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10:55 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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Inbox 2.0 Makes Me Sad  —  Saul Hansell at the The New York Times is reporting that both Yahoo and Google are planning to use their email services as the core of their social networking strategy over time.  —  Of course, by social network, they mean Facebook and MySpace.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo! Says the Future Will be Modeled on Facebook
Discussion: Practical Blogging
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.
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:
Wall Street Journal digs Digg. Should we read into this?
Discussion: Webware.com and Lost Remote
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:   Murdoch Said to Stress Free Access to Wall St. Journal's Web Site
Nokia:
It's what cameras have become - the new Nokia N82  —  Nokia introduces a leading edge connected camera, navigation device and multimedia computer in one  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia unveils the Nokia N82, the latest multimedia computer optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity.
Sandisk:
SanDisk Offers New Flash-Based Accelerator to Speed Up System Performance in Consumer Laptops and PCs  —  SanDisk Vaulter Disk, a PCI Express Module, Wins  —  2008 Best of Innovations Award From Consumer Electronics Association  —  SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today unveiled …
Christoph Oehler / Google LatLong:
Google Transit trip planning in Europe  —  We are very happy to announce the launch of Google Transit trip planner in Europe.  For quite some time, Google Maps has featured transit stop icons with helpful information like lines serving a station and next departures for many cities.
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: Odelbee, Mark Evans and Changing Way
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.
Market Wire:
VeriSign Refines Strategic Direction to Focus on Internet Infrastructure  —  Strategy Broadens Footprint in Core Businesses and Returns to DNA  —  VeriSign, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSN - News), the leading provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, unveiled new details …
BBC:
Nintendo warns of Wii shortages  —  A chronic shortage of Nintendo's popular Wii console could mean disappointment for those putting it at the top of their Christmas list.  —  The BBC has learned that high street retailers are struggling to keep up with demand for the console, which has been in short supply for months.
Discussion: Switched and Go Nintendo
Liz Eraker / Google Public Policy Blog:
Senate helping make gov't more searchable  —  Let's say you're looking for some publicly available government information online.  Maybe you're searching for property records or background on your local school district.  Chances are, you'll start your quest not by typing in the URL …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: Barack Obama to name a "Chief Technology Officer"  —  The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has given VentureBeat an exclusive look at his technology plan, which he plans to unveil officially tomorrow (Wednesday) before a visit to Google's headquarters.
Discussion: PE HUB and San Francisco Chronicle
Victoria Shannon / International Herald Tribune:
Google acquisition of DoubleClick rejected for now  —  PARIS: European Commission competition authorities refused Tuesday to approve Google's $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick, the Internet advertising company, and ordered a further review of the deal that could last till March.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Mashable!
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BBC:
EU will investigate Google deal
Discussion: BetaNews and Slashdot
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 …
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Independent Film Makers Thrilled That People 'Pirated' Their Movie
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Releaselog
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Amazon to introduce Kindle e-book reader on November 19?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Facebook application lets you apply to college
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
OpenDocument Foundation closes up shop after slamming OpenDocument Format
Eric J. Sinrod / CNET News.com:
Going cold turkey off a handheld
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Associated Press:
Singapore's MobileOne phone operator eyeing acquisition targets, Apple's iPhone
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Silly Rumor Du Jour: Comcast And Clearwire; Also, Why You Don't …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
NEW YAHOO WIDGET ENGINE COMING SOON
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Oracle offers a peek at social apps and Fusion
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel to launch Shelton'08 low-cost desktop platform next year
Brittany Sauser / Technology Review:
Stopping Cars with Radiation
Discussion: The Register and Slashdot
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Russia Casts A Selective Net in Piracy Crackdown
Discussion: p2pnet and Techdirt
Janet Morrissey / New York Times:
AT&T to Sell Equipment to Monitor Workplaces
Discussion: Reuters and Rough Type
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
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