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3:40 PM ET, November 16, 2007

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Wall Street Journal:
Google Has Even Bigger Plans for Mobile Phones  —  Google Inc. made a big splash last week with its new software for cellphones.  But that's far from the limit of the Internet giant's wireless ambitions — which could include running its own mobile network.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Huge, Risky Wireless Plan Could Crush Cash Flow  —  In awe about how much Google has spent on capital expenditures in recent years?  ($3.9 billion in the last eight quarters).  You ain't seen nothing yet.  —  According to the WSJ, Google is indeed preparing to bid …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Google may get its open-access wishes after all; will bid in 700MHz auction
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft (MSFT) Still Hallucinating About Online Ad Future?  —  Reuters reports that Microsoft (MSFT) division president Kevin Johnson added more detail to Microsoft's online ad ambitions at a UBS conference yesterday.  Specifically, he said that within 3-5 years, Microsoft's goal is to become …
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Henry Blodget / The Huffington Post:
Microsoft: Hallucinating...Or About to Buy Yahoo?  —  I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that Microsoft division president Kevin Johnson is not a moron.  I'm also going to assume that, when Johnson said yesterday that Microsoft plans to grow its Internet search share from 10 percent …
Nick / Rough Type:
Look, ma, no servers  —  Robert Scoble notes the rise of "the serverless Internet company" that can launch and run a webwide business through the window of a browser.  He writes of a recent conversation he had with Max Haot, the CEO of Mogulus, a site that lets people produce and broadcast video programs:
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The serverless Internet company
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Get Ready For Wikia Search; First Screen Shots Shown In South Africa
Discussion: matthewbuckland.com and ParisLemon
Yiwyn / FORTUNE: Techland:
AdSense developer leaves Google  —  By Yi-Wyn Yen  —  Gokul Rajaram, a high-ranking Google product manager who helped launch one of the search giant's most profitable ventures has left to start his own company.  —  "I've been having the itch to do something entrepreneurial for awhile now …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple considering raise for Jobs?  —  After years of drawing just a dollar in salary, Apple CEO Steve Jobs could be in store for a raise.  —  Apple filed its annual report for its 2007 fiscal year Thursday afternoon, and hinted in a section about executive compensation that Jobs could be in for some real money fairly soon.
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Firefox 3.0 may ship with a slew of serious bugs intact  —  Whatever happened to open-source projects being released according to development readiness, rather than an arbitrary release schedule?  —  Mozilla seems to have forgotten this, with The New York Times reporting that the upcoming Firefox 3. set …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Asa Dotzler
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
A first look at the Firefox 3 visual refresh for Linux
Discussion: Compiler and Digg
Business Week:
Social Networking with the Elite  —  Tired of the Web masses?  Now you can find your own gated communities on the Net—if they'll let you in  —  Are you on the digital A-list?  It's no longer enough to get invited to exclusive conferences or be asked to join professional organizations …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dell's XPS ONE now on sale  —  Shortly after being leaked, revealed, unclothed and paraded around in public, Dell's 20-inch XPS ONE is finally available to the masses.  Up now on company's webstore are four pre-configured systems, with the high-ender rocking a Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 processor …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
J Allard: Microsoft's Plan to Be King of All Media  —  In November 1994, I had breakfast with Nathan Myhrvold, then the chief technology officer of Microsoft.  He talked about how the soon-to-be-introduced MSN online service would best America Online.  Central to his thinking was that MSN …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Is the VW Space Up! interface developed by Apple?  —  Nice interior huh?  And how 'bout that 7-inch touchscreen display slapped onto the center console.  Pretty sweet right?  You're looking at the inside of VW's third iteration of their Space Up! — the Space Up! blue — just revealed at the LA auto show.
Discussion: Gizmodo, MacUser and Digg
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Picasa Web Integrates with Google Image Search  —  I've always wondered why Google prevents search engines to index a lot of user-generated content from its properties (photos uploaded to Blogger and Picasa Web Albums, public documents from Google Docs).  It's a strange decision …
Discussion: Alt Search Engines and Mashable!
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Web Sites Tear Down That Wall  —  Rupert Murdoch's announcement this week that he expects to stop charging for access to the Wall Street Journal's Web site is the latest example of a publisher giving up on the subscription-based business model — a significant shift in the evolution of online content.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
 
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Gemma Simpson / CNET News.com:
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Caught in Apple restart hell
Andrea James / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Boeing bosses spy on workers
Discussion: The Register
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Highlights for Tonight's TechCrunch MeetUp in Boston
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The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola ROKR E8: hands-on!
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Ubergizmo
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
U.S. Control Of Internet Still A Concern
Discussion: Ars Technica
Staska / Unwired View:
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InternetRetailer.com:
As store sales hit the brakes, retailers look for holiday cheer online
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Amazon e-book reader coming Monday
Discussion: Salon, Engadget and Ubergizmo
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Vista SP1 release candidate goes out to testers
Discussion: DailyTech
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Garmin Pulls TeleAtlas Bid; Stock Soars
Robg / MacOSXHints.com:
10.5: Get rid of the translucent menu bar
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Trends Reveals People's Predictability
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
In The Labs: 100 Gbps Over Copper
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The Paperless Map Is the Killer App
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