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4:45 PM ET, November 15, 2007

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Chad Lorenz / Slate:
The Death of E-Mail  —  TEENAGERS ARE ABANDONING THEIR YAHOO! AND HOTMAIL ACCOUNTS.  DO THE REST OF US HAVE TO?  —  By 2002, everyone in my family had become an Internet convert.  For the technophobic older generation, signing up for an e-mail account was a concession to us youngsters …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is email dead?  No, but it's not well  —  After I wrote a post yesterday about Google and Yahoo's plans to turn email into a Facebook-style social hub, someone commented and included a link to a Slate piece about the "death of email."  As Zoli Erdos notes in his response …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Email, 1961-2007 R.I.P... Thank God!  —  The death of e-mail.  - By Chad Lorenz - Slate Magazine Slate Magazine is out with an article titled "The Death of Email."  The article points to the declining useage of email by the people who really matter.  The kids.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Leopard 10.5.1 is now available  —  Leopard bugs got you down?  Apple just pushed out its first update for the new OS, 10.5.1.  It looks like it cures a whole laundry list of niggles with Leopard, including that nasty "potential data loss" issue with partitions in Finder.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo and TidBITS
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Dan / UNEASYsilence:
Load OSX 10.5 Leopard on the eeePC  —  So, ever since I got the eeePC I've loved how easy it is to tinker with.  Since I'm not a Linux guy, I dumped the Xandros preload and opted for Windows XP so I could you my EVDO USB datacard and blogging software easier, but I wondered could I install OSX on it?
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Apple issues an early fix for Leopard...
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Push 'Cloud Computing,' Using Data From Afar  —  I.B.M. plans to build a sizable business by bringing Google-style computing to mainstream corporate customers.  —  The I.B.M. strategy, to be announced today, seeks to exploit the technical work and commercial interest in large data centers …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   IBM takes the computing cloud corporate; What cloud will you trust?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   IBM Unveils Blue Cloud - What Data Would You Like to Crunch?
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
CBS Offers Midtown Manhattan Free Wireless Internet Access  —  Some awesome news out of Manhattan today.  CBS Corporation has announced today that it will "light up" midtown Manhattan with the creation of the "CBS Mobile Zone," a wireless high-speed network enabling New Yorkers …
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Sony's PS3 With Blu-ray Gets Back In the Game  —  Sony appears to be coming up with a winning formula.  Amazing what a steep price cut will do, but you can't argue with success.  Howard Stringer, Sony's CEO, is on the wires saying Sony  —  [SNE Loading...
Discussion: CrunchGear, ParisLemon and TechCrunch
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Sony enjoys high sales on the back of a $400 system and Wii shortages
Discussion: Associated Press and Kotaku
Paul McIntyre / Sydney Morning Herald:
Revenue: one search Google won't answer  —  Karim Temsamani ... expecting a surge in online advertising to be sustained for two years.  —  GOOGLE's new Australasian boss has predicted a surging online advertising market for the next two years, challenging recent industry predictions of a slowdown in the booming sector for 2008.
Mark Ward / Press Association:
Colossus cracks codes once more  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  Bletchley's code-breaking effort shortened the war by many months  —  For the first time in more than 60 years a Colossus computer will be cracking codes at Bletchley Park.
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Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Modern PCs to challenge WWII codebreaker
Discussion: Computerworld and CNET News.com
Maciej / Surfin' Safari:
Ten New Things in WebKit 3  —  Lately we've been talking about a lot of great new features in the latest development trunk of WebKit - features like web fonts, client-side database storage, CSS transforms and CSS animation.  These features will likely make it to an official release someday.
Blake Snow / PC World:
Xbox Originals Are Imperfect Says Microsoft  —  Microsoft says "there are some known issues" with the downloadable games including choppy visuals, lack of additional content, and even system crashing.  —  Recommend this story?  —  A day after confirming downloadable Xbox games for 360 …
Times of London:
Hidden crime of 'wi-fi tapping': only 11 arrests but most of us are guilty  —  More than half of computer users have illegally logged on to someone else's wi-fi connection yet only 11 people have been arrested for the crime, an investigation by The Times has found.
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Amazon 'Customers Vote' deals are outstanding  —  How'd you like a Wii for $79?  Unbelievable.  See this is why you can't get a Wii anywhere.  Amazon's been hoarding them all for this very event.  Up for grabs is your choice of 1000 Wii consoles at $79 each, 1000 40GB PS3 consoles at $139 each …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
BEA: Shares Slump As Oracle's Ellison Says The Stock Is Worth Less Than The Already-Rejected $17 Bid  —  Now they've done it: BEA Systems (BEAS) has made Oracle's (ORCL) Larry Ellison mad.  And BEA shareholders are paying the price.  As you no doubt know by now, Oracle recently offered to buy BEA for $17 a share.
Verizon:
Verizon Delivers One-of-a-Kind NFL Network Experience to Verizon Broadband and TV Customers  —  Live Webcasts of NFL Thursday and Saturday Night Football Games, Available Through Any Broadband Connection, Puts Fans in Virtual Control Booth; Choice of Camera Feeds — Plus Chat, Game Statistics, Highlights and More
 
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Loopt extends location alerts
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Roy Mark / eWEEK.com:
Obama Promises Federal Technology Czar
Discussion: Computerworld
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Reverse engineering cracks Windows encryption
Discussion: WinBeta
Brent Evans / Zatz Not Funny!:
ZML: AllofMP3 for Movies
Discussion: BetaNews and Ars Technica
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins Dismissal of Shareholder Backdating Suit
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook: Who Else Wants to Invest at $15B? No One?
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Amazon Opens Affiliate Access to MP3, Unbox, OpenSocial and RSS
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Joost launches commercial widgets. Coke, anyone?
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Powerline network throws down the gauntlet on Ethernet, 802.11n at 400Mbps
Discussion: WebProNews
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
YouTube HD Coming Soon
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft stuffs Sage with free accounts software
Discussion: InfoWorld
Sydney Morning Herald:
Police swoop on 'hacker of the year'
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday …
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