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1:10 AM ET, November 23, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Relies On Akamai To Stream YouTube Live; 700,000 Concurrent Viewers  —  Speculation was rampant the last few weeks that Google had to rely on a third party content delivery network to make the YouTube Live live concert stream properly at scale.  Despite the fact that Google …
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NTV is Live from YouTube Live  —  YouTube is hosting its big YouTube Live event right now here in San Francisco.  Liz and I are on the UG-scene and will be providing updates throughout the evening.  Mainstream stars like Will.I.Am, AKON and Katy Perry are rubbing shoulders with web celebs …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable!, hypebot and Profy
YouTube Blog:
YouTube Live: It's On!  —  You may have noticed that the YouTube homepage looks a little different.  Want to know why?  YouTube Live, of course.  From 5pm PST/ 8pm EST, we will be furnishing you with three live streams direct from the Live channel, offering you direct access to everything …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
The real story behind the Verizon BlackBerry Storm OS?  —  I want to preface this by saying that the following statements are my opinions and hypotheses, and have not be confirmed nor denied by any of sources of mine or official contacts at either corporation.  It should serve as a nice little “conspiracy theory,” though.
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
BlackBerry Storm shipments delayed due to apparent version glitch
Discussion: AppScout and Alley Insider
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google SearchWiki Vanishes (Updated)  —  Users are reporting that the recent changes to Google's search engine, called SearchWiki, have simply disappeared from the site.  It's certainly gone from my account.  —  I was (and remain) highly critical of SearchWiki, which was announced two days ago …
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
How to Disable Google SearchWiki
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Beth's Blog
Rick Green / CT Confidential:
Connecticut drops felony charges against Julie Amero, four years after her arrest  —  The unbelievable story of Julie Amero concluded quietly Friday afternoon at Superior Court in Norwich, with the state of Connecticut dropping four felony pornography charges.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Live from Virgin America's Inaugural Wi-Fi Flight  —  This is a first for yours truly—Wi-Fi from a commercial flight: I'm blogging from somewhere above 10,000 feet on Virgin America's press event flight to kick off its commercial launch of Internet in-flight Internet service.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Lifestreaming in Obamaland  —  Barack Obama will be the most shadowed president in history, and it won't be just the Secret Service and press corps surrounding him.  —  Citizens and paparazzi armed with camera phones and a variety of other multimedia devices will chronicle every movement he makes in public and post it online.
Sarah Milstein / New York Times:
Now, Brevity Is the Soul of Office Interaction  —  ONE hundred forty characters — the exact length of this sentence — is turning out to be just right for business communications of all kinds.  —  Whether sharing project updates with colleagues or reaching out to customers …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
For a Thrifty Audience, Buying DVDs Is So 2004  —  MATTHEW BOWERS, of Chicago, has been paying to have HBO piped into his home every month for nearly two decades.  He tunes in for the occasional episode of “Entourage” and every couple of months orders a movie on demand.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Powered BitTorrent Seach Engines  —  Running a BitTorrent site can be quite costly.  Most of the larger sites need over a dozen servers to keep everything running smoothly.  There are some scalable alternatives for BitTorrent startups though.  Two relatively unknown meta-search engines …
Discussion: The Noisy Channel
Dan Nosowitz / Gizmodo:
iPhone Firmware 2.2 Jailbroken!  QuickPwn 2.2 Released!  —  Once again, anything Apple can make, the enterprising Dev Team can break: the brand-new firmware 2.2 has been jailbroken.  QuickPwn should take care of everything, unless you're one of those unfortunate owners of the second-generation iPod touch …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, The iPhone Blog and TUAW
 
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Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft Yanks Fake Security Software
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