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9:55 PM ET, November 10, 2007

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Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Northeastern sues Google over patent  —  University, Waltham license holder say they own technology  —  A law firm told patent holder Northeastern and license holder Jarg Corp. that Google was using their technology.  (Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File 2004)  —  Text size - +
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Planning Rules to Open Cable Market  —  The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to impose significant new regulations to open the cable television market to independent programmers and rival video services after determining that cable companies have become too dominant in the industry, senior commission officials said.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Cable Ruling May Provide Opportunities For Google, Startups  —  The FCC may move to open up access to cable television on the basis that the big cable companies are too dominant, according to the NY Times.  —  The move would lower the cost of entry to new content providers and forcibly provide access …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Update: Russian hacker gang vanishes day after moving to China  —  Infamous Russian Business Network may be breaking into smaller bits  —  The shadowy hacker and malware hosting network that only recently fled Russia to set up operations in China has now pulled the plug there and vanished yet again, researchers said late Friday.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Blist Prepares Easy Web-Based Database Application  —  I recently had the opportunity to see a demo of a product coming out in early 2008 called Blist (pronounced like "bliss" with a "t" at the end) that will take on DabbleDB and Trackvia by giving users the tools to easily create and manage databases online.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Games that can educate: SimCity donated to OLPC project  —  Electronic Arts announced yesterday plans to donate the original version of the SimCity computer game to the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project so that it can be distributed to schoolchildren in developing countries on OLPC's XO laptop.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Live wants to build Flickr competitor  —  It's hard not to have seen this coming, but I have to wonder whether or not the world needs another Flickr or YouTube.  —  In a Microsoft job advertisement posted yesterday for a program manager position, the description clearly outlines Microsoft's strategy …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Blogworld  —  I am watching as the blogging world crucifies me for not attending Blogworld in Las Vegas this week.  —  Here is why I didn't attend Blogworld in Las Vegas this week:  —  I never agreed to attend the conference.  —  I would really appreciate it if the organizers of Blogworld would post something clearing this up.
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
127 million Oracle shares vote for open source at annual shareholders meeting  —  While seemingly a lot, 127 million shares doesn't add up to much in Oracle's world.  127,717,018 shares only account for 3.58% of Oracle's total share count.  Last week ~96.5% of Oracle shareholders voted …
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Prince to sue The Pirate Bay  —  Continuing an aggressive campaign to defend his copyright, rock star Prince is preparing to file lawsuits in three different countries, including the U.S., against The Pirate Bay.  —  One of the world's best known BitTorrent indexing sites …
Deeko News:
Analyst: DivX Support Coming to Xbox 360  —  DivX followed up Tuesday night's earnings report with a presentation at the JP Morgan SmMid cap conference.  JP Morgan analyst Paul Coster coyly probed Kevin Hell about whether or not we were about to see DivX support on the Xbox 360.
Discussion: Geek News Central and 360-Hq.Com
Bill Ray / The Register:
Battery firm: iPhone could melt your brain  —  Exradia has launched a range of replacement batteries for popular models of mobile phone which incorporate its special magic circuit to interfere with the bad RF coming from your handset, but iPhone users, with their non-replaceable battery, will just have to suffer.
Discussion: Engadget and IntoMobile
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget HD:
Hands-on with HD TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing  —  It seems as if we've been waiting a lot longer than a year for TiVo to add two of our favorite features to the Series3, and while complications with CableLabs haven't exactly made the process possible before now, we're elated that TiVoToGo and Multi-Room viewing are finally a reality.
Discussion: TiVo Blog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
That's Your AIM in My GTalk  —  It is amazing that we still have major instant messaging platforms that don't talk to one another.  Yahoo and Microsoft got their two systems to work with each other more than a year ago, but AOL is still working on interoperability issues with those two.
Discussion: Marketing.fm and Gadgetell
 
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft drops IE's 'click to activate' nag
Tony Smith / The Register:
15 years ago: the first mass-produced GSM phone
Discussion: Darla Mack and IntoMobile
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
RIM sues LG over phone names, "black" and "berry" apparently not okay
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Survey: Intel Ahead of AMD on Server Customer Loyalty
Discussion: The Register
Dan Goodin / The Register:
IndiaTimes website 'attacks visitors'
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Botmaster owns up to 250,000 zombie PCs
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone: Testing the 1.1.2 Jailbreak
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Web 2.0 Manages to Sober Up