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2:00 AM ET, November 17, 2008

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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe wants to bridge gap between PCs and cloud  —  Adobe Systems wants to have it both ways.  —  Microsoft's power with programmers is tethered to desktops and laptops, the vast majority of which run Windows.  Google is trying to dominate what it believes is the new frontier, cloud computing, where applications run on the Web.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe answers cries for 64-bit Flash on Linux  —  Starting to answer the clamorous demand from open-source fans, Adobe Systems plans to release an alpha version of its Flash Player technology on Monday for those using 64-bit Linux software.  —  Linux has moved more rapidly than Windows …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Obama appoints YouTube (Google) as secretary of video  —  Updated at 11 a.m. to clarify that the change.gov site with the YouTube video of the Obama's radio address has text links to the same video on AOL, MSN, and Yahoo.  YouTube still has premier position as the secretary of video...
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Expect Obama to move fast on FCC transformation  —  What will a Barack Obama Federal Communications Commission look like?  Veteran telecom attorney Andrew Lipman's first advice: don't blink or sneeze while following the Obama transition at the FCC.  “This is the fastest I've seen it,” …
Roy Mark / eWeek:
The New Washington Tech Agenda
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SiPort Shooting: No Layoffs, Killer Was Fired  —  The reports of layoffs at SiPort, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that prompted killing of three executives are wrong, according to a statement issued by the company.  Like me, everyone assumed that there were layoffs and that led to the shooting.
Discussion: Furrier.org and Valleywag
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel launches Core i7; Who's buying?  —  Intel on Monday will launch its Core i7 chip just in time for an economic downturn.  But what's the chip giant to do?  It's not like product and business cycles always align.  —  The Wall Street Journal raises an obvious question about launching …
Discussion: Electronista
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Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:   Intel Rolls Out Core i7 Chip
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Livescribe's Pulse Smartpen gets Mac version, new Windows features  —  Livescribe, the maker of a smart pen with its own display and microprocessor, is launching a new version for the Apple Macintosh today, as well as new features for Windows users.  —  The Oakland, Calif.-based company makes …
Discussion: Beyond Binary and Gizmodo
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.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Motrin Faces Twitter Headache Over New Video Campaign  —  Whenever I counsel clients about the use of social media, I always advise they speak to their target audience and figure out what messaging (and channel) would appeal to them.  —  I'm not sure if the manufacturer of Motrin followed that advice …
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
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Media Companies Help Promote Laptop Project  —  After a rocky beginning, the nonprofit group One Laptop Per Child thinks an advertising campaign will give a lift to the organization's effort to place low-cost laptops in the hands of children in developing nations.
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?
 
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