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9:25 AM ET, November 10, 2008


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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.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:   Memo to Intel: Netbooks morphing into notebooks
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal: Sues Rival Over Clients  — LLC sued rival digital-ad firm iCrossing Inc., alleging that it poached several of its top executives and clients.  —, a unit of Omnicom Group, filed suit in state court in Dallas on Thursday, alleging breach of contract …
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
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 …
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.
Dell MP3 player revival scuttled?
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
Discussion: CNET News, Electronista and Gizmodo
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Digg Dudes' Web Studio Revision3: Layoffs Last Month, But Ad Sales Are Up  —  Last month, Web video studio/distributor Revision3 said the plummeting economy had caused it to cut staff and stop making and distributing some of its shows.  Today, the company has a different message it wants to get out: Things are great!
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Beet.TV
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Keystream Inserts Ads Into Empty Spaces  —  Keystream, a Mountain View, Calif.-based startup whose technology automatically inserts ad placements unobtrusively into empty spaces within video streams, came out of stealth mode, announced its software-as-a-service product and made public its funding situation today.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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: Reuters, CNET News, Engadget and Gadgetell
Patrick Smith / paidContent: Relaunching This Week: Pink Front Page, New Name Target ‘Obsessive’ Users  — 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).
Firefox on Your Cell Phone  —  Can Fennec, Mozilla's New Mobile Browser, Compete?  —  In addition, Mozilla designers have incorporated what they call the Awesome Bar—the smart address bar from the desktop version of Firefox that guesses which page a user wants when she types a letter or two …
Discussion: Unwired View and Boy Genius Report
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Trouble Returns to the Land of Telecom  —  The credit crunch and the slowing economy is beginning to impact everyone from mobile phone makers to phone companies.  The economic woes are now spreading to other parts of the telecom food chain, taking down everyone from equipment makers to chip companies.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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David Kaplan /
Industry Moves: AdMeld Taps Former FIM Exec Barrett As CEO, Secures New Funding
Discussion: PE Hub News
James Randerson / Guardian:
MP3 headphones can deactivate pacemakers, study shows
Discussion: p2pnet
Chris Mellor / The Register:
EMC's cloud technology erupts into view
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Google Signs a Deal to e-Publish Out-of-Print Books
Discussion: TeleRead and Social Media
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Sun Expands ‘Open’ Storage Line
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes to finally add another major label's DRM-free music?
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac and 9 to 5 Mac
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth opens up on mobility and design
John Markoff / New York Times:
Internet Attacks Grow More Potent
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
WPA Not Cracked, But Still Vulnerable
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Piracy Leads to Less Crap says BitTorrent Co-founder
Discussion: broadstuff and
Edible Apple:
What's the most downloaded catalog song in iTunes history?
Discussion: Apple Gazette