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4:25 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, CNET News.com and Gizmodo
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Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Apple issues an early fix for Leopard...  I've heard some complaints from a few folks about problems with Apple's new Leopard operating system, including some who have had trouble upgrading.  I don't know how extensive these problems are but it's interesting that Apple has quickly come up with a new version of the operating system.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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?
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
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 …
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.
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Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Modern PCs to challenge WWII codebreaker
Discussion: Computerworld
Roy Mark / eWEEK.com:
Obama Promises Federal Technology Czar  —  The candidate says he'll put government data online in universally accessible formats.  —  Sen. Barack Obama said on Nov. 14 if he is elected to the presidency next year he would appoint the country's first chief technology officer to guarantee …
Discussion: Computerworld
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Obama Announces 'No Tech Policy Left Behind' Plan
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.
Maciej / Surfin' Safari:
Ten New Things in WebKit 3  —  Lately we've been talking about a lot of great new features in the latest development trunk of WebKit - features like web fonts, client-side database storage, CSS transforms and CSS animation.  These features will likely make it to an official release someday.
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 …
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.
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.
Verizon:
Verizon Delivers One-of-a-Kind NFL Network Experience to Verizon Broadband and TV Customers  —  Live Webcasts of NFL Thursday and Saturday Night Football Games, Available Through Any Broadband Connection, Puts Fans in Virtual Control Booth; Choice of Camera Feeds — Plus Chat, Game Statistics, Highlights and More
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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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Loopt extends location alerts
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Reverse engineering cracks Windows encryption
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Brent Evans / Zatz Not Funny!:
ZML: AllofMP3 for Movies
Discussion: BetaNews and Ars Technica
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins Dismissal of Shareholder Backdating Suit
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
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 Earlier Items: 
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Joost launches commercial widgets. Coke, anyone?
Discussion: Contentinople and Mashable!
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Powerline network throws down the gauntlet on Ethernet, 802.11n at 400Mbps
Discussion: WebProNews
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Exclusive: Viddler Launches Innovative Video Monetization Plan
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
YouTube HD Coming Soon
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Microsoft stuffs Sage with free accounts software
Discussion: InfoWorld
Christine Wilhelmy / Apple:
Apple Releases Final Cut Express 4
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Stealth-mode app turns InBox 2.0 into Life 2.0
AMD:
AMD Unleashes Enthusiast Gaming Performance for the Masses …