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3:00 AM ET, December 5, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GigaOm Expands - New Video Only Blog  —  Om Malik's growing blog empire expanded today with the launch of NewTeeVee, a blog covering the exploding world of online video.  The primary contributors will be Malik and GigaOm writers Liz Gannes and Katie Fehrenbacher, with contributions from Jackson West …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and Ryan Stewart
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Introducing, NewTeeVee  —  Six months ago when we launched on this journey, my initial thoughts were launching three-to-five specialized blogs that were like satellites around Planet Broadband.  Online video, gaming, data centers and virtual work - they were part of my larger vision of GigaOM network.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Welcome to NewTeeVee  —  You've arrived at the newest member of the GigaOM family, NewTeeVee.com.  We aim to cover online video from end to end and front to back.  We'll point you to hot startups, hot videos, hot pipes — tracing the talent, money, code, and data across the network.
Discussion: The Next Net
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.
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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
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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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 …
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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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 …
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Google Somewhat Froogle At Holiday Press Party  —  If I took a shot for every time someone said the words "bubble," "boom," or "bust" at Google's holiday press party tonight, I would probably be wasted.  Fortunately, the drinking game didn't occur to me until my drive home and Google only served wine and beer anyway.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Rumors swirl of ultrathin MacBook Pro  —  As Macworld creeps up on us (only a month away now!), rumors of the iPhone and what features the iTV will have aren't enough for the Mac web.  Because of this, in comes the smaller, ultrathin MacBook Pro rumor, which claims that there will be a new iteration …
Discussion: MacScoop, Engadget and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
CE-Oh no he didn't!  Part XX - Warner Music CEO "fairly certain" his kids pirate music  —  We're going to assume you're well versed with the RIAA, just about the most god-forsaken industry group that ever did roam the earth (much like its unofficial partner in crime, the MPAA) …
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.
Nick / Rough Type:
The five Google products  —  It seems like only yesterday that a bunch of breathless articles appeared touting the brilliance of Google's innovation strategy.  That strategy was, if you recall, the spaghetti strategy: Throw a lot of stuff against the wall and see what sticks.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
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