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4:40 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
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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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
Associated Press:
Murdoch says WSJ Web site to drop fees  —  ADELAIDE, Australia - News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday he intends to make access to The Wall Street Journal's Web site free, dropping subscription fees in exchange for anticipated ad revenue.  —  "We are studying it and we expect …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Lost Remote
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Murdoch Serious About Tearing Down WSJ.com's Subscription Wall
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
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.
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Microsoft exec calls XP hack 'frightening'  —  A Microsoft executive calls the ease with which two British e-crime specialists managed to hack into a Windows XP computer as both "enlightening and frightening."  —  The demonstration took place Monday at an event sponsored by Get Safe Online …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Now the other Google founder is planning a secret wedding  —  (11-12) 23:29 PST San Francisco — Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page is planning to wed his girlfriend, Lucy Southworth, at a ceremony next month that is steeped in secrecy.  —  The event is scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 8 …
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 …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod gets exploded, trapped in resin  —  Sure, your iPod is portable, lightweight, and easy to use — but it's not exactly special is it?  Perhaps you should be thieving a page from a young man named Billy Chasen, who has decided to rip apart his 4G player and encase it in a brick of translucent resin.
Discussion: Gizmodo, michael parekh on IT and Digg
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.
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 and Digg
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.
 
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The new Zune: better than before, but not quite good enough
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-061 - Critical
Electronista:
Mac claims more Japan OS sales than Windows
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Box.net launches OpenBox: One place to save all your stuff, everywhere
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Marvel, other comics go online
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Unexpected UI errors in WSUS
Stefano Mazzocchi / Stefano's Linotype:
Dalvik: how Google routed around Sun's IP-based licensing restrictions on Java ME
Discussion: Cloudy Thinking and Wap Review
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Virtual Palm OS on your Nokia N-Series tablet — hoozah!
Business Wire:
Go Daddy Partners with Google to Offer Customers Web Management Tools
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Samsung Rolls Out Next-Gen WiMax Toys While We Wait and Wait [See The WiMax Future]
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VMware Updates Its Free Offering
 

 
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