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6:20 PM ET, November 7, 2007

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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Eisner's advice to striking writers: Blame Steve Jobs, not the studios  —  NEW YORK—In his keynote speech on Wednesday morning at the Media and Money conference hosted by Dow Jones and Nielsen, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner talked about writers as though they were a minority group that he didn't particularly understand well.
Redsock / The Joy of Sox:
If You Purchased MLB Game Downloads Before 2006, Your Discs/Files Are Now Useless; MLB Has Stolen Your $$$ And Claims "No Refunds"  —  Just bumping this to the top for awhile.  —  Great to see non-baseball sites like Boing Boing, Wired, Slashdot, Techdirt and others posting about this.
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
MLB rips off fans who bought DRM videos  —  Allan Wood (a baseball megafan who has written a book about Babe Ruth) purchased over $280 worth of digital downloads of baseball games from Major League Baseball, who have just turned off their DRM server, leaving him with no way to watch his videos.
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
Fans shafted as Major League Baseball revokes DRM licenses
Discussion: Mashable!
Saul Hansell / Bits:
AOL's New Plan: It's Not Working  —  Randy Falco is betting the entire AOL franchise on building up its advertising network.  The Time Warner results released this morning show that the horse that the head of AOL is betting on is slowing down.  —  AOL sold $540 million in ads in the third quarter …
Discussion: robhyndman.com
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Leah Pearlman / Facebook Blog:
Facebook Ads  —  Today we announced an entirely new advertising solution for Facebook.  Right now, we want to make clear what's changing—and what's not—for you.  —  First of all, what's not changing:  — Facebook will always stay clutter-free and clean.  — Facebook will never sell any of your information.
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Log Off and Get to Work  —  Turns out your bosses don't want you updating your social networking page at the office.  —  Web security firm Barracuda Networks polled 2,400 of its own customers and found that 50.2 percent block access to social networks MySpace and Facebook.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, WebProNews and Valleywag
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Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
AMAZON TO HOST RED HAT LINUX ONLINE  —  Update: I added a lot more detail about Red Hat's ambitions and other moves.  —  Red Hat on Wednesday announced a significant departure from its current business plan, saying its flagship Linux product will be available on Amazon.com's Elastic Computing Cloud online service.
Dolapo / Official Google Reader Blog:
Attack of the 20%'ers  —  At Google, 20% time is core to our culture and today's Reader release incorporates features developed by two engineers in their 20% time.  Those two engineers would be us!  —  Steve Lacey: As a blogger I like to include a blogroll on my site so that friends …
Associated Press:
Google maps find their way to gas pumps  —  The Internet giant will join with another firm to give directions at service stations.  —  Lost drivers soon will be able to Google for help at the pump.  —  As part of a partnership to be announced today, the online search leader …
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
10 Things to Know When Buying an HD Camcorder [Shooting High-Def]  —  Looking for an HD camcorder?  They're proliferating like bunnies, but is it a good time to buy one yet?  Not only are there lots more HDTV camcorders on the market now than there were last year at this time …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Engadget HD
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Forbes Buys Clipmarks, RealClearPolitics Stake  —  Forbes Media, as long rumored, has acquired Clipmarks, a tool that lets people share Web content like text and images.  Forbes has also acquired a 51% stake in RealClearPolitics.  More info after the jump.  Release Disclosure: Forbes Media is my former employer.
Business Wire:
HP to Seek New Business Model for HP-branded Cameras  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) today announced that it will seek an alternative business model for its HP-branded cameras and shift resources toward its Print 2.0 growth initiatives.
Johansch / my.opera.com:
The power of the Web with Opera Mini 4  —  After three betas we're proud to release the shiny new Opera Mini 4 to the world.  —  We've done a lot with this new Opera Mini.  For example, we rewrote the entire code for Opera Mini 4 and added lots of improvements and new features to make the browser even better.
Chris Williams / The Register:
Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail strike out Iran  —  Exclusive Yahoo! and Microsoft have removed Iran from the country lists of their webmail services as stronger US sanctions against the Islamic republic begin to bite.  —  Google has kept Iran as an option on the Gmail registration page, however.
Martin Veitch / Inquirer:
Intel mulled buying Nvidia, ATI  —  INQ Interview Part 3 Gelsinger spills beans on graphics  —  FOR THE THIRD part of this exclusive interview with Intel senior vice president Pat Gelsinger, we talked about GPUs, how Intel considered buying ATI and nVidia, the OLPC laptop and the Tablet PC.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Macsimum News
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
CNET Buys FindArticles From Looksmart For $20.5 MIllion  —  CNET (NSDQ: CNET) Networks has made a curious buy: it has bought the news and features archives site FindArticles, from its owner LookSmart, for about $20.5 million.  FindArticles.com says it has about 11 million resource articles …
 
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Da-Lite intros 184-inch HDTV screen
Discussion: Gizmodo
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp. Q1 Earnings Call: "Next Year Could Be Rough"
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Paramount and Warner Bros. market $3 DVDs in China
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Cisco bests estimates in first quarter
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Class-action charges Apple with illegally tying iPods to iTunes
Discussion: Engadget and Hardware 2.0
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Instant iPhone jailbreak site offers many new features
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Russian Business Network: Down, But Not Out
Gregor / LiveSide:
Windows Live Messenger IM Control launched
Discussion: Mashable!
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
A Story of Surveillance  —  Former Technician 'Turning In' AT&T Over NSA Program
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft antitrust argument cites Google's success
Discussion: CNET News.com and Mashable!
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Ask.com Introduces Bloglines Top 1000 List
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Whole Foods Board Decides Common Sense Ain't Common Enough …
Steve Friess / Wired News:
Online Fossett Searchers Ask, Was It Worth It?
Scot Finnie / Computerworld:
The verdict: Leopard spanks Vista, continues OS X's reign of excellence
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Windows Live Drops Out of Beta, @live.com Email Addresses Available [Windows Live]
Darren Waters / BBC:
Symbian dismisses Google Android
 

 
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