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12:45 PM ET, November 28, 2007

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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 …
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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.
Google:
Google Announces Launch of Google Maps for Mobile With "My Location" Technology  —  Google today announced the release of version 2.0 of Google Maps for mobile, its innovative and widely used mobile mapping and local search application.  New in v2.0 is a beta version of Google's "My Location" …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:   Google Maps for Mobile adds 'My Location' feature
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, Beet.TV, PDA and Jim Kukral
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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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 …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVo & Nero Collaborate on PC DVR Software  —  This can't be good news for Beyond TV, SageTV, and ReplayTV... TiVo's entering the PC software DVR market (!) with Nero at an unspecified time and price.  A few years ago, perhaps before current CEO Tom Rogers took the helm …
Discussion: Engadget and last100
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
TiVo Fiddles with Nero to Build PC DVR [DVRs]
Discussion: Download Squad
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
AT&T quietly rolls out reasonably-priced unbundled DSL  —  Over the past month, AT&T has quietly started to offer reasonably priced unbundled "naked" DSL Internet service to customers around the country.  The company's website makes no mention of the service, nor do its Internet phone sales …
Discussion: DSLreports
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 and eWEEK.com
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C2. Office Software
Discussion: Between the Lines
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.
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 …
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.
BBC:
Carphone misleading over iPhone  —  Staff at the UK's biggest mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse, have been caught misleading customers about Apple's popular iPhone handset.  —  Undercover researchers from BBC One's Watchdog found staff made false claims about what would happen if a phone was stolen and hadn't been insured.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Is CondéNet's Web Approach Paying Off?  —  CondéNet today plans to announce it has struck a deal to distribute videos from its various Web sites, which cover topics such as food and travel, via YouTube.  It is the latest in a string of partnerships for the digital division …
 
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Gadgets go cross-platform
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Hearst-Argyle Television and Google Begin Reseller Agreement
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Reuters:
iSuppli: Intel still top chipmaker in '07, AMD drops
Discussion: Ars Technica
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Novell-SCO case finally heading to trial
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Hands On: Zonbu's Data Syncing Linux Notebook [Zonbu Notebook]
Google Blogoscoped:
What the Google Intranet Looks Like
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF "Test Your ISP" Project
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Software Above the Level of a Single Device
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PeekYou announces a new way to search Google!
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Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Cable Industry Wins Compromise on F.C.C. Plans
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Gets Serious About Finance
BBC:
Europeans hang up on fixed lines
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
New effort to link 50M online media site users to Facebook, MySpace