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1:40 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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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Google Ready To Bid For Wireless, Maybe  —  Lots of stories have swirled over the question of will they or won't they bid in the FCC's 700MHz wireless spectrum auction, but Google now looks like a lock to pony up some cash.  —  If Google bids for the 700MHz spectrum, they could do so with …
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 …
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Seiko High-Res Super-Thin EBook Reader [E-Ink]  —  More E-Book News, this one a prototype from Seiko Epson, makers of the cool E-ink watch.  The device's form factor is at least as thin as Sony's Reader, but it has a 1200x1600 display.  That's a lot of res on that 6.7-inch screen.
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Amazon e-book reader coming Monday
Discussion: Ubergizmo and TeleRead
CNET News.com:
Amazon to debut Kindle e-book reader Monday
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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Reuters:
Microsoft aims to be one of "top two" in Web advertising
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Mashable!
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
AMD sells 8.1 per cent stake to Abu Dhabi firm  —  Chip giant AMD today confirmed that it had received a significant cash injection from an investment outfit based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.  —  A wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company coughed …
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
AMD Sells 8.1% Stake To Abu Dhabi Investment Arm
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 …
Matt / matthewbuckland.com:
Wikipedia boss Jimmy Wales to create Facebook competitor?  —  At a gathering of about 100 of some of South Africa's top geeks on Tuesday night, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales revealed what he said were some of the "first screenshots" of his new project on search.
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 …
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
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 …
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.
Karl / DSLreports:
Vuze Wants FCC To Act On ISP P2P Throttling - ISPs are 'resisting inevitable change...'  —  On the heels of the scuff up surrounding Comcast's throttling of BitTorrent traffic, we yesterday confirmed that Cox uses a very similar system (forged TCP packets) to also throttle upstream peer to peer traffic.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Contentinople
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: MacUser and Digg
 
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Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Updates posted for Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, ACR
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Accidental clicks fade into the background
InternetRetailer.com:
As store sales hit the brakes, retailers look for holiday cheer online
Discussion: WebProNews
FORTUNE: Big Tech:
Nielsen: Facebook growth outpaces MySpace
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Firefox 3.0 may ship with a slew of serious bugs intact
Discussion: Gizmodo and Asa Dotzler
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
DivX Bets Big on H.264, Buys MainConcept
Discussion: GigaOM
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Trends Reveals People's Predictability
Discussion: Googling Google
Om Malik / GigaOM:
In The Labs: 100 Gbps Over Copper
Business Week:
The Paperless Map Is the Killer App
Discussion: All Points Blog
Mark Ward / Press Association:
Colossus loses code-crack race
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Web Videos Stealing TV Viewers, and Marketers
 

 
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