of California
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Leopard 'Notes' to sync with iPhone
FON Blog:
Introducing the BT FON Community, Wi-Fi everywhere in the U.K.
Financial Times:
News Corp warns Google over copyright
Discussion: PDA and Mashable!
UC Berkeley Home Page:
Campus launches YouTube channel
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Search Maps: the best is yet to come