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1:50 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.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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 …
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Sony drops PS3 price by $100, sales double  —  Funny how economics works, huh?  Sony's lackluster PlayStation 3 sales more than doubled recently thanks to the introduction of the new 40GB model and a $100 price cut on the 80GB model.  —  Sony CEO Howard Stringer said, "It's the breakthrough we've been anticipating.
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
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Mark Androvich / GamesIndustry.biz:
Price cut boosts PS3 sales 250-300%
Discussion: Gadgetell and Engadget
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Sony enjoys high sales on the back of a $400 system and Wii shortages
Discussion: Associated Press and Kotaku
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.
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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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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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 …
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.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
MyOffice: Full Featured Groupware Tool on Facebook  —  Earlier this week, I posted lamenting the lack of a good office/groupware collaboration tool in Facebook.  Many of the commenters wondered why I would ever want such a thing.  "I don't see the point of office style apps inside facebook.
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?
Will Greenwald / Crave: The gadget blog:
A new Nintendo DS on the way?  Don't hold your breath.  —  Yesterday, GameSpot reported that Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson says that Nintendo is gearing up to release a redesigned DS.  Apparently, Wilson's "contacts" have told him that a new DS is complete.
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and Engadget
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Powerline network throws down the gauntlet on Ethernet, 802.11n at 400Mbps  —  Yesterday, DS2, a leading provider of chipsets for powerline networking devices, hosted a demonstration of its next-generation equipment for the press and financial analysts.  The hardware was impressive …
Discussion: WebProNews
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 …
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
BEA: Shares Slump As Oracle's Ellison Says The Stock Is Worth Less …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
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Charlie White / Gizmodo:
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft stuffs Sage with free accounts software
Discussion: PC World
Sydney Morning Herald:
Police swoop on 'hacker of the year'
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday …
C.G. Lynch / CIO.com:
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Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?