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12:15 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.
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
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: Gizmodo
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 …
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 …
France unveils anti-piracy plan
Discussion: IP Democracy and
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: Dan Blank, Mashable!, Got Zune? and Slashdot
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
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
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 …
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!
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
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.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
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ASUS eeePC: First impressions and GPL violations