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6:05 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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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is email dead?  No, but it's not well  —  After I wrote a post yesterday about Google and Yahoo's plans to turn email into a Facebook-style social hub, someone commented and included a link to a Slate piece about the "death of email."  As Zoli Erdos notes in his response …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Email, 1961-2007 R.I.P... Thank God!  —  The death of e-mail.  - By Chad Lorenz - Slate Magazine Slate Magazine is out with an article titled "The Death of Email."  The article points to the declining useage of email by the people who really matter.  The kids.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Leopard 10.5.1 is now available  —  Leopard bugs got you down?  Apple just pushed out its first update for the new OS, 10.5.1.  It looks like it cures a whole laundry list of niggles with Leopard, including that nasty "potential data loss" issue with partitions in Finder.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo and ZDNet.com.au
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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 and ParisLemon
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Sony enjoys high sales on the back of a $400 system and Wii shortages
Discussion: Associated Press and Kotaku
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Sony drops PS3 price by $100, sales double
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
WebKit 3's ten new tricks  —  As Apple's core rendering engine for Safari (and many third-party apps), WebKit has come quite a ways since its early days at Apple.  Open sourced in 2005, its development has remained sure and steady, thanks to a reliable increase in Safari's adoption …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, CyberNet and Compiler
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Amazon 'Customers Vote' deals are outstanding  —  How'd you like a Wii for $79?  Unbelievable.  See this is why you can't get a Wii anywhere.  Amazon's been hoarding them all for this very event.  Up for grabs is your choice of 1000 Wii consoles at $79 each, 1000 40GB PS3 consoles at $139 each …
Discussion: Gizmodo and ParisLemon
Paul McIntyre / Sydney Morning Herald:
Revenue: one search Google won't answer  —  Karim Temsamani ... expecting a surge in online advertising to be sustained for two years.  —  GOOGLE's new Australasian boss has predicted a surging online advertising market for the next two years, challenging recent industry predictions of a slowdown in the booming sector for 2008.
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 …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Loopt extends location alerts  —  Loopt, which offers a mobile friend-finding service, has extended the reach of its application with a new feature that allows users to notify not just other Loopt users but any friend of their whereabouts via text or IM.  —  Starting Thursday the Loopt service …
Discussion: VentureBeat and All Points Blog
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Loopt May Be "Friending" More Mobile Networks
Discussion: Mashable!
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook: Who Else Wants to Invest at $15B?  No One?  —  It's been three weeks since Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg took a desperate Microsoft to the cleaners with a $15 billion valuation.  It's been 2.9 weeks since Forbes reported that Facebook had raised an additional $500 million from …
Discussion: WebProNews
Google Public Policy Blog:
Candidates at Google: Barack Obama  —  Posted by Andrew McLaughlin, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs  —  Barack Obama added another "first" to his already notable list yesterday: he became the first U.S. presidential candidate — and, I'm guessing, the first high-level elected official …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Obama Announces 'No Tech Policy Left Behind' Plan
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
PR Newswire:
Salesforce.com Announces Record Fiscal Third Quarter 2008 Results  —  Record Revenue and Operating Cash; Company Raises Outlook  —  Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM - News), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2007.
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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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Garmin, TomTom Settle One Fight, In Order To Concentrate On A Different Fight
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Who is Blogging and Why? Is the Blogosphere in a Digestion Phase?
Discussion: Valleywag and Blogging Pro
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Reverse engineering cracks Windows encryption
Discussion: WinBeta
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Modern PCs to challenge WWII codebreaker
Brent Evans / Zatz Not Funny!:
ZML: AllofMP3 for Movies
Discussion: BetaNews and Ars Technica
Verizon:
Verizon Delivers One-of-a-Kind NFL Network Experience to Verizon …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins Dismissal of Shareholder Backdating Suit
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Opens Affiliate Access to MP3, Unbox, OpenSocial and RSS
 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Jajah, Jangl Team Up. No Not Like That
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
MyOffice: Full Featured Groupware Tool on Facebook
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Powerline network throws down the gauntlet on Ethernet, 802.11n at 400Mbps
Discussion: WebProNews
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
BEA: Shares Slump As Oracle's Ellison Says The Stock Is Worth Less …
Blake Snow / PC World:
Xbox Originals Are Imperfect Says Microsoft
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
YouTube HD Coming Soon
Sydney Morning Herald:
Police swoop on 'hacker of the year'
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday …