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12:25 PM ET, November 12, 2008

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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.
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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Katherine Boehret / The Mossberg Solution:
Flip Camcorder Goes High-Def  —  Over the past couple of years, Pure Digital Technologies has changed the way people think about video cameras by turning these heavy, expensive, intimidating devices into affordable, user-friendly gadgets that fit into a shirt pocket.
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline  —  A U.S. based Web hosting firm that security experts say was responsible for facilitating more than 75 percent of the junk e-mail blasted out each day globally has been knocked offline following reports from Security Fix on evidence gathered …
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Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Major Source of Internet Spam Yanked Offline
Discussion: DSLreports and blogs.chron.com
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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Ajay Kamalakaran / Reuters:
Microsoft nears deal on search with Verizon: report
Discussion: Search Engine Land and LiveSide
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   Microsoft Close To Blowing Another $1 Billion On Verizon Search And Mobile Deal
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's E63 breaks free for mass market consumption
Discussion: Electronista, IntoMobile and SlashPhone
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 …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft starts rolling out IE 6 for Windows Mobile
Discussion: eWeek
Wall Street Journal:
iPhone Faces Off With Game Champs  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone has shaken up the cellphone business.  Its next target: Nintendo Co. and Sony Corp.  —  The iPhone and its sister device the iPod touch, which feature big screens and powerful graphics, are emerging as serious competitors …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Qualcomm floats ‘PC alternative’ 3G device  —  Qualcomm on Wednesday entered the Internet device market with a “PC alternative” designed to give netbooks some competition in emerging markets.  —  The device, dubbed Kayak, is designed to use 3G wireless connectivity and be completely free …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
IBM to manage broadband over power lines at rural coops  —  Over three years ago, I wrote that broadband-over-power-lines was a “reality.”  That was somewhat overstated.  There have been numerous tests and occassional delivery, but the ubiquitous Internet access promised by the technology doesn't really seem any closer.
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Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
IBM to help build broadband network in power lines
Discussion: GigaOM
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Classmates.com User Sues; Schoolmates Weren't Really Looking for Him  —  When Classmates.com told user Anthony Michaels last Christmas Eve that his former school chums were trying to contact him, he pulled out his wallet and upgraded to the premium membership that would let him contact long …
Discussion: Techdirt
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Best Buy cuts outlook; Sees ‘most difficult climate ever seen’  —  Best Buy said Wednesday that it is facing “rapid, seismic changes in consumer behavior have created the most difficult climate we've ever seen” and cut its earnings and revenue projections.  Indeed, Best Buy's same store sales fell a whopping 7.6 percent for October.
Discussion: Valleywag
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Business Wire:
Best Buy Sees Softer Consumer Spending, Lowers Fiscal 2009 EPS Guidance
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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 …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Check out new mobile apps: Watch the Under the Radar live stream  —  Natali Del Conte and I will be moderating some sessions at the Under the Radar: Mobility event today on new mobile app companies.  You can watch the event live on this post (after the jump), or at the event organizer's own site.
Discussion: LIVEdigitally
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 …
Simon Sage / IntoMobile:
T-Mobile BlackBerry 8900 officially launched in Germany  —  It was never set in stone that we would see the next generation BlackBerry Curve in time for the holidays (although there were a few hints), but here we are, pleasantly surprised with an official launch on T-Mobile Germany.
John Cook / TechFlash:
Disney will buy Yahoo, Ballmer will keep 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.  —  That was some of the crystal-ball gazing that took place tonight at the WTIA's annual predictions dinner.
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
YouTube film service unlikely to be as profitable as iTunes
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Interview: Vivian Schiller, President & CEO, National Public Radio …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows 7 and netbooks: Separating fact from speculation
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Eric A. Taub / Bits:
TV Sales Suddenly Decelerate
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Technorati Founder Dave Sifry Officially Launches OffBeatGuides.com …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Me.dium Changes Name To OneRiot, Launches Social Search Engine
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
First look: Sling's upcoming web video portal with Live TV
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
VMware wants to put a hypervisor in your handset
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Avram Piltch / LAPTOP Magazine:
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Xavier / notebooks.com:
AMD Set to Announce Netbook Processors Tomorrow at Analyst Conference?
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Verizon to offer mobile app for Disney vacationers
Discussion: Bits and mocoNews.net
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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