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9:05 AM ET, November 29, 2008

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Harrison Hoffman / The Web Services Report:
Joost gets back on our radar with an iPhone app  —  Men in Black playing on Joost's new iPhone app.  —  If ever there was a web service that experienced a rapid fall from grace, it was online video startup, Joost.  What started out as a much anticipated new service, ultimately fell short …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Joost is loosed on the iPhone.  Looks great, performance an issue  —  Joost, the once mega-hyped online video startup, has just launched a free application for the iPhone to grant mobile access to its videos.  With a nice, clean interface, this app could be a winner — if it can get over the performance issues currently plaguing it.
Planetbeing / Linux on the iPhone:
LINUX ON THE IPHONE  —  Linux on the iPhone!  —  I'm pleased to announce that the Linux 2.6 kernel has been ported to Apple's iPhone platform, with support for the first and second generation iPhones as well as the first generation iPod touch.  This is a rough first draft of the port …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Put change.gov Under Revision Control!  —  Last week, the New York Times wrote about Changes at change.gov: … The changes, as it turned out, were mostly to tone down the partisan politics of the policy documents as published during the campaign.  But the lesson remains …
VentureBeat:
Breaking: Google News doesn't break tech news  —  Confession: We're tech news junkies.  In order to be any good at what we do (tech blogging), we kind of have to be.  A tech news junky's best friend is an RSS reader — we troll hundreds of sources and thousands of stories on a daily basis looking …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The iPhone and the Ensuing Wireless Broadband Boom  —  I have been saying for some time that the launch of the 3G iPhone was going to jump-start the demand for wireless broadband.  The subsequent release of additional web-friendly mobile phones (we like to call them superphones ) …
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
What If the Recession Does Turn Into a Depression?  —  It's far from certain — it's even a fairly remote possibility — but the possibility of an economic depression is being discussed more and more these days.  As is to be expected, the discussion tends to be centered around how much of what we're used to having could be destroyed.
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Don't know what you've got till it's gone  —  IWantSandy is folding, as are a number of web companies.  So is that restaurant you loved down the street.  Users are outraged.  Outraged!  —  When you find a service or establishment or product that gives you joy, it's tempting to keep it to yourself.
Dyan Machan / SmartMoney.com:
Jeff Bezos on the Future of Amazon.com  —  IN THE PAST decade, Jeff Bezos's online bookstore has exploded into an enterprise that sells everything — snowplows, canned goods, you name it.  More recently, Amazon.com (AMZN) has ventured into selling its own back-office software to other e-commerce businesses …
Discussion: Andrea on Amazon …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Live Cashback Having A Bad Black Friday  —  Microsoft lined up some great deals for Live Cashback users today.  But users are reporting that the site has been down much of the morning, and more than half of my attempts to connect are timing out.  Given the high volume of ecommerce sales that take place today, that's not good.
Discussion: Business Technology
Staska / Unwired View:
Motorola RAZR3/Ruby canceled  —  Back in September we told you that Motorola has been working on a successor to their RAZR line - RAZR3 phone codenamed Ruby.  —  Well, today I have some bad news for anyone who has been waiting to upgrade their current RAZR2s.  Do not wait anymore, just look for some other phone instead.
Dong Ngo / Crave: The gadget blog:
Unlocking iPhone 3Gs—the Vietnamese way  —  Editor's note: CNET editor and Crave contributor Dong Ngo is spending the next month in his homeland of Vietnam, and plans to file occasional dispatches chronicling his impressions of how technology has permeated the culture there.
Discussion: MacBlogz and Appletell
 
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