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9:50 AM ET, November 19, 2008

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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Ziff Davis To Close PCMag Print; Focus on Online; Still Looking For Options For Gaming Division  —  Ziff Davis, the tech/gaming media company that recently exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is now taking the brave but inevitable step of closing down the print version of PCMag to focus its energy …
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) Due in 1st Quarter of 2009?  —  Apple's Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard spoke at LISA '08 last week.  LISA (or Large Installation System Administration Conference) is a technical conference targeted at engineers and system administrators.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Updated: BNP member list mashed with Google maps creates a sea of red dots, but dangerously inaccurate  —  BREAKING NOW:  —  Creator of the Map, Ben Charlton, removes it from his site.  Here's his post explaining why: … [Updated: Please see further updates below]  —  Original story:
Discussion: The Register
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Inevitably, the BNP members' list is on a mashup. …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Plans for No-Cost Consumer Security Offering  —  New anti-malware solution will broaden PC protection and help improve Windows experience.  —  To address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets, smaller PC form factors …
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Agence France Presse:
iPhone sex: Google application baffled by British accents  —  LONDON (AFP) - A new voice-recognition search tool for the iPhone has problems understanding British accents, leading to some bizarre answers to spoken queries, a newspaper report and users said Wednesday.
Discussion: The Register
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google's New Search-Based Keyword Tool Tells You What Keywords You're Missing  —  Google released a new keyword tool tonight, named the Search-Based Keyword Tool.  This tool goes beyond what the other Google tools provide and tells you what keywords you are currently missing out on based on search query data from your site's content.
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Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Announcing the Search-based Keyword Tool
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Yahoo!s Five Biggest Mistakes  —  The Web portal's employees open up (a little) about the company's problems.  —  Sirens blared outside Yahoo!'s campus Tuesday, a day after chief executive Jerry Yang said he will step down as the Web portal continues to struggle to gain a grip …
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal
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Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Seeks Decisive Leader
Jordan Golson / Industry Standard:
The Real Dan Lyons bails on blogging
Discussion: Guardian and Deep Jive Interests
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ocarina Surges To Top Paid iPhone App Position  —  Ocarina, the second iPhone application from Silicon Valley based Smule, has surged to the top spot on the iPhone App store just a little over a week after launching (you can download it here for $.99).  —  Why?
Patrick Klepek / MTV Multiplayer:
Netflix Speaks Out On Sony Movies Disappearing From Xbox 360 Service — It's Not A Glitch  —  A week ago, I started watching “An Evening With Kevin Smith 2″ through the Netflix streaming service on my Xbox 360 but didn't finish.  Now, I can't watch the rest.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Apptera gets more funding and a former Yahoo VP on its board  —  Voice and visual mobile ad network Apptera clearly doesn't think that mobile advertising is going to take a big hit along with other forms of online advertising.  In fact, in its view, mobile advertising may be the perfect …
Ellen Byron / Wall Street Journal:
Google, P&G Swap Workers  —  At Procter & Gamble Co., the corporate culture is so rigid, employees jokingly call themselves “Proctoids.”  In contrast, Google Inc. staffers are urged to wander the halls on company-provided scooters and brainstorm on public whiteboards.
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
HP Announces the TouchSmart tx2 Multi-Touch Tablet PC  —  We now have two multi-touch tablet pcs on the market, with HP bringing the first consumer-focused multi-touch tablet pc, the TouchSmart tx2.  The tx2 sports an N-Trig capacitive touch digitizer.  —  Complete specs, pictures …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Judge grants Apple's motion to dismiss Psystar's counterclaims  —  A California judge on Tuesday granted Apple's motion to dismiss counterclaims on the part of unauthorized Mac clone maker Psystar, who charged the Mac maker with violating antitrust laws through its vigorous attempts …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Psystar antitrust claim against Apple dismissed
Discussion: DailyTech
Brandon Griggs / CNN:
Developer strikes it rich with iPhone game  —  (CNN) — With its glassy touch screen, powerful graphics, crisp sound and tilt feature, the iPhone is more than a smart phone for some users — it's a portable entertainment system.  —  It's also become a potential gold mine for entrepreneurs who create games for the device.
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Bill Ray / The Register:
BlackBerry Storm is a little too consumer for some  —  Enterprise-ready version coming soon, says Voda  —  Enterprise customers getting hold of a BlackBerry Storm are finding the handset is not quite as enterprise as they might have hoped.  —  The issue arise with the way that RIM, owner of the BlackBerry brand, segments customers.
Matt / Xobni Blog:
Xobni brings the internet into Outlook... 4 ways your Outlook will never be the same  —  Xobni brings the internet into Outlook...  4 ways your Outlook will never be the same  —  Matt November 19th, 2008  —  Xobni users can now search their free Yahoo! Mail from inside the Xobni Outlook sidebar …
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Sony's digital gamble  —  The Japanese electronics giant acquired software maker Gracenote to help integrate its TVs, PS3s, and music into the web.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Ty Roberts, CTO OF Gracenote, recently took his 8-year-old son to a Jonas Brothers concert.
Arn / MacRumors:
Mid-2007 Prototype MacBook Air Found on eBay  —  MacRumors forum member Brett33 bought an “as is” MacBook Air on eBay for a selling price of $730.  As it turns out, it appears the machine is actually a prototype model of Apple's MacBook Air.  —  After receiving the unit …
 
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Voice in Google Mobile App: A Tipping Point for the Web?
Discussion: textually.org and PC World
NASA:
NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet
Discussion: SitePoint and The Register
Agence France Presse:
Web 2.0 gives new tools to hate groups: experts
Discussion: Techdirt
Chris Morris / Forbes:
Nintendo's Community Roots
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Peter / The Local Onliner:
Yelp Traffic Stats Suggests Broad Local Usage
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
1Cast: Sort Of Like Redlasso, But Legal
Jack Davis / Docu-Drama:
TiVo latest valley company to announce layoffs
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Teen hacker confesses three-year crime spree
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft chopping Zune prices
 

 
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