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10:25 AM ET, November 28, 2007

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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Earth Heading Towards Extinction?  —  Google has announced two new features for Google Maps that mimic features in Google Earth, begging the question: is Google Earth on borrowed time?  —  The first new feature is the additional of terrain in Google Maps.
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Jess Lee / Google LatLong:
My Our Maps  —  The My Maps feature of Google Maps lets people create maps to share their hobbies and expertise with the world.  For example, a surfing enthusiast could map out their favorite surf spots or a surfing club could plot all the best beaches in Southern California.
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
There's No Money In The Long Tail of the Blogosphere  —  In 2004 Chris Anderson wrote an influential book called The Long Tail.  In it, he argued that the future of business is to sell less of more.  The main premise is that collectively, things that are in rather low demand can amount to quite large volumes.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Provides Details Of Anonymous Blogger In Israel (Updated)  —  Google has provided the IP address of an anonymous blogger to an Israeli court voluntarily as part of a defamation case.  —  The defamation case centers on allegations against three members of the Shaarei Tikva council posted on Blogger …
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globes.co.il:
In global precedent, Google to hand over blogger's IP address  —  An anonymous blogger using Google Blogger slandered Shaarei Tikva councilmen.  —  Noam Sharvit 27 Nov 07 13:22  —  In an unprecedented move, Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG) has agreed to supply the IP address of an Israeli blogger who used …
SANS Institute:
C2.  Office Software  —  C2.1 Description  —  This section includes vulnerabilities for office productivity suites that include e-mail clients, word processors, spreadsheet applications, document viewers and presentation applications.  Vulnerabilities in office products are typically exploited via the following attack vectors:
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Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Web apps, Office among top security headaches, says SANS  —  San Francisco - Web-based applications and security holes in Microsoft Office are among the biggest threats faced by Internet users today, according to the SANS Institute's annual security report.  —  Developers aren't using secure …
Discussion: Business Technology
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Future of the Web coming fast and furious  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Though the favorite metaphor to describe the Web has long been a highway, or for some, a "series of tubes," the man credited with inventing it all thinks of the Web more like the human mind.  —  "Lots of people are doing research around …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Source: Yes, LinkedIn and News Corp. are working on a deal  —  A rumor surfaced last week, in Techcrunch UK, that News Corp. is looking at buying business networking site LinkedIn.  —  A well-placed source has confirmed with us that these talks are serious.  LinkedIn has declined to comment.
Tom Simonite / New Scientist:
Cellphone's slosh and rattle reveal its contents  —  Cellphone users could soon tell when their handset is running low on juice or laden with new messages simply by reaching into their bag or pocket and giving it a quick shake.  —  A new system uses a phone's speaker and vibrator …
France 24:
iPhone is launched in France at 749 euros  —  The Apple iPhone handset, incorporating mobile phone, multimedia access and music functions, was to go on sale in France with a promotional blitz late on Wednesday, following European launches in Britain and Germany.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo and Engadget
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Steve Goldstein / MarketWatch:
IPhone to be launched in France Wednesday night
Inside Higher Ed:
When E-Mail Is Outsourced  —  In 1998, Dartmouth College was at the forefront of campus e-mail.  Its homegrown system, BlitzMail, reflected the college's reputation for being ahead of the curve on technology.  —  Dartmouth students still rely on BlitzMail today, downloading their messages …
Discussion: WebProNews and Slashdot
Wall Street Journal:
Google's Electricity Initiative  —  Web Firm to Invest  —  In Renewable Power,  —  Aims to Upend Coal  —  Google Inc. said it expects to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in efforts to make renewable electricity cheaper than power from coal-fired plants, aiming to hasten the deployment …
Discussion: BoomTown and IFTF's Future Now
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Google's Next Frontier: Renewable Energy
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
New effort to link 50M online media site users to Facebook, MySpace  —  Pluck, using Google OpenSocial APIs, to send user contributions to social networking pages  —  More than 50 million users of online communities operated by media companies like Gannett Co., Reuters Group PLC …
Discussion: ParisLemon
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Gets Serious About Finance  —  AOL Money and Finance has been around almost as long as AOL itself - forever in Internet time.  But they've sat on the sidelines as Yahoo periodically updated their own property, and Google launched their own competing site.
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Cable Industry Wins Compromise on F.C.C. Plans  —  In the face of a lobbying blitzkrieg by the cable television industry, the Federal Communications Commission drastically scaled back Tuesday evening a proposal by the agency's chairman to more tightly regulate the industry.
 
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InfoWorld:
Rambus aims for 1-terabyte bandwidth
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Cell phone college class opens in Japan
Discussion: IntoMobile
Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
Wii selling well, but not at record rate
Gail Schiller / Reuters:
"30 Rock" rolls ads into story lines
Discussion: Gizmodo
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Even Microsoft Execs Are Confused About 'Vista Capable' Claims
Kevin Gibbons / PPC & SEO Blog:
Guide to Creating a Google AdWords Campaign Template
BBC:
Europeans hang up on fixed lines
Discussion: All About Symbian
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Plaxo now syncs with Windows Mobile contacts and calendar
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS TWO LCD BUSINESS PROJECTORS FOR "LARGER-VENUE" APPLICATIONS
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Ubergizmo
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Highly Open Participation Contest: Horrible Name, Good Idea
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Ensure a Fast Internet Connection When You Need It [Feature]
Discussion: Digg
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Social Design Reading List
Discussion: BlueBlog
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Update: Subverted search sites lead to massive malware attack in progress
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Online Video Ranking: MSN/Live Surge, Competitors Sink
 

 
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