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10:30 AM ET, November 12, 2008

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Brad Stone / Bits:
A Camcorder Insurgent Goes HD  —  The fastest growing company in Silicon Valley over the past few years was not Facebook, VMWare, or all-mighty Google.  According to Deloitte, the professional services firm, it was a company whose name you probably won't recognize but whose product you will …
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theflip.com:
Pure Digital Introduces Flip MinoHD™ - The World's Smallest HD Camcorder  —  3 oz.  camcorder puts the power to shoot and share stunning HD video in your pocket  —  The maker of Flip Video™ - the best-selling family of affordable and simple-to-use digital camcorders …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's E63 breaks free for mass market consumption  —  The E63 just broke the shackles of the rumor monger to become Nokia's latest messaging device.  With a pre-tax, pre-subsidy price of just €199, Nokia hopes to see the Symbian S60 device generate some mass-market appeal.
Discussion: Electronista, IntoMobile and SlashPhone
Nicholas C. Zakas / Yahoo! User Interface Blog:
The New Yahoo! Front Page and YUI 3.0  —  At the beginning of this year, the Yahoo! Front Page team embarked on an ambitious project to completely remake the face of the company.  The goal was to make the Front Page into the most important starting point on the web while also showcasing Yahoo!'s commitment to openness.
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Microsoft said closer to Verizon search deal  —  Microsoft is getting closer to a deal to become the default search provider for Verizon Wireless, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal that cited people close to negotiations.  —  Microsoft would share ad revenue …
Discussion: Beyond Search and Clickety Clack
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   Microsoft Close To Blowing Another $1 Billion On Verizon Search And Mobile Deal
Ajay Kamalakaran / Reuters:
Microsoft nears deal on search with Verizon: report
Discussion: LiveSide
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline  —  Update, Nov. 12, 9:04 a.m ET: washingtonpost.com has just published my story on the evidence of malicious activity from McColo.  More to come in follow-up blog posts today.  —  A U.S. based Web hosting firm that security experts …
John Cook / TechFlash:
Disney will buy Yahoo, Ballmer will keep his job and other tech predictions  —  Bill Gates will be the country's first chief technology officer.  Google's stock will tumble to $275 per share.  And Microsoft will buy Adobe.  —  Those were a few of the crystal ball gazes tonight …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Nick Denton: “Publishers are sleeping their way to extinction”  —  Think things are bad in the media business?  You ain't seen nothin' yet.  That's the message Nick Denton, the owner of Gawker Media, an online publisher whose properties include this website, lays out in a new essay soon to be published on his personal blog.
Joshuapa / Windows Mobile Team Blog:
Internet Explorer Mobile 6  —  •Ed EMEA we announced the availability of emulators and documentation for Internet Explorer Mobile 6, which is the next generation browser for Windows Mobile.  Available on new Windows Mobile devices soon, this browser will provide a high-quality browsing experience …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Me.dium Changes Name To OneRiot, Launches Social Search Engine  —  OneRiot, the company formerly known as Me.dium, has launched OneRiot.com, a social search engine that crawls and indexes the pages viewed by OneRiot toolbar users.  The idea behind OneRiot is to measure the “pulse” …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Business Wire:
Best Buy Sees Softer Consumer Spending, Lowers Fiscal 2009 EPS Guidance  —  Best Buy's Market Share Continues to Increase  —  MINNEAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY - News) reported today that falling consumer spending, driven by the recent turmoil in the financial markets …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 makes date with US: Black Friday for $799.99  —  At long last, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 has a firm date for its launch into the topsy-turvy US market.  Those who've been holding off time and again in anticipation of this WinMo 6.1 powerhouse can finally pat themselves on the back …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm hitting Verizon on November 24th, pre-launch on 20th?  —  We just got our hands on this document detailing the latest release dates for the Storm on Verizon.  Just be careful, we have all learned that target launch dates come and go quicker than a Sprint subscriber.
Major Nelson / Xbox Lives Major Nelson:
Xbox 360 Console banning  —  I've gotten a few messages and seen some forum threads pop up on console bannings so I thought I'd post and let folks know what's up.  In our our continued effort to keep gameplay safe and secure for our community of more than 14 million members …
Justin Uberti / Gmail Blog:
Say hello to Gmail voice and video chat  —  I'm a big user of Gmail chat.  Being able to switch from email to chat as needed, all within the same app, is really great for productivity.  But people can only type so fast, and even with our new emoticons, there are still some things that just can't be expressed in a chat message.
Google Mobile Blog:
New Google Search results pages for iPhone  —  Starting today in the U.S., when you go to google.com on your iPhone and do a search, you'll see search results that are better optimized for your phone.  You'll still get the full comprehensiveness and quality of regular Google Search results …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
VMware wants to put a hypervisor in your handset  —  With the rise of smartphones, netbooks, and various devices in between, the focus of the computing world is turning to mobile devices.  So, it's no surprise that VMware has decided to follow the industry's gaze; last month …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
First look: Sling's upcoming web video portal with Live TV  —  Sling Media made a name for itself with its Slingbox hardware and software that allows users to stream live and recorded TV programming from their homes while on the go.  Now the company is preparing to unveil a web video portal …
Discussion: Download Squad and Crave
Joe Svetlik / T3 magazine Online:
T3 interview with Apple's Greg Joswiak  —  Never seen too far from his iPhone, Joswiak speaks highly of the App store and Apple's gaming future  —  T3 caught some time today with Greg Joswiak, Vice President of iPod and iPhone Product Marketing for Apple, to discuss mobile gaming and iPods.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Technorati Founder Dave Sifry Officially Launches OffBeatGuides.com: DIY Guidebooks On the Go  —  Technorati founder Dave Sifry found himself far from home - Dalian, China, to be exact, a city of 7 million near Shenyang.  While hunting for guidebooks, he thumbed through multiple volumes …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Verizon to offer mobile app for Disney vacationers  —  Verizon Wireless and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are teaming up to create a new mobile application to help families plan their trips and get the most out of their Disney vacations.  —  With more than 90 percent of its guests walking through …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Avram Piltch / LAPTOP Magazine:
Samsung NC10 Battery Life Almost 8 Hours with SSD  —  A few weeks ago, we reviewed the Samsung NC10 and were just shocked by the amount of battery life it got.  We were so surprised that we ran additional tests at different brightnesses just to see how each level affected the system's endurance.
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creating coda plug-ins  —  If you've ever wished Coda could do even more than it does already, you're at the right place.  —  Coda 1.6 now supports Coda Plug-ins, which allow you to further extend its text editing functionality — even if you can't program Cocoa.
Discussion: webmonkey, PC World, Neowin.net and TUAW
 
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Variety.com / The Cut Scene:
Larry Shapiro becomes president of Oddworld
Discussion: Joystiq
Xavier / notebooks.com:
AMD Set to Announce Netbook Processors Tomorrow at Analyst Conference?
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
IBM to help build broadband network in power lines
Discussion: GigaOM
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
New Relic Raises $6 Million For Rails Performance Monitoring
Discussion: VentureBeat
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Argentine judge: Google, Yahoo must censor searches
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Handicapping Obama's Tech-Czar Search
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 Earlier Items: 
Marc Flores / Boy Genius Report:
Full details on the Verizon Wireless Nationwide Connect Plan
Discussion: IntoMobile
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Digital dealmaker and a dozen others out at Wired
Discussion: CNET News and VatorNews
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Obama's Twitter goes silent
 

 
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