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11:00 AM ET, December 1, 2008

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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Facebook Aims to Extend Its Reach Across the Web  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — Facebook, the Internet's largest social network, wants to let you take your friends with you as you travel the Web.  But having been burned by privacy concerns in the last year, it plans to keep close tabs on those outings.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Social Web's Big Question: Federate or Aggregate?
Discussion: Between the Lines
Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Connect Readies for Broader Distribution with Digg and Hulu
Discussion: Paying Attention
Stuart Cohen / Business Week:
Open Source: The Model Is Broken  —  The open-source business model that relies solely on support and service revenue streams is failing to meet the expectations of investors  —  For anyone who hasn't been paying attention to the software industry lately, I have some bad news.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Linux on the iPhone: penguin poop in Apple's walled garden  —  An iPhone hacker has successfully ported the open source Linux kernel to Apple's popular mobile device.  Although the port is still at a very early stage of development and currently only supports a slim subset of the iPhone's capabilities …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Huffington Post Nabs $25 Million in Funding-Here's a BoomTown Interview with Oak Investment's Fred Harman  —  The Huffington Post will announce this morning that it has raised $25 million, in a single investment from Oak Investment Partners.  —  The large round by Oak, which was led by Palo Alto …
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters:
Redstone sells Midway Games to ease debt: report  —  (Reuters) - Media mogul Sumner Redstone has sold his controlling stake in video game company Midway Games Inc (MWY.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to a private investor to ease his debt load, the Wall Street Journal said.
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Richard Bennett / The Register:
Bittorrent declares war on VoIP, gamers  —  The next internet meltdown  —  Gamers, VoIP and video conference users beware.  The leading BitTorrent software authors have declared war on you - and any users wanting to wring high performance out of their networks.
Discussion: Slashdot
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Head Pushes Free Web Plan  —  Outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is pushing for action in December on a plan to offer free, pornography-free wireless Internet service to all Americans, despite objections from the wireless industry and some consumer groups.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.76, other versions left dead in their tracks  —  What's that?  You somehow got a hold of the 4.7.0.75 OS for the BlackBerry Storm?  Well, in this heavily-connected world we call BG Land, you're already rockin' something old.  We're running 4.7.0.76 on our Storm …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Nokia's touchiest week  —  We've arrived in Barcelona, Spain for Nokia World, a week where Nokia talks to its top customers.  —  When we got here a Nokia executive met me and bragged that the Internet has no clue what they will announce this week.  I asked “what about the touch screen cell phone that I've seen rumors about?”
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Reviews A Year in Search  —  Through Billions of Searches in 2008, People Sought to Make Sense of  —  the World Around Them, Witnessing a Year of Passionate Politics, Olympic  —  Records, New Celebrities on the Rise and Market Meltdowns  —  Today Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) …
Discussion: Profy and Mashable!
New York Times:
CNN Pitches a Cheaper Wire Service to Newspapers  —  CNN, in the afterglow of an election season of record ratings for cable news, is elbowing in on a new line of business: catering to financially strained newspapers looking for an alternative to The Associated Press.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Trutap decimates headcount, keeps skeleton staff, looks for sale  —  Trutap, a leading UK mobile startup, is to let go almost 80% of its staff after failing to hit its window for a second round of funding.  The blow comes only a month after the launch of its latest software application …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
The Inbox, Part Two: Facebook Has An Ambient Awareness Problem  —  I do this too much - post something short, as a note to myself and all of you that there is way more to say, then end with “I'll say more in the next post.”  Then I get busy and forget about that “next post” thing, and start posting on other stuff.
 
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Natalie Zmuda / AdAge:
Marketers Push for Mobile Tuesday as the New Black Friday
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Vista SP2 to land in April 2009-ish?
Discussion: Engadget, Electronista and InfoWorld
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone 2.2.1 to bring push notifcations? Not so much
AdAge:
Widgets Are Made for Marketing, So Why Aren't More Advertisers Using Them?
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Nikon's D3X DSLR hits the scene in official fashion
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Why the Wii Could Win the World (but Probably Won't)
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‘Cashback’ glitches nix big HP promo
 

 
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