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3:40 AM ET, October 29, 2007

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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Hulu Launches Private Beta, Makes Very Good First Impressions  —  Last March NBC Universal and News Corporation announced a joint venture that we initially thought would result in a direct competitor to YouTube.  As details emerged, it became clear that the two media conglomerates were not planning …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Debuts to Meet Foes and Find Friends  —  The long-awaited and much-derided NBC (GE) and News Corp (NWS) joint venture Hulu will make a somewhat public debut this week, opening up a private beta tonight of its web video service and initiating distribution of its movies, TV shows …
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: the Ars Technica review  —  Introduction  —  At the end of my Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger review, I wrote this. … That was exactly two and a half years ago, to the day.  It seems that I've gotten my wish and then some.  Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has gestated longer …
Discussion: Digg
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Karthik Kastury / dailyApps:
Hack Attack : Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps!  —  Well its been only a day since the Mac OSX Leopard was released officially by Apple and the hackers have managed to create a patched DVD that everyone like you and me can use to install Leopard on PC's without having to buy a Mac.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Some Leopard upgraders see 'blue screen of death'
Discussion: CNET News.com, Neowin.net, Slashdot and Digg
James Ashton / Times of London:
Revival hopes for 3 hinge on Skype, the phone of tomorrow  —  THE mobile-phone group 3 will tomorrow unveil its long-awaited Skype phone, the first to bring free international calls over the internet to consumers on the go.  —  It is the latest in a series of moves designed to revive …
Discussion: TechCrunch UK and VoIP Watch
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Richard Wray / Guardian:
3 set to announce Skype phone  —  Mobile phone company 3 is expected to unveil its long-awaited Skype phone on Monday as it looks to lure customers onto the UK's newest network with the promise of cheap internet-based calls.  —  The company, owned by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa …
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
MTV NETWORKS LAUNCHES ONLINE LYRICS INITIATIVE  —  On Monday, MTV Networks is set to unveil an initiative to connect its television, online, and mobile presences by helping music fans answer that crucial question—"Who the (expletive) sings that song?"  —  In other words, MTV Networks …
The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone launching on Rogers December 7th?  —  If this leaked shot of a Roger's ad turns out to be legit, we shall see the iPhone hit Canada on December, 7th.  It should sell for $499CAD on a 3-year contract, and we're guessing it will be the 8GB model.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
The Colbert Nation Quickly Colonizes Facebook  —  Stephen Colbert's presidential candidacy may be phony, but his supporters are very real.  —  Late on Oct. 16, immediately after the comedian declared his intentions on his satirical news show "The Colbert Report," supportive groups began to form on the social networking site Facebook.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Another Yahoo Exec Departs  —  If Lloyd Braun, former Yahoo exec in charge of juicing entertainment who left under a cloud could poach a few execs from the troubled Internet giant, so can former sales head Wenda Harris Millard, who also left Yahoo earlier this year after a rocky goodbye with management.
Laura Foy / Channel 10:
Want see who designed the XBOX?  —  I stopped byTeague, a Seattle based design firm, to discuss the latest in consumer electronics.  What better people to chat with than the ones who brought you the first Xbox and Racing Wheel.
Bernard Lunn / Read/WriteWeb:
Attention to Intention to VRM - Opportunities for Entrepreneurs  —  We are about to witness the loud noise and mess that happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.  —  The irresistible force is personalization.  This is the key to productivity.
PR Newswire:
Oracle Proposal to Acquire BEA Systems Expires  —  REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — On October  —  9th, Oracle proposed to acquire BEA for $17 per share.  That offer expired today, October 28th, at 5:00 pm.  The BEA shareholders should not assume
Discussion: Computerworld
Fred / A VC:
Liveblogging A Startup  —  Charlie O'Donnell and his partner Alex are doing something that is quite brave.  They are liveblogging their startup, Path 101.  I am sure there is some stuff that they aren't blogging, but when you are posting your monday meeting agendas, you are putting it out there.
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Charlie O'Donnell / Path 101:
How we would like to work with LinkedIn and their upcoming API
Discussion: Insider Chatter
 
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Richard Macey / Sydney Morning Herald:
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