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7:55 AM ET, November 9, 2009

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Murdoch: We'll probably remove our sites from Google's index  —  Rupert Murdoch has suggested that News Corporation is likely to make its content unfindable to users on Google when it launches its paid content strategy .  —  When Murdoch and other senior News Corp lieutenants …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Video: Murdoch Making News Invisible To Search Engines?  Not So Fast  —  Rupert Murdoch was in Sydney for the latest News Corp earnings call but that wasn't the only talking he did down under.  The News Corp (NYSE: NWS). chairman and CEO was interviewed by some of his own newsies …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Google making Waves across all its Apps?  —  We just received a set of screengrabs from an anonymous source giving us a glimpse at what appears to be Google's (and thus, the world's) future interface to its web applications, Gmail in particular.  While we were originally tempted to ignore them …
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com and techeblog.com, Thanks:enauzer
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Citizen journalism: I'll take it, flaws and all  —  Paul Carr, who started writing for TechCrunch not long ago, is an entertaining writer, and he often puts his finger on issues that others tend to avoid in their headlong rush towards whatever is shiny and new, which is why I'm glad Mike Arrington hired him.
Discussion: Mediactive, digiphile and Glass House
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Seven perfectly legal ways to get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)  —  Only suckers pay retail.  —  If you've read any reviews of Windows 7, you've seen references to its price list, which ranges from $120 for a Home Premium upgrade to $320 for a fully licensed copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Verizon takes another swing at AT&T, puts iPhone on the Island of Misfit Toys  —  AT&T might be suing Verizon for misrepresenting its network in ads, but that doesn't seem to have dissuaded Big Red from using that same map image in this new spot, which casts the iPhone away to the Island of Misfit Toys.
Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Confusion on Where Money Lent via Kiva Goes  —  Last month, David Roodman, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, pressed a button on his laptop as his bus left the Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan and started a debate that has people re-examining the country's latest celebrated charity, Kiva.org.
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
New microsyntax for Twitter: three pointers and the slasher  —  Image based on Kevin Van Aelst's original.  —  Since it's apparently all the rage to design your own features for Twitter now, I figured I'd build on my success with the hashtag and crank out a few more.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple Still Not Allowing VoIP Calls Over 3G  —  Earlier today in response to my post about Nimbuzz, a good pal emailed to find out why the service didn't work over the iPhone's 3G connection.  After all, a few weeks ago AT&T announced support for VoIP over 3G with much fanfare …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
First iPhone, now Droid.  Who needs Windows?  —  If the iPhone didn't finish off Windows Mobile in the smartphone market, the Motorola Droid may.  —  Windows Mobile is losing the last glimmers of its mojo—if it really had any to begin with—as the Droid and other phones based …
Discussion: PC World and Computerworld
internetnews.com:
Firefox Tops Vulnerability List  —  New study places Firefox at the top of vulnerability list for for the first half of 2009.  —  Application security vendor Cenzic today released its security trends report for the first half of 2009 application.  In it, Cenzic claims that the Mozilla's Firefox browser led …
Discussion: CNET News
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Shazam launches premium Shazam Encore iPhone app  —  Shazam has revealed the next stage in its plans for mobile app world domination, launching a new iPhone app called Shazam Encore.  It's essentially a premium version of the company's existing iPhone app, offering quicker tagging …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Cisco Software Takes On Microsoft, IBM  —  The networking giant announces new collaboration tools for IM, e-mail, social networking and more.  —  If Cisco wasn't making enough enemies with its string of bold acquisitions and a brazen push into the server market last spring …
Mark Pincus Blog:
Ensuring zynga's user experience - removing all cpa offers  —  michael arrington posted yesterday on mobile offerings still being shown in our new game fishville.  I want to explain why this occurred and how we are taking more aggressive steps to ensure this never happens again.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga's FishVille Sleeps With The Fishes For Ad Violations
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Refining the Twitter Explosion  —  DOES Twitter have a T.M.I. problem?  —  And, no, I don't just mean the Twitter users who share too much information about their lives, social, medical or otherwise.  —  Simply put, there is way too much information on Twitter — lately, it defies navigation.
Discussion: White African, Thanks:atul
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Empty MySpace office blow for News Corp  —  News Corporation is paying more than $1m a month to rent an empty office complex in Los Angeles that it has been unable to sub-lease since scrapping an ambitious plan to move MySpace and its other digital businesses there.
Discussion: paidContent and New York Magazine
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Far From a Lab?  Turn a Cellphone Into a Microscope  —  MICROSCOPES are invaluable tools to identify blood and other cells when screening for diseases like anemia, tuberculosis and malaria.  But they are also bulky and expensive.  —  Now an engineer, using software that he developed …
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Open source design and the OpenOfficeMouse  —  I admit that my initial reaction to the OpenOfficeMouse (to the right in the above graphic) wasn't ... positive.  After all, I've been acclimating to my new Apple MagicMouse (seen on the left above) for the past week and really like it …
Discussion: Download Squad
 
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Tim Mercer / Macworld:
FaceFighter for iPhone  —  Fun fighting game lets you turn friends into foes
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Mozilla Jetpack contest winner harnesses GPU power to process data
Discussion: Massively
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
CDC adopts new, near real-time flu tracking system
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Brazil outage NOT caused by hackers
Joelle Tessler / Associated Press:
Software cos. eye key patent case in Supreme Court
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GM, Kellogg, Nestle Beat to the Tweet as Squatters Take Over Twitter Names
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Has No Sense Of Humor. Luckily, Google Does.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Skype Settlement: Zennström And Friis Have Won It Again
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Siren.gif: Microsoft COFEE law enforcement tool leaks all over the Internet~!
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Mahmoud Al-Qudsi / The NeoSmart Files:
Watch YouTube Videos Without Flash in HTML5
Discussion: TUAW, Download Squad and Slashdot
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Worm rickrolls unsecured jailbroken iPhones via SSH
 

 
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