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4:30 AM ET, November 9, 2009

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Murdoch: We'll probably remove our sites from Google's index  —  Rupert Murdoch has suggested that News Corporation is likely to make its content unfindable to users on Google when it launches its paid content strategy .  —  When Murdoch and other senior News Corp lieutenants …
Discussion: Boing Boing, Thanks:atul
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Video: Murdoch Making News Invisible To Search Engines?  Not So Fast  —  Rupert Murdoch was in Sydney for the latest News Corp earnings call but that wasn't the only talking he did down under.  The News Corp (NYSE: NWS). chairman and CEO was interviewed by some of his own newsies …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Citizen journalism: I'll take it, flaws and all  —  Paul Carr, who started writing for TechCrunch not long ago, is an entertaining writer, and he often puts his finger on issues that others tend to avoid in their headlong rush towards whatever is shiny and new, which is why I'm glad Mike Arrington hired him.
Discussion: Mediactive, digiphile and Glass House
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Verizon takes another swing at AT&T, puts iPhone on the Island of Misfit Toys  —  AT&T might be suing Verizon for misrepresenting its network in ads, but that doesn't seem to have dissuaded Big Red from using that same map image in this new spot, which casts the iPhone away to the Island of Misfit Toys.
Mark Pincus Blog:
Ensuring zynga's user experience - removing all cpa offers  —  michael arrington posted yesterday on mobile offerings still being shown in our new game fishville.  I want to explain why this occurred and how we are taking more aggressive steps to ensure this never happens again.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga's FishVille Sleeps With The Fishes For Ad Violations
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
New microsyntax for Twitter: three pointers and the slasher  —  Image based on Kevin Van Aelst's original.  —  Since it's apparently all the rage to design your own features for Twitter now, I figured I'd build on my success with the hashtag and crank out a few more.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Cisco Software Takes On Microsoft, IBM  —  The networking giant announces new collaboration tools for IM, e-mail, social networking and more.  —  If Cisco wasn't making enough enemies with its string of bold acquisitions and a brazen push into the server market last spring …
Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Confusion on Where Money Lent via Kiva Goes  —  Last month, David Roodman, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, pressed a button on his laptop as his bus left the Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan and started a debate that has people re-examining the country's latest celebrated charity, Kiva.org.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple Still Not Allowing VoIP Calls Over 3G  —  Earlier today in response to my post about Nimbuzz, a good pal emailed to find out why the service didn't work over the iPhone's 3G connection.  After all, a few weeks ago AT&T announced support for VoIP over 3G with much fanfare …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Droid fails AS A PRODUCT when compared to Palm Pre and iPhone  —  So, the hype got to me.  Yesterday I headed to Verizon and bought a Motorola Droid, which runs Google's Android operating system.  —  Last night my friend Luke Kilpatrick came over and we compared the Droid to the Palm Pre and iPhone.
Mahmoud Al-Qudsi / The NeoSmart Files:
Watch YouTube Videos Without Flash in HTML5  —  Running on Mac or Linux and tired of Adobe Flash eating up all your CPU cycles while you're watching YouTube?  Buggy plugins that crash your browser and freeze your PC?  Proprietary formats that get in the way?  Want to embrace HTML5 and the future?
Discussion: TUAW, Download Squad and Slashdot
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
CDC adopts new, near real-time flu tracking system  —  GE Healthcare-hosted system gives the CDC access to medical data from 14 million patients  —  Computerworld - Dr. Chris Crow, a family physician in Plano, Texas, said that in 10 years of practicing medicine, he has never seen flu spread like it has in the past six weeks.
 
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Robert Graham / Errata Security:
Brazil outage NOT caused by hackers
Joelle Tessler / Associated Press:
Software cos. eye key patent case in Supreme Court
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Firefox Tops Vulnerability List
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
GM, Kellogg, Nestle Beat to the Tweet as Squatters Take Over Twitter Names
Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Has No Sense Of Humor. Luckily, Google Does.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Skype Settlement: Zennström And Friis Have Won It Again
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Siren.gif: Microsoft COFEE law enforcement tool leaks all over the Internet~!
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Gizmodo
Josh Carr / TUAW:
Worm rickrolls unsecured jailbroken iPhones via SSH