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1:10 PM ET, November 11, 2007

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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Tumbleweeds outnumber punters, as iPhone's First Night flops  —  Journalists and PR minders outnumbered buyers on Friday night as interest in Apple's iPhone miserably failed to live up to the pre-launch hype in the UK.  —  The iPhone went on sale at stores operated by retail titan Carphone Warehouse …
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John Naughton / Guardian:
It's stunning, powerful and elegant... so set the iPhone free  —  The Apple iPhone arrived in the UK on Friday and evoked a predictable spectrum of responses - from ecstatic boosterism to technophobic spluttering.  The Daily Mail said Carphone Warehouse expected to sell 10,000 on the first day …
Discussion: Skype-watch.com …
XD:
Stacks Overlays  —  Stacks is pretty much Leopard's only non-eyecandy change to the dock, and it had the potential to be pretty handy, but the fact that the icon representing the stack is whatever the top file in the folder happens to be really ruins it (for me at least).
Discussion: Digg
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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Cable Ruling May Provide Opportunities For Google, Startups
Discussion: Joe Duck and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can You Clone Tangler For $1,500?  —  We've praised new hosted forum startup Tangler on a number of occasions - most recently calling it the bleeding edge in new discussion board/forum startups.  —  Apparently someone else likes it too.  Someone in Turkey is willing to pay up to $1,500 to anyone who can "clone Tangler."
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
New York Times:
The Web Finds Ron Paul, and Takes Him for a Ride  —  With the help of the Internet, Ron Paul's quest to become president has taken on a life of its own.
Discussion: techPresident and Social Media
Dan Benjamin / The Narrative:
Installing MySQL on Mac OS X  —  What follows are instructions for building and installing MySQL 5 on Mac OS X. These instructions should work perfectly on both Tiger and Leopard.  —  If you're a pro at this type of thing already, if you're impatient, or just feeling lucky …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Live wants to build Flickr competitor  —  It's hard not to have seen this coming, but I have to wonder whether or not the world needs another Flickr or YouTube.  —  In a Microsoft job advertisement posted yesterday for a program manager position, the description clearly outlines Microsoft's strategy …
Discussion: ParisLemon, Webware.com and TechCrunch
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!:
Exclusive: NBC Launches TV Downloads Service  —  NBC Direct, the free service from NBC that lets you download full episodes of The Office, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Heroes and more, has gone live on the NBC site.  —  Currently in beta, and originally scheduled to launch in October …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Sony CEO wants to go back in time, avert high-def format war  —  Customers aren't the only ones frustrated with the high-definition format wars—Sony CEO Howard Stringer is reaching the end of his rope as well.  Blu-ray, which is backed by Sony, was doing well up until recently and winning …
Discussion: DSLreports and Digg
Reuters:
Disney to launch cellphone service in Japan: paper  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co, the No. 2 U.S. entertainment company, plans to launch mobile phone service in Japan next spring offering customers animated content, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday.
Discussion: DSLreports and mocoNews.net
Fred / A VC:
My Facebook Ad  —  Thanks to everyone who commented and emailed me after my post yesterday afternoon.  I am indeed dense.  The social advertising system on Facebook is up and running, I just couldn't find it.  —  Here is my ad.  It took me all of a minute or two to create it.
Discussion: /Message
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Update: Russian hacker gang vanishes day after moving to China  —  Infamous Russian Business Network may be breaking into smaller bits  —  The shadowy hacker and malware hosting network that only recently fled Russia to set up operations in China has now pulled the plug there and vanished yet again, researchers said late Friday.
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 - +
 
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Kelly Olsen / Associated Press:
Samsung stops consumer sales in Japan
CNET News.com:
Democrats: Colleges must police copyright, or else
Discussion: DSLreports
Craig Harris / IGN:
John Carmack on the Nintendo DS
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft designs the T-Mobile Shadow home UI
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Blist Prepares Easy Web-Based Database Application
Discussion: bytes|genes
Bill Ray / The Register:
Battery firm: iPhone could melt your brain
Discussion: IntoMobile and Engadget
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Games that can educate: SimCity donated to OLPC project
Discussion: CNET News.com
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
127 million Oracle shares vote for open source at annual shareholders meeting
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog