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11:20 AM ET, November 11, 2007

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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 and Webware.com
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Job Details  —  Travel Required:  —  Come make Windows Live …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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  —  The FCC may move to open up access to cable television on the basis that the big cable companies are too dominant, according to the NY Times.  —  The move would lower the cost of entry to new content providers and forcibly provide access …
Discussion: Joe Duck
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
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 …
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
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 - +
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.
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 …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Blist Prepares Easy Web-Based Database Application  —  I recently had the opportunity to see a demo of a product coming out in early 2008 called Blist (pronounced like "bliss" with a "t" at the end) that will take on DabbleDB and Trackvia by giving users the tools to easily create and manage databases online.
Discussion: bytes|genes
CNET News.com:
Democrats: Colleges must police copyright, or else  —  New federal legislation says universities must agree to provide not just deterrents but also "alternatives" to peer-to-peer piracy, such as paying monthly subscription fees to the music industry for their students, on penalty of losing all financial aid for their students.
Discussion: DSLreports
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Games that can educate: SimCity donated to OLPC project  —  Electronic Arts announced yesterday plans to donate the original version of the SimCity computer game to the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project so that it can be distributed to schoolchildren in developing countries on OLPC's XO laptop.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Nick / Dial-a-Phone:
iPhone Crowds?  Don't believe the hype!  —  As iPhone fever grips the country, we thought we'd bring you pictures of the day as the drama unfolds!  The iPhone is of course due to go on sale at 6pm tonight (6.02 if we're being exact, what a clever bit of marketing!) at Apple, O2 and Carphone Warehouse stores.
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.
 
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 More Items: 
Kelly Olsen / Associated Press:
Samsung stops consumer sales in Japan
Craig Harris / IGN:
John Carmack on the Nintendo DS
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft designs the T-Mobile Shadow home UI
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Prince to sue The Pirate Bay
Discussion: p2pnet and Gadget Lab
 Earlier Items: 
Bill Ray / The Register:
Battery firm: iPhone could melt your brain
Discussion: IntoMobile and Engadget
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
127 million Oracle shares vote for open source at annual shareholders meeting
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
That's Your AIM in My GTalk
Discussion: Marketing.fm and Gadgetell