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1:15 PM ET, October 4, 2007

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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.
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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  —  Humpty Dumpty: "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."  —  Alice: "The question is, whether you can make words mean so many different things."  —  You have to hand it to Jason Calacanis …
Nick / Rough Type:
A beggar upon horseback  —  Jason Calacanis has seen the future of media, and it is the past.  Rather than bringing an egalitarian explosion of mass creativity, the cheap and ubiquitous Web 2.0 tools of media production and distribution will be commandeered by an elite "of gifted individuals" …
Discussion: The Open Road
Josh / Redeye VC:   The Implicit Web  —  I've recently come to the conclusion that Web 2.0 has no meaning.
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
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:   Microsoft launches health records site
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Dr. Microsoft is now ready to see you  —  I think it's fair …
Discussion: LiveSide
Martin Varsavsky:
Introducing the BT FON Community  —  Yes, you read it correctly: BT stands for British Telecom!!!  —  Ever since we started building FON, the largest WiFi community in the world, I have been explaining how FON is great for telcos and ISPs.  BT, one of the world's leading and most innovative telcos …
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Daniel Thomas / MarketWatch:
BT plans to build world's largest wi-fi network
Discussion: TechCrunch
Martyn Davies / blognation:
BT Learns to Spell Phone F.O.N.
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. …
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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Daksh Sharma / Rev2.org:
And Now, Study With YouTube
Discussion: Ars Technica
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 and Digg
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Feds pull the domain name plug on State of California  —  (InfoWorld) - The Federal government pulled the plug on the ca.gov Web domain used by the State of California on Tuesday, setting into motion a chain of events that threatened to grind government business to a standstill within the state.
Discussion: CircleID
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Feds Accidentally Turn Off California Gov't Websites
Discussion: Network World
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.
Discussion: Coolfer, David Card and Marketing.fm
Will Moxley / PRM Success Blog:
What would you call this service?  —  Salesforce.com is considering bringing to market a new service enabling companies to share leads, opportunities and custom objects with each other (assuming both are using salesforce.com).  What would you call this service?  —  If you have another name suggestion please post it in a comment.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Nick / Rough Type:   Multitenancy and the network effect
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Search Maps: the best is yet to come  —  We haven't talked much about the changes coming to Live Search Maps, for a couple of reasons.  The first and foremost, of course, is that its not live yet, and it's kind of hard to talk about the changes without being able to see them (and use them).
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Digg
Rich Karlgaard / Wall Street Journal:
The Cheap Revolution  —  Poor Steve Jobs.  First he apologizes for dropping the price of the iPhone from $599 to $399 after just 10 weeks on the market and offers Apple customers a $100 rebate.  Now he's being slapped with a $1 million lawsuit from a New York woman who says Apple violated …
BBC:
Battle to beat fake Ebay e-mails  —  Fake Ebay and Paypal e-mails which are used to con users out of money are being targeted by a secure mail system.  —  The online auction site and web pay service are working with Yahoo to use the firm's anti-phishing technology.
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
10 percent of September iPhone sales were for unlocks, claims analyst
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Brooks Boliek / Hollywood Reporter:
Zucker: 'We are losing' piracy battle
Agence France Presse:
Sony 'plans to cut price of PlayStation 3 by Christmas'
Discussion: Engadget
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Huge amounts of venture capital rushing to virtual world companies
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP bolsters digital video library
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Gateway intros 30-inch XHD3000 quad HD LCD display
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Leopard 'Notes' to sync with iPhone
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DIY wooden keyboard kit
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: Closing The Gap With Baidu In China
Fred / A VC:
The Fiction of 20%  —  It's a "given" in the venture business …
Discussion: BlueBlog
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Ooyala: First Brightcove, Then the World
Financial Times:
News Corp warns Google over copyright
Discussion: PDA and Mashable!
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The AT&T Tilt, October 5 for $299.99
Torturous Trevor the Technoholic / Gear Diary:
The Device that never was: Palm Foleo
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
New iMacs plagued by interface freezing issues
 

 
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