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12:15 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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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.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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.
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
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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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Edgar Bronfman Rewrites History, Has A Pretend Epiphany  —  My distant cousin Edgar Bronfman Jr., the head of Warner Music, is getting some attention today for his remarks at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau, where he seemed to be admitting to past mistakes in how the recording industry treated customers.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Engadget
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
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
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Jajah In The Kitchen With Jangl, Cooking Up New Products  —  VOIP provider Jajah and social VOIP startup Jangl are partnering up to create some new products out of a mutually recognized compatibility.  —  The deal makes a lot of sense.  Jajah is a high-profile VOIP startup making great strides …
Discussion: Mashable!
C.G. Lynch / CIO.com:
Five Favorite Facebook Widgets for Business Users  —  From a link to your LinkedIn account to virtual sticky notes to intergrated wikis, we present five of the most business friendly Facebook widgets you'll find.  —  Most Facebook developers will tell you that they create two different kinds of widgets.
Discussion: Facebook Observer
Seeking Alpha:
Network Appliance F2Q08 (Qtr End 10/26/07) Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Tara Dhillon - Senior Director, Investor Relations  —  Dan Warmenhoven - Chief Executive Officer  —  Tom Georgens - Executive Vice President of Product Operations  —  Rob Salmon - Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations.
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday; Moto Q and i335 Coming Too [Cellphones]  —  Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday; Moto Q and i335 Coming Too  —  Rumor confirmed.  On Friday, November 23, better known to you Dealzmodo nuts as Black Friday …
 
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Blake Snow / PC World:
Xbox Originals Are Imperfect Says Microsoft
Discussion: Christopher Null
Forbes:
Sun Buddies Up With Dell
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
LG Files Patent for Way-Cool Detachable Wireless Earbuds [Great Idea]
Discussion: Unwired View
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft stuffs Sage with free accounts software
Discussion: PC World
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
MediaNews and Hearst Buy Majority in Classifieds Site Kaango For $20 Million
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Unboxing the Everex $200 Linux Computer
Christine Wilhelmy / Apple:
Apple Releases Final Cut Express 4
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Verizon Wireless Apparently Still Can't Train Its Sales People In Basic Math
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Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
EXCLUSIVE: 30 Most Popular Newspaper Sites for October
Discussion: Lost Remote
USA Today:
Id takes its gaming Mobile
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! Ratchets! Open! Source! Grid! Platform!
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Hidden Gmail feature lets you search by language
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
More on Zune 80 delays — available December 12th?
Discussion: I4U News
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Dell's Latitude XT and XPS ONE make first public appearance
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Comcast Sued Over BitTorrent Blocking - UPDATED