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12:15 PM ET, November 30, 2006

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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Huffington Post Will Add Original Reporting to Its Blog  —  The Huffington Post, which started about 18 months ago as a political Web site for celebrity bloggers, is preparing to venture into original reporting, with plans to cover Congress and, already, the 2008 presidential campaign.
John Markoff / New York Times:
For $150, Third-World Laptop Stirs a Big Debate  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When computer industry executives heard about a plan to build a $100 laptop for the developing world's children, they generally ridiculed the idea.  How could you build such a computer, they asked, when screens alone cost about $100?
Guardian:
Real life crashes into Second Life's digital idyll  —  Aleks Krotoski  —  It was three weeks ago that my virtual world disintegrated.  I had been struggling with a digital littering problem in my Social Simulation Research Lab and I wanted to automate the cleanup process.
Discussion: Rough Type
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Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles:
iPod vs. Zune Update  —  So how is the Zune, Microsoft's MP3 player, doing so far?  —  The Zune debuted just before the frenzied holiday shopping season, and so far, it's ranked No. 2 behind rival Apple's iPod, according to statistics released by the NPD Group today.
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tech Report
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Anna Jane Grossman / New York Times:
Here's My Number (for Today)  —  THERE is no shortage of ways to reach Airin McClain, a singer who lives in Philadelphia.  She has a Web site, an instant messenger account, a MySpace page, four e-mail addresses and two mobile phones.  —  Good luck getting one of those phone numbers, though.
Discussion: The Jeff Pulver Blog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
HP IQ770 "Crossfire" 19-inch touchscreen Media PC revealed!  —  Looks like AMD has a sweet new rig they're readying for January launch, and word on the street is Bill Gates wants to launch it personally.  It's the IQ770 "Crossfire," the first mass market touchscreen desktop PC we've seen …
Discussion: Microsoft 10
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Yahoo TV Relaunches  —  Yahoo rolled out an all-new version of their TV listings site Yahoo TV last night, with a completely redesigned interface and new social features.  The redesign is reminiscent of the Yahoo Food relaunch, adding lots of Flash, images, rounded corners and that all-important "beta" label.
Nick / Rough Type:
SAP's mixed-up confusion  —  Thomas Otter, a smart technology blogger who works for the corporate software giant SAP in Germany, finds himself baffled and befuddled these days.  He can't figure out what "software-as-a-service" means.  "For ages," he writes, rhetorically scratching his head …
Wired News:
Virtual Console Stuff: Controller Get  —  Golden Axe was pretty bad.  Luckily — considering I just dropped eight lousy bucks on it — it's one of those games that's bad in a good way.  I can enjoy it ironically.  If you've never played it, imagine Double Dragon except your guy has a sword and can't hit anything.
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
SoloSEO.com Offers SEO Project Management Tools  —  I'm excited to bring you news of the launch of SoloSEO, a brand new project management solution for search engine optimization.  I've been working with founder, Michael Jensen over the last few months - consulting on the development and launch …
Gizmodo:
Netstreams DoorLinX MP3 Doorbell is Your Bell  —  The humble doorbell has just made the leap into the 21st century.  DoorLinX by Netstreams can play an MP3 of your choice whenever someone presses your doorbell button, and that MP3 is easily placed on the slim wall-mounted slab via WiFi.
This Is London:
ANGER AT YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT SHOW HOW TO BREAK INTO HOUSES  —  Householders were warned today to check their security in an alert sparked by video website YouTube.  —  Hundreds of videos are available on the site showing users how to pick locks, which experts fear will result in a spate of burglaries.
Discussion: Techdirt and Threadwatch.org
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Goodbye Search Engine Watch & Best Wishes!  —  Today is my last day with Search Engine Watch, with me heading to my new digs at Search Engine Land tomorrow.  I wanted to wish Search Engine Watch all the best going forward, plus help readers understand some of the changes that are happening.
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide:
Expo gets an update, adds Facebook sharing and more international support  —  The Windows Live Expo team just rolled out an update earlier today.  Here are the details, via the Team Blog:  — Public availability in the UK and China!  Welcome to social classifieds, guys!
technosailor.com:
Review of Feedburner  —  Several months ago, b5media made the choice to move all our feeds to Feedburner.  We had actually been looking to do this for awhile, but there were a couple things holding us back.  Portable feeds and money.  Both of those things were resolved around the middle to end of September.
Discussion: Blogging Pro
PR Newswire:
Verizon, NFL Team up to Offer Live NFL Network Game Broadcasts on Verizon's Consumer Broadband Services  —  Verizon to Offer Live NFL Network Programming Over Broadband.  Deal Includes Thursday and Saturday Regular Season NFL Games, Various College Football Bowl Games and Other Programming
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Blogs and wikis, Web 2.0 platforms?  —  Application platforms are very profitable in the software business.  Platforms attract developers.  Developers build all kinds of interesting applications...which attracts users.  Millions of users mean your platform will generate revenues for a long, long time.
Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
Court Greenlights DOJ Case Against Realtors  —  A Chicago district court cleared the way Tuesday for the Department of Justice (DoJ) to proceed with its antitrust lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  —  The DoJ contends the NAR is engaging in anti-competitive behavior against online home brokers.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
YouTube's Doppelganger  —  It's getting tougher and tougher to break copyright law on YouTube these days.  The site now performs frequent purges of television shows and other proprietary content uploaded by users.  But those forbidden files can still be had.
 
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Kate Greene / Technology Review Feed:
Detecting Video Forgeries
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Mark Evans:
What Would You Do With a Newspaper?  —  USA Today's Kevin Maney …
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ExtremeTech:
AMD Quad FX Platform: More Isn't Better
Discussion: Gizmodo and Slashdot
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Toshiba updates Dynabooks with new SS S30 and SS M36
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Live Search's WebLog:
Search robots in disguise
Microsoft:
Microsoft CEO to Kick Off Launch of New Windows, Office, Exchange Products
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sanyo's weatherproof LCD TV: the 42-inch 42LM4WPN
Discussion: Newlaunches.com
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Why BitTorrent Inc. is no sure bet!
Sam Sethi / TechCrunch UK & Ireland:
New Opera Mini  —  Opera arguably reinvented the mobile browser …
Discussion: PalmAddicts and EirePreneur
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Grand Theft Auto: Regent Park
Joe / Techdirt:
Is Aggressive Competition Anti-Competitive?
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
New Photo Sharing Site: Se Habla Español...Et Français
Erin Teeling / The Bivings Report:
The Presence of Magazines on the Internet
Om Malik / GigaOM:
At Skype, Nightmare (almost) before Christmas
 

 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Pro-independence daily paper the National to launch in Scotland

 
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