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12:50 PM ET, November 15, 2007

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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.
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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 …
Rick Broida / CNET News.com:
Bust your home network through the walls without busting walls  —  In my folks' house, built in the early 70s, it is impossible to get a Wi-Fi signal to travel beyond one room.  We've tried numerous routers, always with the same head-scratching result.  And I know many others who've encountered similar Wi-Fi Kryptonite issues.
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?  —  A few years ago, we pointed to a report in Asia, where kids were saying that email was for old people, and they were more focused on things like text messaging.  This may have just been foreshadowing a larger trend, highlight by an article in Slate about how …
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.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
High-quality YouTube videos coming soon  —  YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, speaking at the NewTeeVee Live conference today, confirmed that high-quality YouTube video streams are coming soon.  Although YouTube's goal, he said, is to make the site's vast library of content available to everyone …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
YouTube HD Coming Soon
Discussion: NewTeeVee and last100
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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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Apple Rolls Out Final Cut Express 4 with AVCHD Support for $199 [Apple]
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Stealth-mode app turns InBox 2.0 into Life 2.0  —  Yesterday Mike Arrington noted the stories that both Yahoo and Google are planning to build social networks around their email services.  This is based on the premise that you already 'socially network' with people via email, so why not put a social graph wrapper around that?
Discussion: The Open Road, JasonKolb.com and Digg
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Who needs InBox 2.0 when you can get Life 2.0?
Discussion: WinExtra and Searchviews
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.
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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John Leyden / The Register:
Tor embassy 'hacker' raided by Swedish Feds
AMD:
AMD Unleashes Enthusiast Gaming Performance for the Masses with ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series  —  Incredible performance per watt and scalability with never before seen price points put enthusiast-class gaming in reach of all users  —  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the introduction …
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: CNET News.com and Digital Daily
 
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
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Blake Snow / PC World:
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Forbes:
Sun Buddies Up With Dell
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
LG Files Patent for Way-Cool Detachable Wireless Earbuds [Great Idea]
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft stuffs Sage with free accounts software
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
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USA Today:
Id takes its gaming Mobile
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Yahoo! Ratchets! Open! Source! Grid! Platform!
C.G. Lynch / CIO.com:
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Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?