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8:35 PM ET, November 13, 2007

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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.
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Bebo Launches Open Media Platform For Social Viewing; 22 TV Partners
Discussion: NewTeeVee, paidContent and Valleywag
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo settles lawsuit with jailed Chinese journalists  —  UPDATE: Includes statement from Yahoo and information from World Organization for Human Rights USA.  —  Yahoo listened.  —  A week after being excoriated by lawmakers over supplying information to the Chinese government that landed …
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Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Yahoo Settles Lawsuit Over Jailed Chinese Dissidents
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Yahoo Quickly Settles Lawsuit Over Jailed Chinese Journalist
Discussion: The Register and Business Week
USA Today:
Marvel Comics shows its marvelous colors in online archive  —  The comic book industry makes a long-delayed step into cyberspace today when Marvel Comics unveils the industry's first online archive of more than 2,500 back issues, including the first appearances of Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk.
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Ryan Pearson / Associated Press:
Marvel, other comics go online
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Marvel To Unveil Subscription-based Online Comics Outlet
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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 and Valleywag
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Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google is Changing the Definition of a "Click" on AdSense Ads  —  Last night I received an email from Google notifying me that they are changing the required action of a user, for a click to occur on an AdSense ad.  Google said previously, if you clicked anywhere on an ad …
Associated Press:
Murdoch says WSJ Web site to drop fees  —  ADELAIDE, Australia - News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday he intends to make access to The Wall Street Journal's Web site free, dropping subscription fees in exchange for anticipated ad revenue.  —  "We are studying it and we expect …
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Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
'WSJ' Executive: Murdoch's Free Web Site Talk is 'Jumping The Gun'
Discussion: paidContent.org
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.
Stefano Mazzocchi / Stefano's Linotype:
Dalvik: how Google routed around Sun's IP-based licensing restrictions on Java ME  —  Sun released their "free java" source code under the GPLv2 to both win the free software crowd and capture peripheral innovation and bug fixing from the community.  For the java standard edition (aka …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-061 - Critical  —  Vulnerability in Windows URI Handling Could Allow Remote Code Execution (943460)  —  Version: 1.0  —  General Information  —  Executive Summary  —  This update resolves a publicly reported vulnerability.
Kevin J. Martin / New York Times:
The Daily Show  —  IN many towns and cities, the newspaper is an endangered species.  At least 300 daily papers have stopped publishing over the past 30 years.  Those newspapers that have survived are struggling financially.  Newspaper circulation has declined steadily for more than 10 years.
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Microsoft exec calls XP hack 'frightening'  —  A Microsoft executive calls the ease with which two British e-crime specialists managed to hack into a Windows XP computer as both "enlightening and frightening."  —  The demonstration took place Monday at an event sponsored by Get Safe Online …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
"Citron" colored 4/8GB Zune discovered  —  The Zune software hasn't been released for very long but I've already thrown my usual arsenal of weapons at it in the hope something undisclosed in the source will waive the white flag.  Fortunately, I won't go to sleep empty handed as I've discovered …
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.
Discussion: dailytechrag.com/news … and Digg
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
10-Q Watch: Jupitermedia: Mediabistro Annual Revs in $8 Million Range; 3x Revenue Multiple  —  Jupitermedia (NSDQ: JUPM) isn't explicitly breaking out numbers for media jobs and resource site Mediabistro, which it acquired for $23 million this summer, but the size of the company can be roughly worked …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
San Francisco Chronicle:
Now the other Google founder is planning a secret wedding  —  (11-12) 23:29 PST San Francisco — Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page is planning to wed his girlfriend, Lucy Southworth, at a ceremony next month that is steeped in secrecy.  —  The event is scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 8 …
 
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
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Mainstream journalism, blogs, exclusives and the techmeme effect
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Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:
IBM updates free Symphony suite
Discussion: InfoWorld
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Multicore, 64-bit x86 shakes up Top 500 Supercomputer List
Mark Ward / BBC:
Fears over online banking checks
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Infringement in perspective: major movie bust fine dwarfed by RIAA tab
Discussion: Associated Press
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The new Zune: better than before, but not quite good enough
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Electronista:
Mac claims more Japan OS sales than Windows
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Hyped New Platforms: Explaining the Difference Between One and the Other
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod gets exploded, trapped in resin
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's Musiwave acquisition could lead to Zune wireless music store
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
DeskScapes 2.0: Animated wallpapers no longer just for the Vista elite
Discussion: istartedsomething and WinBeta
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
DivX support coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 support in the works
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VMware Updates Its Free Offering
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