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10:30 AM ET, November 19, 2008

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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Ziff Davis To Close PCMag Print; Focus on Online; Still Looking For Options For Gaming Division  —  Ziff Davis, the tech/gaming media company that recently exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is now taking the brave but inevitable step of closing down the print version of PCMag to focus its energy …
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) Due in 1st Quarter of 2009?  —  Apple's Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard spoke at LISA '08 last week.  LISA (or Large Installation System Administration Conference) is a technical conference targeted at engineers and system administrators.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Updated: BNP member list mashed with Google maps creates a sea of red dots, but dangerously inaccurate  —  BREAKING NOW:  —  Creator of the Map, Ben Charlton, removes it from his site.  Here's his post explaining why: … [Updated: Please see further updates below]  —  Original story:
Discussion: The Register
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Inevitably, the BNP members' list is on a mashup. …
Discussion: spod.cx, TechCrunch UK and Guardian
Agence France Presse:
iPhone sex: Google application baffled by British accents  —  LONDON (AFP) - A new voice-recognition search tool for the iPhone has problems understanding British accents, leading to some bizarre answers to spoken queries, a newspaper report and users said Wednesday.
Discussion: The Register
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google's New Search-Based Keyword Tool Tells You What Keywords You're Missing  —  Google released a new keyword tool tonight, named the Search-Based Keyword Tool.  This tool goes beyond what the other Google tools provide and tells you what keywords you are currently missing out on based on search query data from your site's content.
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Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Announcing the Search-based Keyword Tool
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ocarina Surges To Top Paid iPhone App Position  —  Ocarina, the second iPhone application from Silicon Valley based Smule, has surged to the top spot on the iPhone App store just a little over a week after launching (you can download it here for $.99).  —  Why?
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Yahoo!s Five Biggest Mistakes  —  The Web portal's employees open up (a little) about the company's problems.  —  Sirens blared outside Yahoo!'s campus Tuesday, a day after chief executive Jerry Yang said he will step down as the Web portal continues to struggle to gain a grip …
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal
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Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Seeks Decisive Leader
Discussion: Alley Insider and Valleywag
Jordan Golson / Industry Standard:
The Real Dan Lyons bails on blogging
Discussion: Guardian and Deep Jive Interests
Patrick Klepek / MTV Multiplayer:
Netflix Speaks Out On Sony Movies Disappearing From Xbox 360 Service — It's Not A Glitch  —  A week ago, I started watching “An Evening With Kevin Smith 2″ through the Netflix streaming service on my Xbox 360 but didn't finish.  Now, I can't watch the rest.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Plans for No-Cost Consumer Security Offering  —  New anti-malware solution will broaden PC protection and help improve Windows experience.  —  To address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets, smaller PC form factors …
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Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
HP Announces the TouchSmart tx2 Multi-Touch Tablet PC  —  We now have two multi-touch tablet pcs on the market, with HP bringing the first consumer-focused multi-touch tablet pc, the TouchSmart tx2.  The tx2 sports an N-Trig capacitive touch digitizer.  —  Complete specs, pictures …
Discussion: Mobility Today, SlashGear and I4U News
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Ellen Byron / Wall Street Journal:
Google, P&G Swap Workers  —  At Procter & Gamble Co., the corporate culture is so rigid, employees jokingly call themselves “Proctoids.”  In contrast, Google Inc. staffers are urged to wander the halls on company-provided scooters and brainstorm on public whiteboards.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Apptera gets more funding and a former Yahoo VP on its board  —  Voice and visual mobile ad network Apptera clearly doesn't think that mobile advertising is going to take a big hit along with other forms of online advertising.  In fact, in its view, mobile advertising may be the perfect …
NASA:
NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet  —  PASADENA, Calif. — NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modeled on the Internet.  —  Working as part of a NASA-wide team, engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. …
Discussion: SitePoint, CNET News and The Register
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Judge grants Apple's motion to dismiss Psystar's counterclaims  —  A California judge on Tuesday granted Apple's motion to dismiss counterclaims on the part of unauthorized Mac clone maker Psystar, who charged the Mac maker with violating antitrust laws through its vigorous attempts …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Psystar antitrust claim against Apple dismissed
Discussion: DailyTech
Meghan Keane / Epicenter:
PermissionTV and Move Networks Bring High Quality Video to the Masses  —  One of the things standing in the way of monetizing video content online is the low quality of most web video.  But PermissionTV and Move Networks are trying to change that.  Today, the two video purveyors announced …
Discussion: Beet.TV
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The New Citysearch Launches in Beta, Goes Hyper-Social With Facebook Connect  —  Citysearch is finally coming around to replacing its creaking site design with something a little more contemporary.  Today, it is launching in a major rethink of its entire site in beta that drills deeper into neighborhoods …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mint adds SMS access  —  Personal finance site Mint is getting a useful SMS query capability: You send the word “Bal” or “balance” to short code 696468, and it will send back the balances of your bank and credit accounts.  Simple.  And potentially useful if you're out and want to know if you have money to pay for or charge an item.
Discussion: Mashable!
BBC:
Main BBC channels go live on net  —  BBC shows including EastEnders, Heroes and Never Mind The Buzzcocks will be available to watch live online from next week, the BBC has announced.  —  BBC One and BBC Two will be streamed live, - just as BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC News …
NASA:
STATUS REPORT : STS-126-09  —  STS-126 MCC Status Report #09  —  Astronauts Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Steve Bowen completed the first of four spacewalks scheduled for Endeavour's mission to the International Space Station today.  The spacewalk was the 115th in support of ISS construction.
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Sony's digital gamble  —  The Japanese electronics giant acquired software maker Gracenote to help integrate its TVs, PS3s, and music into the web.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Ty Roberts, CTO OF Gracenote, recently took his 8-year-old son to a Jonas Brothers concert.
Brandon Griggs / CNN:
Developer strikes it rich with iPhone game  —  (CNN) — With its glassy touch screen, powerful graphics, crisp sound and tilt feature, the iPhone is more than a smart phone for some users — it's a portable entertainment system.  —  It's also become a potential gold mine for entrepreneurs who create games for the device.
Discussion: Apple Gazette
 
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Web 2.0 gives new tools to hate groups: experts
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