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11:45 AM ET, November 22, 2007

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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Rumour: News Corp to buy LinkedIn  —  [Get the RSS feed or see right for the newsletter.  Digg this story.  Got a story?  Get in touch]  —  An unconfirmed rumour has reached me via a reliable source that LinkedIn is in talks with media giant News Corporation over a possible buyout in January 2008.
David Pogue / New York Times:
An E-Book Reader That Just May Catch On  —  You've got to have a lot of nerve to introduce an electronic book reader in 2007.  —  Sure, the idea has appeal: an e-reader lets you carry hundreds of books, search or jump to any spot in the text and bump up the type size when your eyes get tired.
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Danny Bradbury / Guardian:   Can Amazon's Kindle e-book wean us off paper?
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Is Facebook Really Ruining Christmas?  —  Political action and consumer advocacy organization MoveOn this week launched a public campaign against Facebook's new Project Beacon advertising system (our coverage).  MoveOn characterizes the ad system as "a huge invasion of privacy" …
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Mario Sundar / Marketing Nirvana:
Facebook Beacon lights a firestorm in a teacup?  —  Summary: Beacon lights a fire storm of privacy issues — Word-of-mouth marketing or misplaced advertising?  — Why Matthew Ingram and Justin Smith are wrong on the Beacon issue  —  Moveon.org is targeting Facebook Beacon as an invasion of privacy …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft: XP contains random number generator bug  —  Microsoft admits recently discovered Windows 2000 flaw exists in XP too  —  Windows XP, Microsoft's most popular operating system, sports the same encryption flaws that Israeli researchers recently disclosed in Windows 2000, Microsoft officials confirmed late Tuesday.
Discussion: Slashdot
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Computerworld:
Microsoft confirms that XP contains random number generator bug
Discussion: Neowin.net and WinBeta
Computerworld:   One year later: Did Vista's focus on security pay off?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Thanksgiving 2007 from Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, Dogpile & The Search Industry  —  Today is one of my most favorite holidays, Thanksgiving!  This will probably be our only post today, but I wanted to share the logos and search forum threads from around the search industry.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Thanksgiving Search Engine Logos & Off For The Day  —  Search Engine Land is taking the Thanksgiving holiday off, and best wishes to all those celebrating today.  We'll be back with regular coverage tomorrow.  Search engines are celebrating with special logos like those above.
Discussion: InsideGoogle and Download Squad
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Feedster Quietly Dies... So Which Blog Search Engine Do You Use?
Discussion: Mike Rowehl
Nick / Rough Type:
Is the social graph Web 3.0?  —  Well, it looks like there'll be no escaping the "social graph" term.  World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, in a blog post last evening, not only bestowed his blessing on the social graph but elevated it to the capitalized Social Graph, a sign that we have a New Paradigm on our hands.
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Timbl / Decentralized Information Group …:
Giant Global Graph  —  Well, it has been a long time since the last blog.  So many topics, so little time.  Some talks, a couple of Design Issues articles, but no blog.  To dissipate the worry of expectation of quality, I resolve to lower the bar.  More about what I had for breakfast.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Stealing Googlers At An Alarming Rate  —  Facebook and Google have been competing with each over more than just social networking.  Facebook is growing from 300ish employees today to 700 next year.  And the best place to get good engineers and others is Google …
Royal Pingdom:
Microsoft's social network clocking the most downtime  —  Social networks are more popular than ever, and are flourishing in the Web 2.0 era.  With their huge user numbers, it is very important for these websites to have a high availability.  For the largest social networks …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Replaces Video Link with Products Link  —  Google on their global homepage replaced the top-left link to Google Video with a link to Google Product Search, the former Froogle.  These navigational links are not consistent throughout Google's services, so the change isn't visible everywhere.
Discussion: Mashable!
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Giving Thanks for...Facebook?  —  In this season of giving thanks, Netizens feel grateful for the sense of connectedness and reconnectedness brought by online social networks.  The big news, after all, isn't that our Facebook profiles will soon turn into virtual Tupperware parties but rather that we can use them to stay in touch.
Times of India:
Sony to introduce Playstation phone  —  20 Nov, 2007, 1645 hrs IST,Ritwik Donde, TNN  —  MUMBAI: Watch out Apple and Google, Sony may just surprise the world with a 'Playstation Phone'.  The Japanese company is toying with the idea of developing a 'Playstation phone' that will combine …
 
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Lloyd Shepherd / Telegraph Blogs:
A post from 2020 (4)  —  Lloyd Shepherd is guest blogging for Shane Richmond.
Discussion: Virtual Economics
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple on track to sell 25 million iPods this quarter
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
YouTube, MySpace and California's D.M.V.
Discussion: Mashable!
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Bizarre politics of the Google-DoubleClick deal
Discussion: The 463
Stephen Shankland / Crave:
Canon updates EOS 40D firmware
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
PickyPirate: Metacritic Meets BitTorrent
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
Google U.S. Web search share jumps to 58.5 percent
Discussion: WebProNews
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Guitar Hero is playing our song
Discussion: Kotaku and GamesIndustry.biz
BBC:
T-Mobile to open up iPhone sales
Discussion: textually.org and PalmAddicts
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Where in the world is Ray Ozzie?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Visualizing Social Software Best Practices: Three Approaches
Discussion: roots.lab
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Hands-on with Optimus Maximus (at last!)
Discussion: Channel 9, Tech Blog and Digg