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5:30 PM ET, November 14, 2007

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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 …
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.
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Barack Obama's Google-Friendly Technology Platform
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Obama outlines federal CTO position; Where's the power?
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Sun launches xVM virtualization platform  —  At Oracle OpenWorld Rich Green, executive vice president of software at Sun, unveiled his company's latest twist on virtualization-the Sun xVM platform.  Sun xVM is based on the Xen hypervisor and supports Windows, Linux and Solaris guest operating systems, Green said.
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CNET News.com:
Dell to carry Solaris 10 on PowerEdge servers
Discussion: The Register
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.
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
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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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple (AAPL): Estimating China iPhone Revenue Potential  —  Yesterday, Dan Frommer assessed a potential Apple iPhone deal with China Mobile (CHL) or China Unicom (CHU).  Last night, Reuters reported several reasons why a China deal isn't imminent, and we responded by saying that while it may not be imminent, it's inevitable.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
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Chinese Carriers Interested in iPhone
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
WordPress Traffic Passes TypePad, Execs Getting Rich?  —  WordPress is now the No. 2 most-visited blog host, passing rival SixApart's TypePad last month, according to the latest tally from Nielsen Online.  WordPress-hosted sites drew 11.4 million unique visitors last month …
Discussion: WebProNews, Mark Evans and Odelbee
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Hacker finds 492,000 unprotected Oracle, SQL database servers  —  A survey by renowned database hacker David Litchfield has found a whopping 492,000 Microsoft SQL and Oracle database servers directly accessible to the Internet without firewall protection.  —  Litchfield (right) …
Discussion: blackrimglasses.com
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.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Geezeo Adopts a Pig and Adds Budgeting and New Live Chat  —  Online financial tool Geezeo has sent over some updates I thought were worth mentioning.  This seems to be online financial services week at CN after our interview with Wesabe yesterday.  The first change is their new home page …
Discussion: Mashable!
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Software update for Nokia N800 tablet leaks, fans go gaga  —  Updated: This post was edited for clarity, and to link to an alternate source for a N810 serial number (see below).  —  Details of a major operating-system upgrade for Nokia's Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet device was leaked Wednesday afternoon.
 
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Do Canonical Web Designs Exist?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook's Owen Van Natta Speaks!
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Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Mozilla responds: Firefox is independent
Discussion: Computerworld
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GameBoy App for iPhone released
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Wal-Mart Plans To Re-Stock Hot-Selling Linux PC
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
Mac's New Database App Is iTunes for Control Freaks
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Digg This: Wall Street Journal Adds Buttons
Craig Rubens / NewTeeVee:
NTV Live Keynote: Ralph de la Vega, AT&T
Darren Murph / Engadget:
LG's 52-inch 52LG71 LCD TV boasts WiFi for HD streaming
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
Apple iMac: Still the Desktop Star
Phil Shapiro / Community Voices:
You're Switching My Apartment to Comcast? I'm Moving Out
Discussion: CrunchGear and Digg
Christoph Oehler / Google LatLong:
Google Transit trip planning in Europe
Sandisk:
SanDisk Offers New Flash-Based Accelerator to Speed Up System …
 

 
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Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story

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A year after getting acquired, Viki is looking to expand, starting with Bollywood

 
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