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1:20 PM ET, December 22, 2006


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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 …
Dan Blank:   Deep Trouble for Deep Links
Anne Broache / CNET
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 …
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!
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Patent lunacy defense  —  Microsoft reportedly has filed two patents covering certain aspects of RSS, Really Simple Syndication.  Dave Winer is outraged.  Nick Bradbury sagely says "Not so fast".  I don't have the inside scoop on this yet, but here is what I think is happening.
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Ina Fried / CNET
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 …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft offers Vista free to CES exhibitors
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
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 …
Michael Kanellos / CNET
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Toshiba's 55-inch SED TV to be a no-show at CES
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) …
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 …
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 …
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 Kohler / Game|Life:
Game|  Life: Now Reformatted For Wii!  —  It's true!  We've gone and completely redesigned the entire site so it fits right into the zoom area on Wii's brand-spankin' new Internet Channel, the beta of which went up today.  It was weeks of hard work, made even harder by the fact that we were just guessing.
Discussion: Matt Croydon and Slashdot: Games
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
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.
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.
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
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Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
PC World adds another log to PS3 hate fire
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Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's GestureLab:
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Seagate CEO apologizes for porn remark
Discussion: Anil Dash and Scobleizer
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Kokuoy's USB mouse with pointless laser
Discussion: I4U News
STEVE JOBS: Steve Jobs' Secret Stool
Discussion: MacUser and Byte of the Apple
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
AT&T, Verizon get holiday gift from FCC: ruling eases IPTV regulations
David Flynn / APC:
Apple says no to Samsung's hybrid flash hard drives in new Macs
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Online tops newspaper job-ad sales
 Earlier Items: 
JSON and XML  —  I hear people saying "JSON is great, XML is over" …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC kills build-out requirements for telecoms' video services (updated)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Crazy 3D Avatars From Gizmoz
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Trump the Chump  —  Every couple weeks I get emails …
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
The Future of Telecommunications May Be 'Comminfotainment'
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: raises yet another round
Discussion: PaidContent
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New report of a Windows vulnerability
Discussion: M-Dollar

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