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3:40 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! …
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
View Wall Street Journal Online articles from Digg  —  The Wall Street Journal Online is adding Digg buttons across the entire site, and you'll now have full (free) access to the articles submitted to Digg.  The Digg buttons have started appearing on articles tonight.  —  Digg on.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
'The Wall Street Journal' digs Digg.  Should we read into this?  —  Kevin Rose, founder of social news aggregator Digg, posted a quick blog entry on Tuesday night about his site's new relationship with Rupert Murdoch's latest accessory, The Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: and Lost Remote
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
'WSJ' Executive: Murdoch's Free Web Site Talk is 'Jumping The Gun'
Discussion: and
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:   Murdoch Said to Stress Free Access to Wall St. Journal's Web Site
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 …
Discussion: Googlified, TechCrunch and Valleywag
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: Changing Way
Daily Agenda  —  Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Jonathan Schwartz  —  Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event - Cow Palace  —  Social Networking, Web 2.0, and Flexibility Point the Way to Fusion Applications  —  The future of Oracle applications is centered on a deceptively simple strategy …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Build a Hackintosh Mac for Under $800 [Hack Attack]  —  If the high price tag for Apple hardware has kept you from buying a Mac but you're willing to roll up your sleeves and get adventurous, you can build your own "Hackintosh"—a PC that runs a patched version of OS X Leopard.  What?!, you say.
Rafe Needleman /
SIX APART IS FIXING FORUMS  —  Six Apart, which makes the Movable Type blogging platform and hosts the consumer blog sites Vox, TypePad, and LiveJournal, is releasing a new and very interesting update to its pro-level Movable Type 4 software: Integrated forums.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Web Strategy
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Bank intern busted by Facebook [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]  —  Who says Facebook is the province of the young?  Increasingly, the 30something bosses of naive recent college grads are proving adept at turning the social network against its earliest adopters.
Bebo Launches 'Open Media' A New Vision for Social Media and Entertainment  —  Bebo, the global social network, opens its doors to media brands, deepening user engagement with popular entertainment.  Launch partners include global media brands CBS, MTV Networks, BBC, Turner, ESPN, Yahoo!, Next New Networks, Crackle and more.
Janet Morrissey / New York Times:
AT&T to Sell Equipment to Monitor Workplaces  —  AT&T plans to introduce a nationwide program today that gives owners of small- and medium-size businesses some of the same tools big security companies offer for monitoring employees, customers and operations from remote locations.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Report: One-third of businesses to begin Vista deployments by mid-2008  —  Forrester Research has issued a new study in which it predicts that at least one-third of enterprises will begin to deploy Windows Vista enterprise-wide by mid-2008.  —  Driving Vista adoption will be an increase …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
eSnips Takes Hint from Online Dating, Debuts "Social DNA"  —  Looks like tonight's theme is social discovery.  Israel-based eSnips, a media-centric social network we reviewed over a year ago, is releasing a new feature called "Social DNA" meant to help you discover people similar to yourself.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Mashable!
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Russia Casts A Selective Net in Piracy Crackdown
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Sentry and Maxtor team up for SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE/Waterproof safe and drives
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Mark Ward / BBC:
Fears over online banking checks
Discussion: Threat Chaos
 Earlier Items: 
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Marvel Comics shows its marvelous colors in online archive
Discussion: Things That
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The new Zune: better than before, but not quite good enough
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-061 - Critical
Mac claims more Japan OS sales than Windows
San Francisco Chronicle:
Now the other Google founder is planning a secret wedding
Tom Espiner / CNET
Microsoft exec calls XP hack 'frightening'
Stefano Mazzocchi / Stefano's Linotype:
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