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4:12 AM ET, December 7, 2006

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Leslie Katz / CNET News.com:
James Kim found deceased  —  just in The body of missing CNET editor James Kim has been located, authorities announced Wednesday.  —  Arrangements are being made to transport Kim to an undisclosed location, according to police.  Kim had been missing in the remote southwestern Oregon wilderness for 11 days.
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CNN:
Trail of clothing led searchers to lost father's body … MERLIN, Oregon (CNN) — The body of a man who had walked into the Oregon wilderness Saturday to summon help for his stranded family was found Wednesday in a steep ravine.  —  Officials confirmed that James Kim, 35, an editor at the Web site CNET, had been found dead.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
James Kim—family man, technologist
Discussion: Lost Remote and Gizmodo
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft: Zune sales to top 1 million by June  —  Although the Zune has fallen some in the sales ranks, Microsoft says it expects to sell more than 1 million of the music players by the end of June.  —  The software maker said Wednesday it was pleased with response to the device …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Zillow Shows More of Its Cards  —  Well-funded startup Zillow is evolving beyond providing real estate trivia to reconstituting the definition of what makes a home for sale.  The company's challenge is to disrupt the high-strung real estate industry without making so many enemies it gets driven out of business.
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Zillow Knows That Everyone Has A Price
Discussion: Screenwerk
Dan Fost / San Francisco Chronicle:
Valley's 'Mr. Web 2.0' seeks next big thing  —  TechCrunch blog ruffles feathers on the Internet beat  —  Michael Arrington's influential blog TechCrunch — where startups get pimped and big news sometimes breaks first — has vaulted him into the post of "Mr. Web 2.0," …
blog.centraldesktop.com:
Google's Silent Monopoly (Or How Much Does Google Pay For It's Own AdWords?)  —  What does the future of start-ups look like when they spend a majority of their advertising budget with one company - and its your competitor? … - Right?  —  The history of business is filled with examples …
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Google Blogoscoped:
On Google Advertising Itself
Discussion: StartupSquad
WebProNews Video Blog:
SES: Google's Fox Clarifies Sitemaps, PageRank  —  Sitemaps.org, born of historic collaboration between Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, intends to simplify the tenuous endeavor of directing search engines to your site's relevant content.  Thus, sitemaps are garnering renewed focus and while the forge …
Discussion: SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog
Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Oz to bring social networking to mobile phones  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Privately-held Oz Communications, a maker of wireless messaging technologies, will announce on Wednesday a new product allowing people to access social network sites over their cellphones.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Click Fraud Funding Al Qaeda & Hezbollah Terrorist Groups?  —  At the Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago, Webmaster Radio's Jim Hedger is currently holding a press conference which is making public the investigative report that Google is serving Adwords and Adsense advertisements …
BBC:
Copyright pirates face crackdown  —  Copyright criminals must face far tougher regulation to protect the entertainment industry, a report says.  —  The Gowers Report was commissioned by the government to look at modernising UK copyright laws for the digital age.
Discussion: Techdirt, Weatherall's Law and Slashdot
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
IBM plans Power6 blades for next year  —  Beginning with its Power6 dual-core chip, IBM will build its high-end Power processors into blade servers for the first time in 2007, marking a significant expansion of blade abilities.  —  Today, IBM's blade servers are available with the company's PowerPC 970 processors.
Discussion: TechSpot
Inside AdWords:
Advertise online - even if you don't have a website  —  AdWords advertisers know that online advertising is an effective way to promote their businesses.  What do you do, however, if you want to advertise online, but you don't have a website?  Does this sound familiar?  Now we can help.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Googlified
Ryanne / Ryan Is Hungry:
Eric Case on Blogger Beta  —  As we mentioned in the previous post, Eric Case works on Developer Relations at Google, he has also worked on the Blogger team for several years as well.  We majorly love Blogger-it's super customizable, videobloggable and FREE!
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Panel changes course, approves e-voting checks  —  One day after a federal advisory committee rejected a proposal designed to usher in more stringent requirements for electronic voting machines, the same panel has changed course.  —  On the final day of a public meeting at the National Institute …
Glyn / The Open Rights Group:
Gowers Review  —  The Gowers Review, commissioned by the government to look at intellectual property law in the United Kingdom, published its final report today.  It was commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown MP so it is expected that the report will hold a lot of weight …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
PACKAGED GOODS MEDIA VS. CONVERSATIONAL MEDIA, PART ONE  —  In the past month or so, three senior executives charged with running the interactive units of major media companies have either been shown the door, or have left on their own accord because they found their jobs no longer fit their character.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Pluggd "perfects" audio and video search, raises $1.65M  —  Declaring it has "perfected the user experience" for audio and visual search, Seattle start-up Pluggd has raised $1.65 million from Intel and angel investors to help it start distributing its technology.  —  If you haven't played with Pluggd, you should.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Your entree to Web ad fame: Just $300  —  Everyone's got a story.  Now, for $300, you can turn it into a video ad for the Web.  —  Hoping to capitalize on the booming popularity of Internet video and online advertising, TurnHere, an Emeryville, Calif.-based start-up, has come up with a formula …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Traffic surges for iTunes and Xbox Live
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Joystiq
Stephen / Inside Social News:
Digg hits 1 Million Submissions!
Discussion: digg
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Spyware fighters go after MP3 search site
Conference Call Transcripts / Seeking Alpha:
Can Yahoo Deliver On Social Search?
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Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
Basketball stats shown live on players' shirts
Discussion: Kevin Maney and Engadget
Isen / isen.blog:
Framing Network Neutrality Right
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Holiday Decorations Can Create Major Wi-Fi Disturbances
Discussion: Engadget and Techdirt
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
D7TV May Be The Next MTV For Mobile Content
Nick / Rough Type:
Curtains for music DRM?
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Is Google too smart for its own good?
Discussion: Slashdot
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Consumer Use Of Ad-Blocking Technology Doubles
Steve Snell:
Adobe Reader 8  —  Welcome.  My name is Steve Snell and I am …
Associated Press:
Japanese group asks YouTube for system to prevent upload of copyrighted works
Matt Haughey / PVRblog:
Wild rumor: Apple & TiVo partner for iTV
 

 
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