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12:00 AM ET, November 30, 2008

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John Waples / Times of London:
Microsoft in $20bn Yahoo deal  —  SOFTWARE giant Microsoft is in talks to acquire Yahoo's online search business for $20 billion (£13 billion).  —  The proposal forms the centrepiece of a complex transaction that would see Microsoft support a new management team to take control of Yahoo.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
A new, elaborate $20 billion deal for Microsoft to buy Yahoo Search?  [Update: Levinsohn says no]  —  Stop me if you've heard this before: There's a report out there that Microsoft is in talks with Yahoo.  The report, by the UK-based Times Online, claims that Microsoft is specifically once again trying …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why I Love Twitter  —  If you care what I think, you know that Twitter is just about the best way to learn what I'm paying attention to.  I pass along tidbits of O'Reilly news, interesting reading from mailing lists and blogs I follow, and of course, tidbits from the twitterers I'm following.
Discussion: Joe Duck and Microblink
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Three Reasons Why Netbooks Just Aren't Good Enough  —  The debate about Netbooks, which are very small and very cheap laptop devices, is beginning to heat up.  The category is only about a year old but sales are expected to top 5 million this year.  —  Lots of people think Netbooks …
Jeffrey Rosen / New York Times:
Google's Gatekeepers  —  In 2006, Thailand announced it was blocking access to YouTube for anyone with a Thai I.P address, and then identified 20 offensive videos for Google to remove as a condition of unblocking the site.  —  ‘If your whole game is to increase market share,’ says Lawrence Lessig …
John Markoff / New York Times:
You're Leaving a Digital Trail.  What About Privacy?  —  HARRISON BROWN, an 18-year-old freshman majoring in mathematics at M.I.T., didn't need to do complex calculations to figure out he liked this deal: in exchange for letting researchers track his every move, he receives a free smartphone.
Arn / MacRumors:
‘Push’ Notifications Coming in iPhone 2.2.1?  —  RussianiPhone.ru claims that they have seen iPhone 2.2.1 Beta 1 and that it implements Push notifications as well as over-the-air MobileMe syncing with Notes support.  —  As proof they've posted a screenshot showing the Notes and Calendar applications …
Tony Levene / Guardian:
Porn bill for couple who can't download  —  Innocent people are getting letters from lawyers claiming they should pay for films they've never seen.  Tony Levene investigates  —  Consumers have received bills for downloads they know nothing about  —  A Hertfordshire couple in their 60s …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
10,000 iPhone Apps  —  148Apps, which tracks and reviews iPhone Apps, says 10,000 applications have now been released on the iPhone App store (the site is named after the fact that you can add up to 148 applications to an iPhone or iPod touch).  —  A tribute page shows a mini icon for every application.
Discussion: MacRumors and IntoMobile
Harrison Hoffman / The Web Services Report:
Joost gets back on our radar with iPhone app  —  Men in Black playing on Joost's new iPhone app.  —  If ever there was a Web service that experienced a rapid fall from grace, it was online video start-up Joost.  What started out as a much anticipated new service ultimately fell short …
Fred / A VC:
Trading Analog Dollars For Digital Pennies  —  Jeff Zucker, head of NBC Universal, was famously quoted earlier this year warning that the media industry had to work so “that we do not end up trading analog dollars for digital pennies.”  —  It's a great line and an even better observation.
NEWS.com.au:
Terrorists turn technology into weapon of war in Mumbai  —  THEIR battle fatigues are jeans, T-shirts and trainers.  They are the new breed of terrorist ¿ using everyday technology as a weapon of war.  —  Among their arsenal of weapons are bags of almonds and BlackBerry mobile phones …
 
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Easy Access to Online Storage Services
Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
Open source hardware 2008 …
Discussion: Slashdot
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Newspaper sales fell almost $2B in one quarter
Datamation:
Secondhand PCs Go Unused Despite Demand
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile:
Nokia Build comes to UK; Allows customization of Nokia 7310 Supernova
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Macbook Video DRM Problems Continue to Make Waves
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
More Ways to Hide Google SearchWiki
Discussion: Googling Google
Chris Mellor / The Register:
So what will happen to Sun?  —  The new Silicon Valley parlour game
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Where was Sock Puppet's bailout?
Discussion: Alley Insider, TechWag and TechFlash
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
What If the Recession Does Turn Into a Depression?
VentureBeat:
Breaking: Google News doesn't break tech news
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The iPhone and the Ensuing Wireless Broadband Boom
Discussion: Newsome.Org and DSLreports
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Don't know what you've got till it's gone