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2:35 PM ET, November 15, 2007

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Chad Lorenz / Slate:
The Death of E-Mail  —  TEENAGERS ARE ABANDONING THEIR YAHOO! AND HOTMAIL ACCOUNTS.  DO THE REST OF US HAVE TO?  —  By 2002, everyone in my family had become an Internet convert.  For the technophobic older generation, signing up for an e-mail account was a concession to us youngsters …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Email Is For Old People?
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Push 'Cloud Computing,' Using Data From Afar  —  I.B.M. plans to build a sizable business by bringing Google-style computing to mainstream corporate customers.  —  The I.B.M. strategy, to be announced today, seeks to exploit the technical work and commercial interest in large data centers …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
IBM takes the computing cloud corporate; What cloud will you trust?  —  IBM on Thursday unveiled "Blue Cloud," a corporate cloud computing bundle of services for data centers.  —  With the move Big Blue is following the path blazed by Amazon and other cloud services.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   IBM Unveils Blue Cloud - What Data Would You Like to Crunch?
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Sony's PS3 With Blu-ray Gets Back In the Game  —  Sony appears to be coming up with a winning formula.  Amazing what a steep price cut will do, but you can't argue with success.  Howard Stringer, Sony's CEO, is on the wires saying Sony  —  [SNE Loading...
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Sony enjoys high sales on the back of a $400 system and Wii shortages  —  It's an amazing feat; almost exactly a year after launch, the Nintendo Wii is still hard to find in most areas.  The demand will become even greater as we near the holiday season, and games like Super Mario Galaxy …
Discussion: Associated Press and Kotaku
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Sony drops PS3 price by $100, sales double
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
CBS Offers Midtown Manhattan Free Wireless Internet Access  —  Some awesome news out of Manhattan today.  CBS Corporation has announced today that it will "light up" midtown Manhattan with the creation of the "CBS Mobile Zone," a wireless high-speed network enabling New Yorkers …
Sydney Morning Herald:
Police swoop on 'hacker of the year'  —  Swedish internet security consultant Dan Egerstad.  Inset: The article from Tuesday's Next.  —  Asher Moses  —  The Swedish hacker who perpetrated the so-called hack of the year has been arrested in a dramatic raid on his apartment …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:   Swedish police arrest security expert who cracked embassy e-mail passwords
Christine Wilhelmy / Apple:
Apple Releases Final Cut Express 4  —  New Final Cut Express Features AVCHD Support and iMovie '08 Integration  —  Apple® today released Final Cut® Express 4, a significant upgrade to its powerful video editing software based on Apple's award-winning Final Cut Pro 6, with a new low price of $199.
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Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Apple busts out Final Cut Express 4 at $199
Discussion: Download Squad, TidBITS and MacUser
Times of London:
Hidden crime of 'wi-fi tapping': only 11 arrests but most of us are guilty  —  More than half of computer users have illegally logged on to someone else's wi-fi connection yet only 11 people have been arrested for the crime, an investigation by The Times has found.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
YouTube HD Coming Soon  —  Speaking at the NewTeeVee conference yesterday, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen confirmed that YouTube was testing HD video but qualified the statement by stating that YouTube is primarily focused on providing content to everyone, which doesn't necessarily facilitate a HD product.
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
High-quality YouTube videos coming soon
Blake Snow / PC World:
Xbox Originals Are Imperfect Says Microsoft  —  Microsoft says "there are some known issues" with the downloadable games including choppy visuals, lack of additional content, and even system crashing.  —  Recommend this story?  —  A day after confirming downloadable Xbox games for 360 …
Mark Ward / Press Association:
Colossus cracks codes once more  —  Technology Correspondent, BBC News website  —  Bletchley's code-breaking effort shortened the war by many months  —  For the first time in more than 60 years a Colossus computer will be cracking codes at Bletchley Park.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
BEA: Shares Slump As Oracle's Ellison Says The Stock Is Worth Less Than The Already-Rejected $17 Bid  —  Now they've done it: BEA Systems (BEAS) has made Oracle's (ORCL) Larry Ellison mad.  And BEA shareholders are paying the price.  As you no doubt know by now, Oracle recently offered to buy BEA for $17 a share.
Discussion: Digital Daily and CNET News.com
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Exclusive: Viddler Launches Innovative Video Monetization Plan  —  Viddler, the online video sharing service, is announcing the launch of their contextual advertising program today.  I have been beta testing this for a few weeks now and can say that it's the most innovative program I have seen so far in the video advertising space.
Discussion: Digg
Chris Mellor / Computerworld:
BitMicro unveils 1.6TB solid state disk drive  —  The Altima 4GB FC SSD is expected to begin in Q1 2008 with volumes shipping in Q2 2008  —  BitMicro has announced a flash memory-based solid state drive (SSD) with wide-ranging capacities of up to 1.6TB.  —  The drive, which comes in a 3.5 …
Discussion: WinBeta
 
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Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins Dismissal of Shareholder Backdating Suit
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook: Who Else Wants to Invest at $15B? No One?
Madeline Bennett / vnunet:
Sun wows the crowd at Oracle OpenWorld
Discussion: The Open Road, Forbes and UberPulse
Michael's Minute:
Behind The Scenes - EMI Sues MP3tunes
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Opens Affiliate Access to MP3, Unbox, OpenSocial and RSS
Will Greenwald / Crave: The gadget blog:
A new Nintendo DS on the way? Don't hold your breath.
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and Engadget
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Jajah, Jangl Team Up. No Not Like That
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
MyOffice: Full Featured Groupware Tool on Facebook
 Earlier Items: 
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Joost launches commercial widgets. Coke, anyone?
Discussion: Mashable! and Snipperoo
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Powerline network throws down the gauntlet on Ethernet, 802.11n at 400Mbps
Discussion: WebProNews
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
LG Files Patent for Way-Cool Detachable Wireless Earbuds [Great Idea]
Discussion: CrunchGear and Unwired View
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft stuffs Sage with free accounts software
Discussion: InfoWorld
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Stealth-mode app turns InBox 2.0 into Life 2.0
AMD:
AMD Unleashes Enthusiast Gaming Performance for the Masses …
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?