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5:00 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
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:   Microsoft's HealthVault lets you manage your health records — badly
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Dr. Microsoft is now ready to see you  —  I think it's fair …
Discussion: All about Microsoft and CyberNet
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Microsoft Launches HealthVault For Personal Health Info Management …
David A. Utter / WebProNews:   Microsoft Unlocks HealthVault
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 …
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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.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Jason Calacanis Makes "The World's Greatest Coffee!"
Discussion: How To Split An Atom
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 …
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.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Will Facebook's Developers Defect to Other Platforms?  —  Today I wrote about the rush of developers to write for the Facebook platform, and their inflated hopes of dot.com riches.  —  Facebook is sure to have competition in the business of allowing third parties to participate, and make money, on its service.
Discussion: Business Week
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David F. Gallagher / Bits:
Your Moment of Facebook Zen
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
UC Berkeley Home Page:
Campus launches YouTube channel  —  BERKELEY - Further expanding public access to its intellectual riches through the most popular Web destinations, the University of California, Berkeley, announced today (Wednesday, Oct. 3) that it is making entire course lectures and special events available, free of charge, on YouTube.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
UC Berkeley puts hundreds of academic lectures on YouTube
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 …
Financial Times:
News Corp warns Google over copyright  —  By Aline van Duyn and Joshua Chaffin in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Google 'could do a better job' at preventing illegally copied video from appearing on its YouTube site, Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer of News Corp …
Discussion: PDA and Mashable!
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
Waterproof Dock: Music Tube iPod Speaker Looks Like a Tube of Shower Gel  —  Taiwanese design company Nova has come up with a waterproof speaker system for iPod that looks like a tube of shower gel.  Designed to be either freestanding or hung up from that hook in the shower cubicle that up until …
Discussion: Crave, CrunchGear and Gadgetell
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
A Flood of Mashups Coming? OAuth 1.0 Released
Discussion: Digg
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves Roundup: AOL; Adify; Starcom
Rob Taylor / Reuters:
iPod cheap in Hong Kong, but a Brazil bank-breaker
Discussion: iLounge, Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
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
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Halo 3: Does Success Push Bungie Out Of The Game?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AT&T Content Filtering Plans Actually About Helping AT&T Subscribers?
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Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Feds pull the domain name plug on State of California
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Leopard 'Notes' to sync with iPhone
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Search Maps: the best is yet to come