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10:00 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:
Discussion: Reuters and 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.  — is a good example.
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,, to the fast-moving market as well.  —  The new company, which could be launched as soon as within a year …
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.
Verizon Wireless To Introduce 'Any Apps, Any Device' Option For Customers In 2008  —  New Open Development Initiative Will Accelerate Innovation and Growth  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced that it will provide customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Verizon Wireless opens network to "Any Apps, Any Device" in 2008
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
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).
Seth Mnookin / Wired News:
Universal's CEO Once Called iPod Users Thieves.  Now He's Giving Songs Away.
Discussion: Coolfer and Silicon Alley Insider
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
BBC, ITV, Channel 4 to launch joint on-demand web TV  —  BREAKING NEWS: In an unprecedented joint venture, UK TV giants BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 are to launch a jointly-owned on-demand Web service creating a single destination for over ten thousand hours of TV entertainment content.
Discussion: The Register
Cho Jin-seo / The Korea Times:
Plastic Optic-Fiber to Power Up Internet Speed  —  The Korea Institute of Science and Technology said Monday that it has developed an optical fiber made of plastic that can increase home Internet speed by 25 times, theoretically.  —  The research team led by Hwang Seung-sang said it has succeeded …
Discussion: DSLreports
USA Today:
Widgets make a big splash on the Net  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly a decade, was the quintessential struggling Web company, barely hanging on as it burned through $17 million.  —  Until widgets.  —  Since it developed a widget, one of the mini-Web applications now flourishing …
Some developers getting early iPhone SDK?  —  Exclusive Some developers are gaining early access to Apple's iPhone and iPod touch software developer kit, according to reliable sources speaking to Electronista.  A handful of companies are said to be getting rough versions of the tools …
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 …
Scott Ferguson /
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 …
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Register
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Robert MacMillan / MediaFile:
MySpace chief works it on Facebook
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Did Israel Court Get Google to Reveal Blogger Identity?
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Gordon Haff / CNET
Does the Noncommercial Creative Commons license make sense?
Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2007-37
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
 Earlier Items: 
Stephanie Kang / Wall Street Journal:
Fine-Tuning Cable Audiences
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Politics 'stifling $100 laptop'
Tom Krazit / CNET
Apple acknowledges some MacBook hard drive problems
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Tiffany and eBay in Fight Over Fakes
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 /
Poking Facebook  —  Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg created …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Valleywag
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The next step in Digg clones
Discussion: ParisLemon, Scobleizer and Compiler