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10:50 AM ET, November 29, 2008

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Harrison Hoffman / The Web Services Report:
Joost gets back on our radar with an 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 startup, Joost.  What started out as a much anticipated new service, ultimately fell short …
Discussion: Signal to Noise
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Joost is loosed on the iPhone.  Looks great, performance an issue  —  Joost, the once mega-hyped online video startup, has just launched a free application for the iPhone to grant mobile access to its videos.  With a nice, clean interface, this app could be a winner — if it can get over the performance issues currently plaguing it.
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
What If the Recession Does Turn Into a Depression?  —  It's far from certain — it's even a fairly remote possibility — but the possibility of an economic depression is being discussed more and more these days.  As is to be expected, the discussion tends to be centered around how much of what we're used to having could be destroyed.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
More Ways to Hide Google SearchWiki  —  In a recent interview with Cedric Dupont, product manager for Google SearchWiki, we found that Google doesn't intend to provide an option to disable SearchWiki.  “While users don't have the option of turning off SearchWiki, they do have the option not to use the feature.
VentureBeat:
Breaking: Google News doesn't break tech news  —  Confession: We're tech news junkies.  In order to be any good at what we do (tech blogging), we kind of have to be.  A tech news junky's best friend is an RSS reader — we troll hundreds of sources and thousands of stories on a daily basis looking …
Planetbeing / Linux on the iPhone:
LINUX ON THE IPHONE  —  Linux on the iPhone!  —  I'm pleased to announce that the Linux 2.6 kernel has been ported to Apple's iPhone platform, with support for the first and second generation iPhones as well as the first generation iPod touch.  This is a rough first draft of the port …
Chris Mellor / The Register:
So what will happen to Sun?  —  The new Silicon Valley parlour game  —  Comment Silicon Valley has a new parlour game: what's going to happen to Sun after the cuts?  Rumours suggest it will merge with EMC, that HP or IBM will take it over, that Fujitsu will buy its hardware business …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Where was Sock Puppet's bailout?  —  Sock Puppet was the well-known marketing mascot for the iconic dot-com bubble company Pets.com.  The climax in the company's two-year boom and bust was its $1.2 million Super Bowl commercial, where Sock Puppet introduced mainstream America to its online pet-supply ordering and home delivery service.
Discussion: Alley Insider, TechWag and TechFlash
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The iPhone and the Ensuing Wireless Broadband Boom  —  I have been saying for some time that the launch of the 3G iPhone was going to jump-start the demand for wireless broadband.  The subsequent release of additional web-friendly mobile phones (we like to call them superphones ) …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Put change.gov Under Revision Control!  —  Last week, the New York Times wrote about Changes at change.gov: … The changes, as it turned out, were mostly to tone down the partisan politics of the policy documents as published during the campaign.  But the lesson remains …
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Don't know what you've got till it's gone  —  IWantSandy is folding, as are a number of web companies.  So is that restaurant you loved down the street.  Users are outraged.  Outraged!  —  When you find a service or establishment or product that gives you joy, it's tempting to keep it to yourself.
Discussion: broadstuff
Dong Ngo / Crave: The gadget blog:
Unlocking iPhone 3Gs—the Vietnamese way  —  Editor's note: CNET editor and Crave contributor Dong Ngo is spending the next month in his homeland of Vietnam, and plans to file occasional dispatches chronicling his impressions of how technology has permeated the culture there.
Discussion: MacBlogz and Appletell
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Live Cashback Having A Bad Black Friday
Discussion: Business Technology
Associated Press:
Mother Wants Maximum Penalty in Cyberbullying Case
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
ITV, Google Sign Paid Search Ads Deal; So Much For The ‘Parasite’
Discussion: Guardian
Dyan Machan / SmartMoney.com:
Jeff Bezos on the Future of Amazon.com
Discussion: Andrea on Amazon …
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk:
MSI WindBox unveiled
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Chinese internet giant sacks staff over paid for search listings
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
 Earlier Items: 
Yun-Hee Kim / Wall Street Journal:
Global Chip Makers Plan Cutbacks
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Icahn stock buy gives Yahoo shares a boost
BBC:
Barack Obama's plans for the web
Bonnie Ruberg / Forbes:
How iPhone Cuts Business Travel Costs
Erica Sadun / Infinite Loop:
iPhone TV-out update: Now with control screen, camera feed
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and iPhone Buzz
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Switching Off Standby Mode
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog