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9:20 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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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Earth Heading Towards Extinction?  —  Google has announced two new features for Google Maps that mimic features in Google Earth, begging the question: is Google Earth on borrowed time?  —  The first new feature is the additional of terrain in Google Maps.
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Mashable!
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 …
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Cyber Monday Spending Hit $733 Million
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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
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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Adam / SunbeltBLOG:   Malware redirects: The aftermath
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Malware Poisoning Results for Innocent Searches
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Google's Electricity Initiative  —  Web Firm to Invest  —  In Renewable Power,  —  Aims to Upend Coal  —  Google Inc. said it expects to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in efforts to make renewable electricity cheaper than power from coal-fired plants, aiming to hasten the deployment …
Discussion: BoomTown and IFTF's Future Now
Kevin Gibbons / PPC & SEO Blog:
Guide to Creating a Google AdWords Campaign Template  —  Google AdWords have today released a new feature which allows My Client Centre account managers to create campaign templates and share them with managed accounts.  —  The Google help centre has some information about the campaign templates …
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist  —  The video-sharing Web site YouTube has suspended the account of a prominent Egyptian anti-torture activist who posted videos of what he said was brutal behaviour by some Egyptian policemen, the activist said.
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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Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Even Microsoft Execs Are Confused About 'Vista Capable' Claims
Discussion: CNET News.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Gets Serious About Finance
BBC:
Europeans hang up on fixed lines
Discussion: All About Symbian
Steve Goldstein / MarketWatch:
IPhone to be launched in France Wednesday night
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Plaxo now syncs with Windows Mobile contacts and calendar
Discussion: Mashable! and Social Media
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS TWO LCD BUSINESS PROJECTORS FOR "LARGER-VENUE" APPLICATIONS
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Ubergizmo
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Highly Open Participation Contest: Horrible Name, Good Idea
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Ensure a Fast Internet Connection When You Need It [Feature]
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Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Social Design Reading List
Discussion: BlueBlog
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Nice, fat Xbox 360 back-compatibility update
Discussion: Bink.nu and Ubergizmo
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Attracts Dubai Cash
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Online Video Ranking: MSN/Live Surge, Competitors Sink
Discussion: LiveSide and The WebGuild Blog
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
The Internet Gets a Stock Index
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Hacker defaces temples to OS X
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)
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