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1:40 PM 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 …
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo! Says the Future Will be Modeled on Facebook
Discussion: Practical Blogging
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.
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Music boss: we were wrong to go to war with consumers  —  The boss of Warner Music has made a rare public confession that the music industry has to take some of the blame for the rise of p2p file sharing.  —  Speaking at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau, Edgar Bronfman told mobile operators …
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.
Zack Urlocker / InfoWorld:
Virtualization: C'mon In!  —  The market for server virtualization software appears to have gotten a whole lot more crowded this week.  Not only did Oracle announce free server virtualization software at the Oracle Open World conference, but Microsoft and VMWare also made announcements of competing free offerings.
Chris Preimesberger /
Dell to Offer Sun's Solaris, OpenSolaris in Servers
Discussion: Between the Lines
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 …
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.
Craig Rubens / NewTeeVee:
NTV Live Keynote: Ralph de la Vega, AT&T  —  "I think IPTV is the new TV," Ralph de la Vega opened.  AT&T wants to connect people to everything in their lives — music, business, entertainment — and do it on the go, Vega explained.  With countless iPhones visible in the crowd …
Discussion: last100 and
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
Apple iMac: Still the Desktop Star  —  A minimalist redesign, a zippy new OS, and terrific new software make the iMac the all-in-one desktop computer of choice for multimedia lovers … Zooming around a sharp corner while playing Electronic Arts' Need for Speed video game on my computer …
Discussion: MacDailyNews and The Mac Observer
'Virtual theft' leads to arrest  —  A Dutch teenager has been arrested for allegedly stealing virtual furniture from "rooms" in Habbo Hotel, a 3D social networking website.  —  The 17-year-old is accused of stealing 4,000 euros (£2,840) worth of virtual furniture, bought with real money.
Discussion: Gizmodo and MarketingVOX
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.
Craig Rubens / NewTeeVee:
NTV Live Conversation: Mika Salmi, MTVN  —  Mika Salmi, President of Global Digital Media for MTV Networks, has years of online experience, dating back to his work at RealNetworks and AtomFilms.  "Good, we can ask him tough questions," Om quipped.  Salmi admitted in the first question that he's all about the cartoons.
Discussion: and Mashable!
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Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
LG's 52-inch 52LG71 LCD TV boasts WiFi for HD streaming
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Ballmer Welcomes Google's Android OS to "Microsoft's World"
Discussion: TechSpot News
Chris Soghoian / CNET
Software update for Nokia N800 tablet leaks, fans go gaga
Discussion: Engadget and IntoMobile
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple (AAPL): Estimating China iPhone Revenue Potential
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Phil Shapiro / Community Voices:
You're Switching My Apartment to Comcast? I'm Moving Out
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Independent Film Makers Thrilled That People 'Pirated' Their Movie
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Discussion: jkOnTheRun
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