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6:15 AM ET, November 27, 2007


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Wall Street Journal:
Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data  —  Google Inc. wants to offer consumers a new way to store their files on its hard drives, in a strategy that could accelerate a shift to Web-based computing and intensify the Internet company's competition with Microsoft Corp.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
As Google readies "GDrive", will Microsoft lead, or follow?  —  Some seemingly non-news coming out of the Wall Street Journal tonight, saying that Google is readying their online storage product, commonly referred to as GDrive.  The Journal doesn't offer any really new information, saying only in the publicly accessible copy:
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
MoveOn to Facebook: We caught you red-handed  —  Is there more to the controversy surrounding Facebook's "Beacon" ads? thinks so.  —  Last week, a feud began to brew between leftist activist group and social-networking site Facebook concerning its "Beacon" advertisements …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on the Facebook Beacon  —  Recently I've read a number of negative posts about the Facebook Beacon which highlight how easy it is for a company to completely misjudge the privacy implications and ramifications of certain features in social software applications.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Facebook Privacy Issue Won't Die
Nick / Rough Type:
Understanding Google  —  Any understanding of Google as a business has to begin, I'm convinced, in the idea of complementary goods.  In The Google Enigma, an article in the new issue of Strategy & Business, I argue that the wide scope of Google's interest and activity is a natural …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and broadstuff
Business Wire:
Intuit to Acquire Homestead Technologies  —  Expanding Small Business Offerings to Include Web Site Creation and E-commerce Solutions  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Homestead Technologies Inc. …
Jskitch / CEO Unplugged:
Intuit and Homestead join forces
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Intuit Finally Buys Homestead for $170m
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screenshots And Details On Upcoming MySpace "News Feeds"  —  A Reuters article earlier today gave a few details on MySpace's upcoming "new feeds" product (which is what Facebook calls their similar product launched a year ago.  We spoke to MySpace and got a much deeper look at the product, as well as screenshots of how it will look.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook  —  Columnist Cory Doctorow describes how Facebook and other social networks have built-in self-destructs: They make it easy for you to be found by the people you're looking to avoid.  —  Facebook's "platform" strategy has sparked much online debate and controversy.
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
News Corp builds online ad network  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's (NWSa.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Internet division plans to launch an online network to sell advertising across Rupert Murdoch's sprawling empire and even to other media companies as early as the first half of next year.
Stephanie Kang / Wall Street Journal:
Fine-Tuning Cable Audiences  —  Software Monitors  —  Favored Viewers,  —  Shifts Commercials  —  When real-estate company RE/MAX International advertises with local cable operators, it typically asks them to air its commercials during home-improvement shows like A&E's "Flip This House" and HGTV's "House Hunters."
Tom Krazit / CNET
Apple acknowledges some MacBook hard drive problems  —  Apple is investigating whether or not faulty Seagate hard drives are to blame for data loss on some MacBooks.  —  Retrodata, a U.K. data recovery firm, reported earlier this year that certain 2.5-inch Seagate drives used in MacBooks …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The next step in Digg clones  —  On Saturday I wrote a post asking for private email from people who are working on Digg clones.  I got about a dozen responses, they all look good.  I think any of them could work for the project I have in mind.  —  This left me with a vexing problem …
Discussion: Scobleizer, ParisLemon and Compiler
New York Magazine:
Universal Music CEO Doug Morris Speaks, Recording Industry in Even Deeper S**t Than We Thought  —  In the December issue of Wired, Seth Mnookin sits down with Universal Music Group CEO/supervillain Doug Morris for a pretty excellent profile (which is, tragically, not yet online).
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Xbox 360 Fall Update includes social networking features  —  The Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update will be upon us on December 4, and Microsoft has started releasing details about what we can expect from the patch.  Since Xbox Live has always been about the social experience of online play …
Discussion:, Gizmodo, Engadget and TechCrunch
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Wired Staffs Up for Video Push
Discussion: Mashable!
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Online investigations into job candidates could be illegal
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Are Hackers Exploiting WordPress Themes?
Discussion: Derek Punsalan and Digg
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Politics 'stifling $100 laptop'
Skype must 'rebuild trust' after number debacle
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell's 15.4-inch XPS M1530 multimedia powerhouse available on-line
Discussion: Crave
Luke O'Brien /
Poking Facebook  —  Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg created …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Valleywag
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Discussion: Download Squad
 Earlier Items: 
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hackers will feed on Vista in 2008, says McAfee
Gartner: x86 servers gain as Unix shipments fall
Discussion: The Register and IT Facts
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Universal Music Working Hard To Alienate Its Biggest Stars
Discussion: Gizmodo
Chris Matyszczyk / Between the Lines:
Is Facebook banking that you're a beacon of egomania?
Rich Ericson / Computerworld:
Review: Sony's flash-based notebook — a road warrior's dream
Discussion: Slashdot
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Digg Blocked For "Bandwidth Theft"

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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Peter Sterne / Politico:
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