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4:55 PM ET, November 3, 2007

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Michael Geist Blog:
Gov't Commissioned Study Finds P2P Downloaders Buy More Music  —  A newly study commissioned by Industry Canada, which includes some of the most extensive surveying to date of the Canadian population on music purchasing habits, finds what many have long suspected (though CRIA has denied) …
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strategis.ic.gc.ca:
The Impact of Music Downloads and P2P File-Sharing on the Purchase of Music: A Study for Industry Canada  —  Description: Industry Canada undertook a music file sharing study during 2006-07 to measure the extent to which music downloads over peer-to-peer file sharing networks …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First OpenSocial Application Hacked Within 45 Minutes  —  It didn't take long for someone to hack the first OpenSocial application.  In fact, it took just 45 minutes.  —  A developer who goes by the alias "theharmonyguy" and describes himself as "just an amateur" claims to have compromised …
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
OpenSocial Hacked In Minutes  —  Mike has a story this morning about the first OpenSocial application h4ck3d in minutes. … Valleywag also has an interesting post about OpenSocial as a PR scam including, "OpenSocial should really be called OpenWidget. … And Marshall wonders if this will really be a huge disappointment.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com and BlogRunner
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Blake Commagere: Top Facebook app developer sizes up OpenSocial
Discussion: Webomatica and Inside Facebook
John / Plaxo's Personal Card:   First Peek at OpenSocial Apps
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Best Buy Replaces Backordered $99 Toshiba HD-A2s with HD-A3s  —  Best Buy brings Christmas early to some customers  —  Best Buy often gets a reputation of not having the best customer service and looking down on "devil customers" who only come to Best Buy locations to score hot deals.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Living with robots: The $3.5m DARPA Urban Challenge  —  Diary of a human Well, here I am at the crack of dawn getting ready for DARPA's Urban Challenge - the $3.5m robotic race of the century.  —  5:12 a.m.The hard-working hacks, if you will, were up at 4 in the morning for this shindig.
Discussion: Crave, CNET News.com, Gizmodo and Joe Duck
Andy / AndyDickinson.net:
Video Workload survey results  —  Posted by Andy survey, newspaper video, multimedia  —  So, the responses to my second little survey about video have slowed enough for me to put out some results.  —  I tried to expand on some of the areas from the first survey that had caused debate …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Google to unveil 'Android' phone software  —  Google is ready to unveil a suite of software for mobile phones based on open-source technology, backed by some of the largest wireless industry companies in the world.  —  The company is expected to hold a press conference on Monday to unveil the project …
Phillip Carnell / The Register:
EU cracks down on fake blogger astroturfing  —  Everything you need to know about Virtualization at The Register's eSymposium  —  Comment Nothing beats word of mouth for getting people to put their hand in their pockets.  So it didn't take long for cheeky marketing departments to cotton …
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Jean Yung / Online Journalism Review:
Painting with the palette of the Web: a pointillistic approach to storytelling  —  Former multimedia war correspondent and Yahoo! newsman Kevin Sites talks about how online media pick up where traditional media leaves off.  —  Backpack journalist and multimedia storyteller Kevin Sites stopped …
ClickZ:
CEO and Three Top Execs Ousted at WebTrends  —  Big news rocked the analytics industry for the second time in two weeks as WebTrends's board of directors ousted CEO Greg Drew and three of his top executives.  —  The dismissals, which WebTrends said were motivated by growth concerns …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Hands-On With RIM's New OS 4.3.1 for the BlackBerry Curve & BlackBerry Pearl 8100  —  With the BlackBerry 8130 now shipping with OS v4.3, we knew it wouldn't be too long before this updated operating system became available for other members in the BlackBerry family as well.
Joel Turnipseed / kottke.org:
Yochai Benkler  —  I think it's safe to say that this will be the chewiest of my interviews this week—and also the most important.  Lawrence Lessig's Code 2.0 was good, but Yochai Benkler's The Wealth of Networks may well be looked on in the future as highly as John Rawls' A Theory of Justice is today.
Business Wire:
Rogers and Yahoo! Expand Strategic Relationship  —  New Agreements Provide Canadian Customers Continued Access to the Rogers Yahoo! Broadband Services and Expanded Mobile Offerings; Yahoo! oneSearch to Become Exclusive Mobile Internet Search Service  —  TORONTO & SUNNYVALE, Calif. …
 
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