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6:50 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  —  Thanks to our partners at TechWeb, co-hosts of the Web 2.0 Summit along with O'Reilly Media, ReadWriteWeb is pleased to present ongoing video coverage of the event.  You can select sessions in the widget below, as they are released on video to ReadWriteWeb over the next couple of days.
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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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.
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
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
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.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
We're Gonna Have to Wait a Year for White Spaces  —  The votes have been cast, the winners and losers have spoken, and the euphoria of yesterday will now give way to the realization that a lot of hard work lies ahead.  We're not talking about the U.S. presidential race …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Street View Easter Egg  —  Google recently hinted at a new Easter Egg part of Google Maps Street View.  And it has surfaced now - it's called Street With a View.  From the project description:  —  On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team …
Seth Finkelstein / Guardian:
Google's copyright war will have open access advocates up in arms  —  When a proposed settlement was reached in a lawsuit by book publishers and authors against Google, it was a major event in the ongoing copyright wars.  The dispute has been emblematic of the issues involved …
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.
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.
 
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Rick C. Hodgin / TG Daily:
Intel phases out first 45 nm processors
Discussion: The Tech Report and SlashGear
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
AT&T Quickfire launching November 10
Discussion: Gizmodo, SlashPhone 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
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Palm shares sink on worries about capital
Discussion: Electronista and Engadget Mobile
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Headcount Grew 48% In Fiscal 2008 (AAPL)
Discussion: Jobwire and VentureBeat
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
RIM's Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Unboxed!
Discussion: BlackBerryNews.com and Engadget
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Gasses Up The Gulfstream Again
Discussion: MacBlogz and MacUser