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9:25 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
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
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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
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 …
USA Today:
Widgets make a big splash on the Net  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly a decade, GarageBand.com 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 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Did Israel Court Get Google to Reveal Blogger Identity?  —  Slav Ben Ari sends in this news bit from his blog - I cannot read Hebrew and can't confirm this info:  —  You might be interested to know that Google Israel was compelled by our local court to disclose Blogger.com blogger IP address.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Electronista:
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 …
Discussion: Gadgetell and CrunchGear
 
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John Leyden / The Register:
Webroot taps UK-based email filtering firm
Discussion: CNET News.com
Gordon Haff / CNET News.com:
Does the Noncommercial Creative Commons license make sense?
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
Stephanie Kang / Wall Street Journal:
Fine-Tuning Cable Audiences
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple acknowledges some MacBook hard drive problems
New York Magazine:
Universal Music CEO Doug Morris Speaks, Recording Industry …
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
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
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Xbox 360 Fall Update includes social networking features
 

 
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