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9:15 AM ET, November 14, 2007


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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Inbox 2.0: Yahoo and Google to Turn E-Mail Into a Social Network  —  Ignore Orkut, OpenSocial, Yahoo Mash and Yahoo 360.  Google and Yahoo have come up with new and very similar plans to respond to the challenge from MySpace and Facebook: They hope to turn their e-mail systems …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo! Says the Future Will be Modeled on Facebook  —  Saul Hansell at the New York Times gets some people talking at Google and Yahoo! for a write up today on the future of the inbox.  It's a good article, based mostly on words from Brad "Peanut Butter" Garlinghouse at Yahoo! …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Inbox 2.0 Makes Me Sad
Direct Comparison of iPhone and Hard-Key QWERTY Phone Owners Indicates Higher  —  Text Entry Error Rate for iPhones  —  User Centric, Inc., a Chicago-based usability consultancy, finished a third and final study examining the user experience of Apple's iPhone.
It's what cameras have become - the new Nokia N82  —  Nokia introduces a leading edge connected camera, navigation device and multimedia computer in one  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia unveils the Nokia N82, the latest multimedia computer optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Automattic Founders To Take Big Money Off The Table  —  It didn't make a lot of sense when we heard that Automattic, the company that created the blogging platform and oversees the open source project, turned down a $200 million buyout offer.
Discussion: Odelbee, Mark Evans and Changing Way
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Surprise: eSnips May Monetize Better Than Digg  —  Israeli digital crafts social network eSnips launched a new feature tonight that could change the social networking game.  Called Social DNA, it's essentially a collection of personality quizzes that can serve to connect like minded users …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
eSnips Takes Hint from Online Dating, Debuts "Social DNA"
Discussion: Mashable!
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Redefines the Clickable AdSense Area  —  Similar to what Google has been doing with ads in search results, they also now restricted the clickable area in AdSense (the kind of Google ads webmasters can include on their pages).  Instead of allowing a click to be triggered …
China Unicom also open to iPhone talks  —  China Unicom may be open to selling Apple's iPhone in China, giving Apple a second option for bringing its device to the world's most populous market.  —  China Unicom, the second largest mobile telecom network operator in China …
SanDisk Offers New Flash-Based Accelerator to Speed Up System Performance in Consumer Laptops and PCs  —  SanDisk Vaulter Disk, a PCI Express Module, Wins  —  2008 Best of Innovations Award From Consumer Electronics Association  —  SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today unveiled …
Discussion: The Tablet PC and I4U News
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Oracle offers a peek at social apps and Fusion  —  Oracle showed how it is bringing a social dimension into its software and offered a peek at Fusion applications this afternoon at Oracle OpenWorld.  It demonstrated that Oracle has fully grokked the concepts and technologies of Web 2.0 and that Fusion apps …
Why Mahalo is Fundamentally Flawed  —  Jason Calacanis has a new videoblog called Mahalo Daily.  The show is starring Veronica Belmont.  [I'm a big fan of Veronica (Hi Veronica!)]  Unfortunately, I think Veronica will not be able to get much support for the show by working for Mahalo.
Discussion: odd time signatures and Mashable!
Eric J. Sinrod / CNET
Going cold turkey off a handheld  —  perspective This column usually seeks to bring you up to date on cutting-edge issues where the law and technology intersect.  But this week I need to write about a serious addiction.  —  Instead of alcohol or drugs, I want to focus on the far …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Victoria Shannon / International Herald Tribune:
Google acquisition of DoubleClick rejected for now  —  PARIS: European Commission competition authorities refused Tuesday to approve Google's $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick, the Internet advertising company, and ordered a further review of the deal that could last till March.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Mashable!
Liz Eraker / Google Public Policy Blog:
Senate helping make gov't more searchable  —  Let's say you're looking for some publicly available government information online.  Maybe you're searching for property records or background on your local school district.  Chances are, you'll start your quest not by typing in the URL …
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AT&T to Sell Equipment to Monitor Workplaces
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