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11:50 AM ET, November 17, 2008

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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.
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Meghan Keane / Epicenter:
Hulu is Catching Up With YouTube — Fast  —  Network television hub Hulu is on track to meet the advertising earnings of video behemoth YouTube by next year, barely a year after its launch.  —  YouTube had 83 million unique viewers in September, compared to Hulu's relatively tame 6 million.
Discussion: WebProNews
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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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Chip designer ARM bringing Flash 10 to smartphones
Discussion: Adobe, eWeek, jkOnTheRun and The Register
Mark Hachman / Gearlog:
Ordering Domino's Pizza from Your TiVo: Ah, Bliss  —  You know how it is: you have a decent buzz going, it's the third quarter, and, honestly, it's not like your girlfriend is going to know you used one of the empty beer bottles as a urinal.  But you're hungry.
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVo Delivers Domino's
Discussion: Gadgetell, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Computing Pioneer Has a New Idea  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Steven J. Wallach is completing the soul of his newest machine.  —  Thirty years ago, Mr. Wallach was one of a small team of computer designers profiled by Tracy Kidder in his Pulitzer Prize winning best seller, “The Soul of a New Machine.”
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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Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Extinction Threatens Yellow-Pages Publishers  —  Industry's Web Sites Have Small Audiences, and Economic Downturn Has Eroded Ad Dollars; Hearst Unit Throws In With Google  —  The yellow-pages industry is running out of lifelines.  —  In recent years, as its customers migrated to the Web …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Cellphone Makers Brace for the Shake-Up  —  Motorola and Sony Ericsson Look Particularly Vulnerable as Budget-Conscious Consumers Decide to Postpone Upgrades  —  The cellphone industry is poised for its first major shake-up since the beginning of the decade as the global economic downturn hurts sales …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
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”.
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 copper 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
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 and p2pnet
Simon Canning / NEWS.com.au:
Google looks to users' needs  —  THE newly named strategic planning director of Google's Creative Lab in New York says the web giant will place greater emphasis on consumers' needs rather then simply inventing things and throwing them into the market in the future.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
A coming of age for YouTube  —  To some YouTube fans, the Web's iconic video-sharing site may appear to be losing its soul.  —  Two years ago, YouTube executives disdained anything but the most unobtrusive forms of advertising (no prerolls for them), and even promised to pioneer new ad formats.
Fugitsu:
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Video-Processing Technology Enabling World's First Wraparound View of Vehicles in Real Time  —  Kawasaki, Japan, November 17, 2008 — Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced today the development of a new video-processing technology that enables a complete wraparound view …
BBC:
The ties that bind  —  Regular columnist Bill Thompson wonders what it will take to get used to living in a networked society.  —  One of the throwaway remarks I sometimes make at conferences is that “Google knows you're pregnant before you do”.  —  I can say this because the things …
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Apple Forgets to Add Google iPhone App to the Store  —  Have you tried Google's new voice-enabled search application for the iPhone yet?  No, and neither have we.  Amidst the big launch on Friday, and the corresponding ballyhoo in The New York Times, one thing was forgotten: the application itself.
Discussion: Portfolio, The Register and Wikinomics
InfoWorld:
OpenOffice five times more popular than Google Docs  —  Confirming recent comments by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, an independent study released Friday found OpenOffice.org 's free office suite to be five times more popular among adult U.S. internet users than Google Docs .
 
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Jennifer Bergen / Gearlog:
LiteOn IT Introduces Skyla's Memoir Scanning Digital Photo Frame
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Neowin.net and Engadget HD
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
RIM working on LTE BlackBerry for release when LTE is deployed?
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Grid Networks Now Streams Video to TV
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How Industries Survive Change. If They Do.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
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Radhika / Designlaunches.com:
Esc Clock won't let you be tardy
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and Engadget
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Fighting Traffic Jams With Data
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Industry Standard:
Motrin learns there's a downside to viral advertising
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
UK identities sold for £80 online
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Expect Obama to move fast on FCC transformation
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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