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4:55 AM ET, November 28, 2007

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Jess Lee / Google LatLong:
My Our Maps  —  The My Maps feature of Google Maps lets people create maps to share their hobbies and expertise with the world.  For example, a surfing enthusiast could map out their favorite surf spots or a surfing club could plot all the best beaches in Southern California.
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Google LatLong:
Explore new terrain  —  We've noticed that many people build customized maps using My Maps and KML to help others see the planet in a new light.  We've seen everything from maps of hiking trails with pictures taken along the way to a guide to the world's mountain peaks.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:   Google Maps gets terrain maps, updated collaboration features
Rich Riley / Yodel Anecdotal:
Cyber Monday into Resolution Tuesday  —  By now you have probably heard about the problems that many of our small business merchant customers experienced yesterday.  Unfortunately, the system outage occurred at one of the worst possible times, and despite our concerted efforts to fix the problem …
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Update: Subverted search sites lead to massive malware attack in progress  —  Trojans, rootkits, password stealers hit users who click on a bad link after a search  —  A large-scale, coordinated campaign to steer users toward malware- spewing Web sites from Google and other Internet search engines …
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Malware Poisoning Results for Innocent Searches
Adam / SunbeltBLOG:   Malware redirects: The aftermath
globes.co.il:
In global precedent, Google to hand over blogger's IP address  —  An anonymous blogger using Google Blogger slandered Shaarei Tikva councilmen.  —  Noam Sharvit 27 Nov 07 13:22  —  In an unprecedented move, Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG) has agreed to supply the IP address of an Israeli blogger who used …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Slashdot
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Voluntarily Provides Details Of Anonymous Blogger In Israel
Discussion: CNET News.com
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Source: Yes, LinkedIn and News Corp. are working on a deal  —  A rumor surfaced last week, in Techcrunch UK, that News Corp. is looking at buying business networking site LinkedIn.  —  A well-placed source has confirmed with us that these talks are serious.  LinkedIn has declined to comment.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Verizon Went Open & What It Means  —  The about-face taken by Verizon Wireless today when it said it will open up its network and platform is, at first blush, a good thing for consumers and developers.  But I just got off the company's conference call, and there are certain details that have left me with eyebrows raised.
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
New effort to link 50M online media site users to Facebook, MySpace  —  Pluck, using Google OpenSocial APIs, to send user contributions to social networking pages  —  More than 50 million users of online communities operated by media companies like Gannett Co., Reuters Group PLC …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Major Media Companies Using Pluck Will Be Able To Mesh Social Nets …
Discussion: Mashable!
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Online Video Ranking: MSN/Live Surge, Competitors Sink  —  This month's online video stack-up saw a major reshuffling with 3 of the Top 5 players trading places amid heavy shifts in traffic.  YouTube continued to outperform the market, growing 1% in October to 213M visits on nearly 52M unique visitors.
Discussion: LiveSide and The WebGuild Blog
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Attracts Dubai Cash  —  TOKYO — An investment company owned by Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, bought a stake in Sony Corp., in the latest sign of the growing appetite for overseas investments by Middle Eastern investors.  —  Dubai International Capital said yesterday …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Highly Open Participation Contest: Horrible Name, Good Idea  —  Google has announced the "Google Highly Open Participation Contest," a new contest that aims to introduce secondary school and high school students to open source software development.  —  The contest, announced …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
How to Structure Microsoft - Yahoo Deal (MSFT/YHOO)  —  After we noted that Microsoft (MSFT) might eventually have to buy Yahoo (YHOO)—and why such a transaction would make sense—some readers asked why we thought this would be a "disaster" for Yahoo.  Here's why:
Discussion: Bits
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Brightcove Gives Up on Consumer Video  —  Brightcove has never really been more than a half-hearted consumer video play, opting instead to function as a content distribution network for a large number of high profile media partners.  Today Brightcove informed members of its Brightcove.TV site …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Future of the Web coming fast and furious  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Though the favorite metaphor to describe the Web has long been a highway, or for some, a "series of tubes," the man credited with inventing it all thinks of the Web more like the human mind.  —  "Lots of people are doing research around …
 
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Sony:
SONY UNVEILS TWO LCD BUSINESS PROJECTORS FOR "LARGER-VENUE" APPLICATIONS
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Cyber Monday Sales: Exactly As Expected
Discussion: PR Newswire and Mashable!
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Ensure a Fast Internet Connection When You Need It [Feature]
Discussion: Digg
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Social Design Reading List
Discussion: BlueBlog
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Nice, fat Xbox 360 back-compatibility update
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Bink.nu
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Dell Launches Quad-Core Precision T5400 and T7400 Workstations [Workstations]
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Open Web Awards Nominations: Social Search
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
The Internet Gets a Stock Index
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Hacker defaces temples to OS X
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Ten foot arcade screen has 145 games, Wii adapter
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
California powers the video game industry
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Universal chief rues Apple's 'golden handcuffs'
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Dell Will Sell Google Search Appliance, Mini
Discussion: The Register and Reuters
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
FCC Chairman Gets Pants Pulled Down
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Search 3.0: The Blended & Vertical Search Revolution
Discussion: Master of 500 Hats