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4:40 AM ET, November 17, 2008

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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe wants to bridge gap between PCs and cloud  —  Adobe Systems wants to have it both ways.  —  Microsoft's power with programmers is tethered to desktops and laptops, the vast majority of which run Windows.  Google is trying to dominate what it believes is the new frontier, cloud computing, where applications run on the Web.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe answers cries for 64-bit Flash on Linux  —  Starting to answer the clamorous demand from open-source fans, Adobe Systems plans to release an alpha version of its Flash Player technology on Monday for those using 64-bit Linux software.  —  Linux has moved more rapidly than Windows …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Expect Obama to move fast on FCC transformation  —  What will a Barack Obama Federal Communications Commission look like?  Veteran telecom attorney Andrew Lipman's first advice: don't blink or sneeze while following the Obama transition at the FCC.  “This is the fastest I've seen it,” …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
SiPort Shooting: No Layoffs, Killer Was Fired  —  The reports of layoffs at SiPort, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that prompted killing of three executives are wrong, according to a statement issued by the company.  Like me, everyone assumed that there were layoffs and that led to the shooting.
Discussion: Furrier.org and Valleywag
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Amazon Launches OLPC ‘Give 1 Get 1’ Laptop Drive  —  The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) association launched its Give 1 Get 1 program for a second time, allowing people to buy one of their iconic green mini-laptops and donate one to a child in the developing world at the same time for just US$399.
Discussion: Engadget
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel launches Core i7; Who's buying?  —  Intel on Monday will launch its Core i7 chip just in time for an economic downturn.  But what's the chip giant to do?  It's not like product and business cycles always align.  —  The Wall Street Journal raises an obvious question about launching …
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Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:   Intel Rolls Out Core i7 Chip
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Livescribe's Pulse Smartpen gets Mac version, new Windows features  —  Livescribe, the maker of a smart pen with its own display and microprocessor, is launching a new version for the Apple Macintosh today, as well as new features for Windows users.  —  The Oakland, Calif.-based company makes …
Discussion: Beyond Binary, Gizmodo and Engadget
AdAge:
Why Yahoo Still Matters for You  —  Despite Recent Blows, Size Keeps It a Valuable Partner for Advertisers  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Its Google search deal is history, Microsoft is no longer a suitor, and a combination with Time Warner's AOL is theoretical, at least for now.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beyond Search
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
UK identities sold for £80 online  —  Internet fraudsters sell complete financial identities for just £80, according to an online safety group.  —  The details packaged and sold online include names, addresses, passport numbers and confidential financial data such as credit card numbers.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Motrin Faces Twitter Headache Over New Video Campaign  —  Whenever I counsel clients about the use of social media, I always advise they speak to their target audience and figure out what messaging (and channel) would appeal to them.  —  I'm not sure if the manufacturer of Motrin followed that advice …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
A word about metrics, part III: market share of Google Docs?  —  I'm not sure what Google Docs market share is, but I thought it would be interesting to mention a couple data points and add a new data point.  —  Data point #1: Compete.  Compete just estimated that 4.4M visitors stopped …
wmpoweruser.com:
Asus P565 gets real, still 800 Mhz, claims world's fastest  —  Asus has finally made the P565 official.  The Windows Mobile professional smartphone features a 2.8 inch VGA screen, and as is the fashion of the times, excludes a keyboard for a finger-friendly UI layer, Asus's Glide Interface.
 
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
While Canoe Has Big Hopes With Red Button, Channel 4 in UK Pulls Back on It
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Darren Murph / Engadget Mobile:
i.TV app brings Netflix queue management to iPhone / iPod touch
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Online Ad Growth Grinds To A Halt
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Shane Kim loves Nintendo, talks up new Xbox Experience as social network
Discussion: Kotaku and GoNintendo
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
TV Breaks Out of the Box
Randall Stross / New York Times:
What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?
Discussion: Startup Chatter