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Google Code Blog:
Google moves towards single sign-on with OpenID  —  Currently users are required to create individual passwords for many websites they visit, but users would prefer to avoid this step so they could visits websites more easily.  Similarly, many websites on the Internet have asked …
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NeoSmart Technologies:
Google Abandons Standards, Forks OpenID  —  A couple of hours ago, the Google Security Team posted an article claiming that Google's made the switch to OpenID, joining Yahoo! and Microsoft in the ranks OpenID providers.  —  But it looks like someone may have been a bit to hasty to pull that switch …
Discussion: David Recordon's Blog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Your Gmail Account is Now An OpenID  —  You may not know it, but you probably have an OpenID.  If you have a Yahoo account, you have an OpenID.  If you have a Windows Live account, you will soon have an OpenID.  And today, if you have a Google e-mail account, you can also start using your Gmail address as an OpenID.
The Real McCrea:   Google Becomes OpenID Provider; Plaxo and Zoho Among First Live Sites
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
John Doerr: 10 ways for companies to stay afloat in rough times  —  At VentureBeat's Downturn Roundtable event this morning, Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr came prepared with a list of the top things that start-up CEOs should do.  He surveyed 18 of Kleiner's companies, and here's what they suggest …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
VCs Speak On The Economic Downturn: Batten Down the Hatches  —  Today at VentureBeat's Downturn RoundTable, two panels of Silicon Valley's elite - one made up of Venture Capitalists, the other of experienced entrepreneurs - offered a roomful of startup CEOs their advice for weathering the economic crisis.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
VentureBeat's downturn event: The VC panel
Discussion: Bits
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Technology news:
Apple's $24.5B: The case for a stock buyback  —  Here's a headache most companies would love to have.  —  Apple is sitting on a huge cash reserve — $24.5 billion as of September and growing at the rate of $8 to $10 billion a year - that's doing almost nothing for it.
Shawn Brown / Android Community:
T-Mobile G1 unlock possible; Android Community celebrates with giveaway  —  The first T-Mobile G1 has been unlocked thanks to the guys over at Unlock-TMobileG1.com.  In honor of this we will be giving away 3 unlock codes for the T-mobile G1 in a community contest.
Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T Finally Offering Free Wifi for iPhone Users (Includes Starbucks Locations)  —  AT&T has announced that they are now offering free Wi-Fi access to iPhone subscribers across the U.S. … AT&T provided a number of early hints that the service would be coming.
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AppleInsider:
MacBook Airs ship; Psystar plans Mac notebook, Blu-ray desktop  —  Apple is making good on a promise to have its new MacBook Airs in the hands of customers early next week.  Meanwhile, unofficial Mac clone maker Psystar has announced a Blu-ray-enabled Mac desktop and says its also working on a Mac notebook.
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Arn / MacRumors:
NVIDIA-based MacBook Airs Now Shipping
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel, Asus want laptop designs from you  —  Intel and Asus have launched a site that seeks collaborators for “community designed” PCs.  —  The two companies say consumers can become product designers at WePC, a Web site launched Wednesday.  Participants can collaborate with each …
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Rockers refuse to throw the horns for white space broadband  —  As a vote on the question looms, the Federal Communications Commission's docket continues to fill up with an amazing number of statements, position papers, petitions, and pronouncements, all focused on whether the agency …
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Kim Dixon / Reuters:
FCC member optimistic airwaves proposal will pass
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
TheStreet.com Posts Surprise Loss, Names Jim Cramer Chairman (TSCM)  —  The market panic has been good news for TheStreet.com's (TSCM) Web traffic — the company posted 27% year-over-year unique visitor growth during Q3, it said today, including an average 8 million unique visitors per month.
