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12:20 PM 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 …
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David Rothman / TeleRead:
Sigh, the p-edition of PC Magazine will vanish: Yet another lesson for book publishers  —  With up to 600 pages, PC Magazine once looked like a small telephone book.  It started up in 1982, and I could no more imagine it disappearing than I could the Empire State Building.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Know It All
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.
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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:
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Inevitably, the BNP members' list is on a mashup. …
Discussion: 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 and Digital Daily
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Confirmed: iPhone 3G coming to Wal-Mart on December 28th, select Sam's Club stores as well  —  Shortly after we posted about the iPhone coming to Wal-Mart this morning, it seemed like all of our ninjas came out of the woodwork to bombard us with info.  Rather than post an update, we want to lay out what is now confirmed info.
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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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?
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Hands-On With the HP TouchSmart tx2z  —  When the Dell XT debuted with multi-touch drivers last spring we were excited about the ability to use multiple fingers on its capacitive touch screen to rotate pictures and pinch and zoom in on Web sites.  But at over $2,000 (the starting price now is about $1,800) …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Engadget and I4U News
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Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
HP Announces the TouchSmart tx2 Multi-Touch Tablet PC
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
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 …
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel to launch 65W desktop CPUs for all-in-one PCs  —  Intel is planning to launch three 65W low-power desktop CPUs targeting small form factor (SFF) PCs and all-in-one PCs in the middle of January next year, according to sources at PC vendors.  —  Intel will launch the Core 2 Quad Q8200s …
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 as big a hit as other forms of online advertising.  In fact, from its perspective, mobile advertising may be the perfect …
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.
Wss / Netcraft:
November 2008 Web Server Survey  —  The November 2008 survey shows worldwide monthly growth of nearly three million websites, with responses now being received from a total of 185,167,897 sites.  —  Apache once again tops this month's growth, gaining 1.3 million sites to 93 million …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
No One Expects... Monty Python on YouTube!  —  Break out the comfy chair — famed British comedy troupe Monty Python now has a channel on YouTube.  And in a very Python-esque manner, they've kicked the whole thing off with an introductory video that calls out YouTube users for ripping them off over the past three years.
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
1 in 10 Brand Searches Led Away from the Brand Website  —  This week we are publishing a report on online brand protection.  This issue is huge for marketers with our research showing that more than 1 in 10 US Internet searches for leading brands is led away from the brand owner's website.
Discussion: WebProNews
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Chip industry sales slowing due to financial turmoil  —  Worldwide semiconductor sales will decline in 2009 for the first time since 2001, the chip industry trade group reported this morning.  The Semiconductor Industry Association predicted that worldwide semiconductor sales will fall 5.6 percent to $246.7 billion.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
iPhone calls up No. 1 ranking for mobile metrics  —  Apple's iPhone jumped to the top spot on the AdMob Network for the month of October, with 4.1 percent of the mobile ads requested from the network, according to the AdMob Mobile Metrics Report released Wednesday.
Discussion: Electronista
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 …
Lee Gomes / Forbes:
Eye-Catcher  —  Sling Media goes up against YouTube and Hulu to grab eyeballs for online video.  —  That you are going to be watching a lot of video on the Web—that's something that everyone in Silicon Valley takes for granted.  But where are you going to be watching it?  That's up for grabs.
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch:
Yahoo! Search BOSS Enables Key Terms  —  Yahoo! Search BOSS is now allowing developers to use a feature called Key Terms.  The feature is derived from technology that is used in Search Assist.  —  Yahoo! says developers can use Key Terms to create refinement terms for their own search applications …
 
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Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Configurator is live!  —  I'm extremely happy to say that Adobe …
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
National Geographic Society To Do Video Games
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Six Apart Gives Journalists Free Blogs
Discussion: MediaFile
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Firefox extension makes Flash games full-screen
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Meghan Keane / Epicenter:
PermissionTV and Move Networks Bring High Quality Video to the Masses
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mint adds SMS access
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Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Sony's digital gamble
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Bill Ray / The Register:
BlackBerry Storm is a little too consumer for some
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Voice in Google Mobile App: A Tipping Point for the Web?
Discussion: Gadgetwise and textually.org
NASA:
NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet
Discussion: SitePoint and Webware.com
Matt / Xobni Blog:
Xobni brings the internet into Outlook... 4 ways your Outlook will never be the same
Agence France Presse:
Web 2.0 gives new tools to hate groups: experts
Discussion: Techdirt
Brandon Griggs / CNN:
Developer strikes it rich with iPhone game
Discussion: Apple Gazette
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Microsoft Announces Plans for No-Cost Consumer Security Offering
 

 
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