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5:25 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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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
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft: We're good for your health
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Microsoft Launches HealthVault For Personal Health Info Management …
David A. Utter / WebProNews:   Microsoft Unlocks HealthVault
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:   HealthVault: Microsoft to Beat Google Medical Search Thanks to MOM!
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Dr. Microsoft is now ready to see you  —  I think it's fair …
Discussion: All about Microsoft and CyberNet
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  —  Analysts for investment bank Piper Jaffray recently spent more time tracking unit sales at Apple Inc.'s retail stores and reported Thursday that their observations indicate that as many as 10 percent of the iPhones sold …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
UC Berkeley puts hundreds of academic lectures on YouTube  —  The University of California at Berkeley has joined the ranks of YouTube partners by providing a number of full course lectures and other special events through YouTube.  The school announced the availability of its own YouTube channel yesterday …
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Market Wire:
Research In Motion Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NasdaqGS:RIMM - News)(Toronto:RIM.TO - News), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported second quarter results for the three months ended September 1, 2007 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP).
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
Wal-Mart tells online customers: We don't want to talk to you  —  Company wants customers to use self-help tool rather than call  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is no longer giving its online customers the option of talking to a customer service representative.  —  According to a Wal-Mart spokeswoman …
Discussion: WebProNews
 
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Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
More Legit 3rd Party iPhone Applications on the Way?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
A Flood of Mashups Coming? OAuth 1.0 Released
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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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google attacks Verizon's attempt to water down 700MHz "open access" rules
 Earlier Items: 
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?
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Feds pull the domain name plug on State of California
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Leopard 'Notes' to sync with iPhone
Financial Times:
News Corp warns Google over copyright
Discussion: PDA and Mashable!
Larry Magid / New York Times:
The Next Leap for Linux
Discussion: yelvington.com, Slashdot and Digg