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6:25 PM ET, November 29, 2008

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Harrison Hoffman / The Web Services Report:
Joost gets back on our radar with 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 start-up Joost.  What started out as a much anticipated new service ultimately fell short …
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Arn / MacRumors:
‘Push’ Notifications Coming in iPhone 2.2.1?  —  RussianiPhone.ru claims that they have seen iPhone 2.2.1 Beta 1 and that it implements Push notifications as well as over-the-air MobileMe syncing with Notes support.  —  As proof they've posted a screenshot showing the Notes and Calendar applications …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Three Reasons Why Netbooks Just Aren't Good Enough  —  The debate about Netbooks, which are very small and very cheap laptop devices, is beginning to heat up.  The category is only about a year old but sales are expected to top 5 million this year.  —  Lots of people think Netbooks …
Tony Levene / Guardian:
Porn bill for couple who can't download  —  Innocent people are getting letters from lawyers claiming they should pay for films they've never seen.  Tony Levene investigates  —  Consumers have received bills for downloads they know nothing about  —  A Hertfordshire couple in their 60s …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why I Love Twitter  —  If you care what I think, you know that Twitter is just about the best way to learn what I'm paying attention to.  I pass along tidbits of O'Reilly news, interesting reading from mailing lists and blogs I follow, and of course, tidbits from the twitterers I'm following.
Discussion: Microblink
Fred / A VC:
Trading Analog Dollars For Digital Pennies  —  Jeff Zucker, head of NBC Universal, was famously quoted earlier this year warning that the media industry had to work so “that we do not end up trading analog dollars for digital pennies.”  —  It's a great line and an even better observation.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
NEWS.com.au:
Terrorists turn technology into weapon of war in Mumbai  —  THEIR battle fatigues are jeans, T-shirts and trainers.  They are the new breed of terrorist ¿ using everyday technology as a weapon of war.  —  Among their arsenal of weapons are bags of almonds and BlackBerry mobile phones …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Paul Graham:
The Other Half of “Artists Ship”  —  One of the differences between big companies and startups is that big companies tend to have developed procedures to protect themselves against mistakes.  A startup walks like a toddler, bashing into things and falling over all the time.  A big company is more deliberate.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
More Ways to Hide Google SearchWiki  —  In a recent interview with Cedric Dupont, product manager for Google SearchWiki, we found that Google doesn't intend to provide an option to disable SearchWiki.  “While users don't have the option of turning off SearchWiki, they do have the option not to use the feature.
Discussion: Googling Google
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.
Datamation:
Secondhand PCs Go Unused Despite Demand  —  While the supply of PCs isn't keeping up with worldwide demand, retired desktops are largely going untapped as an alternative, with less than 50 percent of machines being reused, according to a Gartner study released today.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Macbook Video DRM Problems Continue to Make Waves  —  Apple continues to find itself in hot water over its decision to support strict copy protection standards with its new line of Macbooks.  Owners of the new generation of Macbooks and Macbook Pros were up in arms last week about the fact …
 
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Dusan Belic / IntoMobile:
Nokia Build comes to UK; Allows customization of Nokia 7310 Supernova
Discussion: Pat Phelan
Chris Mellor / The Register:
So what will happen to Sun?  —  The new Silicon Valley parlour game
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Where was Sock Puppet's bailout?
Discussion: Alley Insider, TechWag and TechFlash
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
The iPhone and the Ensuing Wireless Broadband Boom
Discussion: Newsome.Org and DSLreports
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Don't know what you've got till it's gone
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Put change.gov Under Revision Control!
Dyan Machan / SmartMoney.com:
Jeff Bezos on the Future of Amazon.com
Discussion: Andrea on Amazon …
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk:
MSI WindBox unveiled
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
 

 
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