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9:35 AM ET, November 12, 2008

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Nokia:
Nokia E63 joins the successful Nokia E71 to form a compelling QWERTY messaging device range  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the latest addition to its Eseries range, the Nokia E63, designed for people who need to manage their business and personal lives equally well.
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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, SlashPhone and IntoMobile
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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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.
Discussion: Webware.com, WebProNews and Ajaxian
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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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.
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 …
The Official Google Blog:
Tracking flu trends  —  Like many Googlers, we're fascinated by trends in online search queries.  Whether you're interested in U.S. elections, today's hot trends, or each year's Zeitgeist, patterns in Google search queries can be very informative.  Last year, a small team of software engineers began …
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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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, wmpoweruser.com and SlashPhone
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.
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 …
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
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Microsoft Security Patch Was Seven Years in the Making  —  Some security patches take time.  —  Seven-and-a-half years, in fact, if you count the time it's taken Microsoft to patch a security issue in its SMB (Server Message Block) service, fixed Tuesday.  This software is used by Windows …
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 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
Chris Alden / Six Apart News & Events:
Changes at Six Apart  —  Earlier today, I published the following message on our internal company blog.  For those members of our community who wanted to know about the changes at Six Apart today, I've reposted it here publicly for reference.  —  Today we are making some changes at Six Apart.
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
IBM to help build broadband network in power lines  —  NEW YORK (AP) — IBM Corp. is throwing its considerable weight behind an idea that seemed to have faded: broadband Internet access delivered over ordinary power lines.  —  The technology has been around for decades …
Discussion: GigaOM
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple may turn to carbon fiber for lighter MacBook Air  —  Apple enthusiastically claimed ownership to the world's thinnest notebook earlier this year with the introduction of the MacBook Air, but is rumored to be unsatisfied with the system's weight, which it now hopes to drop below 3 pounds.
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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechBays
Xavier / notebooks.com:
AMD Set to Announce Netbook Processors Tomorrow at Analyst Conference?  —  AMD's invited me to its annual Financial Analyst Day in Sunnyvale on Thursday, where I expect the company's executives to announce its netbook processor strategy.  —  The company is bringing out all of its heavy hitters …
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Argentine judge: Google, Yahoo must censor searches  —  Caption: Results for a search of soccer star Diego Maradona on Yahoo Argentina only bring up news results and a notification that the search has been filtered.  —  If an Argentine sports fan tried searching Yahoo Argentina …
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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