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5:10 PM ET, November 16, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Update On Google iPhone Voice Recognition App: Look For It On Monday  —  Google's voice recognition search application for the iPhone, originally set for launch on Friday, will likely go live sometime Monday, we've heard from a source with knowledge of the situation.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Obama appoints YouTube (Google) as secretary of video  —  It's great that President-elect Barack Obama is delivering his regularly scheduled Saturday address in both audio and video form.  After using the Internet to help him get elected and connect with younger voters …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Obama's first address to the nation on YouTube
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Lose the 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.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?  —  ELLEN SPERTUS, a graduate student at M.I.T., wondered why the computer camp she had attended as a girl had a boy-girl ratio of six to one.  And why were only 20 percent of computer science undergraduates at M.I.T. female?
Discussion: Startup Chatter
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Shane Kim loves Nintendo, talks up new Xbox Experience as social network  —  Microsoft executive Shane Kim touted the New Xbox Experience coming next week as the company's attempt to broaden its reach and shift its Xbox Live online gaming service from a multiplayer matchmaking service …
Discussion: Kotaku and GoNintendo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Gets Out Of User Generated Video Business  —  AOL is on a product-cutting spree.  In addition to the shuttering of XDrive, AOL Pictures, MyMobile And Bluestring, the company will also be shutting down the AOL Video Uploads service starting this week.  —  Users must move their videos prior …
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
USB 3.0 to Deliver a Tenfold Speed Increase  —  Tighten your seat belts.  Data transfer is going into overdrive as the ubiquitous Universal Serial Bus, better known as USB, prepares to make a tenfold jump in speed.  —  That means the vast sea of USB devices — from HD camcorders to hard drives …
Jason Perlow / Tech Broiler:
Kindle Economics  —  A few weeks ago I evaluated Amazon's Kindle.  While I really liked the device, the big problem I had with it was that at its current price of $359.00 it was too expensive at this point for mass consumer adoption.  —  At what point, however, do consumers start ditching their dead-tree books for e-books?
Discussion: TeleRead
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Online Ad Growth Grinds To A Halt  —  We all know online advertising decelerated in the third quarter, but how bad was the slowdown overall?  To find out, we added up the online advertising revenues for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL, which together account for the majority of online advertising.
Ohmynews International:
Local Wikipedia Blocked by German MP  —  Left-wing politician obtains injunction in light of Web pages on his Stasi past  —  Wikipedia is very popular in Germany.  With some 825,000 articles, it is the second biggest edition after the English version.  However, this weekend started with a shock for all German Wikipedia lovers.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!:
Black Friday Deals: 10 Best Resources  —  In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday.  Many stores offer tremendous discounts starting very early in the morning.  For some, the day becomes a major operation as they strategize where to go for the best deals.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and Gizmodo
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
TV Breaks Out of the Box  —  My friend Susanna has never had a cable subscription.  —  Sure, she has occasionally felt left out of the national conversation over the years — mainly, when “The Sopranos” was on.  But these days, when she's able to watch “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” …
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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New York Times:
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
StreamDesk brings Web shows to your desktop
Discussion: Lifehacker
Saabira Chaudhuri / Fast Company:
Digg Bans 20-30 Users for Hate Speech In Response to Fast Company's Women in Web 2.0
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs and digg.com
Malcolm Gladwell / Guardian:
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Robin Pomeroy / Reuters:
Facebook pulls Italian neo-Nazi pages after outcry
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Santa Clara triple-killing suspect arrested
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Blip.tv Raises $5.2 Million
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Online Age Verification for Children Brings Privacy Worries
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Hockey Stick Moment