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7:20 AM ET, December 11, 2006

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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 …
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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 …
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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Steven / StevenLevy.com:   A Universally Bad Idea
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
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.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Platforms Are The New Portals  —  We've all become so enamored with the increasingly distributed nature of the web — or the de-portalization as Keith Teare of Edgeio puts it — and the success of user-centric platforms like YouTube and MySpace.  But we seem to be forgetting …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and A VC
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Finance to get a facelift soon  —  Google is likely to announce a facelift to its Google Finance service soon, according to informed sources.  The upgrade could come as soon as Monday, though as we all know product upgrades can get pushed out due to unforeseen reasons.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 Compact Definition: Trying Again  —  A commenter on one of my previous posts about Web 2.0 wrote: … I replied, and thought that my reply might be worth publishing more widely than just in the comments.  So here is a new attempt at a brief definition:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Add Text Bubbles To Videos  —  Brand new Israeli startup BubblePLY has created an easy tool for adding text or link comic-book style bubbles to videos from popular video sharing sites.  Tell it the link to a video on YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe and others, and then add your own content.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and digg
 
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Discussion: HipMojo.com and Slashdot
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft patents DVR application to provide targeted advertising
Dave Taylor / The Intuitive Life Business Blog:
When is a blog too personal?  —  One of the great ongoing debates …
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