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7:25 PM ET, December 4, 2006

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft sends mixed messages with its new design tools  —  Microsoft is sending out mixed messages, in terms of its Web-design-tool strategy.  —  First, there's the positioning.  Redmond's "we plan to complement, not compete with Adobe" rhetoric — which I'm doubtful anyone who knows Microsoft will buy for a second.
Discussion: Beet.TV and Incremental Blogger
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
First Look at Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere  —  Microsoft is announcing two products today which are going to make them an even bigger force in the Rich Internet Application market space.  If you think about some of the things that define the world of RIAs you come up with traits …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Introduces Expression Studio, Enhances Family of Professional Design Tools  —  Expression Web shipping, Expression Media announced; latest technology previews deliver product and new platform advancements with first CTP of WPF/E.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced significant …
istartedsomething.com:
The new Expression & WPF/E
Discussion: OpsanBlog and Windows-Now.com
John Dowdell / JD on EP:
"Microsoft targets Adobe"
Michael V. Copeland / Business 2.0:
A MySpace for grown-ups  —  Social networking has been great for the kids, but not of much use to business - until now.  With Reid Hoffman's MySpace-for-grown-ups at a tipping point, these days you're either LinkedIn or left out.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — At a Starbucks in downtown Mountain View …
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Have Camera Phone?  Yahoo and Reuters Want You to Work for Their News Service  —  Hoping to turn the millions of people with digital cameras and camera phones into photojournalists, Yahoo and Reuters are introducing a new effort to showcase photographs and video of news events submitted by the public.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Everyone is a photo journalist
Discussion: The Trademark Blog
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Richard K / Silicon Valley Watcher:
12.4.06: Gannett radically remaking newspapers into something bloggy
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
New York Times:
The Future of Web Ads Is in Britain  —  If you want a glimpse of the future of advertising, you can hire a consultant — or you can travel to Britain.  —  Online advertising is racing ahead in Britain, growing at a roughly 40 percent annual rate, and is expected to account for as much as 14 percent …
Crave RSS:
Digg founder dishes iPhone specs  —  Kevin Rose might be getting a phone call from Steve Jobs today.  —  On the latest espisode of his weekly Diggnation podcast with Alex Albrecht, Rose claimed—in between swigs of what appears to be a 24-ounce bottle of the Crave-approved Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic …
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
Azureus' HD Vids Trump YouTube  —  The file sharing company Azureus on Monday launched a new distribution platform for downloading high-quality video, which the company hopes will become the next YouTube — but for high definition, DVD-quality video on the internet.
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CNET News.com:
Wife, daughters of missing CNET editor found alive  —  update The wife and daughters of missing CNET senior editor James Kim have been found alive and airlifted to a local hospital, authorities announced at a press conference in Merlin, Ore., Monday afternoon.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
The big Digg rig  —  Digg became one of the top sites for tech news because it lets Web-savvy geeks decide what's newsworthy, offer up stories they like and vote on their favorites.  —  Now, dubious Internet marketers are planting stories, paying people to promote items …
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Bram Cohen on BitTorrent's Future  —  Ace programmer Bram Cohen denies he is leaving BitTorrent — and says he's busier than ever positioning the company to totally own online video downloads.  —  In an exclusive e-mail interview, Cohen responds to the rumors that he is stepping down …
Discussion: Techdirt, Torrentfreak and Slashdot
Jack Neff / AdAge:
Marketers' Websites Outdraw Those of Major Media Players  —  P&G and Unilever Attract 9 Million Unique Visitors Monthly  —  CINCINNATI (AdAge.com) — Believe it or not, those boring corporate websites are pulling in more eyeballs — and more influencers — than the flashy prime time TV shows …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Porn prank sends Microsoft a message on licensing  —  One Microsoft group received a rather harsh lesson in Creative Commons licensing today: For a while this morning, Microsoft's RSS Team Blog featured a partially censored pornographic image, which has since been removed.  —  How did it get there in the first place?
Discussion: Scobleizer
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
VeriSign locks up .com through 2012  —  VeriSign will keep control over the .com top-level domain under terms of an agreement signed last week.  The US Department of Commerce has finally approved the deal reached last year, which will allow VeriSign to raise rates by up to 7 percent in four …
Fimoculous.com:
Best Blogs of 2006 that You (Maybe) Aren't Reading  —  Every year around this time, I attempt to summarize what's been happening online by publishing my list of the best blogs of the year [2002, 2003, 2004].  But I abruptly stopped last year because the list had become annoyingly redundant.
 
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SAP crossing the chasm by the end of 2007
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Rumors swirl of ultrathin MacBook Pro
Discussion: The Tao of Mac and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
CE-Oh no he didn't! …
Euan Semple / The Obvious?:
Nice place you have here  —  In an e-mail correspondence …
Discussion: edu.blogs.com and Slashdot
Samsung:
SAMSUNG to Showcase Mobile Broadband at ITU Telecm World 2006
Evan Blass / Engadget:
TiVo DRM cracked, non-Windows users rejoice
Mark Suster / Koral Blog:
Venture Capital  —  Can it really be a month since my last blog posting?
Discussion: Valleywag, Ensight and ben barren
 Earlier Items: 
Nick / Rough Type:
The five Google products
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
How to Build a User Community, Part 1
Scott Kirsner / Mercury News:
As online viewing booms, the amateurs give way to big media
Discussion: Reel Pop and CinemaTech
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Ask City Launches Amid High Expectations
USA Today:
Fox News pairs up with Yahoo
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Retooling of a Search Engine
Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
How Google handles hacked sites
 

 
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Andrew Beaujon heading for Washingtonian

Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Changes at FT to promote thinking ‘in digital terms’

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

 
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