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1:45 PM ET, November 10, 2007

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Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Northeastern sues Google over patent  —  University, Waltham license holder say they own technology  —  A law firm told patent holder Northeastern and license holder Jarg Corp. that Google was using their technology.  (Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File 2004)  —  Text size - +
Discussion: Xconomy
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Planning Rules to Open Cable Market  —  The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to impose significant new regulations to open the cable television market to independent programmers and rival video services after determining that cable companies have become too dominant in the industry, senior commission officials said.
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
127 million Oracle shares vote for open source at annual shareholders meeting  —  While seemingly a lot, 127 million shares doesn't add up to much in Oracle's world.  127,717,018 shares only account for 3.58% of Oracle's total share count.  Last week ~96.5% of Oracle shareholders voted …
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog
Deeko News:
Analyst: DivX Support Coming to Xbox 360  —  DivX followed up Tuesday night's earnings report with a presentation at the JP Morgan SmMid cap conference.  JP Morgan analyst Paul Coster coyly probed Kevin Hell about whether or not we were about to see DivX support on the Xbox 360.
Discussion: 360-Hq.Com and DSLreports
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
That's Your AIM in My GTalk  —  It is amazing that we still have major instant messaging platforms that don't talk to one another.  Yahoo and Microsoft got their two systems to work with each other more than a year ago, but AOL is still working on interoperability issues with those two.
Discussion: Gadgetell and Googlified
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Blogworld  —  I am watching as the blogging world crucifies me for not attending Blogworld in Las Vegas this week.  —  Here is why I didn't attend Blogworld in Las Vegas this week:  —  I never agreed to attend the conference.  —  I would really appreciate it if the organizers of Blogworld would post something clearing this up.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
IndiaTimes website 'attacks visitors'  —  Visitors to the IndiaTimes website are being bombarded by malware, some of which appear to target previously unknown vulnerabilities in Windows, a security researcher warns.  —  In all, the English-language Indian news site is directly or indirectly serving …
Discussion: STAT Blog and Holidays in India
David F. Gallagher / Bits:
E-Mail Scammers Ask Your Friends for Money  —  Nigeria continues to develop and export the world's most innovative Internet scams.  In one bizarre variation that seems to have ramped up in recent months, the scammers are taking a page from Facebook and leveraging the power of social connections.
Discussion: Techdirt
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget HD:
Hands-on with HD TiVoToGo and Multi-Room Viewing  —  It seems as if we've been waiting a lot longer than a year for TiVo to add two of our favorite features to the Series3, and while complications with CableLabs haven't exactly made the process possible before now, we're elated that TiVoToGo and Multi-Room viewing are finally a reality.
Discussion: TiVo Blog
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Web 2.0 Manages to Sober Up  —  A couple of weeks ago, Edelman marketing strategist Steve Rubel declared the Web 2.0 world to be skunk drunk on its own Kool Aid.  But I've seen signs of sobriety recently.  Kleiner Perkins has said no more Web 2.0 startups.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
RIM sues LG over phone names, "black" and "berry" apparently not okay  —  RIM may be better known as a defendant than as a plaintiff in the courtroom, but Waterloo's finest have actually done a brisk business filing lawsuits over the past couple years.  In late '06, RIM filed a complaint …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Latest iPhone update jailbroken before it hits the ground  —  As expected, Apple released the OS X 1.1.2 update for the iPhone overnight to coincide with its debut in the U.K. and Germany.  As not expected, it's been sprung from jail already.  —  Erica Sadun at The Unofficial Apple Weblog …
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone: Testing the 1.1.2 Jailbreak
Discussion: Macsimum News, Engadget and Bits
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Botmaster owns up to 250,000 zombie PCs  —  He's a security consultant.  Jail beckons  —  An American computer security consultant on Friday admitted using massive botnets to illegally install software on at least 250,000 machines and steal online banking identities of Windows users …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
63.247.141.49:
Survey: Intel Ahead of AMD on Server Customer Loyalty  —  Intel brand server processors enjoy higher levels of loyalty among enterprise x86 customers than rival AMD, although system purchases are largely influenced by vendor brand and other non-processor factors, according to a survey conducted by Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG).
Discussion: The Register
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Infamous Russian malware gang vanishes  —  A Russian gang allegedly hosting malicious software abruptly disappeared this week, according to Trend Micro.  —  The Russian Business Network, which allegedly was heavily involved in hosting packing kits—development suites for malicious software …
 
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Tony Smith / The Register:
15 years ago: the first mass-produced GSM phone
Discussion: Darla Mack and IntoMobile
Daksh Sharma / Rev2.org:
VOIS.com Launches Beta Version, To Target BRIC & N-11
Discussion: TechCrunch
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Building a state-of-the-art Emergency Room for Silicon Valley
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
CrunchRumor: Sony launching 16GB Memory Stick at CES?
Discussion: Gadgetell
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp (NWS): Launching An Ad Network, Too
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook to let users vote on news feed [Scoop]
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg