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9:15 PM ET, November 23, 2007


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Sridhar / Zoho Blogs:
The 1% Problem  —  Sabeer Bhatia, of HotMail fame, launched Live Documents, on online office suite today.  In the news coverage, this snippet caught my attention: … Here is Guy Kawasaki's The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs and number 11 (sic) on that list is:
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Live Documents enters the Office suite ring  —  Sabeer Bhatia was the co-founder of Hotmail, the Web email service Microsoft acquired for $400 million in 1998.  Now, Bhatia wants to bite the hand that fed him.  He formed a new company, InstaColl, and is joining Zoho, ThinkFree, Google …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Yahoo to launch MyM "social messaging" site [Scoop]  —  Yahoo has launched, in an invitation-only trial, MyM, a "social messaging" service.  How many social networks does one company need?  Nowhere are Yahoo's scattershot efforts more evident than in this field.
Discussion: TechFold, PDA and Mashable!
France unveils anti-piracy plan  —  French web users caught pirating movies or music could soon be thrown offline.  —  Those illegally sharing files will face the loss of their net access thanks to a newly-created anti-piracy body granted the wide-ranging powers.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
How To Solve Facebook's Beacon Problem  —  The controversy over Facebook's Beacon program, which publicizes your purchases and activities on other sites to your Facebook friends, isn't going away.  It doesn't matter how many Facebook users are actually upset by Beacon: This is an easy …
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
Why Microsoft's Zune is Still Failing  —  Daniel Eran Dilger  —  Last winter, I detailed why Microsoft's iPod Killer would fail miserably.  This year, Microsoft will fail again, but for a new set of reasons.  It is not obvious that the company has figured this out itself.
Discussion: Mashable!, Got Zune? and Slashdot
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Will Digg-News Corp. deal include Revision3?  [Rumormonger]  —  Though the timing of Digg's deal with the Wall Street Journal was coincidental, we're told, it has sparked a new wave of whispers that News Corp. might be taking another look at the headline-voting site.
Discussion: and ParisLemon
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Nokia N810: unboxing and first impressions  —  My shiny new Nokia N810 Internet Tablet was delivered yesterday.  After fondling it for most of the day, I'm relatively impressed.  The N810 is a bit smaller than the N800, which makes it more comfortable to use and easier to tote around in a pocket.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Shady Secrets of Going Viral on YouTube  —  Remember when we wrote jokingly about how to "Master Viral Video Advertising in 3 Easy Steps," concluding that there wasn't any such simple formula?  —  Well, a Stanford graduate student named Dan Ackerman Greenberg has a different take, but it's not pretty.
PC Pro:
Skype "could have saved London numbers"  —  Internet telephony firm Skype could have kept the London numbers it stripped from customers this week for only a modest fee.  —  Yesterday, we revealed how the company had angered hundreds of its customers by suddenly withdrawing their 0207 numbers.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Vista's SideShow coming to Windows Mobile devices?  —  Word on the street (er, internet) is that Microsoft's oft-ignored Vista component, SideShow, could be making its official way to your favorite Windows Mobile-flavored device before long.  If you'll recall, SideShow acts as a kind of mini-OS …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
MPAA University 'Toolkit' Raises Privacy Concerns  —  The Motion Picture of Association of America is urging some of the nation's largest universities to deploy custom software designed to pinpoint students who may be using the schools' networks to illegally download pirated movies.
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
OLPC extends "Give One, Get One" program to December 31  —  When the OLPC Association launched its two-week "Get One, Give One" initiative on November 12, it wasn't clear how the market would respond.  Prior to the initiative's launch, the OLPC had been a fascinating demonstration of hardware …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Divshare To DeadPool  —  Divshare, a startup we lightly praised, has apparently put its domain name and service up for sale.  —  Generally putting your service up for sale on a random domain name forum is one step above just shutting it down.  It means you see no real hope for growth …
Discussion: Download Squad
Charles Arthur / Guardian Unlimited:
Forgotten your password?  Google can find it for you.  Unfortunately  —  There's a certain amount of crowing associated with hacking the blog of a security team - which might be why a hacker, apparently Russian, broke into the blog of the Cambridge University security team at the Light Blue Touchpaper blog.
Discussion: and TechSpot News
Rafat Ali /
Diller Says IAC Will Invest As Much As $100 Million in China  —  IAC, (NSDQ: IACI) now split into five groups, will invest as much as $100 million in China to build a new Internet business there and will bring in, said Barry Diller, speaking to reporters in Beijing today.
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Cellphone Tracking Powers on Request
Discussion: Digg
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Go get your free Halo theme for Guitar Hero 3 on Xbox Live
Discussion: CNET
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Manage Those Holiday Gift Cards With Leverage
Discussion: Consumer Reports
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Facebook takes some hits from for violating privacy …
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Why is the iPlayer a multi million pound disaster?
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
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Staska / PC JOINT:
MultiTouch 2.0 comes to Apple computers
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
The BIG iPod touch review
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Real Online Competition: The Right to Exit
Discussion: WebProNews
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mark Cuban to ISPs: block all P2P traffic; Ars to Cuban: um, no
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Update On One Of Google's Paid Links Info Pages?
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
Japanese Researchers Recycle Old Cell Phone Parts into PCs [Recycled Parts]
Discussion: Tech Digest
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
O2 has Wigan-sized iPhone problem
Discussion: broadstuff