Jim Courtney / GigaOM:
Why BlackBerry Storm Is An iPhone (and G-1) Killer  —  Having followed activity in the BlackBerry ecosystem over the past few weeks, I have come to the conclusion that BlackBerry Storm should be called BlackBerry Stealth.  Why?  With little media coverage, its forthcoming launch is the sleeper play …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Source: MTV exec Holt offered MySpace Music job  —  MySpace Music has offered its vacant CEO position to Courtney Holt, MTV Networks' executive vice president of digital music and media, according to a music industry source with knowledge of the negotiations.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel: solid-state drives boost battery life  —  Intel said Tuesday that solid-state drives can extend battery life up to 30 minutes compared to hard disk drives.  —  Add the speed advantage of solid state drives and that's two strikes against hard disks.  Price parity—strike three—is still a ways off, however.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Electronista
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Web Site's Formula for Success: TV Content With Fewer Ads  —  “THUMBS up” and “thumbs down” ratings for commercials.  Choose-your-own-advertisement options before shows begin.  Interactive games during advertising breaks.  —  In the last year these online advertising innovations …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft researcher talks tools, telescope, and iPhone … LOS ANGELES—As he began his speech on Wednesday, Microsoft Research chief Rick Rashid talked up his ties, not just to Microsoft's products, but also to those from Apple.  —  “If you use a Macintosh or an iPhone …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Opera CEO: Chrome has been very good for us  —  Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner was in town today, so I spent a few minutes with him talking about the browser company he co-founded way back in 1995.  With browser battles raging, I wanted to know how this almost historic company was holding up.
Discussion: Maximum PC all
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Beatles, Long Digital Hold-Outs, May Lend Tune To Rock Band Game  —  We're still waiting for The Beatles to finally start selling the back-catalog online, but the band looks set to take one more step in that direction Thursday.  Their Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) Corps label and MTV will announce …
John Leyden / The Register:
Schneier sticks it to surveillance  —  Inglorious five-year snoop-plan  —  Security guru Bruce Schneier has challenged the view that privacy and security are at loggerheads, suggesting the real debate is between liberty and control.  —  Schneier, security technologist and CTO of BT Counterpane …
Martyn Williams / New York Times:
Taiwan's CMEL shows millimeter-thick OLED panel  —  A Taiwanese display maker has developed a 25-inch screen that's less than a millimeter thick.  —  The new screen, which was unveiled by Chi Mei EL at the FPD International exhibition in Japan on Wednesday, is based on the emerging OLED …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Comcast TiVo Headed to Chicago  —  The Comcast TiVo service currently offered on Motorola hardware in New England looks to be headed towards Chicago early next year, though it may still be a bit rough around the edges.  From Comcast's earnings call earlier today:
Discussion: TiVo Lovers and TiVo Blog
eMarketer:
Retailers Get Social with Facebook  —  More retailers have fan pages on it than on other social media sites.  —  Facebook is the social media site of choice for many US online retailers, judging by an August 2008 study by Internet Retailer and Vovici.  —  Nearly one-third of responding businesses …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Camcording in movie theater results in 21-month sentence  —  A man caught recording movies in a theater with a camcorder has been sentenced to almost two years in prison following his guilty plea earlier this year.  Michael Dwayne Logan had filmed two movies—28 Weeks Later and Enchanted …
Discussion: Techdirt
FortiGuard Center:
Facebook Worm drives by Google Reader and Picasa (updated)  —  Since end of July 2008, worms targeting Facebook users have been spotted here and there.  The strategy has been simple, yet effective: A malicious message is sent to friends of the infected user, prompting them to visit a page carrying …
 
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Matthew Elliott / Crave: The gadget blog:
Lenovo announces Netbook with Splashtop instant-on technology
Discussion: InfoWorld and eWeek
Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson / NEWS.com.au:
Australia's compulsory internet filtering ‘costly, ineffective’
Discussion: GigaOM and p2pnet
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Bethesda pencils in new Elder Scrolls title for 2010
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
Harvard's Charlie Neeson raises Constitutional questions in RIAA litigation
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
User Privacy Settings By Geography: A Flickr Study
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Google New York hit by cost cuts
Discussion: AppScout and Silicon Alley Insider
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Gaming performs better for Sony as it ekes out a profit
Discussion: The Register and Electronista
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Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
The Look Is Tawdry, but the Possibilities Are Virtually Endless
Vivek Shankar / Bloomberg:
Yahoo Gains Internet Search Share; Microsoft Loses
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