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12:00 PM ET, November 15, 2009

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William Alsup / Groklaw NewsPicks:
Apple Wins Like a Champ - Psystar is Toast — What?  You're Surprised?  —  Psystar just got what's coming to them in the California case.  Here's the order [PDF].  It's a total massacre.  Psystar's first-sale defense went down in flames.  Apple's motion for summary judgment on copyright infringement and DMCA violation is granted.
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Ballad of a Windows 7 fanboy  —  Most kids in talent shows dance or play instruments.  Fifth-grader Will Smith made a musical pitch for Windows 7 instead.  —  After seeing this video on YouTube yesterday afternoon, I almost didn't believe it was real, so I sent a message to the person who posted it …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Is There a Method in Cellphone Madness?  —  HERE'S a consolation prize to the millions who recoil in bafflement from cellphone companies' labyrinthine price plans, with their ever more intricate arrays of minutes, messages and megabytes: Economists don't understand them, either.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Apple Wouldn't Risk Its Cool Over a Gimmick, Would It?  —  “SOME of the best-loved technology on the planet” is how Apple describes its products when recruiting new employees.  It's a fair description.  —  But the love that consumers send Apple's way could flag if the company puts into place …
Discussion: ChasNote and The Noisy Channel, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jon Ungoed-Thomas / Times of London:
Belle de Jour revealed as research scientist Dr Brooke Magnanti  —  The secret life of Dr Brooke Magnanti, an obscure research scientist, is revealed today as she unmasks herself as the writer behind the pseudonym Belle de Jour.  —  Her identity has been one of the great literary mysteries …
Discussion: Personanondata, TechCrunch and Guardian
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
Sponsorship-supported Crunchpad is alive.  ‘Steamrolling’ says Arrington.  —  I should have been in bed but I got hooked into an excellent Gilmore Gang videocast (below) this evening.  Robert Scoble, Mike Arrington, P Rangaswami, Kevin Marks, and Saul Hansell talk a lot about the iPhone and Driod war …
Discussion: Gizmodo, TeleRead, Engadget and Liliputing
Los Angeles Times:
Blogging moms wooed by food firms  —  As food makers lavish trips and goodies on parenting bloggers, critics see a shrewd marketing ploy.  —  Andrea Deckard, a stay-at-home mom in Monroe, Ohio, points to a post on her Mommy Snacks blog.  Both Frito-Lay and Nestle have brought her to Los Angeles …
Discussion: Daily Patricia, Thanks:jspepper
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia calls Intel's graphics chip tactics ‘aggressive’  —  Advanced Micro Devices is not the only large Intel competitor to rail against Intel's alleged strong-arm tactics.  —  Nvidia has also complained loudly for years about Intel business practices in the graphics chip market, where Intel commands about 50 percent of the market.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
The growing value of URLs you can easily spell out in dead bodies  —  Probably the funniest bit of commercial ingenuity I've seen these past few months is the growth of corpse-spam in World of Warcraft.You see, it's quite hard, in-game, to spam people with commercial messages.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple looks to hire AAA game developer for in-house iPhone team  —  Apple is looking to hire a game and media software engineer for its iPhone and iPod touch team, perhaps signaling that the company intends to expand its first-party software offerings.  —  The listing posted this week …
Roselyn Roark / Gadget Lab:
Verizon Won't Offer Free Tethering But Droid Hackers Might (Updated)  —  Updated 8 p.m. EDT: Google has released the source code for Android 2.0, according to Android developer Cyanogen.  —  In TV ads, Verizon is trying to sell its new Google-powered phone by highlighting everything the “Droid Does” that the iPhone doesn't.
Eli Hodapp / Touch Arcade:
‘Ravensword’ and Many Other Unity-Powered Games Rejected by Apple  —  For the past couple days we have been anxiously anticipating that imminent release of Ravensword: The Fallen King, the thread on our forums has been going crazy, and we even had Ravensword developers Russ Menapace …
Discussion: TUAW and The iPhone Blog
 
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
DNS Problem Linked to DDoS Attacks Gets Worse
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
It's Google's world and handset makers just live in it
Discussion: I4U News and Android Central
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
iDroid Wars on Gillmor Gang
Discussion: Scobleizer
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Are Smartbooks off to the Wrong Start Already?
Discussion: OStatic blogs, Thanks:kevinctofel
Shane Harris / National Journal Online:
The Cyberwar Plan  —  IT'S NOT JUST A DEFENSIVE GAME …
Discussion: ThreatBlog
 Earlier Items: 
Joshuah Bearman / New York Times:
Can D.I.Y. Supplant the First-Person Shooter?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Verizon sending antipiracy notices for Hollywood, too
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Apple was NOT more profitable selling cell phones than Nokia in Q3
Discussion: Digital Trends, Thanks:fonearena
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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