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6:35 PM ET, November 13, 2007

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PRWeb:
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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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:   Bebo's Anti-Hulu Pitch: We Play Your Video, You Keep The $
europa.eu:
Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Google's proposed take over of DoubleClick  —  HTML:  —  EN  —  FR  —  DE  —  PDF:  —  EN  —  FR  —  DE  —  DOC:  —  EN  —  FR  —  DE  —  IP/07/1688  —  Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Google's proposed take over of DoubleClick
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Anne Broache / ZDNet:
EU extends review of Google/DoubleClick merger  —  European antitrust regulators will conduct a more extensive, second-phase review of Google's pending merger with DoubleClick, the EU announced Tuesday.  —  As part of the investigation, European regulators will delve in greater detail …
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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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Marvel To Unveil Subscription-based Online Comics Outlet
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Ryan Pearson / Associated Press:
Marvel, other comics go online
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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Paul Elias / Associated Press:
Yahoo, Jailed Journalists Settle Lawsuit
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Murdoch Serious About Tearing Down WSJ.com's Subscription Wall
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 …
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Bebo Launches Open Media Platform For Social Viewing; 22 TV Partners  —  Bebo may have signed up to Google's (NSDQ: GOOG) OpenSocial widget platform, but it's trying to carve out the media platform space for itself.  Today it's launching Open Media, a system letting content owners publish videos …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, paidContent and Valleywag
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Hyped New Platforms: Explaining the Difference Between One and the Other
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod gets exploded, trapped in resin  —  Sure, your iPod is portable, lightweight, and easy to use — but it's not exactly special is it?  Perhaps you should be thieving a page from a young man named Billy Chasen, who has decided to rip apart his 4G player and encase it in a brick of translucent resin.
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
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.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
DivX support coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 support in the works  —  DivX has announced that the Sony PlayStation 3 will soon support the DivX video codec.  We suspected as much when the PS3 2.0 firmware was released, as it includes the ability to detect both DivX and Xvid files.
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Scott Gilbertson / Compiler:
Six Apart Reveals 'Community Solution,' Social Networking In A Box
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Infringement in perspective: major movie bust fine dwarfed by RIAA tab
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
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Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
XM, Sirius shareholders approve takeover
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Business Wire:
Go Daddy Partners with Google to Offer Customers Web Management Tools
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China Mobile May Sell iPhone