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7:30 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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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Google Maps gets terrain maps, updated collaboration features  —  Google Maps has added a new view layer to its repertoire today.  It's called terrain view, and as the name suggests, it lets you get a detailed look at geographical features both natural, and human-built like buildings and landmarks.
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.
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 …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Voluntarily Provides Details Of Anonymous Blogger In Israel  —  Google has provided the IP address of an anonymous blogger to an Israeli court voluntarily as part of a defamation case.  —  The defamation case centers on allegations against three members of the Shaarei Tikva council posted on Blogger …
Discussion: The Register and CNET News.com
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
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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 …
Discussion: ParisLemon
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Major Media Companies Using Pluck Will Be Able To Mesh Social Nets …
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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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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Inside Higher Ed:
When E-Mail Is Outsourced  —  In 1998, Dartmouth College was at the forefront of campus e-mail.  Its homegrown system, BlitzMail, reflected the college's reputation for being ahead of the curve on technology.  —  Dartmouth students still rely on BlitzMail today, downloading their messages …
Discussion: WebProNews and Slashdot
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS TWO LCD BUSINESS PROJECTORS FOR "LARGER-VENUE" APPLICATIONS  —  Sony is expanding its line of video projection systems for commercial applications with two new LCD models for larger-venues.  —  The new VPL-FW300L (7,000 lumens) and the VPL-FH300L (6,000 lumens) …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Ubergizmo
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
California powers the video game industry  —  Emmy Toyonaga of Electronic Arts in Redwood Shores works on a character for "MySims"  —  Is there something we don't do well in California?  Wine, technology, entertainment, agriculture.  Yeah, we got all those.  And if you didn't know already, we also lead the video game industry.
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:   ESA: Games industry an economic powerhouse, outgrew US economy by 4 to 1
 
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Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Plaxo now syncs with Windows Mobile contacts and calendar
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Ensure a Fast Internet Connection When You Need It [Feature]
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Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Social Design Reading List
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Nice, fat Xbox 360 back-compatibility update
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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Attracts Dubai Cash
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Dell Launches Quad-Core Precision T5400 and T7400 Workstations [Workstations]
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
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Universal chief rues Apple's 'golden handcuffs'
Discussion: New York Magazine
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
How to Structure Microsoft - Yahoo Deal (MSFT/YHOO)
Discussion: Bits
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
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Brightcove Gives Up on Consumer Video
 

 
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