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8:25 AM ET, November 10, 2008

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New York Times:
MGM to Post Full Films on YouTube  —  SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube is by far the world's biggest stage for online video.  But in some ways Hulu is stealing the show.  —  With critical plaudits and advertising dollars flowing to Hulu, the popular online hub for television shows and feature films …
Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:
Netbooks: An opportunity for Windows, and a threat to Linux  —  The netbook revolution is upon us.  Less than a year ago, the cheap, Atom-powered mini-laptops were a novelty.  Now they are shaking up the regular laptop industry.  Netbooks are taking marketshare and mindshare, thanks in large part to their low prices.
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Memo to Intel: Netbooks morphing into notebooks  —  Looking for signs that netbooks are catching on?  And even morphing into notebooks?  Here's a few.  —  Netbooks were the big end-user gadget on display at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference conference that ended Friday.
ABCNEWS:
Firefox on Your Cell Phone  —  Can Fennec, Mozilla's New Mobile Browser, Compete?  —  In addition, Mozilla designers have incorporated what they call the Awesome Bar—the smart address bar from the desktop version of Firefox that guesses which page a user wants when she types a letter or two …
Discussion: Unwired View and Boy Genius Report
James Randerson / Guardian:
MP3 headphones can deactivate pacemakers, study shows  —  Magnetic interference from iPod headphones could pose a risk to patients with surgically implanted heart monitoring devices, according to a study involving 60 pacemaker and defibrillator patients.  —  Interference from MP3 player headphones …
Discussion: p2pnet
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Marilynn Marchione / Associated Press:
Music headphones can interfere with heart devices
Discussion: Gizmodo and Reuters
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Trouble Returns to the Land of Telecom  —  The credit crunch and the slowing economy is beginning to impact everyone from mobile phone makers to phone companies.  The economic woes are now spreading to other parts of the telecom food chain, taking down everyone from equipment makers to chip companies.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Obama's CTO: Watch out for the turf wars  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt is out of the running for the chief technology officer (CTO) position that the Obama administration is planning to create.  In an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Schmidt said, “I love working at Google and I'm very happy …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Digg Dudes' Web Studio Revision3: Layoffs Last Month, But Ad Sales Are Up  —  Last month, Web video studio/distributor Revision3 said the plummeting economy had caused it to cut staff and stop making and distributing some of its shows.  Today, the company has a different message it wants to get out: Things are great!
Discussion: Beet.TV and Gadgetell
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: AdMeld Taps Former FIM Exec Barrett As CEO; Completes $7M First Round  —  Online ad optimizer AdMeld has named former Fox Interactive Media and AOL exec Michael Barrett to the new post of CEO.  Barrett left FIM (NYSE: NWS) amid an executive shake-up last April.
Discussion: PE Hub News
David Carr / New York Times:
How Obama Tapped Into Social Networks' Power  —  In February 2007, a friend called Marc Andreessen, a founder of Netscape and a board member of Facebook, and asked if he wanted to meet with a man with an idea that sounded preposterous on its face.  —  Always game for something new …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Google Signs a Deal to e-Publish Out-of-Print Books  —  PARIS — Long after other media joined the digital revolution, book publishers clung to the reassuringly low-tech tools of printing press, paper and ink.  —  But now the world of books is starting to go digital, too.
Discussion: TeleRead and Social Media
Patrick Smith / paidContent:
FT.com Relaunching This Week: Pink Front Page, New Name Target ‘Obsessive’ Users  —  FT.com will tomorrow roll out the latest installment of its long-term web redesign with a pink front page and a region-specific homepage for its growing Middle East audience (preview here).
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes to finally add another major label's DRM-free music?  —  Apple has digital rights management (DRM)-free music for sale in its iTunes store under the name iTunes Plus, but the selection is weak when compared to the likes of the AmazonMP3 store.  While Amazon has all of the major labels supplying …
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Chris Mellor / The Register:
EMC's cloud technology erupts into view
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Sun Expands ‘Open’ Storage Line
Discussion: The Register
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth opens up on mobility and design
Scott Morrison / Wall Street Journal:
Technology Options Sink
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
John Markoff / New York Times:
Internet Attacks Grow More Potent
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
WPA Not Cracked, But Still Vulnerable
 Earlier Items: 
Marc Weber Tobias / CNET News:
Forensic tool detects pornography in the workplace
Discussion: Neowin.net
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Piracy Leads to Less Crap says BitTorrent Co-founder
Discussion: broadstuff and digg.com
Edible Apple:
What's the most downloaded catalog song in iTunes history?
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Reality For Startups: Bye Bye Buyers?
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beyond Search