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11:20 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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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps for Mobile Shows Your Location  —  The latest version of Google Maps for mobile phones has a new feature called "my location".  Instead of having to enter your location, Google Maps is able to find it.  If your phone has GPS support the location detection should be very good …
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: PDA and 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 as part of a defamation case, according to the Globes Online.  —  The defamation case centers on allegations against three members …
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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 …
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: eWEEK.com and Business Technology
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SANS Institute:   C2. Office Software
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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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Cable escapes stricter FCC rules, for now
Discussion: IP Democracy
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.
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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 …
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 …
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
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.
Core Security:
LOTUS NOTES BUFFER OVERFLOW IN THE LOTUS WORKSHEET FILE PROCESSOR  —  Core Security Technologies - CoreLabs Advisory  —  ADVISORY INFORMATION  —  Title: Lotus Notes buffer overflow in the Lotus WorkSheet file processor  —  Advisory URL:  —  Date of last update: 2007-11-27  —  Vendors contacted: IBM Corp.
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: Susan Mernit's Blog and ParisLemon
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF "Test Your ISP" Project  —  In May 2007, Comcast began engaging in protocol-specific interference with the activities of its subscribers.  When confronted by users and by EFF, Comcast responded with denials and answers that told less than the whole story.
Discussion: WebProNews and p2pnet
 
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Jie Shao / Google LatLong:
Another way to take in the view
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Software Above the Level of a Single Device
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Music Search Engines Tread Fine Legal Line
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Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
PeekYou announces a new way to search Google!
Discussion: Mashable!
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Don't Discount Apple's Bid for a Blockbuster Holiday
BBC:
Carphone misleading over iPhone
InfoWorld:
Rambus aims for 1-terabyte bandwidth
Gail Schiller / Reuters:
"30 Rock" rolls ads into story lines
Discussion: Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Gets Serious About Finance
BBC:
Europeans hang up on fixed lines
Discussion: All About Symbian
Wall Street Journal:
Google's Electricity Initiative
Discussion: BoomTown and IFTF's Future Now
Cynthia Johnston / Reuters:
YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Online Video Ranking: MSN/Live Surge, Competitors Sink