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11:40 AM ET, December 3, 2008

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Wall Street Journal:
Google Gears Down for Tougher Times  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Corporate austerity is reaching one of the most extravagant spenders of the boom years.  Google Inc. has begun to tighten its belt.  —  For much of its 10-year history, Google spent money at a pace that was the marvel of Silicon Valley.
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Cost Cuts Take The Company Away From Its Engineers (GOOG)  —  Google was never quite the engineer company its public relations and human resources teams made it out to be, but as Google gets serious about cutting costs, that myth of a decentralized company run by its engineers …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Google: With Online Ads Weakening, BofA Cuts Estimates
Brad Stone / Bits:
Amazon.com Invades the Apple App Store  —  Amazon.com will join the iPhone frenzy on Wednesday with a new application available free for download through Apple's App Store.  —  The software is relatively straightforward, offering a way for iPhone or iPod Touch owners to browse through …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Pandora solidifies its place as the top iPhone app with its 2 millionth user  —  Late last night, Apple unveiled its new iTunes 2008 section of the iTunes store showcasing the best of what the store offered this year.  The area dedicated to the App Store shows the apps which have been most downloaded.
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Inquirer, TUAW and MobileCrunch
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Twitter CEO: The revenue's coming soon, but I won't tell you how  —  At a Churchill Club event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Twitter co-founder and CEO Evan Williams brushed off—again—criticisms that the company is slow to turn on its revenue-generating engines.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Apple deletes Mac antivirus suggestion  —  Updated 7:45 p.m. PST with expert comment, at 7:20 p.m. PST with context on previous coverage, and at 7:08 p.m. PST with background.  —  Apple removed an old item from its support site late Tuesday that urged Mac customers to use multiple antivirus utilities …
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple removes antivirus support page  —  A support page on Apple's Web site recommending users purchase antivirus software for their Macs received a lot of attention over the past couple of days, but on Tuesday Apple removed the page from its Web site.  —  “We have removed the KnowledgeBase article …
comScore:
E-Commerce Spending Jumps 15 Percent on Cyber Monday to $846 Million, the Second Heaviest Online Spending Day on Record  —  Eclipsed Only by Green Monday 2007 with $881 Million in Online Spending  —  comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported its tracking …
Danielle Belopotosky / Bits:
.Tel Them Where to Find You  —  On Wednesday, companies and organizations can register Web addresses with a new top-level domain, .tel. The new domain, which stores and encrypts contact information directly into the Domain Name System, has the potential to become a phone book for the Internet.
Tim Westergren / Pandora:
2,000,000 Pandora iPhone users!!!  —  At 10:04am this morning we hit 2,000,000 registered iPhone Pandora users!  —  We're hearing all sorts of wonderful feedback from listeners who are using it on their commute, jogging with it, plugging it into home audio systems...you name it.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Yahoo's Music Outsourcing Continues: CBS Takes Over Radio Offering  —  Here's a Yahoo story I can report with certainty: The company is getting out of the Internet radio business, by handing over its Launchcast streaming music service to CBS.  —  The transition will kick in during …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Tameka Kee / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Ties Up With CBS To Save Streaming Radio Service
Discussion: TechCrunch, A VC, Yahoo! and 901am
Shirleen Dorman / Wall Street Journal:
BlackBerry Sign-Ups Miss Target  —  Research in Motion Ltd. became the latest smartphone maker to lower its outlook for the latest quarter, coming at a time of slumping demand and heightened competition in the smartphone market.  —  Shares tumbled 14% to $32.20 in premarklet trading …
Discussion: Local Mobile Search
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Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
Everything you always wanted to know about Google...  ...But were afraid to ask.  This is the title of this very interesting 34-slide presentation on Google prepared by FaberNovel, a french consulting firm.  It is hard to realize the real nature of this just 10 years old giant given the number …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Vlingo one-ups Google with a better voice-powered iPhone app  —  Voice-transcription service Vlingo has launched a really fantastic new iPhone application that lets users talk into their phones to search the Web, dial contacts, and update their status on Twitter and Facebook.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Dimdim Exits Beta With New SynchroLive Platform, Releases Source Code (Get Your Free Pro Accounts Here)  —  Dimdim, provider of a browser-based web conferencing platform that doesn't require the installation of any desktop software, is dropping the beta tag with the release of a new edition …
Discussion: Open Source and ReadWriteWeb
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
MySpace Video Goes Mobile (But Sans Hulu & Not on iPhones)  —  You know it's a strange, finicky sign of the times when MySpace announces that it has launched a beta mobile video site that will stream video directly to handsets around the globe — but that news is almost immediately deflated …
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Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
MySpace delivers video to mobile phones
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Firm makes one billionth mouse  —  Logitech says its factory in Suzhou, in western China, has produced the firm's billionth computer mouse.  Video courtesy of Logitech.  —  A Silicon Valley company has hailed as a major landmark the production of their one billionth computer mouse.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Health Social Net DailyStrength Bought By HSW International  —  Health information social networking site DailyStrength has been acquired by HSW International, the digital content company that is a spinoff from HowStuffWorks.com (which later got acquired by Discovery Communications).
Discussion: TechCrunch and PR Newswire
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Video: Livestation demos live Internet TV on iPhone and iPod touch  —  Livestation is currently in talks with Apple to bring a version of its Internet TV application to the iPhone and iPod Touch.  A working prototype already exists (see video below) that delivers Livestation's channel lineup …
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Web Marketing That Hopes to Learn What Attracts a Click  —  ONLINE advertisers are not lacking in choices: They can display their ads in any color, on any site, with any message, to any audience, with any image.  —  Now, a new breed of companies is trying to tackle all of those options …
Discussion: Webmetricsguru
Tech-On! : tech news:
World's 1st 3D LED Display Sports 180-inch Screen  —  NewSight Corp of the US developed a 3D display using LEDs as pixels for the first time in the world.  —  Featuring a 180-inch screen with a width of 3.84m, the “3D LED Video Wall” is one of the world's largest 3D displays.
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Microsoft confirms 256MB internal storage in Xbox 360 Arcade units  —  As if all the images and videos weren't enough evidence, we've now received official confirmation from Microsoft that new Xbox 360 Arcade units do come with 256MB of internal storage.  Speaking with us …
Reuters:
Nokia eyes wider use of Linux software in phones  —  BARCELONA (Reuters) - The world's biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia, could start to use open-source Linux software on its more expensive phone models, a senior company official said on Tuesday.  —  “In the longer perspective …
 
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