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Loaded: Loaded: McCain campaign contacts for sale

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Loaded: Loaded: McCain campaign contacts for sale

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Yahoo revamps e-mail, McCain campaign forgets to wipe its BlackBerrys, and more details surface on the upcoming Facebook movie.

^B00:00:00 >> Hey everyone, I'm Mark Licea. Unfortunately, Natali Del Conte, she's out with a cold, but I've got you covered. Yahoo rolls out a new version of Yahoo Mail. The McCain Campaign forgets to wipe their BlackBerrys, and a Facebook movie? Today's Tuesday, December 16th, and it's time to get Loaded. ^M00:00:15 [ Music ] ^M00:00:21 Yahoo rolled out a revamped version of Yahoo Mail. This version is based on Yahoo's open strategy initiative, in which they're trying to make your email a more social experience. A social network of its own, if you will, there will be new welcome page with a sort of friend activity feed. You can also friend other mail users and customize your inbox as you see fit. The mail program is also open to third-party programs, so you can add widgets and applications to your heart's content. Only a select few will have seen this change. Unfortunately, I'm just not one of them. [ Sound effect ] Twitter now works with Google Friend Connect. Google announced that the popular microblogging tool now integrates with its social networking platform. Websites that support Google Friend Connect will now have the ability to log in with a Twitter profile. When on a website that supports this, users can discover other Twitter friends that are members and share their favorite pages. Pretty cool. [ Sound effect ] Mac users, you should be on the lookout for a Leopard update. Apple released Mac 10.5.6 update on Monday, which is said to improve MobileMe synching and include security fixes. This is the sixth update to Leopard since it launched in October of 2007. [ Sound effect ] Sprint launched the first BlackBerry with push-to-talk this week. The Curve 8350i has all the bells and whistles of the normal curve, except it has the walkie-talkie function that so many business users have come to know and love. It also has Wi-Fi, GPS, international direct connect, a video recorder, and more. It's on sale now for as low as $149.00 with the normal rebates and a two-year plan. [ Sound effect ] Here's a lesson in tech etiquette. If you were one of McCain's donors during the presidential campaign, or a prominent politician, or a political lobbyist, chances are your contact info may have been sold for about 20 bucks. A journalist with the Fox News affiliate in D.C. bought two BlackBerrys loaded with over 300 contacts. The BlackBerrys belonged to an unnamed, high-level fundraiser for the McCain Campaign. Now, for the love of all things good, if you're going to sell a personal data device, like a smartphone or a hard drive, be sure to wipe your data. Otherwise, you might as well have your credit card information pasted on your forehead. [ Sound effect ] Apparently, the folks over in Hollywood think that Facebook is interesting enough to make a movie. Rumors about a Facebook movie surfaced a while back, and Aaron Sorkin plans to adapt the unfinished book for film. Ben Mezrich the best-selling author behind the blackjack movie, "21," has signed on to write the book. According to Gawker, the film will be a highly glamorized depiction of the actual facts behind Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, and his conception of Facebook while at Harvard. What a surprise. As if Facebook's story was really all that glamorous to begin with. Maybe throw in a knife fight, get Shia LaBeouf signed on. I think they've got themselves a blockbuster. [ Sound effect ] Those are all your headlines for today. Thanks for watching. Until next time, I'm Mark Licea, and you've just been Loaded. ^M00:03:01 [ Music ]

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