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5:50 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 …
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 …
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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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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 …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Internet Attacks Grow More Potent  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Attackers bent on shutting down large Web sites — even the operators that run the backbone of the Internet — are arming themselves with what are effectively vast digital fire hoses capable of overwhelming the world's largest networks, according to a new report on online security.
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.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth opens up on mobility and design  —  The Ubuntu developer community conducted a series of public tutorials and discussions on IRC last week during Ubuntu Open Week.  The event attracted many enthusiastic Ubuntu users and contributors as well as other members of the open source software community.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Reality For Startups: Bye Bye Buyers?  —  PaidContent.org's Staci Kramer put it best: … Not quite sure if the NYT is a modern day Titanic... but the more we dive into the Gray Lady's balance sheet and income statement, the greater we doubt that she can go on.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Cash Crunch At New York Times (NYT): $400 Million Due In May
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beyond Search
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple's Papermaster was misquoted  —  Mark Papermaster must know how Barack Obama, John McCain and, for that matter, Sarah Palin feel when they get shafted by the press.  —  The 25-year IBM veteran engineer is in the middle of a nasty civil case in which his former employer has sued to stop …
Electronista:
Dell MP3 player revival scuttled?  —  Dell's plans to relaunch into MP3 players have been shelved in what may be a permanent cancellation, according to claims made by the Wall Street Journal late Sunday [subscription required].  Alleged sources say that at least one miniature player scheduled …
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: Gadgetell
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Sun Expands ‘Open’ Storage Line  —  Computer Maker Takes Advantage of Industry Bright Spot After Series of Stumbles  —  Sun Microsystems Inc. is making another move to expand its small position in data storage, as the computer maker continues to take advantage of the “open-source” movement that has shaken up parts of the industry.
Discussion: The Register and PC World
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Piracy Leads to Less Crap says BitTorrent Co-founder  —  Ashwin Navin, former president and co-founder of BitTorrent Inc. has left the company after four years.  Thus far, the company hasn't been a great success, but the BitTorrent protocol is more alive than ever.
Discussion: digg.com
 
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Scott Morrison / Wall Street Journal:
Technology Options Sink
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
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WPA Not Cracked, But Still Vulnerable
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Discussion: Neowin.net
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