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1:15 PM ET, December 27, 2006

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Bloomberg:
Asian Internet, Phone Services Hit by Taiwan Quakes (Update2)  —  Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) — Internet and telephone services across Asia were disrupted, hampering financial transactions, after earthquakes near Taiwan damaged undersea cables.  —  ``The repairs could take two to three weeks …
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Channel NewsAsia:
Taiwan quake cuts off much of Asia Internet  —  HONG KONG - Internet and phone services were disrupted across much of Asia on Wednesday after an earthquake damaged undersea cables, leaving one of the world's most tech-savvy regions in a virtual blackout.  —  From frustrated traders seeking …
Wikinews:
Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan  —  From Wikinews, the free news source you can write! … A strong earthquake struck off the southern tip of Taiwan at 12:26 UTC, triggering a warning from Japan's Meterological Agency that a 3.3 foot tsunami could be heading towards Basco, in the Philippines.
Joi Ito's Web:   Major damage to Asian Internet access from earthquake
Wall Street Journal:
Is 'Web 2.0' Another Bubble?  —  Hundreds of Internet companies have emerged since the dot-com crash, looking to capitalize on a resurgent online advertising market.  Companies in this new wave — known as Web 2.0 — have focused on online collaboration and sharing among users.
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Vaporware '06: Return of the King  —  Pull back the red curtain and dim the lights.  It's the 9th annual presentation of the Wired News Vaporware Awards, our ode to the year's top technology products promised, hyped and scheduled, but not delivered.  —  The nominees were chosen by you, our readers, in November.
Discussion: Kotaku, CrunchGear and Slashdot
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
Vaporware '06: Return of the King  —  2. TiVoToGo for Mac  —  Got a show on your TiVo you want to watch on your computer or a mobile device?  Great!  Just fire up TiVoToGo and take Grey's Anatomy with you on your commute.  Oh, you're a Mac user?  Nevermind.
Discussion: PVR Wire and TiVo Lovers
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Google Set To Expand Newspaper Ad Program  —  For some of the nation's newspapers, Google's offer was too good to pass up.  —  This fall, the search-engine company proposed to show how it could help newspapers sell print advertising to the hundreds of thousands of small merchants who buy Internet ads from Google.
Fred / A VC:
2007: The End Of The Page View  —  Recently there was 'big news', Myspace had passed Yahoo! in monthly page views.  I put the words big news in quotes because it really wasn't as big news as it was made out to be.  —  It's common wisdom that Myspace is designed to generate a ton of page reloads every session.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Ars Technica
phx.corporate-ir.net:
Amazon.com's 12th Holiday Season is Best Ever  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that the 2006 holiday season finished as its best ever, with its busiest day being December 11th.  On this day Amazon customer orders exceeded 4 million items.
Discussion: GigaGamez and digg
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Do you AOL-Yahoo?  Maybe you will, if they merge  —  AOL and Yahoo are destined to merge, or so said Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif Cohen in a note entitled "Is 2007 the year AOL and Yahoo are in play?" that was sent to investors shortly before the Christmas holiday.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Where to Find Good Video: Megite and Tailrank  —  We've said it before and we'll say it again: online video discovery can be a challenge.  Now, in the vein of Digg, StumbleUpon, and newcomers like Viral Video Chart, memetracking sites Megite and Tailrank are adding video sections.
Discussion: GigaOM, Download Squad and TechCrunch
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Burtonator / tailrank:   Tailrank 2.1 - Now with Video Memetracker Support
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Megite Developing a Video Memetracker
Discussion: TechCrunch
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Facing threats, Jobster targets profitability in 2007  —  Jobster, the job search engine that has raised $48 million in venture financing over the past two years, is undergoing an analysis of the business that could involve layoffs or other changes in the first part of 2007.
Discussion: GigaOM and EXCELER8ion
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Microsoft Sent A Free Laptop With Windows Vista  —  Ok, so yeah, I've been blogging about Microsoft quite a bit lately.  I guess their marketing people are doing their job well, since the launch of Windows Vista is next month.  Speaking of which, last week I received an email from Edelman …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Crowd Wisdom vs. Google's Genius  —  The founder of Wikipedia plans to take on the giant by offering search results that tap the knowledge of people across the Web  —  Can the wisdom of crowds trump the genius of Google?  The founder of Web encyclopedia Wikipedia believes it not only can, but it will.
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Mike / Techdirt:
Trying To Slow Down BitTorrent Traffic Will Backfire, Badly  —  from the bad-bad-plan dept  —  Over the past couple of years, a bunch of ISPs have started (usually quietly) applying traffic shaping efforts to slow down your high bandwidth applications like BitTorrent.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Karen J. Bannan / New York Times:
Online Chat Is a Grapevine That Yields Precious Fruit  —  When MD Moms was introduced to market baby skin-care products a year ago, it had plenty going for it.  The founders are pediatricians who are also mothers.  The company has a strong distribution strategy and the baby products are cleverly packaged.
Discussion: AdJab
 
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Justin Scheck / LAW.com:
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Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Where Real Money Meets Virtual Reality, The Jury Is Still Out
Shoemoney:
How Hackers Are Using Google To Pwn Your Site
Discussion: Search Engine Land and digg
Ruby Huang / DigiTimes:
First large Apple reseller store opens in Taiwan
Discussion: The Apple Core
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Fujitsu unveils GPS receiver with integrated RFID tag
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John Chow / John Chow dot Com:
PayPal Shows Off Virtual Debit Card
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Google Reader a Stealth Digg Killer?
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Rush at End, but Holiday Sales Fall Short
Fimoculous.com:
30 Predictions for 2007 in Media/Tech/Pop
Tony Long / Wired News:
2006 Foot-in-Mouth Awards  —  Welcome to Wired News' 2006 Foot-in-Mouth Awards program.
Discussion: digg
Computerworld:
How I nuked mobile spam
Discussion: PalmAddicts and The Raw Feed
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Skype Subverts T-Mobile
Blake Ross / Blake Ross on Firefox:
Tip: Trust is hard to gain, easy to lose.
 

 
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