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1:20 AM ET, December 5, 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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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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft targets Adobe ... why?
Discussion: Somasegar's WebLog and JD on EP
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Microsoft Expression - tools for designers to work with developers
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
istartedsomething.com:
The new Expression & WPF/E
Discussion: MSTechToday and OpsanBlog
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.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Kati Kim and children found, James Kim still missing  —  Kati Kim and the Kim children (Sabine and Penelope) were just found alive in Oregon; they apparently flagged down a search and rescue helicopter that was hunting for the missing family.  James Kim is still missing, however.
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 …
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?
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Deepak Gopinath / Bloomberg:
PayPal's Thiel Scores 230 Percent Gain With Soros-Style Fund  —  Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — One morning in 1998, at Hobee's coffee shop, near Stanford University, a young money manager named Peter Thiel decided to gamble on an Internet startup.  —  Thiel ended up investing $240,000 in the company …
Ewan McIntosh / edu.blogs.com:
Quintura - visual tag cloud connective search  —  Yakov Sadchikov wanted to catch up with me at MediaTech2.006 (edublogscom reportage here) and, having seen his product, it was mutual!  Quintura allows you to browse related topics to the topic you are searching for - great when you're not too sure what you want to get into.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SAP crossing the chasm by the end of 2007  —  Following SAP CEO Henning Kagermann's presentation at SAP fourth annual analyst summit, Shai Agassi, president of the Product & Technology Group, laid out the company's technical vision.  He believes that SAP is in position to lead the chasm crossing …
Euan Semple / The Obvious?:
Nice place you have here  —  In an e-mail correspondence with Tim Spalding from LibraryThing about Enterprise 2.0 I finally put my finger on why I don't like SharePoint.  —  If social computing is going to be effective in the workplace things have to be different - fundamentally.
Discussion: edu.blogs.com and Slashdot
Kira Lee / QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies:
QUALCOMM to Acquire Airgo and Bluetooth Assets of RFMD  —  Move Enables Customers to More Quickly Deliver Industry-Leading Mobile Broadband Devices  —  QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions …
David Richards / smarthouse.com.au:
PS4 In 2010 Claims Sony.  Major PS3 Upgrades In Between  —  A PS4 will be launched by Sony but not until at least 2010 claims the Vice President of Technology for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Paul Holman.  —  What will happen between then and now is that Sony will introduce a series …
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 …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Worm uses QuickTime to spread on MySpace  —  update A malicious video on MySpace.com pages changes people's profiles when played, embedding itself and adding links to fraudulent Web sites, experts have warned.  —  The video is a rigged QuickTime file that exploits a MySpace vulnerability …
John F. Ince / San Francisco Chronicle:
THE LOST TAPES  —  Conversations tape-recorded in the early years with Google's founders illuminate how their actions forged the growth of a Silicon Valley giant  —  When I contacted San Francisco's Upside magazine in late 1999 about writing freelance articles, my first assignment …
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 …
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 …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GigaOm Expands - New Video Only Blog
Thor Muller / VentureBeat:
Yoono, a social search engine — without tagging
Josh / Windows Connected:
Illegal KMS server appears on the Internet
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mojungle, for sale now on eBay
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Another Social Networking Video Site
Justin Murray / Joystiq:
Xbox 360 sales below expectations [update 1]  —  [Update …
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
U.N. Agency Wants to Nourish the Internet, Not Govern It
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Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier / Linux.com:
OSDL restructures; CEO leaves, nine employees dismissed
Discussion: Open Source and Slashdot
Groklaw:
Novell "Forking" OpenOffice.org
Discussion: Slashdot
Phil Becker / Digital ID World:
The case for OpenID  —  [Ed. We have recently seen a rise …
Crave RSS:
Digg founder dishes iPhone specs
Samsung:
SAMSUNG to Showcase Mobile Broadband at ITU Telecm World 2006
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
VeriSign locks up .com through 2012
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The five Google products
 

 
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