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4:05 PM ET, November 14, 2007

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PC Pro:
Music boss: we were wrong to go to war with consumers  —  The boss of Warner Music has made a rare public confession that the music industry has to take some of the blame for the rise of p2p file sharing.  —  Speaking at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau, Edgar Bronfman told mobile operators …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Exclusive: Barack Obama to name a "Chief Technology Officer"  —  The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has given VentureBeat an exclusive look at his technology plan, which he plans to unveil officially tomorrow (Wednesday) before a visit to Google's headquarters.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Barack Obama's Google-Friendly Technology Platform
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Obama outlines federal CTO position; Where's the power?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Inbox 2.0 Makes Me Sad  —  Saul Hansell at the The New York Times is reporting that both Yahoo and Google are planning to use their email services as the core of their social networking strategy over time.  —  Of course, by social network, they mean Facebook and MySpace.
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Inbox 2.0: Yahoo and Google to Turn E-Mail Into a Social Network
Walt Mossberg / The Mossberg Solution:
Singing a New Zune  —  Microsoft's Retooled Player Marks a Vast Improvement; However, It's Still No iPod  —  November 14, 2007  —  by Walter S. Mossberg and Katherine Boehret  —  Last year, when Microsoft Corp. introduced its Zune music player to take on Apple's iPod juggernaut, the software giant struck out.
BBC:
'Virtual theft' leads to arrest  —  A Dutch teenager has been arrested for allegedly stealing virtual furniture from "rooms" in Habbo Hotel, a 3D social networking website.  —  The 17-year-old is accused of stealing 4,000 euros (£2,840) worth of virtual furniture, bought with real money.
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Ballmer Welcomes Google's Android OS to "Microsoft's World"  —  Ballmer has some more interesting insight into looking at the world through Microsoft-colored glasses.  —  At a recent Tokyo press conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say about Google and its new Android OS …
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Computerworld:
Google Android gets positive early reviews
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Sun launches xVM virtualization platform  —  At Oracle OpenWorld Rich Green, executive vice president of software at Sun, unveiled his company's latest twist on virtualization-the Sun xVM platform.  Sun xVM is based on the Xen hypervisor and supports Windows, Linux and Solaris guest operating systems, Green said.
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NEWSFACTOR:
Chinese Carriers Interested in iPhone  —  Apple might have a bidding war on its hands in China.  A day after China Mobile CEO Wang Jianzhou announced the country's largest wireless carrier is in negotiations with Apple to sell the iPhone, the No. 2 firm, China Unicom, signaled it would like to talk iPhone too.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple (AAPL): Estimating China iPhone Revenue Potential
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St. and InfoWorld
BBC:
Nintendo warns of Wii shortages  —  A chronic shortage of Nintendo's popular Wii console could mean disappointment for those putting it at the top of their Christmas list.  —  The BBC has learned that high street retailers are struggling to keep up with demand for the console, which has been in short supply for months.
Craig Rubens / NewTeeVee:
NTV Live Panel: Cash for Content?  —  Online video funders from top VC firms sounds off about why they are investing in the finicky world of content development.  —  Moderator: Michael Copeland, Fortune.  Panelists: Tim Haley, Redpoint Ventures - Mike Hirshland, Polaris Venture Partners …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Mozilla responds: Firefox is independent  —  In this interview, Mozilla's technology strategist Mike Shaver responds to and rejects recent claims that Firefox and Google are getting a bit too close for comfort.  Mozilla is independent, he says, with or without Google's $56 million.
Discussion: Computerworld
Nokia:
It's what cameras have become - the new Nokia N82  —  Nokia introduces a leading edge connected camera, navigation device and multimedia computer in one  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia unveils the Nokia N82, the latest multimedia computer optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity.
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
Apple iMac: Still the Desktop Star  —  A minimalist redesign, a zippy new OS, and terrific new software make the iMac the all-in-one desktop computer of choice for multimedia lovers … Zooming around a sharp corner while playing Electronic Arts' Need for Speed video game on my computer …
Discussion: MacDailyNews and The Mac Observer
 
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
GameBoy App for iPhone released
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Wal-Mart Plans To Re-Stock Hot-Selling Linux PC
Discussion: CrunchGear, TechWeb and Gizmodo
Mark Hachman / Gearlog:
Cheap $199 Blu-ray Player Announced...for the PC
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
New Tee Vee Conference - Video Advertising
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
Mac's New Database App Is iTunes for Control Freaks
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LAW.com:
Blogger Defeats Identity Disclosure
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Digg This: Wall Street Journal Adds Buttons
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NTV Live Keynote: Ralph de la Vega, AT&T
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Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Hacker finds 492,000 unprotected Oracle, SQL database servers
Darren Murph / Engadget:
LG's 52-inch 52LG71 LCD TV boasts WiFi for HD streaming
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Software update for Nokia N800 tablet leaks, fans go gaga
Discussion: Engadget and IntoMobile
Phil Shapiro / Community Voices:
You're Switching My Apartment to Comcast? I'm Moving Out
Discussion: CrunchGear and Digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Independent Film Makers Thrilled That People 'Pirated' Their Movie
Christoph Oehler / Google LatLong:
Google Transit trip planning in Europe
Sandisk:
SanDisk Offers New Flash-Based Accelerator to Speed Up System …