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5:30 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 …
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Google:
Google Announces Launch of Google Maps for Mobile With "My Location" Technology  —  Google today announced the release of version 2.0 of Google Maps for mobile, its innovative and widely used mobile mapping and local search application.  New in v2.0 is a beta version of Google's "My Location" …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps for Mobile Shows Your Location  —  The latest version of Google Maps for mobile phones has a new feature called "my location".  Instead of having to enter your location, Google Maps is able to find it.  If your phone has GPS support the location detection should be very good …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Mobile Maps PinPoints Your Location Without GPS
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and Google LatLong
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 …
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Foresee Results:
Customer Satisfaction on Cyber Monday Up Slightly From Last Year, According to Study by ForeSee Results  —  Cyber Monday shoppers were more satisfied with their online experience in 2007 than they were in 2006, according to a new study from leading online customer satisfaction measurement firm ForeSee Results.
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Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Laptops for kids group sued over keyboard design  —  A Nigerian entrepreneur based in Natick says the One Laptop Per Child Foundation of Cambridge stole his company's design for a multilingual keyboard.  —  Ade Oyegbola, founder and chief executive of Lagos Analysis Corp., or Lancor …
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Nigerian Keyboard Company Suing OLPC for Patent Infringement [Bad News]
Discussion: InfoWorld and Engadget
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.
CNN:
LinkedIn CEO: We'd only sell for "a helluva lot"  —  I sat down Tuesday afternoon in Mountain View, Calif., with Dan Nye, the newish CEO (he joined earlier this year) of LinkedIn.  That's the company that is like Facebook for grownups, a businessperson's social networking site.
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
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Gadgets go cross-platform  —  Google is adding support for Google Gadgets in its Google Desktop for the Mac software.  Google Gadgets, as you probably know, are mini applications with dynamic content that offer quick access for things like newsfeeds and to-do lists.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Is CondéNet's Web Approach Paying Off?  —  CondéNet today plans to announce it has struck a deal to distribute videos from its various Web sites, which cover topics such as food and travel, via YouTube.  It is the latest in a string of partnerships for the digital division …
BBC:
Carphone misleading over iPhone  —  Staff at the UK's biggest mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse, have been caught misleading customers about Apple's popular iPhone handset.  —  Undercover researchers from BBC One's Watchdog found staff made false claims about what would happen if a phone was stolen and hadn't been insured.
Ashley / CyberNet:
Download Windows Live Messenger 9 (WLM 9)  —  Yesterday Microsoft invited only 5,000 testers to try out Windows Live Messenger version 9 in beta which will eventually replace Windows Live Messenger 8.5.  We were actually invited to be one of those testers and as luck would have it, you'll be able to try it too.
Associated Press:
Google chief says China's huge pool of young talent will spur Internet innovation  —  BEIJING: China's Internet start-ups are primed to keep growing, nourished by plentiful capital and a huge pool of engineering talent, leaders of top U.S. Web companies said Tuesday.
Discussion: WebProNews
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 …
 
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
TiVo Q3: Beats EPS, But Business Still Screwed
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Microsoft Must Pay $140 Million For Using Multiple Passwords …
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Agence France Presse:
French youngsters are Europe's top bloggers
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Micron reveals RealSSD lineup of 32GB / 64GB SSDs
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 Earlier Items: 
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Microsoft Left Out Of Black Friday Console Wars?
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Microsoft hit with $5 million lawsuit over Halo 3, Xbox 360 problems
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Disney To Make Up To 20 Startup Acquisitions In Next 24 Months
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Asus resolves Eee GPL violation, releases asus_acpi code changes
Discussion: eeepc.asus.com and Digg
PC World:
'Crackstation' Uses Game Console for Hacking
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Corbis Offers Free Photos to Bloggers - With a Catch
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
AT&T quietly rolls out reasonably-priced unbundled DSL
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Cable Industry Wins Compromise on F.C.C. Plans
 

 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Max Read / Gawker:
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