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2:00 PM ET, November 13, 2007

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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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Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Co-founder of Bebo leaves to join venture firm: Q&A
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:   Bebo's Anti-Hulu Pitch: We Play Your Video, You Keep The $
Paul Elias / Associated Press:
Yahoo, jailed journalists settle lawsuit  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday settled a lawsuit with two Chinese journalists who were jailed after the company provided Chinese authorities with information about their online activities.  —  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Discussion: Webware.com
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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 …
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
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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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.
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.
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 …
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
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Terra Firma's Secret EMI Plan: Cuts, Hope  —  The NY Post has a copy of the presentation PE firm Terra Firma is circulating to prospective partners in EMI, which it bought for about $5 billion this fall.  The good news: Terra Firma does indeed have plan to get its money back, and then some …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
RackSpace Outage Hits Home  —  A truck driver drove into a power transformer in San Antonio, Texas, this evening, causing it to explode.  That explosion caused a major power disruption and took down RackSpace, our hosting company.  This is the second time in less than a week that they have had power issues.
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
alarm:clock:
Vivox: "Never Die While Typing Again!"  —  Vivox sells a voice interaction platform so that when you are blasting away at some terrorists you have trapped in a cave you an trash talk them.  The firm's value prop to gamers is "Never Die While Typing Again!"  —  Social networks and other communities can also use Vivox.
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Extends Global Mobile Leadership Through Nine New Partnerships With Mobile Operators in Asia Pacific  —  Yahoo! Expands Reach with Sixteen Total oneSearch Operator Partnerships across Asia Pacific Region; Offers Localized Content for a Personalized Mobile Internet Experience
 
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Matt Mondok / Ars Technica:
Windows Server 2008 approacheth: versions, pricing revealed
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Investment Firm Names Gore as a Partner
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Kevin J. Martin / New York Times:
The Daily Show  —  IN many towns and cities, the newspaper is an endangered species.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's Musiwave acquisition could lead to Zune wireless music store
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
DeskScapes 2.0: Animated wallpapers no longer just for the Vista elite
Discussion: istartedsomething and WinBeta
Associated Press:
Sirius shareholders approve XM deal
Discussion: Engadget
Nokia:
Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte are destined …
Ryan Pearson / Associated Press:
Marvel, other comics go online
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
iPhone to gain Apple Spotlight search in 2008
Brian Garrity / New York Post:
NO BANG, ZUNE  —  LESS HYPE FOR RETOOLED MP3 PLAYER
Discussion: Engadget and Portfolio.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Virtual Palm OS on your Nokia N-Series tablet — hoozah!
Associated Press:
Murdoch: WSJ.com expected to be free
Discussion: Screenwerk and Lost Remote
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune 2.0 update is ready for your first generation Zune
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadgetell and Gadget Lab
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Dell's next-gen 30-incher sports Displayport and HDMI