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2:20 AM ET, January 2, 2007

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Skrentablog:
Winner-Take-All: Google and the Third Age of Computing … Google has won both the online search and advertising markets.  They hold a considerable technological lead, both with algorithms as well as their astonishing web-scale computing platform.  Beyond this, however …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
China-based Browser Maxthon Going Global in 2007  —  Written by Gang Lu and edited by Richard MacManus.  Original version posted on Gang Lu's blog The MObilenoDE.  —  Maxthon (formerly known as MyIE) is a browser that reportedly has 30% of the browser market in its home country of China, second only to IE and ahead of Firefox.
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Gang Lu / The MObinoDE {MODE} .:
Maxthon Goes to Global Market - A New Way to Surf The World in 2007  —  This post is also edited and published on Read/WriteWeb, Thank you Richard.  —  Maxthon (formerly known as MyIE), a well-known browser in China, is a powserful tabbed, fully customzable and 100% free Internet browser built …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Ironic: Free Vista PC Arrives Broken; Plus, The Last Word  —  Long Zheng, who seems very disheartened over this Windows Vista free PC blogger fiasco, posts about the new Velocity Micro Media Center that he was sent by the PR folks.  The ironic thing: His arrived broken …
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Disney Plans to Introduce a Sleek Makeover of Disney.com Site  —  LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 — When the Walt Disney Company's chief executive, Robert A. Iger, takes the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 8, he is expected to introduce the new Disney.com Web site that has taken more than a year to redesign.
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work:
Is it a "real blog"?  Wrong question  —  Zoli Erdos has touched off the latest round in the omnipresent "what is a blog" wars, with a recent post looking at Google's official "blog" and noting that it isn't really a blog because it doesn't allow readers to comment.
Shaun / clieuk.co.uk:
Best accessory  —  again two win this prize.  The Buckingham Series Treo 650 Sleeve Case is the best case I have seen so far and the quality and design are just brilliant.  —  Another accessory which has served me very well throughout the year is the Executuve Tower Mount which has never ever failed me.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Nokia's Gizmo Project: Phone-to-Phone VoIP  —  Written by Rudy De Waele from m-trends.org and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  We are entering an era of broadband being available anywhere, on any device - and this will happen all 'over IP' (Internet Protocol).
Discussion: GigaOM, m-trends.org and Smart Mobs
Arn / MacRumors:
Macworld San Francisco 2007 Rumor Roundup  —  With Macworld San Francisco (MWSF) quickly approaching, MacRumors provides this Rumor Roundup as a summary of major rumors circulating around the Mac Web before the big event.  (Previous MacRumors MWSF roundups: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002.)
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple web site features teaser shot  —  Is it a sunrise?  A monolith?  The light from an oncoming train?  Whatever it is, it's now decorating the website of everyone's favorite fruit-flavored company.  —  Presumably we may expect big things this year from AAPL.  —  [via MacRumors]
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Calculator Gone?  —  Google way back (with a working calculator)  —  This isn't a good start for Google in 2007: the Google Calculator and currency converter doesn't work anymore, as Ionut Alex.  Chitu notes... at least I can reproduce this when I try from here.
Discussion: Googlified
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
EroShare - User Generated Porn  —  What better way to ring in the new year than with a site that is most definitely not work safe.  Eroshare is to Flickr what PornoTube is to YouTube - user generated porn.  The site, which launched an hour ago, encourages users to upload their home made erotic photos …
Discussion: Scobleizer
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
PREDICTIONS 2007  —  Yes, I'm at it again, but this year I promise to be a bit more pared down, a bit more to the point.  I had nearly 20 predictions last year, I'm hoping that by the time I lift my fingers from the keyboard I'll have a few less.  So Happy New Year, and to business:
Discussion: The RSS Blog
Paul / Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus:
We call it "The Hurd Defense"  —  I'm not sure what's funnier, what Apple actually did this week or the way Mac-friendly bloggers and Web sites lapped it up and declared that Apple CEO Steve Jobs had been "cleared" of wrongdoing.  I'm pretty sure that Apple actually announced that Jobs knew …
Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog:
THE BEST WEB 2.0 SOFTWARE OF 2006  —  Looking back over 2006 it's clear that we've experienced one of the most remarkable growth surges in Web application history.  Literally hundreds of Web sites and applications were launched this year and brought to our attention via the popular review sites …
Discussion: Web Worker Daily and Zoho Blogs
Wall Street Journal:
Jobs Helped Pick 'Favorable' Dates For Option Grants  —  Apple Report Clears the CEO  —  Of Wrongdoing, Blames  —  Ex-Executives in Backdating  —  Apple Computer Inc. acknowledged that it backdated stock options and that Steve Jobs recommended "favorable" dates for some options awards.
 
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Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide:
Windows Live: Where it started, where we've been, and where we are now
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Ryan Block:
Why do people want the Applephone so much?  —  It's true …
Discussion: digg
John Musser / ProgrammableWeb:
2006 Year End Mashup Stats
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
2007: Reduce, Focus, and Filtering My Inputs
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Serious Gmail vulnerability fixed
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Toshiba SED production hits another snag
 Earlier Items: 
Lev Grossman / Time:
VIDEO GAMES  —  WII SPORTS (for Wii)  —  There is no possible …
Discussion: GigaOM and digg
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Loaded With Personalities, Now Satellite Radio May Try a Merger
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail's Storage Capacity Stops Increasing
Discussion: InsideGoogle, Googlified and digg
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
iPod owners report whining sound emanating from 2G nanos
Discussion: digg
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Gmail bug exposes your mail account to spammers
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Windows screwup forces Ubuntu shift
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
 

 
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