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1:20 AM ET, December 21, 2006

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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
God bless the re-inventers  —  Gotta love em, because there's no way they're going to stop breaking what works, and fixing what don't need no fixing.  —  I've been hearing, off in the distance, about something called JSON, that proposes to solve a problem that was neatly solved by XML-RPC in 1998 …
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Deusx / del.icio.us:
tagometer: badges badges badges badges BOOKMARKS BOOKMARKS  —  Being a blogger, one of my long-standing wishlist items for del.icio.us has been to find some way to get more of what's going on here to show up out there.  Instead of just simple links, I've wanted to get a bit of peek through …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
del.icio.us API for URL top tags, bookmark count  —  Social bookmarking site del.icio.us has exposed a new API providing the top tags and total number of bookmarks for any URL in its system.  Yahoo's Developer Network provided a short preview earlier tonight of a soon to be released del.icio.us web badge …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Widgets Become More Important than APIs for Data Exchange on the Web
Discussion: Mad Techie Woman
Phil Wainewright / Software as services:
Google retreats back to Web 1.0  —  The quiet deprecation of Google's original SOAP search API earlier this month, which has just come to light this week, is a revealing admission of Google's single-minded reliance on advertising as a means of funding its continued growth and profitability.
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DeWitt Clinton / Google Code:
Beyond the SOAP Search API
Discussion: Manthan and InsideGoogle
Don Box / Don Box's Spoutlet:   Google Search API?
Google Blogoscoped:
Reactions on Discontinuation of Google API
Discussion: Googling Google
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Record Labels Sue Web Site Operator  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several major record labels sued the operator of the Russian music Web site AllofMP3.com on Wednesday, claiming the company has been profiting by selling copies of music without their permission.  —  The lawsuit was filed …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Mike / Techdirt:
Record Labels Finally Sue Allofmp3.com  —  from the took-'em-long-enough dept  —  The only surprise here is that it's taken this long.  However, after tremendous efforts to influence politicians to force Allofmp3.com to shut down, it appears that a bunch of record labels have finally filed a lawsuit against the company.
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Revver Re-organizes Executive Suite  —  Two Co-Founders Leave; Adds New COO, Ad Sales Chief  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In what is perhaps a sign of the difficulty facing those looking to compete against YouTube, fledgling video-sharing site Revver.com has reshuffled its executive suite, with two of the three co-founders departing.
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Scott Karp / The Blog Herald:
Democratizing The Economics Of Content
Discussion: Freedom to Tinker and Techdirt
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Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work:
Google: Anti-trust case waiting to happen?
Discussion: Bill Tancer
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets:
Can Google grow search in 2007?
Discussion: Internet Outsider and SearchViews
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
blinkx signs Dow Jones Online  —  Video search site blinkx seems to announce at least one new content deal per week, so we don't even try to cover all of them.  Today CTO Suranga Chandratillake called to say the company had tied up Dow Jones Online, pulling video feeds from WSJ.com …
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PrimeNewswire:   Business and Financial News From The Wall Street Journal Online …
Gamasutra:
Gamasutra's Quantum Leap Awards: Most Important Games, 2006  —  They're timeless.  They're inspirational.  They inspire us, make us question our standards, and provide a roadmap for the future of development.  They are the games that innovate and move the industry forward …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Vote for the 2006 Search Blogs Awards!  —  Voting for the Search Engine Journal's 2006 Search Blogs Awards are now open.  —  Please take the time to rank and vote for your favorite search engine blogs and bloggers!  —  Vote Now!  —  In most of the categories, we ask voters to rank …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why I Am Breaking Up With Netflix  —  I was a die-hard Netflix fan.  Apart from when I lived in Canada or Europe, I've been a Netflix customer for the last five years.  There is a very tanglible tingle when a Netflix movie arrives in the mail, packaged up in its red envelope.
Mike / CrunchNotes:
The Truth About TechCrunch UK  —  If you've been following the events around the Le Web conference and TechCrunch UK, this might be of interest to you.  If not, it won't.  I'm not filling in all the background material to keep this as short as possible.  —  I've thought about the TechCrunch UK issue …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Virtual magnate shares secrets of success  —  newsmaker Since its public launch in 2003, the virtual world Second Life has become a haven for entrepreneurs.  And while the number of people making a considerable profit is still relatively small, it is growing rapidly.
Economist:
Work-life balance  —  Consumer technologies are invading corporate computing  —  IN OCTOBER, shortly after taking over as head of information technology (IT) at Arizona State University, Adrian Sannier gave the nod to his contact at Google, the internet giant known for its search engine …
Discussion: Computers.net, broadstuff and Slashdot
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Sony Settles Rootkit Suits  —  $1.5 million in penalties will compensate consumers whose systems were damaged.  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment will pay $1.5 million in penalties to settle lawsuits with two U.S. states over its controversial use of copy protection software.
 
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Mike / Techdirt:
Is The NBA Trying To Hide Video Footage Of The Big Brawl On YouTube?
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
What is proper etiquette for VCs — fiddle with Blackberry or not?
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Veoh reboots, adds payments and cross-publishing
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek to Live: Lifehacker Zeitgeist
Discussion: Digital Markets and digg
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Why Gears Of War Costs $60
Arvind / Zoho Blogs:
Introducing the Zoho Wiki!
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Hands On With HAVA  —  First seen at CES last January …
Jenn Shreve / Wired News:
You've Got Mail, and Your Period
Louis Hau / Forbes:
Porn Still Dominates Video Downloads
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Pimps Own Services in Search Results
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Police blotter: Google searches nab wireless hacker
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Trollaxor / MacSlash:
Security Update 2006-008 [U]
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
2007 Predictions for the web and software
 

 
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