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8:10 AM ET, November 26, 2007


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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The wonderful horrible life of Facebook users and their data (or, "data hogs get slaughtered")  —  Doc has an important post today that reflects on data and privacy.  The post comes back to Marc Cantor's "but it's our daaaaaatttttaaaaaa dudeeeeeeeessss riggggggggghhhhttt?!?!?!!!!!!" …
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008  —  The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.
Discussion: TechWeb and Digg
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
The R4 chip is only small - but it looks like a giant pirate to Nintendo  —  The R4 looks like a simple piece of plastic.  It is just a couple of centimetres square, a few millimetres thick and unbelievably easy to use.  For Nintendo it is the Christmas stocking filler from hell.
Discussion: Kotaku and
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ABC News and Facebook in Joint Effort to Bring Viewers Closer to Political Coverage  —  Facebook, the popular social networking site, has become a full-fledged platform for communicating, sharing and advertising.  ABC News is betting that it will become a platform for political coverage, as well.
Candace Lombardi / CNET
Tech design with thought  —  newsmaker If anyone knows a thing or two about designing for human-computer interaction, it's Don Norman, professor at Northwestern University, author of The Design of Future Things, and co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group.  —  In addition to his current consulting work …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's iTunes unlocks iPhones in Germany  —  By now you're all fully schooled in the black art of jailbreaking and unlocking your new iPhone, right?  Did you know that the whole dirty business can be done via iTunes in just "seconds?"  The catch: it requires a €999 (about $1,480) …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
OLPC: How do we gauge success?  Will 490,000 units do?  —  The One Laptop per Child project's "Give One, Get One" program has been extended through Dec. 31 as donations averaged about $2 million a day.  On that pace, the OLPC should move about 490,000 units by the end of the year.
J.A. Watson / ZDNet:
What's Going on at Skype?  —  What in the world is really going on at Skype?  Have they just decided that they have too many toes, and are trying to shoot them off one at a time?  The list of gaffes and blunders is impressive:  — They are taking away SkypeIn numbers from paying customers …
Discussion: VoIP Watch and …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Zoho Writer now lets you edit documents offline  —  Zoho, the online office software company, has just released the next iteration on its online word processor, Zoho Writer.  Now, multiple users can go offline, work on a document, then go back online and sync their offline changes to that same document.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A Gimmick Becomes a Real Trend  —  TWO years ago, Cyber Monday was a marketing gimmick in search of shoppers.  This year, it seems to be a genuine trend that retailers have embraced.  —  In a survey of roughly 120 members of, the trade group for online retailers …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Jeff Bezos (one-week Kindle review)  —  I've read two books on it, which explains why I haven't been on Twitter very much in the past week.  But the Kindle really bugs me now.  I'm hitting all sorts of little things that the Kindle team simply didn't think through very well.
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft Quietly Readies Windows XP Update  —  Vista's first service pack got the limelight, but a release candidate of SP3 for XP was also delivered last week.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Just days after Microsoft Corp. delivered a release candidate preview for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 …
UK net numbering project starts  —  Staying in touch via phone or web could soon get easier as work starts on a way to unite the internet and the telephone network.  —  When finished the UK's national Enum directory will make looking up net phone numbers like finding a website.
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
How desktop virtualization will save your company from Generation Y  —  * Ryan Naraine is on vacation.  —  Guest Editorial by Rich Mogull  —  Recently I was watching an interesting 60 Minutes episode on the new generation of "Millennials" entering the workforce.
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