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10:45 PM ET, November 28, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
With Google's My Location, Who Needs a GPS?  —  Despite all the hoopla around location-based services, the fact of the matter is that a mere 15 percent of handsets have a built-in Global Positioning System.  Given Google's recent wireless push, one shouldn't be surprised that Google is releasing …
Discussion: CenterNetworks, MobHappy and Traffick
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
New Google Maps feature could simulate GPS on iPhones  —  A new version of Google Maps introduced this week includes a beta feature dubbed My Location that was designed to simulate the GPS experience on mobile phones and handheld devices that do not include GPS hardware, like Apple's iPhone.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Slashdot
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps for Mobile Shows Your Location
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Social Site Rankings (October, 2007)  —  Last month, I asked comScore to run some numbers on traffic to social sites (comScore calls them social networking sites, but they are not all social networks).  This month, I asked them to do the same run again for October, 2007.
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Office 2008 for Macs Adds iPhone, iPod Sync  —  Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac will let users port PowerPoint presentations to iPhones and video-equipped iPods, Microsoft says.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac will let users port PowerPoint presentations to iPhones …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Blairn / Mac Mojo:
PowerPoint to Go  —  PowerPoint is a communications platform at its core.  We communicate ideas powerfully using PowerPoint in the board room, on the desktop, in the classroom, in the elevator, and on the go.  —  Wait.  Did he say "In the elevator?"  Sure, let me just pull …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Office 2008 for Mac to feature iPhone sync capability
Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon's Announcement Is About Per-Byte Billing - Not about offering consumers the universe on a platter...  As we noted yesterday, Verizon Wireless has announced that at the end of 2008, they'll be offering users the option to connect any supported, CDMA device to their EVDO network.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Verizon's "Open" Network Will Really Be Two-Tiered
Discussion: BoomTown
PR Newswire:
TiVo Announces Results for Third Quarter Ended October 31, 2007  — Announced relationship with NCTA and cable industry to enable cable operator installation and other support for TiVo standalone boxes  — Entered into strategic partnership with NBC to provide their advertisers …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
TiVo Q3: Beats EPS, But Business Still Screwed
Discussion: paidContent.org
Charl Norman / Bandwidth Blog:
Afrigator beta launched  —  I attended the 27 Geek Dinner last night at Melrose Arch and witnessed the unveiling of Afrigator beta by one of the founders, Justin Hartman.  Afrigator launched earlier this year in Alpha and has now emerged with the 'beta tag' and a host of new functionality.
Discussion: Vincent Maher
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Afrigator: The Best of African Social Media, in Real Time
Discussion: White African
Google Blogoscoped:
What the Google Intranet Looks Like  —  What do around 16,000 Google employees stare at in the morning when they've arrived at the office?  They might be looking at Moma, the name for the Google intranet.  The meaning of the name of "Moma" is a mystery even to some of the employees working on it …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
MICROSOFT FLEXES WEB WITH NEW AD CAMPAIGN  —  Microsoft wants to show consumers where Windows meets the Web.  —  The software giant is gearing up for a major ad push to highlight how its suite of free online software connects to its Windows operating system over the Internet.
Wendy Davis / MediaPost Publications:
Privacy Groups Ready FTC Complaint Against Facebook  —  ADDING TO THE BACKLASH AGAINST Facebook's new advertising programs, privacy groups are preparing to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission against the social networking site.  —  The digital civil rights group Electronic …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Disney To Make Up To 20 Startup Acquisitions In Next 24 Months  —  A new group has been created within the corporate strategy group at Disney, we've heard, and they are gearing up to make a number of consumer Internet acquisitions over the next 24 months.  They're already in early stage discussions …
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
There's No Money In The Long Tail of the Blogosphere  —  In 2004 Chris Anderson wrote an influential book called The Long Tail.  In it, he argued that the future of business is to sell less of more.  The main premise is that collectively, things that are in rather low demand can amount to quite large volumes.
T_Korea / Telecoms Korea News Service:
LG Phone Battery Explosion Kills Korean  —  In the first such case in Korea, a 33-year-old man was found dead on Wednesday, presumably killed by a cell phone battery explosion, police said.  The cell phone was the product of a LG Electronics.  —  The man, identified only by his family name …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Micron reveals RealSSD lineup of 32GB / 64GB SSDs  —  Check it — we've got a new entrant in the ever-expanding solid state disc market, and it goes by the name Micron.  The firm's first SSD lineup (dubbed RealSSD) will feature a native SATA II interface, a rugged, lightweight plastic casing …
Discussion: Between the Lines and Gizmodo
 
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Truveo Brings Video To CBS Radio
InfoWorld:
Client-side vulnerabilities loom large
Discussion: Computerworld
Roy Mark / eWEEK.com:
Internet Advertiser Settles With FTC
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
P2P Traffic Is Booming, BitTorrent The Dominant Protocol
Discussion: The Register
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Q&A: Amazon lawyer on feds' subpoena for 24,000 customer records
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PS3: The Code Cracking Console
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Google chief says China's huge pool of young talent will spur Internet innovation
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Microsoft Must Pay $140 Million For Using Multiple Passwords …
Discussion: InfoWorld and Mashable!
Lisa McNeill / WebProNews:
How Do You Measure Social Media Marketing?
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Microsoft Left Out Of Black Friday Console Wars?
CNN:
LinkedIn CEO: We'd only sell for "a helluva lot"
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Laptops for kids group sued over keyboard design
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Gadgets go cross-platform
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Is CondéNet's Web Approach Paying Off?
BBC:
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