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10:00 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 …
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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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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: PaidContent, IP Democracy and NewTeeVee
New York Times:
Times Sq.  Ads Spread Via Tourists' Cameras  —  Advertisers have long been drawn to Times Square as a valuable place to reach consumers, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for space on billboards and blazing video screens.  —  But recently they have discovered that down on the ground …
Discussion: cgm and Rex Hammock's weblog
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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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Deck the halls with... WiFi blocking decorations?  —  It sounds like something the MythBusters "Build Team" could have busted or confirmed in a couple of hours.  Holiday decorations... Christmas lights, garland, those big blow-up snowmen... they're all putting the hurt on WiFi?
Discussion: CrunchGear
Peter Edmonston / New York Times:
In Web Traffic Tallies, Intruders Can Say You Visited Them  —  In late May, more than five million Web users vanished.  —  The disappearing act came when Nielsen/NetRatings, a leading company in measuring Internet traffic, sharply cut its previously reported statistics for the financial Web …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Public beta of Adobe Creative Suite 3 may boost Mac sales  —  Exclusive: Sales of Apple Computer's professional Mac line could receive a shot in the arm later this month if Adobe Systems proceeds with plans to release an early public beta of its Creative Suite 3.0 software bundle.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox TV Commercials Go Live: Interview with Mozilla's Asa Dotzler  —  Later today Firefox will begin broadcasting, for the first time, four "fan-produced" commercials on prime time television.  Initially the ads will only run in the San Francisco and Boston regions, but this will be expanded over time.
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.
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Sales of iPods and iTunes Not Much in Sync  —  Apple's ubiquitous iPod and its iTunes music store were intended to be a kind of perpetual motion machine, with iPods helping to sell iTunes and iTunes helping to sell iPods.  —  Although both are successful, the relationship may not have worked out exactly as expected.
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
Discussion: CrunchGear
 
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Adam Berger / Gadgetell:
Eos wireless iPod speaker system; supports up to 4 satellite speakers
Discussion: Macsimum News and Ubergizmo
Fred / A VC:
Pre-Roll Prediction  —  Pre-roll ads are going the way of popups and other intrusive ads.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Labnotes
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Aggregate Knowledge raises $5M from Kleiner, on a roll
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
Discussion: Screenwerk
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jott to Convert Cell Phone Calls to Text
Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
MyBlogLog adds MySpace support
Richard K / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Should Semel go?  Is Yahoo a media company? …
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 …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 Compact Definition: Trying Again