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3:37 AM ET, November 16, 2008

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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Say Goodbye to BlackBerry?  Yes He Can, Maybe  —  WASHINGTON — Sorry, Mr. President.  Please surrender your BlackBerry.  —  Those are seven words President-elect Barack Obama is dreading but expecting to hear, friends and advisers say, when he takes office in 65 days.
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Santa Clara triple-killing suspect arrested  —  (11-15) 15:27 PST SANTA CLARA — Santa Clara police today arrested the fugitive suspect in the Friday's triple homicide at a semiconductor firm here.  —  Police said they arrested Jing Hua Wu, a recently laid off engineer …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Sad Day In Silicon Valley
Discussion: GigaOM, TechFlash and Valleywag
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Uh oh, Google voice app video pulled from Youtube..Apple not letting it into store?  —  Our worst fears realized?  The Google speech recognition app hasn't hit the iPhone yet after being touted yesterday.  “So what?” you say?  “Give Apple a few days to look at it” you say?  —  More bad news.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone: Has Google lost its voice?
Malcolm Gladwell / Guardian:
A gift or hard graft?  —  We look at outrageously talented and successful people - the Beatles, Mozart, Rockefeller, Bill Gates - and assume there is such a thing as pure genius.  Not necessarily, argues Malcolm Gladwell...  The University of Michigan opened its new computer centre in 1971 …
Discussion: alex.moskalyuk, digg.com and Slashdot
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Obama's first address to the nation on YouTube  —  This is just brilliant.  As we wrote about yesterday, President-elect Obama will be giving weekly video addresses alongside the radio addresses that have become routine for previous administrations.  The big key for these video addresses …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Hockey Stick Moment  —  October was a good month for Twitter.  All those election Tweets brought a 25 percent increase in U.S. visitors from the month before, to 1.45 million unique visitors, according to comScore.  (Worldwide, the number was 5.6 million in September).
Robin Pomeroy / Reuters:
Facebook pulls Italian neo-Nazi pages after outcry  —  ROME (Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it had removed several pages from its site used by Italian neo-Nazis to incite violence after European politicians accused the Internet social networking site of allowing a platform to racists.
PE Hub News:
Blip.tv Raises $5.2 Million  —  Blip.tv, a New York-based online television network, has raised $5.2 million in Series B funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, according to a regulatory filing.  The round was originally announced last month, but without a dollar amount.  —  ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE
Saabira Chaudhuri / Fast Company:
Digg Bans 20-30 Users for Hate Speech In Response to Fast Company's Women in Web 2.0  —  After Fast Company's Women in Web 2.0 article and the subsequent blog post that followed both ended up on Digg, I talked to Beth Murphy, the site's Director of Marketing and Communications, about Digg's culture, its problems and policies.
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs and digg.com
Harry A. Jessell / TVNEWSDAY:
Obama Names FCC Transition Team  —  Two academics — Susan Crawford and Kevin Werbach — will lead the Obama FCC transition team with the responsibility of advising the incoming administration on policy, budget and personnel matters, the Obama-Biden office announced today.  —  Story continues after the ad
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Harry Huai Wang / Facebook Blog:
Never Forget a Birthday  —  Facebook's birthday reminders enable thousands of birthday greetings every day.  Whether a message, a Wall post, a greeting sent through applications like Birthday Cards, Birthday Calendar, and Birthday Greeting Cards, or an old-fashioned phone call …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Online Age Verification for Children Brings Privacy Worries  —  WHEN it comes to protecting children on the Internet and keeping them safe from predators, law enforcement officials have vocally advocated one approach in particular.  They want popular sites, like the social network MySpace …
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:
The Death of Tangible Media is a Little Murky  —  You can always tell when the weekend is approaching.  If it isn't Twitter getting killed, it's podcasting dying, death of blogs, slaughter of the record labels or one or more form of Heritage media.  It's honestly quite difficult to top it every week.
 
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