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11:05 AM ET, December 22, 2006

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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Judge: Can't link to Webcast if copyright owner objects  —  A federal judge in Texas has ruled that it is unlawful to provide a hyperlink to a Webcast if the copyright owner objects to it.  —  U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay in the northern district of Texas granted a preliminary injunction …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Judge Says No Deep Linking To Videos  —  from the that's-a-problem dept  —  Deep linking is apparently an issue that just won't die.  You would think, by now, people would realize that if you put something on the web, people can link to it.  If you don't want them to link to it …
Tom Yager / InfoWorld:
Kill two Windows servers with one Xserve  —  At its core, Xserve is a two-socket Core microarchitecture Xeon (Woodcrest) rack server.  As I wrote in my review, in hardware design, Xserve lives up to market standards.  Some touches, like the SAS/SATA drive bays, a PCI-X slot for existing expansion cards …
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
VMware Fusion public beta available  —  After months of waiting, the public beta of VMware Fusion is finally available.  What is Fusion?  It is VMware's OS X virtualization client.  Most of you are probably familiar with Parallels for the Mac, which allows you to run Windows, and other OSes, on your Mac.
Discussion: UNEASYsilence, MacRumors and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Venice Project Details And Screen Shots  —  More information on TheVeniceProject from beta testers is starting to come in.  We've covered the rumors of the new online tv, or IPTV, project since the rumors surfaced in October.  —  Last week, CenterNetworks (great up and coming blog) …
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Gizmodo:
Venice Project Hands On: This Is Going To Kill YouTube  —  The guys who brought you KaZaA and Skype are at it again, and their upcoming Venice Project Peer to Peer streaming will show YouTube how video is really done.  Just like KaZaA was a disruptive force in music sharing …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Microsoft seeks patent covering Web feed readers  —  Microsoft has filed for two patents covering technology used to organize and read syndicated Web feeds, such as those delivered via the widely used Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, family of formats.  —  The pair of applications …
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Nick Bradbury:
Microsoft's "Content syndication platform" Patent  —  Dave Winer links to a US Patent Application filed by Microsoft in 2005 regarding the Windows RSS Platform.  Here's the abstract: … Wow.  I had no idea Microsoft invented all that - I could swear some other folks have implemented similar ideas!
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Flip.com Launches - But Only for Girls  —  Normally the beta testers of new social networks are tech pundits, journalists, bloggers and developers.  But that's not the case with Conde Nast's new social network Flip.com, which has invited 200,000 girls to participate in a beta launch this week.
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   LinkedIn Worth $250 Million?
Bambi Francisco / MarketWatch:
Linkedin gets down to business
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What's Ed Bott missing on his CES schedule?  —  Ed Bott is asking what he's missing on his CES schedule.  —  Oh, let's see.  —  How about an appearance on the ScobleShow?  I still have some slots left open.  By the way, we're gonna be doing the "Retrevo Gang" at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day in the Seagate booth.
Discussion: PaidContent and Lost Remote
Chris Winfield / 10e20:
And the List of Domains Ditched by Digg Keeps Growing  —  Yesterday, Lee Odden posted about his blog being banned from Digg.  A few of his stories were submitted and his domain was basically labeled as spam.  The result - a lifetime banning from Digg.  Don't pass Go, don't collect $200 - go straight to the Digg Jail.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Connexion In-Flight Replacement Figuratively Up in the Air  —  The Wall Street Journal reports that the efforts by Lufthansa, Panasonic Avionics, and others to have a transition plan in place for Connexion's demise are delayed: Panasonic made the surprise announcement a few months ago …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
CPaladino / Gamerscore Blog:
Getting Gears of War Soon?  Newbies Listen Up!  —  If you are receiving Gears of War as a present this holiday season, the fact that other people have been playing online for a few months could be intimidating.  —  I wanted to give a few tips to the newbs/newbies/n00bs that I've picked up through my matches online.
the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
New report of a Windows vulnerability  —  As usual the holiday season is a busy time for everyone including those of us here in the MSRC.  I hope that everyone has finished their holiday shopping so they can enjoy the long weekend.  This is Mike Reavey by the way in case anyone was wondering.
Discussion: M-Dollar
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why Doesn't CafePress Use Flash?  —  There are many sites that sell customized casino chips (just do a search), but we haven't found any that have an online design tool to allow you to create the chip itself.  TheChipLab has take the extra step and has created a very nice Flash tool for designing your own casino-grade chip.
Discussion: Netcraft
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AllPeers Adds Chat: Becomes Relevant Again  —  AllPeers, a Firefox P2P file sharing plugin, had incredible hype when it launched in August (the rumors had been around for nearly a year at that point).  People were calling it the "killer app" for Firefox, and the company is backed by early investors in Skype …
Discussion: Peer Pressure
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Online tops newspaper job-ad sales  —  Employers spent more money on Internet recruitment advertising than in newspapers in 2006, making this the first time any of the traditional newspaper categories has been surpassed by the digital media.  —  The aggregate $5.9 billion expected to be spent …
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft offers Vista free to CES exhibitors  —  Exhibitors may not want to use Vista, as the applications they are showing off in their booth may not be compatible with the new OS  —  Microsoft is apparently looking to get some free advertising for Windows Vista before the OS's official consumer release on Jan. 30.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
 
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
AT&T, Verizon get holiday gift from FCC: ruling eases IPTV regulations
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Toshiba's SED TV a no-show at electronics show
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
David Flynn / APC:
Apple says no to Samsung's hybrid flash hard drives in new Macs
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JSON and XML  —  I hear people saying "JSON is great, XML is over" …
Michael Sciannamea / The Wireless Report:
The Big Easy goes wireless
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC kills build-out requirements for telecoms' video services (updated)
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Trump the Chump  —  Every couple weeks I get emails …
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Heavy.com raises yet another round
Discussion: PaidContent
Brad Linder / PVR Wire:
More Vista remotes: now with SideShow
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and eHomeUpgrade
Eric Case / Google Code:
Programs crashing? Airbag helps you practice "safe hex"
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Microsoft reiterates interest in Zune gaming
Discussion: Joystiq, Neowin.net and Kotaku
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
AMD's 65nm L2 cache looks to be slower
Discussion: TechSpot, Slashdot and digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Blip.tv Hosting New Amanda Congdon Show
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