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2:55 PM ET, November 14, 2007

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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.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Obama outlines federal CTO position; Where's the power?  —  Barack Obama unveiled plans for a chief technology officer, support for Net neutrality, improving education, next-generation broadband networks and more research spending.  Oh yeah, and there will be more open government and feds using wikis and blogs.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Barack Obama's Google-Friendly Technology Platform
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:   Obama's tech vision: Blogs and wikis for the feds
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.
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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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo! Says the Future Will be Modeled on Facebook
Discussion: Practical Blogging
PC Pro:
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 …
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Ballmer Welcomes Google's Android OS to "Microsoft's World"  —  Ballmer has some more interesting insight into looking at the world through Microsoft-colored glasses.  —  At a recent Tokyo press conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say about Google and its new Android OS …
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Computerworld:
Google Android gets positive early reviews
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Google pitches Android to European mobile developers
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.
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Walt Mossberg / The Mossberg Solution:
Singing a New Zune  —  Microsoft's Retooled Player Marks a Vast Improvement; However, It's Still No iPod  —  November 14, 2007  —  by Walter S. Mossberg and Katherine Boehret  —  Last year, when Microsoft Corp. introduced its Zune music player to take on Apple's iPod juggernaut, the software giant struck out.
BBC:
'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.
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.
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Digg This: Wall Street Journal Adds Buttons  —  Only one website's buttons appear on Wall Street Journal stories, inviting readers to share articles, and those buttons belong to Digg.  —  Although the highly anticipated shift of the Wall Street Journal from a subscription model to an ad-supported …
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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
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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.
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
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 …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
New Tee Vee Conference - Video Advertising  —  The next panel sought to answer the question: Is there money in Long Tail Video?" or mainly: how do you make money.  The panel was moderated by Jeremy Liew, from Lightspeed Venture Partners.  — Eric Hadley Heavy.com  — Jayant Kadambi YuMe
Discussion: NewTeeVee
 
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Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
TvTrip Brings a Fresh New Look at Video Guides for Hotels
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
Mac's New Database App Is iTunes for Control Freaks
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LAW.com:
Blogger Defeats Identity Disclosure
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Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Hacker finds 492,000 unprotected Oracle, SQL database servers
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
LG's 52-inch 52LG71 LCD TV boasts WiFi for HD streaming
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Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Software update for Nokia N800 tablet leaks, fans go gaga
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple (AAPL): Estimating China iPhone Revenue Potential
Discussion: InfoWorld and 24/7 Wall St.
Phil Shapiro / Community Voices:
You're Switching My Apartment to Comcast? I'm Moving Out
Discussion: CrunchGear and Digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Independent Film Makers Thrilled That People 'Pirated' Their Movie
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Facebook application lets you apply to college
Christoph Oehler / Google LatLong:
Google Transit trip planning in Europe
Liz Eraker / Google Public Policy Blog:
Senate helping make gov't more searchable