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8:25 PM ET, November 15, 2007

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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: Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac and dailyApps
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Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple admits to 'misleading' Leopard firewall settings  —  Apple has fessed up to at least three serious design weaknesses in the new application-based firewall that ships with Mac OS X Leopard.  —  The acknowledgment from Cupertino comes less than a month after independent researchers threw cold water …
Discussion: Crave
Dan Goodin / The Register:
With one bound, Apple is free of 54 security bugs
Discussion: TechSpot News and Security Fix
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Apple issues an early fix for Leopard...
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Computerworld
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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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.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is email dead? No, but it's not well
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook: Who Else Wants to Invest at $15B?  No One?  —  It's been three weeks since Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg took a desperate Microsoft to the cleaners with a $15 billion valuation.  It's been 2.9 weeks since Forbes reported that Facebook had raised an additional $500 million from …
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 …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
WebKit 3's ten new tricks  —  As Apple's core rendering engine for Safari (and many third-party apps), WebKit has come quite a ways since its early days at Apple.  Open sourced in 2005, its development has remained sure and steady, thanks to a reliable increase in Safari's adoption …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, CyberNet and Compiler
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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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
IBM's Blue Cloud is Web Computing By Another Name
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Sony's PS3 With Blu-ray Gets Back As A Player  —  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...
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Sony drops PS3 price by $100, sales double
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
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 …
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Radiohead's Low Price Might Mean Higher Profit  —  Radiohead's name-your-own-price sale of its new In Rainbows album has generated lots of commentary, especially since comscore released data claiming that 62% of customers set their price at zero, with the remaining 38% setting an average price of $6 …
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Loopt extends location alerts  —  Loopt, which offers a mobile friend-finding service, has extended the reach of its application with a new feature that allows users to notify not just other Loopt users but any friend of their whereabouts via text or IM.  —  Starting Thursday the Loopt service …
Discussion: VentureBeat and All Points Blog
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Zune 80 scarcer than a Wii, Microsoft blames popularity  —  The new Zunes are out—mostly.  While availability of the 4GB and 8GB flash models is excellent, the black 80GB hard drive model has been hard to find.  Microsoft assures us that "high demand" is to blame.
Discussion: TechSpot News, I4U News and Engadget
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.
 
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CNET News.com:
Amazon to debut Kindle e-book reader Monday
Theharmonyguy / Social Hacking:
Compare People on Facebook
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Judge dismisses shareholder backdating suit against Apple execs
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Garmin, TomTom Settle One Fight, In Order To Concentrate On A Different Fight
Google Public Policy Blog:
Candidates at Google: Barack Obama
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Who is Blogging and Why? Is the Blogosphere in a Digestion Phase?
Discussion: Valleywag and Blogging Pro
PR Newswire:
Salesforce.com Announces Record Fiscal Third Quarter 2008 Results
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Reverse engineering cracks Windows encryption
Discussion: WinBeta
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Modern PCs to challenge WWII codebreaker
Brent Evans / Zatz Not Funny!:
ZML: AllofMP3 for Movies
Discussion: BetaNews and Ars Technica
Chris Mellor / Computerworld:
BitMicro unveils 1.6TB solid state disk drive
Discussion: WinBeta
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Opens Affiliate Access to MP3, Unbox, OpenSocial and RSS
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Joost launches commercial widgets. Coke, anyone?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
BEA: Shares Slump As Oracle's Ellison Says The Stock Is Worth Less …
Blake Snow / PC World:
Xbox Originals Are Imperfect Says Microsoft
Sydney Morning Herald:
Police swoop on 'hacker of the year'
 

 
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