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6:20 AM ET, November 12, 2007

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VoIP Blog:
Rumor Mill: Google Acquiring Sprint  —  Recent news that Sprint is not going to work with Clearwire to build out a WiMAX network only added to the rumors I have been hearing about Google acquiring Sprint Nextel.  On the surface it seems like this would be a bad move for Google but in reality …
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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: WebMetricsGuru
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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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
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 and WebMetricsGuru
Rands In Repose:
The Nerd Handbook  —  A nerd needs a project because a nerd builds stuff.  All the time.  Those lulls in the conversation over dinner?  That's the nerd working on his project in his head.  —  It's unlikely that this project is a nerd's day job because his opinion regarding his job is, "Been there, done that".
Discussion: Digg
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.
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Web 2.0 T-Shirt Tells Us All Whether You Facebook Your Life Away [Apparel]  —  The latest addition to the chic geek's wardrobe has got to be this web 2.0 T-shirt.  The classy bit of kit contains a list of 79 social networking sites, all followed by tick boxes.  Tick the ones you belong to and wear.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Reuters:
Disney to enter Japan cellphone market in spring  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co, the No.2 U.S. entertainment company, said on Monday it plans to enter the Japanese mobile phone market early next year using local carrier Softbank Corp's network.  —  Disney, which plans to halt …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
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.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
v2 extenders available for ordering  —  Thanks to a tip from Chris Lanier, I've found the first of the v2 Media Center extenders to show up at online stores.  —  Linksys still lists the status of its DMA2100 and DMA2200 extenders as "coming in November."  But searching for those model …
 
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Joanne Kaufman / New York Times:
A Cookbook of One's Own From the Internet
Discussion: TeleRead
Reuters:
Northeastern sues Google over search patent
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
1.1.2 Jailbreak Software Released
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Engadget
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Startup Weekend's Most Recent Startup: Skribit
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NBC Direct: Don't Bother
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David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Path Finder 4.8.2 does Quick Look, can finally replace the Finder
Discussion: Digg
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Questions for YouTube's Steve Chen?
Mark / dive into mark:
Installing MySQL on Ubuntu (the NSFW way)
New York Times:
The Web Takes Ron Paul for a Ride
Discussion: rexblog.com and techPresident
John Naughton / Guardian:
It's stunning, powerful and elegant... so set the iPhone free
 

 
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Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

 
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