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9:05 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.
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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:
Discussion: WebProNews
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Do Facebook users care about "privacy issues?"  What about Doubleclick?  —  Political groups are successful through mastering a public debate no matter what ideology they espouse, and regardless of what the issues actually are.  —  MoveOn.org is a good example.
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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.
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
IAC/InterActive Plans China Push  —  BEIJING — IAC/InterActiveCorp plans to spend $100 million on a new Internet business in China and will bring its search engine, Ask.com, to the fast-moving market as well.  —  The new company, which could be launched as soon as within a year …
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 …
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.
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
IBM Slips in Latest Gartner Server Study  —  While it still leads in revenue, IBM's shipments were down in the third quarter of 2007 compared with last year.  —  While IBM still dominates the worldwide server market when its comes to revenue, Big Blue's system shipments fell in the third quarter …
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InfoWorld:
Gartner: x86 servers gain as Unix shipments fall
Discussion: The Register and IT Facts
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC, Channel 4 and ITV to launch joint video-on-demand service  —  BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and ITV are to launch a video-on-demand service offering more than 10,000 hours of TV programming.  —  The project has a working title Kangaroo as first revealed by MediaGuardian in June.
Discussion: BBC, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
BBC, ITV, Channel 4 to launch joint on-demand web TV
Discussion: The Register
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.
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Online investigations into job candidates could be illegal  —  Companies could be infringing privacy if they dig up information about job applicants from social networking websites, an internet expert has warned.  —  John Carr, chairman of the UK Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
John Leyden / The Register:
Webroot taps UK-based email filtering firm  —  Watch online now - The findings of The Register's Virtualization Study  —  Anti-spyware firm Webroot has announced a deal to merge with UK-based security as a service firm Email Systems.  Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were not publically disclosed.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Gordon Haff / CNET News.com:
Does the Noncommercial Creative Commons license make sense?  —  Back when I was writing software for PCs, it was pretty common to see licenses offering some program free "for noncommercial use" or some similar wording.  The basic idea was that if you got people using some application at home …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
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 …
 
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Electronista:
Some developers getting early iPhone SDK?
Discussion: Gadgetell and CrunchGear
Mozilla.org:
Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-37
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
South Africa, Netherlands and Korea striding toward ODF
Discussion: Slashdot
USA Today:
Net shoppers tread treacherous water
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Wired Staffs Up for Video Push
Discussion: Mashable!
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Are Hackers Exploiting WordPress Themes?
Discussion: Derek Punsalan and Digg
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Fine-Tuning Cable Audiences
New York Magazine:
Universal Music CEO Doug Morris Speaks, Recording Industry …
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ZDNet:
Skype must 'rebuild trust' after number debacle
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell's 15.4-inch XPS M1530 multimedia powerhouse available on-line — starts at $999
Discussion: Crave at CNET UK and Crave
Luke O'Brien / 02138mag.com:
Poking Facebook  —  Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg created …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Valleywag
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hackers will feed on Vista in 2008, says McAfee
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The next step in Digg clones
Discussion: ParisLemon, Scobleizer and Compiler
Rich Ericson / Computerworld:
Review: Sony's flash-based notebook — a road warrior's dream
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Xbox 360 Fall Update includes social networking features
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Intuit to Acquire Homestead Technologies
 

 
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