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1:50 PM ET, November 22, 2007

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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.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Tim Berners-Lee: From World Wide Web to Giant Global Graph  —  On this Thanksgiving morning in the U.S., the Facebook Beacon storm continues to rage (Techmeme).  It's simply growing pains for the social graph.  In fact, the social graph (which Mark Zuckerberg defines as the network …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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.
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
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?
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.
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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.
Alice Miles / Times of London:
The Word is out: Microsoft will face online fight on core software  —  The co-founder of Hotmail, the web-based e-mail service bought by Microsoft for $400 million a decade ago, is challenging the American software giant's core $20 billion (£9.7 billion) office desktop business.
Discussion: Channel 9
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 …
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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 …
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.
Discussion: All Facebook and Tech~Surf~Blog
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!
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 …
 
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Data Leak in Britain Affects 25 Million
Discussion: The Open Road
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
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Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
YouTube, MySpace and California's D.M.V.
Discussion: Mashable!
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
PickyPirate: Metacritic Meets BitTorrent