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12:00 AM ET, November 14, 2007

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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 WSJ.com articles tonight.  —  Digg on.
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Murdoch Said to Stress Free Access to Wall St. Journal's Web Site  —  Rupert Murdoch says he plans to abolish subscription fees at The Wall Street Journal's Web site, according to news accounts from Australia.  This apparently was news to executives at his company and The Journal, who cautioned that the decision might not be final.
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 …
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
'WSJ' Executive: Murdoch's Free Web Site Talk is 'Jumping The Gun'
Discussion: paidContent.org
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: TechCrunch, Googlified and Valleywag
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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 …
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
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.
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
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.
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 Wordpress.com blogging platform and oversees the Wordpress.org open source project, turned down a $200 million buyout offer.
Oracle:
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
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
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
The perfect exercise machine for slave labor  —  Gamercize has been peddling and pedaling exercise machines for some time now, mostly making fitness gear designed to work with game consoles as well as the occasional digital cycle for kids.  But this week it's releasing a product aimed squarely at the cubicle set.
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Report: One-third of businesses to begin Vista deployments by mid-2008
Flickr Blog:
Holy moly!  —  yukesmooks is probably very surprised …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Joyent Announces Free Hosting For Facebook App Developers
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
10-Q Watch: Jupitermedia: Mediabistro Annual Revs in $8 Million …
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
Discussion: Threat Chaos
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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
Electronista:
Mac claims more Japan OS sales than Windows
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod gets exploded, trapped in resin
San Francisco Chronicle:
Now the other Google founder is planning a secret wedding
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Microsoft exec calls XP hack 'frightening'
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
"Citron" colored 4/8GB Zune discovered
 

 
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