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3:55 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 $
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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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: Screenwerk and Lost Remote
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Murdoch Serious About Tearing Down WSJ.com's Subscription Wall  —  When Rupert Murdoch first went after Dow Jones, he suggested that he might take down the Wall Street Journal's online subscription wall.  Well, it looks like he is going to actually do it.  He told a group of investors today in Australia:
Discussion: CNET News.com
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Virtual Palm OS on your Nokia N-Series tablet — hoozah!  —  You read that headline right, now you can run a Palm OS Garnet VM on your Nokia N-series N770, N800, or N810 tablet.  Access just released a beta copy of their Garnet Virtual Machine software.  Yes, Snappermail, DateBk5, Pocket Tunes …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Hyped New Platforms: Explaining the Difference Between One and the Other  —  Platforms here, platforms there - everyone's launching a platform it seems.  Today's newest platforms, a content storage platform from Box.net and a content publishing platform from social network Bebo, are just the latest.
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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.
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 …
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 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.
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 …
Discussion: Valleywag and Search Engine Land
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
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.
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.
Stefano Mazzocchi / Stefano's Linotype:
Dalvik: how Google routed around Sun's IP-based licensing restrictions on Java ME  —  Sun released their "free java" source code under the GPLv2 to both win the free software crowd and capture peripheral innovation and bug fixing from the community.  For the java standard edition (aka …
Discussion: Cloudy Thinking and Wap Review
 
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Frank Caron / Opposable Thumbs:
Xbox 360 fall dashboard update to feature downloadable Xbox games
PRWeb:
Jango Launches World's Most Custom Internet Radio Join Over 300 …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod gets exploded, trapped in resin
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
European iPhone Launch: Flop or Not?
Matt Mondok / Ars Technica:
Windows Server 2008 approacheth: versions, pricing revealed
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Terra Firma's Secret EMI Plan: Cuts, Hope
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
DeskScapes 2.0: Animated wallpapers no longer just for the Vista elite
Discussion: istartedsomething and WinBeta
Nokia:
Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte are destined …
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Pearson / Associated Press:
Marvel, other comics go online
Wsus / WSUS Product Team Blog:
Unexpected UI errors in WSUS
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
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]
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
VMware Updates Its Free Offering
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune 2.0 update is ready for your first generation Zune