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3:20 PM ET, December 5, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Calacanis Takes Position at Sequoia Capital  —  Today at 7 am PST at the SES conference in Chicago, Weblogs Inc. founder Jason Calacanis will announce that he has joined Sequoia Capital as an EIA (Entrepreneur in Action).  This comes just two and a half weeks after Jason announced his departure from AOL.
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JASON CALACANIS: Anointed by Sequoia  —  Jason Calacanis is to shack up with Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley's leading venture capital partnership, Techcrunch has the jump on the story.  Michael Arrington says Calacanis will be an entrepreneur-in-residence, though the former Weblogs Inc founder …
Discussion: The Blogging Times
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:   Jason Calacanis Speaks About Digg, Netscape, SEO & Pay Per Post Blogging
Frank Barnako:   Calacanis joins VC firm
Tim Gaden / APC:
The lock-out begins for Office Mac users  —  Microsoft hsa officially launched Office 2007, but that's bad news for Mac users.  —  Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 now all use different file formats: docx, xlsx and pptx.  —  Microsoft is calling these "Microsoft Office Open XML Formats" …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Open Document Format published as ISO standard  —  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) finally published the Open Document Format (ODF) as an official standard last week after approving it as an international standard last May.  The ODF file format—the XML-based open format for text …
Ben Elgin / Business Week:
The Vanishing Click-Fraud Case  —  Why was a seemingly slam-dunk case against an alleged click-fraudster who attempted to extort Google quietly dismissed?  —  A detective novelist might call it The Mystery of the Vanishing Click-Fraud Case.  —  It began on Mar. 10, 2004 …
Discussion: AdJab and digg
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Mike / Techdirt:
Did Google Let Clickfraud Case Drop, Rather Than Reveal Clickfraud Details?  —  from the sneaky,-sneaky dept  —  Nearly three years ago, a man was arrested for trying to blackmail Google over clickfraud.  It was an amazingly brazen attempt.  The guy had created a software program …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Tech Beat
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVoToGo On Your Mac  —  Want TiVoToGo on your Mac?  —  Nearly two years after being released, TiVo, Inc may have failed to deliver but the hacker community has heeded our call.  As of 12/05/06 the solution requires a little elbow grease and some command line action, but the difficulty level …
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Adam Knight / Mac Geekery:
How to View TiVo Recordings on Your Mac or iPod
Discussion: PVRblog, digg and Slashdot
Nick / Rough Type:
Avatars consume as much electricity as Brazilians  —  Tony Walsh has, as others do, some doubts about whether Second Life is sustainable as a business.  But he also poses another question that I hadn't come across before: "Is Second Life sustainable ecologically?"
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Swivel Aims To Become The Internet Archive For Data  —  Swivel Co-founders Dmitry Dimov and Brian Mulloy start off by describing their company as "YouTube for Data."  That's a good start for someone trying to understand it, because the site allows users to upload data - any data - and display it to other users visually.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Troubling '07 Forecast for the Old-Line Media but Not for the Online  —  THE first Monday in October is known in legal circles as the start of the Supreme Court term.  Similarly, on Madison Avenue, the first Monday in December has become familiar as the kickoff of the advertising forecast season.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Glass House
David Greising / Chicago Tribune:
Baidu vs. Google  —  The battle for the hearts and searches of China's Web surfers  —  BEIJING — In the village of Laishui, about 100 miles southwest of China's capital city, Li De Yin runs a small workshop that seems frozen in pre-industrial time.  Bare-chested workers heat copper bowls …
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ir.baidu.com:   Baidu to Enter Japanese Search Market in 2007
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Fred Wilson's fortunes, sexy commenters & latest on Mojungle, MobiTV and Edgeio  —  The latest in the world of start-ups and venture capital:  —  Fred Wilson sells home listed at $37.5 million — Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist at Union Square Ventures in New York …
Discussion: PE HUB
vnunet:
Microsoft looking to run Windows on OLPC  —  Educational laptop could get Windows as well as Linux  —  Microsoft wants to make its Windows operating system available on the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) notebook computers, OLPC chairman Nicholas Negroponte said at the NetEvents conference in Hong Kong on Saturday.
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
China Largely Silent on Telecom Strategy  —  If the world's telecommunications executives thought that bringing their industry's biggest trade show to China would spur Chinese officials into opening their vast market, they were wrong — at least so far.  —  Government officials have avoided using …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Kevin Maney
AMD:
AMD Drives Next Generation of Energy-Efficient Computing with 65nm Technology Transition  — AMD continues track record of on-schedule process technology transitions with rapid conversion to 65nm —  Launching the next generation of energy-efficient computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD) …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Zudeo: a high-def version of YouTube  —  Another day, another peer-to-peer file-swapping firm trying to go legit.  This time it's Azureus, makers of one of the most popular BitTorrent clients on the Internet.  The company has just launched its own video sharing site, dubbed Zudeo …
Discussion: Monkey Bites, Journerdism and digg
 
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