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8:25 AM ET, November 7, 2008

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AppleInsider:
Microsoft considers adopting WebKit for Internet Explorer  —  Addressing a developer conference in Sydney Australia, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the idea of using WebKit as the rendering engine within its web browser was “interesting” and added “we may look at that.”
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Rodney Gedda / Techworld:
Microsoft ‘interested’ in open source browser: Ballmer  —  Browser extensions likely to attract proprietary development  —  Microsoft has given its most ringing endorsement of open source Web browsers to date with chief executive officer Steve Ballmer not ruling out adopting such technology …
Discussion: TechCrunch, WinExtra, OSNews and Slashdot
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
FriendFeed puts location in a bit more context by auto-adding maps to the stream  —  FriendFeed quietly rolled out a pretty cool new feature tonight.  Now, when you update a service that has location information included in it, such as Brightkite, a Google Map image of your location will be placed below the update.
Discussion: Mashable! and All Points Blog
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
With his own account, Al Gore can finally claim to have invented Twitter too
Discussion: Mashable! and Chris O'Brien
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
LiveBlogging Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg At Web 2.0: Revenue, Fundraising, Growth and Products  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes the stage with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this afternoon, at about 2 pm.  —  Like Jerry Yang yesterday, Zuckerberg has a lot to talk …
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Oh, dear, here come the ‘Facebook to buy Twitter’ rumors
Discussion: The Social and CostPerNews
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Facebook chief: We're hiring, not firing
Discussion: Bits and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Tries to Steal Verizon Deal From Google  —  Microsoft Corp., capitalizing on Google Inc.'s regulatory snarl, is working to steal a deal with Verizon Wireless away from its rival.  —  Microsoft has gotten the mobile carrier's attention by offering a sweeter deal to put its search service …
Alex Serpo / CNET News:
Ballmer rules out new bid for Yahoo  —  SYDNEY—Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Friday that Microsoft is “not interested” in making a new offer for internet company Yahoo, despite Yahoo's share price currently sitting at less than half what Microsoft initially offered.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
iSkoot gets $19M warchest to launch Web services platform for AT&T  —  ISkoot, the company that lets you make Skype Internet calls from your mobile phone, has raised $19 million in a third round of venture capital to build an ambitious mobile platform for AT&T.
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Downturn-Busting Venture Round For iSkoot: $19 Million
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
iPhone tops business rankings, steals Nokia market share  —  Often labeled the outsider in the corporate world, Apple's iPhone has already reached the top of J.D. Power's satisfaction ranks for business smartphones — and is simultaneously the second-largest smartphone maker in the world.
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft aims Windows 7 for 2009 holiday season  —  LOS ANGELES—In a technical session on Thursday afternoon, Microsoft provided the clearest public indication that it is planning on getting Windows 7 completed in time to run on PCs that ship for next year's holiday buying season.
Salamander Davoudi / Financial Times:
EMI Music to outline plans for restructure  —  Elio Leoni-Sceti, chief executive of EMI's troubled recorded music division, will today reveal plans to re-structure the business as he unveils an increase in first-half earnings.  —  In a staff presentation today, the 42-year-old Italian …
Discussion: Music Ally, paidContent.org and hypebot
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Meet the Internet's Human Pinata: Jerry Yang  —  Well, this was certainly predictable-the mindless piling on of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang now taking place in the blogosphere, in the wake of yet another setback for the troubled Internet company.  —  This time, it comes after the collapse of the search advertising deal with Google yesterday.
Discussion: Outside the Lines
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Craigslist Agrees to Curb Sex Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The online classifieds company Craigslist said Thursday that it had reached an agreement with 40 state attorneys general and agreed to tame its notoriously unruly “erotic services” listings.  —  Prostitutes and sex-oriented businesses …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
AT&T-sanctioned 3G tethering on the way for iPhone  —  In an interview with Michael Arrington at the Web 2.0 Summit, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega let it be known that an official, AT&T sanctioned method of using the iPhone as a 3G modem for a laptop is on the way “soon”.
Tech-On! : tech news:
‘Mobile Phones Will Shoot Full HD Video in 2012,’ Ericsson Says  —  Ericsson AB of Sweden revealed its efforts in the mobile broadband market at a press conference Nov 6, 2008.  —  In the area of mobile communications, innovative technologies such as “HSPA evolution,” which is the successor to HSPA …
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Samsung takes No. 1 spot in U.S. cellphone market  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd passed Motorola Inc in the third quarter to become the leading cellphone handset vendor in the United States, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Friday.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Robertjmoore / The Metric System:
“Single?”  Lawn Signs Conquer the American Landscape  —  Over the past two years, I have developed a growing fascination with lawn signs.  Not the ones advertising politicians or plumbers, but the ones advertising websites.  Dating websites.  —  These signs are so prevalent in my area …
Discussion: Global Nerdy, Slashdot and digg.com
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
Battered, but not broken: understanding the WPA crack  —  Finding a slim vector  —  Academic researchers have found an exploitable hole in a popular form of wireless networking encryption.  The hole is in a part of 802.11i that forms the basis of WiFi Protected Access (WPA), so it could affect routers worldwide.
Discussion: DSLreports, bit-tech.net and InfoWorld
Seth Rosenblatt / Webware.com:
Songbird taxis to the runway  —  Music jukebox and Web browser mash-up Songbird has begun to pull away from the beta gate.  In its first release candidate for Windows, Mac, and Linux, the Gecko-powered browser aimed at audio junkies locks down a final list of features.
Social Advertising / Cubics Publisher Blog:
Adknowledge Acquires Lookery Ads  —  Lookery and Adknowledge are pleased to announce that Lookery's ad serving business has been acquired by Adknowledge / Cubics.com.  Lookery has been seeking a company to acquire its ad serving business that is able to both provide you with the same …
Kablenet / The Register:
Ofcom urges government restraint on new broadband  —  ‘Hands off!’  —  The public sector should take a minor role investing in high bandwidth broadband capacity, according to a senior Ofcom official.  —  Peter Phillips, partner for strategy and market developments at the communications regulator …
Discussion: Inquirer
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Arrives: Sleek but Slow  —  This morning the stork dropped off one of the most highly-anticipated netbooks of the year.  Everyone wanted to see and touch the Inspiron Mini 12 because it's the first netbook with a 12-inch display.  How good was the keyboard?  How bright was the display?
Discussion: Liliputing
Jessica Dolcourt / Webware.com:
Meebo IM goes native on Google Android—poorly  —  Meebo for Google Android is not a terrible instant-messaging application.  But it isn't a very good representation of what IM clients for the Android platform can do, or even a good representation of what Meebo itself can do.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and MobileCrunch
Thomson IR:
Express Scripts Warns of Potential Large Data Breach Tied to Threat  —  Express Scripts (Nasdaq:ESRX), one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America, today announced that it has received a letter from an unknown person or persons trying to extort money from the company …
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
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Chris Soghoian / CNET News:
Obama appoints lobbyist to head FCC transition, reports say
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Katina Johnson / The Official Google Blog:
New Google Help Forums
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Photosynth Exploration in Live Search Maps
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
LiveBlogging MySpace's Chris DeWolfe And Warner Music's Edgar Bronfman …
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Limelight Networks Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
If AOL Is Amherst and Yahoo Is Yale, Why Aren't They Giving …
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