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12:55 PM 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.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
World of Origami still unfolding  —  Get ready for Origami take two.  While Microsoft's minitablet effort may not be quite where the software maker had hoped, the project is ready for another cameo.  —  This spring, Microsoft attracted huge buzz for the Origami prior to its launch …
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Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft offers Vista free to CES exhibitors
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Toshiba's SED TV a no-show at electronics show  —  Toshiba's long-awaited SED TV will not be appearing at the Consumer Electronics Show in January after all.  —  Televisions with SED, which stands for surface conduction electron emitter display, will provide a better picture than LCD …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Toshiba's 55-inch SED TV to be a no-show at CES  —  If you had high hopes of seeing Toshiba's "soon-to-be-released" SED TV showcased at CES in just a few weeks, well, you can probably already read the writing on the wall.  Unsurprisingly, the set has seemingly hit another snag on its journey …
Discussion: I4U News
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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veerle.duoh.com:
The new Adobe icons and branding  —  So many voices have expressed their thoughts on Adobe's new icons so far and one of the more noticeable one from users is that they all thought it was some temporary place holder art.  When I first saw the splash screen and application icon of Adobe Photoshop CS3 …
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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
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
Seeking Alpha:
Red Hat F3Q07 (Qtr End 11/30/06) Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Matthew Szulik - Chairman, President and CEO  —  Analysts  —  Terry Tillman - SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey  —  Presentation  —  Operator  —  Good afternoon.  My name is May, and I will be your conference facilitator today.
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.
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.
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
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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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
AT&T, Verizon get holiday gift from FCC: ruling eases IPTV regulations  —  On Wednesday the FCC handed down a new ruling that will make it easier for telecom providers to roll out IPTV services, which would bypass traditional cable company offerings.  The commission voted 3-2 that AT&T …
 
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Kokuoy's USB mouse with pointless laser
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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" …
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The Big Easy goes wireless
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FCC kills build-out requirements for telecoms' video services (updated)
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Trump the Chump  —  Every couple weeks I get emails …
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
The Future of Telecommunications May Be 'Comminfotainment'
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Heavy.com raises yet another round
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Brad Linder / PVR Wire:
More Vista remotes: now with SideShow
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Flip.com Launches - But Only for Girls
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New report of a Windows vulnerability
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