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4:10 AM ET, November 27, 2007

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Wall Street Journal:
Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data  —  Google Inc. wants to offer consumers a new way to store their files on its hard drives, in a strategy that could accelerate a shift to Web-based computing and intensify the Internet company's competition with Microsoft Corp.
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
As Google readies "GDrive", will Microsoft lead, or follow?  —  Some seemingly non-news coming out of the Wall Street Journal tonight, saying that Google is readying their online storage product, commonly referred to as GDrive.  The Journal doesn't offer any really new information, saying only in the publicly accessible copy:
Business Wire:
Intuit to Acquire Homestead Technologies  —  Expanding Small Business Offerings to Include Web Site Creation and E-commerce Solutions  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Homestead Technologies Inc. …
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Jskitch / CEO Unplugged:
Intuit and Homestead join forces  —  Big news in the Homestead universe today!  We announced this afternoon that Homestead has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Intuit for a generous amount of cash.  You can read the standard-issue press release here.  It's expected to close early next year.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Intuit Finally Buys Homestead for $170m
Discussion: Mashable!
Nick / Rough Type:
Understanding Google  —  Any understanding of Google as a business has to begin, I'm convinced, in the idea of complementary goods.  In The Google Enigma, an article in the new issue of Strategy & Business, I argue that the wide scope of Google's interest and activity is a natural …
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screenshots And Details On Upcoming MySpace "News Feeds"  —  A Reuters article earlier today gave a few details on MySpace's upcoming "new feeds" product (which is what Facebook calls their similar product launched a year ago.  We spoke to MySpace and got a much deeper look at the product, as well as screenshots of how it will look.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Reuters:
MySpace plans Facebook-style news feeds  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's popular online social network, MySpace, plans to launch Facebook-style "news feeds" in the next 30 to 45 days, Fox Interactive Media President Peter Levinsohn said on Monday.  —  News feeds, which alert a user …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
MoveOn to Facebook: We caught you red-handed  —  Is there more to the controversy surrounding Facebook's "Beacon" ads?  MoveOn.org thinks so.  —  Last week, a feud began to brew between leftist activist group MoveOn.org and social-networking site Facebook concerning its "Beacon" advertisements …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Facebook Privacy Issue Won't Die
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
News Corp builds online ad network  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's (NWSa.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Internet division plans to launch an online network to sell advertising across Rupert Murdoch's sprawling empire and even to other media companies as early as the first half of next year.
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook  —  Columnist Cory Doctorow describes how Facebook and other social networks have built-in self-destructs: They make it easy for you to be found by the people you're looking to avoid.  —  Facebook's "platform" strategy has sparked much online debate and controversy.
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Xbox 360 Fall Update includes social networking features  —  The Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update will be upon us on December 4, and Microsoft has started releasing details about what we can expect from the patch.  Since Xbox Live has always been about the social experience of online play …
Discussion: Xbox.com, Gizmodo, TechCrunch and Engadget
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell's 15.4-inch XPS M1530 multimedia powerhouse available on-line  —  Thar she blows!  Dell's mysterious XPS M1530 is up live and dancing on Dell's Singapore site.  With any luck, she'll be struttin' that 15.4-inch, 1440 x 900 CCFL (not LED-backlit) display, HDMI-out and optional slot-loading Blu-ray Disc …
Discussion: Crave
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Has Innovative Overlay Ads from Adobe....and Beet.TV is in the Plan  —  YouTube, which recently introduced overlay advertising on the video clips of a limited number of select content publishers, including Ford Models and Beet.TV, is part of the big Adobe ad campaign media buy.
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Digg Blocked For "Bandwidth Theft"  —  It's hard to find anybody to agree with the logic, and certainly the only people that appear to be writing about it have done so to heap ridicule and scorn, but (apparently) the same person to bring us WhyFirefoxIsBlocked.com has now introduced WhyDiggIsBlocked.com.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Read/WriteWeb
 
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New York Magazine:
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Luke O'Brien / 02138mag.com:
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Discussion: VentureBeat and Valleywag
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nyko's Perfect Shot Wiimote accessory — less toy, more gun
Discussion: Gizmodo and 2dayBlog
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
YAHOO WORKING ON A UNIVERSAL IM APP
Discussion: Download Squad
Engadget:
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Discussion: Digg
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Zune 80 official battery test results
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 Earlier Items: 
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Universal Music Working Hard To Alienate Its Biggest Stars
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The next step in Digg clones
Discussion: ParisLemon and Compiler
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Can Firebrand Make Commercials Hot?
Discussion: Podcasting News and Mashable!
Chris Matyszczyk / Between the Lines:
Is Facebook banking that you're a beacon of egomania?
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Facebook: Opening the Doors Wider
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Rich Ericson / Computerworld:
Review: Sony's flash-based notebook — a road warrior's dream
Discussion: Slashdot
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple stores having 'gravitational pull' on mall shoppers - report