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8:10 AM ET, November 12, 2007

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James Robinson / Guardian:
Google turns to X Factor's Fuller for push into TV  —  Internet giant Google is in secret talks with Simon Fuller, the British entrepreneur behind the Spice Girls, about a joint venture that could change the way TV is watched over the internet.  —  News of the collaboration will prompt speculation …
Intel:
Intel's Fundamental Advance in Transistor Design Extends Moore's Law, Computing Performance  —  Sixteen Eco-Friendly, Faster and 'Cooler' Chips Incorporate 45nm Hafnium-Based High-k Metal Gate Transistors  —  Built using an entirely new transistor formula that alleviates the wasteful electricity leaks …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Should Sprint Send Silicon Valley a Super Poke?  —  Sprint Nextel's (S) rough patch is turning into a highway from hell.  The exit of CEO Gary Forsee, questions about its plans for a WiMAX network and its aborted partnership with Clearwire (CLWR) have provided fertile ground for all sorts of rumors.
Discussion: CNET News.com and WebMetricsGuru
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why Are Founders and Execs Leaving Second Tier Social Networks?  —  Employees generally don't leave hot startups.  They lose some or all of their stock options, and they also lose the resume value of being associated with a startup brand.  And that's doubly true for executive level employees.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Will Success, or All That Money From Google, Spoil Firefox?  —  Only a couple of years ago, Firefox was the little browser that could — an open-source program created by thousands of contributors around the world without the benefit of a giant company like Microsoft to finance it.
Discussion: TeleRead
Cate Doty / New York Times:
Game News in a Duel of Print and Online  —  Noel Goodman subscribes to three video game magazines, but he wants information faster than the magazines can reach his mailbox.  —  "I can find out on the Internet information that won't be in magazines for another month," said Mr. Goodman …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
AOL Acquires Israeli Social Search Start-Up Yedda; Second Buy In A Week  —  AOL (NYSE: TWX) has acquired Israeli start-up Yedda, a social search questions-and-answers service launched in 2006 with proprietary semantic matching technology.  No financial terms disclosed.
Doug Sherrets / VentureBeat:
Facebook search expands — will it take on Google?  —  Facebook has added a new option for its search bar, allowing users to search for advertising pages.  —  This continues a steady creep in search options, which already includes tabs to search for people, groups, events and applications.
Discussion: PDA, Mark Evans and WebMetricsGuru
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
CyberHomes Emerges From Beta, With Claims of Better Real-Estate Data  —  Even as the housing market goes south, real-estate Websites continue to soldier on.  On Tuesday, after a year in beta, CyberHomes will launch officially and join a crowded field that includes Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Realtor.com.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Cellphone Straitjacket Is Inspiring a Rebellion  —  First come the grumblings, then the torches and pitchforks.  —  Consumers have never been happy about their cellphone carriers and the services they provide — or refuse to provide.  But they also have hardly the means to do anything, except switch from one carrier to the next.
Joanne Kaufman / New York Times:
A Cookbook of One's Own From the Internet  —  As a founder of the online photography service Ofoto, Kamran Mohsenin took note of the pleasure and pride his customers derived from making personalized calendars and books.  "The perceived value and the sense of accomplishment in creating your own photo book was high," he said.
Discussion: TeleRead
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Related Queries in Google Image Search  —  Googlified spotted a new feature in Google's image search engine that suggests refinements for your query.  In the screenshot below, a search for [army] returned Google's suggestion to "also try: [us army]".  —  I was able to see the new option …
Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
There's Nothing to See Here, Please Move Along Now  —  Today is 11/11 and there's supposed to be an "electronic jihad attack" today.  —  Well, so far we haven't seen any activity.  And we're not holding our breath either.  —  Earlier this week we downloaded a DDoS tool called E-Jihad30.exe from al-jinan.net (down now).
Discussion: The Register
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New bill would punish colleges, students who don't become copyright cops  —  A massive education bill (747-page PDF) introduced into Congress contains a provision that would force colleges and universities to offer "technology-based deterrents" to file-sharing under the pain of losing all federal financial aid.
 
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