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4:45 PM 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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Squeezing Money From the Music  —  "Konvicted," a new CD from Akon, promised to be one of the year's big sellers when it appeared in record stores last month.  Buoyed by two of the hottest singles in the country, Akon, a silky-voiced R&B singer, even had the most-viewed page among major label acts on MySpace.com.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Exclusive: Google's Click Fraud Rate is Less than 2%  —  Back in November, Google's business product manager for trust and safety, Shuman Ghosemajumder, declared that click fraud at Google was "on average is in the single digits, quarter over quarter."  I recently sat down with Ghosemajumder …
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.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Microsoft Rips Off Apple's Workgroup Manager Icon?
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Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Why digg is destined for failure  —  If you've ever had the good fortune of having one of your websites or blog posts dugg to the point of showing up on digg's homepage, you've enjoyed a huge traffic boost to your site.  This is wonderful for web publishers, and I'm not going to lie …
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.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Desperately seeking Zune  —  reporter's notebook SAN FRANCISCO—Welcome to the social.  —  That's the promise Microsoft makes with its new Zune.  Unlike the solitary iPods, the digital music player lets you make new friends and discover new music.  Using its built-in Wi-Fi …
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Early (non)users of free Wi-Fi pay the price: frustration  —  Portland network - In some areas it works extremely well, but MetroFi clearly says an amplifier is needed indoors  —  Free.  What's not to like about that?  —  A lot, it turns out, for some Portlanders.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Talkster Launches Presence-Based Service For The Enterprise  —  Tonight, Talkster launched a beta of a new presence-based communication platform in the VoIP market, with a focus on the enterprise and aim to connect callers by alias regardless of their device.
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: dailywireless.org and m-trends.org
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Disk Drives Face Challenge If New Chip Comes to Market  —  Design Touted as 500 Times  —  As Fast as Flash Memory  —  With More Usage Options  —  Researchers are reporting significant progress in perfecting a different way to store data in semiconductors, which could replace …
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Pre-Roll Prediction  —  Pre-roll ads are going the way of popups and other intrusive ads.
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