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11:35 PM ET, November 16, 2008

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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Obama appoints YouTube (Google) as secretary of video  —  Updated at 11 a.m. to clarify that the change.gov site with the YouTube video of the Obama's radio address has text links to the same video on AOL, MSN, and Yahoo.  YouTube still has premier position as the secretary of video...
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Roy Mark / eWeek:
The New Washington Tech Agenda  —  Table of Contents:  —  President-elect Barack Obama brings a decidedly different technology agenda to the White House than President Bush did eight years ago.  Widely considered the most tech-savvy president ever elected, Obama sees an activist government …
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Lose the BlackBerry? Yes He Can, Maybe
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: Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Update On Google iPhone Voice Recognition App: Look For It On Monday  —  Google's voice recognition search application for the iPhone, originally set for launch on Friday, will likely go live sometime Monday, we've heard from a source with knowledge of the situation.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Shane Kim loves Nintendo, talks up new Xbox Experience as social network  —  Microsoft executive Shane Kim touted the New Xbox Experience coming next week as the company's attempt to broaden its reach and shift its Xbox Live online gaming service from a multiplayer matchmaking service …
Discussion: Kotaku and GoNintendo
Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler:
Kindle Economics  —  A few weeks ago I evaluated Amazon's Kindle.  While I really liked the device, the big problem I had with it was that at its current price of $359.00 it was too expensive at this point for mass consumer adoption.  —  At what point, however, do consumers start ditching their dead-tree books for e-books?
Randall Stross / New York Times:
What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?  —  ELLEN SPERTUS, a graduate student at M.I.T., wondered why the computer camp she had attended as a girl had a boy-girl ratio of six to one.  And why were only 20 percent of computer science undergraduates at M.I.T. female?
Discussion: Startup Chatter
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
While Canoe Has Big Hopes With Red Button; Channel 4 in UK Pulls Back on It  —  Last week at the NewTeeVee Live conference in San Francisco, Canoe Ventures CEO David Verklin gave an impassioned plea to a room full of online video converts to not count the TV/cable industry out …
Don Day / Lost Remote:
Why story comments are destructive  —  It's all the rage these days.  Story comments.  Aren't they neat?  Joeblow2938 said the story is great!  JaneinOmaha said the story sucks.  BlueFriend found a way to tie the story to George W. Bush and the downfall of society.
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Intel Rolls Out Core i7 Chip  —  As Industry Reels, Firm Moves Ahead With Key New Product  —  Intel Corp. on Monday is rolling out one of its most important products in several years, the latest sign that development cycles run counter to business cycles at high-tech companies.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Online Ad Growth Grinds To A Halt  —  We all know online advertising decelerated in the third quarter, but how bad was the slowdown overall?  To find out, we added up the online advertising revenues for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL, which together account for the majority of online advertising.
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget Mobile:
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