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9:45 AM ET, November 17, 2008

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Erick Schonfeld / MobileCrunch:
Adobe To Demo Flash On Mobile (But Only Windows).  Still “Working” On The iPhone.  —  Adobe's Flash Player is on 98 percent of all desktop computers, but it is still struggling to make the jump to mobile phones.  If you want Flash on a mobile device, right now you have to settle for a compromised version: Flash Lite.
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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.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Chip designer ARM bringing Flash 10 to smartphones
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and The Register
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe answers cries for 64-bit Flash on Linux
Discussion: InfoWorld and Inquirer
John Markoff / New York Times:
Burned Once, Intel Prepares New Chip Fortified by Constant Tests  —  HILLSBORO, Ore. — Rows and rows of computers in Intel's labs here relentlessly torture-tested the company's new microprocessor for months on end.  —  But on a recent tour of the labs, John Barton, an Intel vice president …
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Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:   Intel Rolls Out Core i7 Chip
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
No More Landlines - Comm Forecast #1  —  By the end of President Obama's first term, there won't be any more landlines left in the country.  One of the challenges facing the Federal Communications Commission and the new administration is how to deal with the fallout from the end of this venerable technology.
Discussion: Signal to Noise
James Sherwood / The Register:
Asus launches 'world's fastest' smartphone  —  Asus has unveiled its latest smartphone, which, it claimed, is the “fastest business PDA phone in the world”.  —  Under the Asus P565's shell is an 800MHz Marvell processor that Asus said will help the phone deliver “system performance beyond anything else on the market”.
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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.
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Financial Times:
Rival forecast to catch YouTube  —  By Tim Bradshaw in London and Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles  —  YouTube is in danger of being upstaged commercially by a smaller upstart backed by News Corporation and NBC Universal as the video-sharing site struggles to make its massive global audience appeal to advertisers.
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.
Radhika / Designlaunches.com:
Esc Clock won't let you be tardy  —  I hate latecomers and those who don't value your time.  This friend of mine often falls into trouble for running late, be it a luncheon date or an important business meeting.  Guess he could do with yet another alarm, this time fashioned as an Esc key.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and Engadget
BBC:
Ubuntu set to debut on netbooks  —  Mobile phone chip designer Arm has announced an alliance with the makers of the Ubuntu open source software.  —  The deal will produce a version of the operating system for small net-browsing computers known as netbooks.
Discussion: Gadgetell
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Fighting Traffic Jams With Data  —  Researchers Develop Ways for Cars to ‘Talk’ to Each Other and Send Warnings  —  A symphony of light-emitting diodes, smartphones, global positioning systems and mobile sensors may soon work together to help drivers avoid traffic jams.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Industry Standard:
Motrin learns there's a downside to viral advertising  —  Those who follow Twitter may have noticed a hashtag making its appearance over and over and over again this weekend: #motrinmoms.  Used by mommy bloggers and even moms who can't be considered mommy bloggers, the hashtag was used …
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Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Sanity check: The IT labor shortage is real and offshoring is overblown  —  IT departments are planning to increase offshore outsourcing in 2009, after two years of declines.  Nevertheless, a new survey shows offshoring remains a very small portion of IT budgets, and U.S. IT leaders …
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables:
dmedia G400 WiMAX MID coming in 1H 2009  —  Say hello to dmedia System's new G400 WiMAX MID.  —  Details are still a little sketchy right now, but I have a general idea of what the device is about based on a couple of PDFs and some excessive googling.  Depending on the processor …
Discussion: UMPCPortal
 
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Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
How Industries Survive Change. If They Do.
Wall Street Journal:
Cellphone Makers Brace for the Shake-Up
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Analysis: Duke's new P2P policy won't stop RIAA lawsuits
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
UK identities sold for £80 online
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
A word about metrics, part III: market share of Google Docs?
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
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 Earlier Items: 
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
While Canoe Has Big Hopes With Red Button, Channel 4 in UK Pulls Back on It
Discussion: Multichannel News
Darren Murph / Engadget Mobile:
i.TV app brings Netflix queue management to iPhone / iPod touch
Discussion: PMP Today and Boy Genius Report
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SiPort Shooting: No Layoffs, Killer Was Fired
Discussion: Inquirer, Furrier.org and Valleywag
Don Day / Lost Remote:
Why story comments are destructive
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Shane Kim loves Nintendo, talks up new Xbox Experience as social network
Discussion: WinBeta and GoNintendo
 

 
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