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11:15 AM ET, November 10, 2008

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Margaret Kane / CNET News:
Circuit City files for bankruptcy  —  Struggling electronics chain Circuit City announced Monday that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.  —  Chapter 11 allows a company to hold off creditors while it attempts to restructure its finances.  Circuit City said Monday that it has has negotiated …
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Reuters:
Circuit City files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy  —  Circuit City Stores Inc (CC.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the No. 2 U.S. consumer electronics retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, falling victim to tighter credit terms from vendors and a loss of market share to Best Buy Co …
Bloomberg:
Circuit City, Electronics Retailer, Seeks Bankruptcy  —  Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) — Circuit City Stores Inc. filed for bankruptcy amid rising competition from Best Buy Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and online electronics retailers.  —  The petition for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Gizmodo and Lifehacker
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
VMware Lends Virtual Hand to Mobile Phone Crowd  —  It's a real pain for software makers to plant their code on the wide variety of mobile devices on the market.  They have to adapt applications for different processors, other phone innards and a variety of basic frameworks such as Java and Adobe's AIR.
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
VMware Wants to Bring Virtualization to Your Smart Phone  —  VMware is looking to bring its virtualization technology to smart phones and cell phones in 2009 through a new virtualization platform called the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform, or MVP.  The platform will use …
Discussion: Computerworld and BrianMadden.com
Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:
Netbooks: An opportunity for Windows, and a threat to Linux  —  The netbook revolution is upon us.  Less than a year ago, the cheap, Atom-powered mini-laptops were a novelty.  Now they are shaking up the regular laptop industry.  Netbooks are taking marketshare and mindshare, thanks in large part to their low prices.
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:   Memo to Intel: Netbooks morphing into notebooks
Wall Street Journal:
Dell Lags in New Products  —  Michael Dell last year promised innovative new consumer products to generate “product lust” and spark his company's turnaround effort.  But in the runup to the holiday sales season, Dell Inc. has been slow to deliver on that promise.
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Electronista:   Dell MP3 player revival scuttled?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google, T-Mobile, Give AOL a Hand and a Big Check  —  Apple (AAPL), Research In Motion (RIMM) and Google (GOOG) are duking it out for consumers' smartphone dollars this fall.  But here's an early winner: Time Warner's AOL (TWX), which has just landed a giant contract to push Google's G1 phone for the next two days.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Agency.com Sues Rival Over Clients  —  Agency.com LLC sued rival digital-ad firm iCrossing Inc., alleging that it poached several of its top executives and clients.  —  Agency.com, a unit of Omnicom Group, filed suit in state court in Dallas on Thursday, alleging breach of contract …
New York Times:
MGM to Post Full Films on YouTube  —  SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube is by far the world's biggest stage for online video.  But in some ways Hulu is stealing the show.  —  With critical plaudits and advertising dollars flowing to Hulu, the popular online hub for television shows and feature films …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
MGM first to post full-length features to YouTube
InfoWorld:
Microsoft eyes Visual Studio advancements  —  Microsoft's Visual Studio software development system is getting a makeover.  —  With the planned Visual Studio 2010 software development environment, Microsoft intends to offer a new editor based on the company's Windows Presentation Foundation technology …
Discussion: eWeek and The Register
Patrick Smith / paidContent:
FT.com Relaunching This Week: Pink Front Page, New Name Target ‘Obsessive’ Users  —  FT.com will tomorrow roll out the latest installment of its long-term web redesign with a pink front page and a region-specific homepage for its growing Middle East audience (preview here).
Discussion: RotorBlog.com
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
iPhone trumps RAZR as most purchased US consumer handset  —  Apple's iPhone 3G dethroned the top-ranked Motorola RAZR as the leading handset purchased by adult consumers in the U.S. during the third quarter of the year, according to market research firm NPD.
Discussion: I4U News and Electronista
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Nortel cuts jobs, reshuffles management  —  Nortel (NT) plans a major restructuring and another round of job cuts as demand for tech gear continues to plunge.  —  The Toronto networking equipment giant said Monday it would trim 1,300 jobs on top 1,200 cuts previously announced.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Geraldine Le Meur / LeWeb'08:
LeWeb'08 Startup Competition: Companies Selected and Judges Announced  —  This year's LeWeb Start-up Competition generated quite a lot of interest and more applications than ever!  Our friends at SeedCamp have been working diligently to drive the review of information from each company …
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
NAVIGON breaks the mold and releases the 8100T flagship GPS  —  Rather than releasing your standard black bezel, commonplace GPS unit, NAVIGON threw everything possible into the flagship 8100T GPS navigator.  The real fun begins with a 4.8-inch widescreen touchscreen that serves …
Simon Sage / IntoMobile:
iPhone trounces BlackBerry, Treo in reliability  —  Man, not only is the iPhone beating BlackBerry in sales and customer satisfaction, but the latest study from SquareTrade is showing that BlackBerrys malfunction about twice as much as an iPhone.  Ouch.  The survey gathered results …
Discussion: DSLreports, Electronista and Ubergizmo
 
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James Randerson / Guardian:
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Chris Mellor / The Register:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Digg Dudes' Web Studio Revision3: Layoffs Last Month, But Ad Sales Are Up
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Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Sun Expands ‘Open’ Storage Line
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth opens up on mobility and design
Discussion: The Open Road
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