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11:10 PM ET, November 16, 2007

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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 …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
J Allard: Dancing Around the Cellphone Question
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
FBN: "Apple Buying AMD!"  Wait, Scratch That.  "Abu Dubai!"  —  At 9:27 this morning, Fox Business Morning for Breakfast co-anchor Alexis Glick eagerly reported Apple (AAPL) had taken an 8% stake in AMD.  Fox's guest contributor, Charles Payne, immediately analyzed the deal and pronounced it a brilliant move for both parties.
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Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
Abu Dhabi Buys Major Stake in Chipmaker AMD  —  The investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government, Mubadala Development, announced on Friday it has purchased an 8.1 percent stake in the world's second largest chipmaker, AMD.  The deal, which includes a $622 million cash infusion for AMD in exchange …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone Malware Demo Freaking Me Out, Man [Apple]  —  Maybe it's the eyes.  Don't be too alarmed, but this video shows the iPhone being accessed by terminal using a program installed by a webpage.  Since the program, like all unofficial apps, runs as root, they've got access to data stores for mail …
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Fast Company:
Hacking the iPhone … While researching Fast Company's December/January cover story I ran across a startling claim: some computer security professionals were boasting that they could turn an iPhone into a piece of spyware that can intercept a target's voice mail and e-mail, hijack its Safari browser …
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Threat Level
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Turning the iPhone Into a SpyPhone
Discussion: Ubergizmo
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 …
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 …
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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:
Bernard Lunn / Read/WriteWeb:
LinkedIn and The Future of Business Networking  —  In the heyday of the Facebook hype (it seems so long ago now!), Facebook was going to eat LinkedIn's lunch.  Based on recent experience, I don't think so.  —  I recently had reason to use LinkedIn seriously, using my existing network to tap …
Discussion: broadstuff
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
My Chumby is here  —  I've activated my black leather Chumby named Robusto, and as I write this, it's downloading a software update through wifi.  —  First impression: This is a breakthough device, kind of like the Cobalt Qube was in the mid-late 90s.  —  1. They use BitTorrent to distribute updates.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Apple's Social Media Hell - Why it Needs to Repent  —  At the recent BlogWorld Expo, I discussed two companies that "get" social media and one that doesn't.  The two that get it were Nike and Dell.  Nike's excellent community efforts-especially Nike+-and Dell's efforts with forums and blogs …
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.
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 …
 
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Roy Mark / eWEEK.com:
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There is No Free Lunch  —  My mobile phone rang this week …
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Bloomberg:
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