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9:15 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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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
James Kim—family man, technologist  —  James Kim was a respected expert on bleeding-edge digital devices, an owner of a trendy clothing store, and a lover of the futuristic-sounding music known as electronica.  —  Yet most of Kim's life revolved around traditional values, according to friends: sacrifice, friendship and family.
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.
mathewingram.com/work:
Don't blame Google maps for Kim's death
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Zillow Knows That Everyone Has A Price  —  Home listing site Zillow is making it possible to shop for homes that are not necessarily for sale with their new Make Me Move function, which launches on Thursday.  Home owners who may have no intention of moving, but certainly would for the right price …
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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.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
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: John Furrier
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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 …
Discussion: Techdirt, PaidContent and Computers.net
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Second Life's Philip Rosedale on teh Economic Realities of Virtual Worlds  —  Another one of my interviews from B2.0's December cover story was Linden Lab CEO Philip Rosedale.  Linden Lab's popular virtual world, Second Life, has been experienncing some growing pains, with servers crashing …
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
MarketWatch:
Braun, Rosensweig out at Yahoo  —  Internet firm shakes up management, reorganizes  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Yahoo Inc. is overhauling its business in a move that will see the departures of Chief Operating Officer Dan Rosensweig and Lloyd Braun, who heads the media group.
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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 …
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
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Trend Watch: P2P Traffic Much Bigger Than Web Traffic  —  While looking through Mary Meeker's 2006 Web 2.0 Summit presentation, I was struck by the figures on page 19: "Peer-to-Peer (P2P) traffic was 60% (and rising) of Internet traffic in 2004, with BitTorrent accounting for 30% of traffic, per CacheLogic".
Conference Call Transcripts / Seeking Alpha:
Can Yahoo Deliver On Social Search?  —  Thomas Hawk submits: Over the course of the past one year Wall Street has punished Yahoo! brutally based on what some would suggest has been a series of missteps that have allowed Google and other competitors to seriously upstage the company.
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Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Solodox - Microsoft Word & Project Alternative  —  Solodox, which launched in alpha last month, is a free web-based word processor and project management application.  It allows users to create and store documents online and collaborate with others in real-time.
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Zunestory: Microsoft Talks Zune Expectations  —  Stung by recent criticism of the marketing and functionality of its Zune portable media player, Microsoft this week revealed its plans for the device and, in a rare disclosure, its expectations for sales during Zune's first holiday season.
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Traffic surges for iTunes and Xbox Live
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Stephen / Inside Social News:
Digg hits 1 Million Submissions!
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Spyware fighters go after MP3 search site
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Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
Basketball stats shown live on players' shirts
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Framing Network Neutrality Right
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Holiday Decorations Can Create Major Wi-Fi Disturbances
Discussion: Engadget and Techdirt
Sony Ericsson:
The powerful handsfree Internet calling solution
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
IBM plans Power6 blades for next year
Discussion: TechSpot
BBC:
Copyright pirates face crackdown
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Oz to bring social networking to mobile phones
Ryanne / Ryan Is Hungry:
Eric Case on Blogger Beta
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