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2:10 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" …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
With Google's My Location, Who Needs a GPS?  —  Despite all the hoopla around location-based services, the fact of the matter is that a mere 15 percent of handsets have a built-in Global Positioning System.  Given Google's recent wireless push, one shouldn't be surprised that Google is releasing …
Discussion: MobHappy
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google Maps for mobile gains location-seeking abilities sans GPS
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google Gadgets go cross-platform  —  Google is adding support for Google Gadgets in its Google Desktop for the Mac software.  Google Gadgets, as you probably know, are mini applications with dynamic content that offer quick access for things like newsfeeds and to-do lists.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Google Desktop for Mac gains Google Gadget support
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.
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CNN:
LinkedIn CEO: We'd only sell for "a helluva lot"
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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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
TiVo and Nero developing DVR software for the PC  —  TiVo, the company that has become pretty much synonymous with the idea of the digital video recorder plans to create a PC version of the software it uses on set top boxes.  —  The company is partnering with Nero to develop the software.
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVo & Nero Collaborate on PC DVR Software
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Podcasting News
John Oates / The Register:
Novell vs SCO will go to court after all  —  Watch online now - The findings of The Register's Virtualization Study  —  Novell has succeeded in getting a court to lift SCO's Chapter 11 immunity from legal action, meaning the firm's IP spat can go to trial.
Discussion: Open Source
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:   Novell-SCO case finally heading to trial
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.
Google Blogoscoped:
What the Google Intranet Looks Like  —  What do around 16,000 Google employees stare at in the morning when they've arrived at the office?  They might be looking at Moma, the name for the Google intranet.  The meaning of the name of "Moma" is a mystery even to some of the employees working on it …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Joe Duck
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Don't Discount Apple's Bid for a Blockbuster Holiday  —  On Black Friday, wifey and I took the kids to San Francisco's Union Square to see the tree-lighting ceremony — but we ended up in the nearby Apple Store buying yet another iPod.  —  I'd wanted to avoid the store — all stores in fact …
 
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