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9:05 AM ET, December 11, 2006

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John Cook / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
New York Times adds sharing tool  —  The New York Times unveiled a new service today that allows readers to quickly post stories that they find on the newspaper's Web site to Digg, Facebook and Newsvine.  —  It marks the first time that the country's third-largest newspaper has added …
Discussion: Global Nerdy
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
New York Times Surrenders To Social News  —  The New York Times has decided to let users post stories directly from their site to Digg, Facebook, and Newsvine.  As of Monday, the paper will embed links to all three sites to most of their online stories.  —  The new link will not be embedded …
blog.memeorandum.com:
Scan and search a five-day-long "River" of headlines  —  Today I'm introducing, for each site, a page offering an extended reverse-chronological listing of posts that attain headline status.  Techmeme River, memeorandum River, WeSmirch River, and Ballbug River each include about five days of headlines.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechMeme Opens Archives  —  Popular blog news site TechMeme launched archives of its various technology, politics, baseball and celebrity gossip sites this morning.  The new sites show a "river of news" display of news headlines over the previous five days.
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
I'm Joining Splashcast  —  I've been offered and have decided to accept a full time position as Director of Content at a pre-launch Portland startup called Splashcast.  Splashcast is a multimedia platform that I believe is going to change the web in some important ways.  TechCrunch broke the news.
Discussion: Web Strategy
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Maria Aspan / New York Times:
YouTube Adds a Layer of Filtering to Be a Little Nicer  —  When the video-sharing site YouTube.com was sold to Google, many of its users worried that corporate ownership would restrict the content of its videos.  But now one of YouTube's corporate partners is changing the ways that users comment on those videos instead.
Discussion: IP Democracy and NewTeeVee
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Understanding Mobile 2.0  —  Written by Rudy De Waele of m-trends.org and edited by Richard MacManus.  This kicks off a mini-series of posts on the topic of Mobile 2.0, which we will explore on R/WW this week.  —  On the eve of Le Web 3 in Paris - and one month after the Web 2.0 Summit concluded …
Discussion: m-trends.org
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Advertises Firefox on Homepage  —  Spotted on the Google homepage today, using the IE browser, was this blazing advertisement for Firefox:  —  (click image for full screenshot)  —  While Google has advertised Firefox on its homepage before, it was a co-promotion of Firefox with the Google Toolbar.
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
Six Apart Censors My Blog in Response to Fake Michael Crook DMCA Takedown Notice  —  Six Apart has agreed to censor my blog in response to a fake DMCA takedown notice. … First.  Let me say that I'm a big fan of Six Apart.  I'm not trying to cause them any hassle.  I've been a loyal customer since they launched Typepad.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Aggregate Knowledge raises $5M from Kleiner, on a roll  —  You're familiar with Amazon.com's recommendation feature: "People who bought this book, also bought these books."  —  Aggregate Knowledge is a Menlo Park start-up offering such a recommendation service on a mass scale — to any Web site.
Fred / A VC:
Pre-Roll Prediction  —  Pre-roll ads are going the way of popups and other intrusive ads.  They won't be around in a couple years.  And the online video services that use them to monetize their audience won't be around either.  —  Because the thing you have to understand about digital media is its pervasive and abundant.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Labnotes
Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
MyBlogLog adds MySpace support  —  As 2006 closes in, my favorite web service of the year is MyBlogLog.  Despite Yahoo! acquisition rumors a few weeks ago, the company is still privately-held.  If I were in the web M&A business, they'd top my list along with music social networking service Last.fm.
Discussion: Technically Speaking
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jott to Convert Cell Phone Calls to Text  —  Seattle based Jott will launch its new voice to text product sometime this week.  It's very simple - a user calls a specific phone number and leaves a voice message along with a recipient or recipients (an obvious use for Jott will be for people to leave themselves quick notes).
Discussion: 21talks and Technically Speaking
Adam Berger / Gadgetell:
Eos wireless iPod speaker system; supports up to 4 satellite speakers  —  Eos are the world's first digital wireless "whole home audio" speaker system for the iPod.  Using WiFi friendly technology, the Eos system links up to four stereo remote wireless speakers, establishing interference …
Discussion: Macsimum News and Ubergizmo
Richard K / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Should Semel go?  Is Yahoo a media company?  Is that a good thing to be?  (Yes, Yes, No.)  —  By Richard Koman for SiliconValleyWatcher  —  So GigaOm posted this piece on Thursday, based on Yahoo employee Jonathan's Strauss' verbatim transcript of Terry Semel's post-reorg talk to employees.
Michael Gartenberg:
Lessons of Zune  —  So while Microsoft works to get the first million Zunes sold, here's some thoughts at what they need to do (and should have done at launch) to get to this milestone.  —  Zune lacks elegance - It's actually not bad looking device but put it next to a 30gb iPod …
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Fred / A VC:
This Is Classic
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Add Text Bubbles To Videos
Discussion: NewTeeVee and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Finance to get a facelift soon
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft patents DVR application to provide targeted advertising
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Dave Taylor / The Intuitive Life Business Blog:
When is a blog too personal?  —  One of the great ongoing debates …
Google Blogoscoped:
Does the Google Toolbar Index URLs?
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 Compact Definition: Trying Again
 

 
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