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3:00 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
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Dr. Microsoft is now ready to see you  —  I think it's fair …
Discussion: CyberNet and LiveSide
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
Discussion: The Open Road
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 …
Discussion: Crave, ParisLemon and The Apple Blog
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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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: Computerworld and 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, Slashdot and Digg
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. …
Reuters:
Google says closing gap with China rival  —  TAIPEI (Reuters) - Web search leader Google Inc said on Thursday it is closing the gap with rival Baidu in China, after years of trying to increase market share in the world's second-largest Internet arena.  —  Google has gained more market share …
Discussion: WebProNews
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: Closing The Gap With Baidu In China
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: Profy.Com, Coolfer and David Card
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: HipMojo.com and BlueBlog
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Halo 3: Does Success Push Bungie Out Of The Game?  —  So staggering in fact that the game title alone might be enough to push Microsoft's  —  [MSFT Loading...  (%) ] Xbox 360 into the black for the first time in its history, a neat trick considering that Microsoft loses a dollar …
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!
Macworld:
Toshiba shows soon-to-launch HD DVD recorders  —  Martyn Williams, IDG News Service - MacCentral  —  Toshiba is showing three yet-to-be-launched HD DVD recorders at this week's Ceatec show in Japan.  —  A main feature of all three players is the ability to transcode in real-time an off …
Discussion: Engadget
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Apple Fixes QuickTime for Windows Glitch  —  Attackers can slip past Windows system defenses due to a flaw in Apple's QuickTime for Windows media player.  —  Attackers can slip past Windows system defenses due to a flaw in the way Apple's QuickTime for Windows handles URLs in the "qtnext" field in QTL files—i.e., media link files.
Discussion: InfoWorld
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google attacks Verizon's attempt to water down 700MHz "open access" rules
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Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
JEFF ZUCKER IS AN AT&T PUPPET
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Eric Dahl / PC World:
Microsoft Announces New Zune Lineup, Wireless Syncing
Discussion: TIME: Nerd World and Slashdot
Bill Ray / The Register:
O2 lurches into MySpace
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Debate over "making available" …
Christopher Rhoads / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon's TV Figures Questioned
Evan Schuman / eWEEK.com:
Retail Group Lobbies to Stop Credit Card Data from Being Stored
Discussion: Computerworld
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Internet Explorer 7 Update
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AT&T Content Filtering Plans Actually About Helping AT&T Subscribers?
Discussion: dslreports.com
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
10 percent of September iPhone sales were for unlocks, claims analyst
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Feds pull the domain name plug on State of California
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Gateway intros 30-inch XHD3000 quad HD LCD display
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Leopard 'Notes' to sync with iPhone
BBC:
Battle to beat fake Ebay e-mails
Rich Karlgaard / Wall Street Journal:
The Cheap Revolution  —  Poor Steve Jobs.  First he apologizes …
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Search Maps: the best is yet to come