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6:20 AM ET, November 6, 2008

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Web 2.0 Summit: a conversation with venture capitalist John Doerr  —  Journalist John Heileman is interviewing John Doerr on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit.  His first question: Who should Barack Obama name as chief technology officer for the U.S. government?  —  Doerr said there are three …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Cheerful Gloom From Mary Meeker  —  Nobody can show more in less time than Mary Meeker, the technology and Internet analyst at Morgan Stanley.  —  In the first session of the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Ms. Meeker terrified the audience with the prospects of the coming recession, then offered a vision of ultimate redemption.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Video Coverage of Web 2.0 Summit
Discussion: Christine.net and O'Reilly Radar
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Jerry Yang: I'm a fighter  —  Yang (left) and Battelle on Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Summit.  —  (Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET News)  —  SAN FRANCISCO—This hasn't been the best year for a lot of people in the tech industry.  But nobody can argue that Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang hasn't had a particularly rough time.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Yahoo CEO Yang disappointed Google didn't fight harder for search deal
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Yahoo tells Microsoft: ‘Buy us’
Discussion: Neowin.net
AppleInsider:
Apple tells Mac mini fan to hang in there  —  Apple appears to be taking its policing of the rumor mill to the phones, in one case dialing a customer who expressed concern over Internet reports on the Mac mini's fate to assure him the situation would be addressed in due time.
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft lays out more Windows 7 features  —  At its WinHec conference in Los Angeles today, Microsoft laid out a host of what it deemed as “fundamental” improvements in its next operating system, Windows 7, when compared to Vista.  —  A boot up test pitting Vista and 7 at this morning's keynote
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YouTube Blog:
New Features for the YouTube Embeddable Video  —  You don't have to be on the YouTube site to watch videos.  The YouTube player can be added to virtually any website, giving website creators and web surfers infinite access to the YouTube library.  With close to 44 percent …
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Obama Picks High-Tech and Washington Veteran to Transition Team  —  A veteran of Internet business operations and Washington tech policy was named to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, a move that could signal the prominence of high-tech policy in the new administration.
Discussion: VentureBeat, CircleID and Guardian
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Cuts 10% Of Staff  —  We've just heard from LinkedIn that the Sequoia-backed business network will be cutting 36 of 370 employees, or around 10% of the company.  LinkedIn is saying that some of these employees will be reassigned to new roles (though the company won't comment on how many new roles there will be).
Newsweek:
Hackers and Spending Sprees … The computer systems of both the Obama and McCain campaigns were victims of a sophisticated cyberattack by an unknown “foreign entity,” prompting a federal investigation, NEWSWEEK reports today.  —  At the Obama headquarters in midsummer …
Kate Bulkley / Guardian:
Movie star in the making: China's answer to YouTube  —  With 12 million users a day, Gary Wang's Tudou is the biggest video sharing site in China - and it's set to get much, much bigger  —  If the world thought that the PC and mobile phone had revolutionised the way we live our lives …
Discussion: Gizmodo and WatchingTV Online
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Once Thought Safe, WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Is Cracked  —  Security researchers say they've developed a way to partially crack the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard used to protect data on many wireless networks.  —  The attack, described as the first practical attack on WPA …
Sophos:
Barack Obama exploited in malware spam attack  —  Many Americans will have woken up today with a headache - either from celebrating the victory of Barack Obama or drowning their sorrows at John McCain's loss of the White House.  —  One thing is clear though - malware authors haven't been slow reacting …
Google Public Policy Blog:
Ending our agreement with Yahoo!  —  In June we announced an advertising agreement with Yahoo! that gave Yahoo! the option of using Google to provide ads on its websites (and its publisher partners' sites) in the U.S. and Canada.  At the same time, both companies agreed to delay implementation …
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Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
An Exclusive Look at the CTL 2go Tablet (or Intel Classmate Netvertible)  —  Back in August, at the Intel Developer's Forum we got a first look at the early Classmate tablet or “netvertible.”  At the time, Intel detailed that they would be brought to market by OEMS at the end of 2008.
Discussion: Liliputing and GottaBeMobile.com
Randi Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
The Spirit of Democracy  —  It was an extraordinary day.  —  Election Day in the U.S. brought Americans to the polls in record numbers.  The election of Barack Obama as America's 44th President was both historic and emotional.  It was an unforgettable finish to the campaign …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
MySpace Music CEO Debuting Tomorrow?  —  MySpace's very, very long search for someone to run the social network's new music site is just about over: A person familiar with the situation says the company has just about wrapped up negotiations with Courtney Holt, who heads up digital music at Viacom's (VIA) MTV.
Double Fine Action:
Just One More Grim Thing  —  In a temporary fit of Cake-induced Grim nostalgia, I dug up the old puzzle document for the game.  It's 72 pages long and this file is 2.3M so it's not for the faint of heart, or low of bandwidth.  Click on this picture to check out the pdf version.  —  Things I noticed:
Discussion: Kotaku and bit-tech.net
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
An Obama presidency: Good, bad news for technology  —  When Barack Obama becomes president in January with a strongly Democratic Congress, he'll have the chance to push a technology policy that relies more on government subsidy and regulation than that of his immediate predecessor.
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
GBM InkShow: Windows 7 Running on a LS800 Tablet PC  —  When Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would be able to run on cpu, memory, and resolution challenged devices like Netbooks, I couldn't wait to give Windows 7 Ultimate a try on a old, and cpu challenged, Tablet PC …
Discussion: SlashGear
Sarahintampa / Channel 10:
Photosynth Comes To Live Maps  —  There's a new feature now available on Live Maps: Photosynth!  The Microsoft Live Labs technology, Photosynth, which launched publicly back in August, allows you take your photos and turn them into rich, 3-D experiences.  Now, with the new Live Maps integration …
Discussion: LiveSide
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple delays entry MacBook Air untill after Thanksgiving  —  Apple is apologizing to customers this week who had placed orders for its new entry-level NVIDIA-based MacBook Airs, explaining that due to an unforeseen issue, it's unlikely to deliver those systems until shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Electronista:
SanDisk tech promises 100x faster SSD writes  —  SanDisk on Wednesday said it has developed a way to eliminate one of the few performance bottlenecks of solid-state drives.  A new flash file system known as ExtremeFFS uses a page-based method that no longer ties the logical location of data on the drive to its physical space.
 
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
We're Gonna Have to Wait a Year for White Spaces
Discussion: InfoWorld, Tech Beat and CircleID
Rick C. Hodgin / TG Daily:
Intel phases out first 45 nm processors
Discussion: The Tech Report and SlashGear
Seth Finkelstein / Guardian:
Google's copyright war will have open access advocates up in arms
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
AT&T Quickfire launching November 10
Discussion: SlashPhone, Gizmodo and Crave
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
AMD Slashes Another 500 Jobs to Save Costs
Discussion: CNET News
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Video Startup Veoh Cuts 18% of Staff
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Headcount Grew 48% In Fiscal 2008 (AAPL)
Discussion: Jobwire and VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
RIM's Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Unboxed!
Discussion: BlackBerryNews.com and Engadget
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Street View Easter Egg
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Gasses Up The Gulfstream Again
Discussion: MacBlogz and MacUser