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2:50 PM ET, November 13, 2007

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europa.eu:
Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Google's proposed take over of DoubleClick  —  HTML:  —  EN  —  FR  —  DE  —  PDF:  —  EN  —  FR  —  DE  —  DOC:  —  EN  —  FR  —  DE  —  IP/07/1688  —  Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Google's proposed take over of DoubleClick
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Anne Broache / ZDNet:
EU extends review of Google/DoubleClick merger  —  European antitrust regulators will conduct a more extensive, second-phase review of Google's pending merger with DoubleClick, the EU announced Tuesday.  —  As part of the investigation, European regulators will delve in greater detail …
PRWeb:
Bebo Launches 'Open Media' A New Vision for Social Media and Entertainment  —  Bebo, the global social network, opens its doors to media brands, deepening user engagement with popular entertainment.  Launch partners include global media brands CBS, MTV Networks, BBC, Turner, ESPN, Yahoo!, Next New Networks, Crackle and more.
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:   Bebo's Anti-Hulu Pitch: We Play Your Video, You Keep The $
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo settles lawsuit with jailed Chinese journalists  —  UPDATE: Includes statement from Yahoo and information from World Organization for Human Rights USA.  —  Yahoo listened.  —  A week after being excoriated by lawmakers over supplying information to the Chinese government that landed …
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Paul Elias / Associated Press:
Yahoo, jailed journalists settle lawsuit
Discussion: Webware.com and Between the Lines
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
China Mobile in talks with Apple to sell iPhone  —  China Mobile is in talks with Apple to sell the iPhone in China, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.  But he's not keen on the type of revenue-sharing model that Apple has insisted on elsewhere in the world.
Business Wire:
Go Daddy Partners with Google to Offer Customers Web Management Tools  —  Integrates Google Webmaster Tools to Help Customers Make Their Sites More Google-Friendly  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—GoDaddy.com is working with Google Inc. as the pilot partner for a new effort …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
"Citron" colored 4/8GB Zune discovered  —  The Zune software hasn't been released for very long but I've already thrown my usual arsenal of weapons at it in the hope something undisclosed in the source will waive the white flag.  Fortunately, I won't go to sleep empty handed as I've discovered …
Associated Press:
Murdoch: WSJ.com expected to be free  —  ADELAIDE, Australia - News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday he intends to make access to The Wall Street Journal's Web site free, trading subscription fees for anticipated ad revenue.  —  "We are studying it and we expect to make that free …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Screenwerk and Lost Remote
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Connecting the Social Graph: Member Overlap at OpenSocial and Facebook  —  OpenSocial is a Google-led initiative to get into social networking (in a bigger way than Orkut) and, purportedly, to create "open standards" so users can access their data on any social network.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Bank intern busted by Facebook [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]  —  Who says Facebook is the province of the young?  Increasingly, the 30something bosses of naive recent college grads are proving adept at turning the social network against its earliest adopters.
Kevin J. Martin / New York Times:
The Daily Show  —  IN many towns and cities, the newspaper is an endangered species.  At least 300 daily papers have stopped publishing over the past 30 years.  Those newspapers that have survived are struggling financially.  Newspaper circulation has declined steadily for more than 10 years.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
DivX support coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 support in the works  —  DivX has announced that the Sony PlayStation 3 will soon support the DivX video codec.  We suspected as much when the PS3 2.0 firmware was released, as it includes the ability to detect both DivX and Xvid files.
Discussion: Engadget
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Samsung Rolls Out Next-Gen WiMax Toys While We Wait and Wait [See The WiMax Future]  —  So is Korea actually a country from the future, or what?  We're asking because Samsung is now rolling out its second generation of phones, mobile devices and USB modems that support WiMax.
InfoWorld:
November's coolest gadgets  —  The hundreds of thousands of people entering the Tokyo Motor Show are getting a chance to see more than just the latest cars — there's a whole section of the mammoth exhibition devoted to the gadgets and gizmos that are increasingly becoming part of motoring in the 21st century.
Discussion: PC World
Ryan Pearson / Associated Press:
Marvel, other comics go online  —  LOS ANGELES - Marvel is putting some of its older comics online Tuesday, hoping to reintroduce young people to the X-Men and Fantastic Four by showcasing the original issues in which such characters appeared.  —  It's a tentative move onto the Internet …
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
European iPhone Launch: Flop or Not?  —  The initial reports trickling out of the UK and Germany last week painted a decidedly lackluster debut for the iPhone, especially when compared to the stateside launch in July.  But that hasty conclusion is starting to be reevaluated in light …
 
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Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Microsoft exec calls XP hack 'frightening'
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-062 - Important
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Box.net launches OpenBox: One place to save all your stuff, everywhere
Matt Mondok / Ars Technica:
Windows Server 2008 approacheth: versions, pricing revealed
alarm:clock:
Vivox: "Never Die While Typing Again!"
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Terra Firma's Secret EMI Plan: Cuts, Hope
Nokia:
Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte are destined …
Wsus / WSUS Product Team Blog:
Unexpected UI errors in WSUS
 Earlier Items: 
Stefano Mazzocchi / Stefano's Linotype:
Dalvik: how Google routed around Sun's IP-based licensing restrictions on Java ME
Discussion: Wap Review
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Virtual Palm OS on your Nokia N-Series tablet — hoozah!
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Co-founder of Bebo leaves to join venture firm: Q&A
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Ooyala soft launches Backlot, a video analytics and management tool
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
VMware Updates Its Free Offering
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Extends Global Mobile Leadership Through Nine New Partnerships …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune 2.0 update is ready for your first generation Zune
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Dell's next-gen 30-incher sports Displayport and HDMI