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9:15 AM ET, November 12, 2007

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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Cellphone Straitjacket Is Inspiring a Rebellion  —  First come the grumblings, then the torches and pitchforks.  —  Consumers have never been happy about their cellphone carriers and the services they provide — or refuse to provide.  But they also have hardly the means to do anything, except switch from one carrier to the next.
James Robinson / Guardian:
Google turns to X Factor's Fuller for push into TV  —  Internet giant Google is in secret talks with Simon Fuller, the British entrepreneur behind the Spice Girls, about a joint venture that could change the way TV is watched over the internet.  —  News of the collaboration will prompt speculation …
InfoWorld:
Microsoft reveals Server 2008 pricing, Hyper-V brand  —  Microsoft gave further details Monday of a group of server and virtualization products due next year that will set the tone for how well the company will compete in the enterprise software market.  —  It announced pricing and licensing details …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to ship Windows Server 2008, over time, in eight flavors  —  Microsoft is readying eight SKUs of Windows Server 2008, only some of which will include Hyper-V (the new name for Microsoft's hypervisor that was code-named "Viridian").  —  According to ActiveWin.com …
Discussion: ActiveWin.com
Intel:
Intel's Fundamental Advance in Transistor Design Extends Moore's Law, Computing Performance  —  Sixteen Eco-Friendly, Faster and 'Cooler' Chips Incorporate 45nm Hafnium-Based High-k Metal Gate Transistors  —  Built using an entirely new transistor formula that alleviates the wasteful electricity leaks …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why Are Founders and Execs Leaving Second Tier Social Networks?  —  Employees generally don't leave hot startups.  They lose some or all of their stock options, and they also lose the resume value of being associated with a startup brand.  And that's doubly true for executive level employees.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Should Sprint Send Silicon Valley a Super Poke?  —  Sprint Nextel's (S) rough patch is turning into a highway from hell.  The exit of CEO Gary Forsee, questions about its plans for a WiMAX network and its aborted partnership with Clearwire (CLWR) have provided fertile ground for all sorts of rumors.
Discussion: CNET News.com and WebMetricsGuru
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Will Success, or All That Money From Google, Spoil Firefox?  —  Only a couple of years ago, Firefox was the little browser that could — an open-source program created by thousands of contributors around the world without the benefit of a giant company like Microsoft to finance it.
Discussion: Open Source and TeleRead
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Eyealike Launches - Find Your Dream Date on Looks Alone  —  For those of you looking for the perfect someone based on looks only, have I got the site for you!  Launched in beta this morning, Eyealike allows you to upload a photo and find others like that photo.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Mashable!
Ami Kealoha / Cool Hunting:
Zune Originals: Interview with Chris Stephenson  —  Zune's next move takes their support of emerging artists and literally puts it on their sleeve.  Zune Originals is a collection of 27 original works by 18 international artists designed to be engraved onto the back of the device.  (Click images for detail.)
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
AOL Acquires Israeli Social Search Start-Up Yedda; Second Buy In A Week  —  AOL (NYSE: TWX) has acquired Israeli start-up Yedda, a social search questions-and-answers service launched in 2006 with proprietary semantic matching technology.  No financial terms disclosed.
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Google Options Make Masseuse a Multimillionaire  —  Bonnie Brown was fresh from a nasty divorce in 1999, living with her sister and uncertain of her future.  On a lark, she answered an ad for an in-house masseuse at Google, then a Silicon Valley start-up with 40 employees.
Cate Doty / New York Times:
Game News in a Duel of Print and Online  —  Noel Goodman subscribes to three video game magazines, but he wants information faster than the magazines can reach his mailbox.  —  "I can find out on the Internet information that won't be in magazines for another month," said Mr. Goodman …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
CyberHomes Emerges From Beta, With Claims of Better Real-Estate Data  —  Even as the housing market goes south, real-estate Websites continue to soldier on.  On Tuesday, after a year in beta, CyberHomes will launch officially and join a crowded field that includes Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Realtor.com.
 
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
SocialAds Implications: Facebook will Acquire iLike and Flixster
Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
There's Nothing to See Here, Please Move Along Now
Discussion: The Register
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Related Queries in Google Image Search
Ryan Block:
The first MacBook Pro with a 64GB SSD?
Reuters:
Disney to enter Japan cellphone market in spring
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadgetell
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New bill would punish colleges, students who don't become copyright cops
Joanne Kaufman / New York Times:
A Cookbook of One's Own From the Internet
Discussion: TeleRead
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
1.1.2 Jailbreak Software Released
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Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Web 2.0 T-Shirt Tells Us All Whether You Facebook Your Life Away [Apparel]
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Startup Weekend's Most Recent Startup: Skribit
Doug Sherrets / VentureBeat:
Facebook search expands — will it take on Google?
Discussion: PDA, Mark Evans and WebMetricsGuru
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NBC Direct: Don't Bother
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
v2 extenders available for ordering
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Path Finder 4.8.2 does Quick Look, can finally replace the Finder
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