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8:45 PM ET, November 24, 2007


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Refugees May Be Heading To Mixx  —  New startup Mixx, which went in to private beta just two months ago, may be finding itself with the right product at the right time.  Digg users, including top contributors, are showing an increasing amount of frustration with the Digg community, and many are leaving.
Chris Cadelago / San Francisco Chronicle:
Forget MTV - Apple's iPod ads are the new music-star makers  —  Nick Haley took just 30 minutes to pluck the Brazilian band CSS from obscurity and hurl it into the national spotlight.  —  In September, Haley paired the band's dance-pop song "Music is My Hot, Hot Sex" with his 30-second amateur video …
Discussion: and Gizmodo
Francois Murphy / Reuters:
France set to cut Web access for music, film pirates  —  PARIS (Reuters) - Internet users in France who frequently download music or films illegally risk losing Web access under a new anti-piracy system unveiled on Friday.  —  The three-way pact between Internet service providers …
Windows XP SP3 Yields Performance Gains  —  After a disappointing showing by Windows Vista SP1 (see previous post), we were pleasantly surprised to discover that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (v.3244) delivers a measurable performance boost to this aging desktop OS.
Arne Hess / the::unwired:
DEVELOPMENT: Is Windows Vista SideShow finally coming to Windows Mobile?  —  It's been a while that we talked about Microsoft's Windows Vista SideShow feature and while SideShow is still not too popular, finally there are some good chances we might see it officially coming to Windows Mobile as well.
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 …
Discussion: Channel 9
USA Today:
Despite filters, tidal wave of spam bears down on e-mailers  —  "Two years from now, spam will be solved."  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Why, in 2007, is spam worse than ever?  Let exasperated consumers count the ways: PDF spam.  MP3 spam.  Pump-and-dump spam.  E-card spam.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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.
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:
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 …
Dusan / IntoMobile:
Opera Mini 4 surpasses one million downloads!  —  We at IntoMobile love Opera Mini.  And no, we're not surprised to see other people loving it as well.  —  As of November 7, when Opera Software officially launched the final version of Opera Mini 4, more than one million people downloaded the free Java-based mobile browser.
Discussion: Gadgetell
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: ParisLemon and
Craig Rubens / NewTeeVee:
Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Videoblogger  —  Not sure what to get that lonely videoblogger in your life for the upcoming holidays?  NewTeeVee has rounded up a collection of goodies the YouTubers of your world probably don't have.  — Kit Dynamism has teamed up with …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
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, Mashable! and PDA
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Divshare To DeadPool  —  Divshare, a startup we lightly praised …
Discussion: Download Squad
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
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