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7:20 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 …
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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 WSJ.com articles tonight.  —  Digg on.
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
'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: Webware.com, TechCrunch and Lost Remote
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: TechCrunch, Googlified and Valleywag
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 …
Discussion: Webware.com and down the avenue
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
eSnips Takes Hint from Online Dating, Debuts "Social DNA"
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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 …
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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.
Discussion: Changing Way
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.
Associated Press:
Singapore's MobileOne phone operator eyeing acquisition targets, Apple's iPhone  —  Singapore's third-largest telecommunications company MobileOne Ltd., or M1, is looking at overseas acquisition targets as its domestic market is already saturated, its chief executive said.
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.
Swa Frantzen / SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON:
november black tuesday overview  —  # Affected Contra Indications Known Exploits Microsoft rating ISC rating(*) clients servers  —  MS07-061  —  An input validation failure allows remote code execution.  —  Replaces MS06-045.  —  Note that MS07-006 also replaces MS06-045, but that MS07-061 does not replace MS07-006.
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Dembot:
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!
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.
Discussion: Rough Type
usercentric.com:
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.
 
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Silly Rumor Du Jour: Comcast And Clearwire; Also, Why You Don't …
Victoria Shannon / International Herald Tribune:
Google acquisition of DoubleClick rejected for now
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
NEW YAHOO WIDGET ENGINE COMING SOON
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USA Today:
E-retailers increase alternate pay options
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel to launch Shelton'08 low-cost desktop platform next year
Brittany Sauser / Technology Review:
Stopping Cars with Radiation
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Report: One-third of businesses to begin Vista deployments by mid-2008
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sentry and Maxtor team up for SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE/Waterproof safe and drives
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
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