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3:55 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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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 …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Calacanis: Web 3.0 is whatever I say it is
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
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.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Report: 10 percent of September iPhones sold to unlocking teams
Discussion: Gadgetell
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.
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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Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
JEFF ZUCKER IS AN AT&T PUPPET  —  How do I say it more clearly?  Honestly, folks, we need better leadership than this in the seats of media power, and until that happens, we'll just continue to miss the point, over and over and over again.  —  At an anti-piracy summit in Washington Wednesday …
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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
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.
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
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
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: Mashable! and PDA
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 …
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Leopard 'Notes' to sync with iPhone  —  New evidence suggests that a more significant software update for Apple's iPhone handset will arrive following the release of the company's Mac OS X Leopard operating system, adding features such as Note syncing, among others.
Techdirt:
Video Game Exec Wants DMCA Everywhere  —  from the some-people-are-never-satisfied dept  —  CNET is reporting that Entertainment Software Association president Mike Gallagher argued in a recent speech that "very few countries follow the path of the DMCA."  Which is a bit of a head scratcher …
Discussion: CNET News.com
 
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Rob Taylor / Reuters:
iPod cheap in Hong Kong, but a Brazil bank-breaker
Discussion: iLounge, Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Gathering 'Storm' Superworm Poses Grave Threat to PC Nets
Discussion: Digg
Reuters:
Australian watchdog to only target Google parent
Discussion: The Register
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Demonoid Aftermath: An Open Letter to the CRIA
Discussion: Digg
Agence France Presse:
After roaming caps, EU eyeing prices for text messages, data
Discussion: WebProNews
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google attacks Verizon's attempt to water down 700MHz "open access" rules
Eric Dahl / PC World:
Microsoft Announces New Zune Lineup, Wireless Syncing
Discussion: TIME: Nerd World and Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
Google says closing gap with China rival
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
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