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11:50 PM ET, November 14, 2007

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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 …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Warner Music Boss: We Were Wrong  —  Someone in the music industry finally seeing the error of their ways?  A blue moon rose over Macau Wednesday when Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group Edgar Bronfman admitted on stage that the music industry had been asleep at the wheel.
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Comcast Sued Over BitTorrent Blocking - UPDATED  —  A California man filed suit in state court Tuesday against internet service provider Comcast, arguing that the company's secret use of technology to limit peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent violates federal computer fraud laws …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   Comcast hit with class-action lawsuit over traffic blocking
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Dell's Latitude XT and XPS ONE make first public appearance  —  Dell fans, we've got some juicy meat for you to sink your teeth into.  During Michael Dell's keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld today, the company unleashed (or at least demoed) its forthcoming all-in-one PC, creatively named the XPS One.
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Tablet PC
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Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell shows off tablet and all-in-one at Oracle OpenWorld
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Tablet PC
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Radio Google  —  Google's phone plan begins a war with Verizon, Microsoft and the wishes of the feds.  —  Google's November surprise will rattle the wireless industry for months.  On Nov. 5 the Mountain View, Calif. search giant announced that it had cobbled together an alliance …
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Forrester Calls Desktop Linux a Credible Threat to Windows  —  Nearly half of enterprises have concrete plans to deploy Windows Vista, and 7 percent will have started by Dec. 31.  —  Linux is becoming a credible threat to Windows on the desktop, and will grow over the next year …
Discussion: InfoWorld and WebProNews
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Vista's biggest problem remains Windows XP, survey says  —  Mac, Linux no competition for Vista in the enterprise; the rival is Microsoft's own, Forrester reports  —  Microsoft Corp.'s biggest worry over Windows Vista shouldn't be rival operating systems from Apple Inc. or Red Hat Inc. …
Discussion: CNET News.com
public.resource.org:
Announcement  —  1.8 million pages of federal case law to become freely available.  —  Public.Resource.Org and Fastcase, Inc. announced today that they will release a large and free archive of federal case law, including all Courts of Appeals decisions from 1950 to the present and all Supreme Court decisions since 1754.
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John Markoff / Bits:   Score One for the Web's Don Quixote
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple monster update fixes 41 Mac OS X, Safari vulnerabilities  —  Apple today released a monster update to provide belated cover for at least 41 security holes in its flagship Mac operating system.  —  With Security Update 2007-008 and Mac OS X v10.4.11, Apple patches multiple "highly critical" …
Discussion: Today @ PC World and TidBITS
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Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Meet the PayPal mafia  —  An inside look at the hyperintelligent, superconnected pack of serial entrepreneurs who left the payment service and are turning Silicon Valley upside down.  Fortune's Jeffrey O'Brien reports.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — A door opens, and a blond man appears in a white jacket with large buttons.
Discussion: Valleywag
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.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen: "It's Going to Take A Little More Time" for Ad Monetization  —  Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube says the time spent by visitors to YouTube makes it a highly valuable proposition for advertisers.  Today at the NewTeeVee conference he reflects on the meteoric rise …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Webware.com
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
NTV Live Featured Conversation: Steve Chen, YouTube
Discussion: last100, Valleywag and The Utube Blog
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
WordPress Traffic Passes TypePad, Execs Getting Rich?  —  WordPress is now the No. 2 most-visited blog host, passing rival SixApart's TypePad last month, according to the latest tally from Nielsen Online.  WordPress-hosted sites drew 11.4 million unique visitors last month …
CNET News.com:
New computer interface: Blow on the screen  —  Georgia Tech researchers have created a hands-free user interface that uses a microphone to tell where on a computer screen a person is blowing.  (From News.com's Underexposed blog.)  —  Marvel pops comics online, hopes fans pay
InfoWorld:
With Web 2.0, a new breed of malware evolves  —  Web 2.0 technologies may be laying the groundwork for a new generation of hacker tools, a noted security researcher said Wednesday.  —  Google Mashups, RSS feeds, search, all of these can be misused by hackers to distribute malware …
Discussion: OWASP
 
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Karl / DSLreports:
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Reuters:
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Price cut boosts PlayStation 3 sales
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Broadband data collection bill passes full House
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Facebook's Owen Van Natta Speaks!
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Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Mozilla responds: Firefox is independent
Discussion: Computerworld and Slashdot
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Sun launches xVM virtualization platform
Walt Mossberg / The Mossberg Solution:
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Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Hacker finds 492,000 unprotected Oracle, SQL database servers