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10:45 AM ET, January 5, 2007

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Dick / blogs.feedburner.com:
A 360 Degree View of Audience Engagement  —  As promised, site statistics are now live.  Our architecture conversion work after the BlogBeat acquisition is complete, and our free StandardStats service now enables any of our publishers to track both feed and site audience, all from the comfort of your FeedBurner account.
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PayPerPost:
Performancing Deal is Off  —  After much discussion and heartache we have decided to walk away from the Performancing deal.  We listened to our Posties and other Metrics users, dug into the Metrics platform and regretfully found that it wasn't what we were looking for right now.
Judi Sohn / Web Worker Daily:
MACWORLD 2007: NEW GOODIES FOR THE WEB WORKER?  —  It's that time of year...Macworld Expo in San Francisco begins next week.  While the east coast version of the conference has died on the vine, the San Francisco show is still a huge draw.  What tricks do you think Steve Jobs …
DailyTech:
Seagate Confirms 1TB Hard Disk Drive  —  We should expect to see 1TB hard disk drive products within 6 months  —  Seagate Technology has just released information to DailyTech with regard to the company's upcoming highest capacity hard disk drive to date.  At 1TB, if no other hard disk …
Discussion: TechSpot and digg
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hitachi breaks 1TB hard drive barrier with 7K1000
Discussion: Uber-Review
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Studios okay users burning CSS-encrypted movies, but special media is required  —  Movie download services have been hamstrung, kneecapped, and hobbled (choose your favorite leg-related metaphor) by their general inability to burn movies to DVD.  It's hard to believe that this is such a big deal in 2007 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and MacUser
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Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Studios OK technology for movie downloads
Discussion: NewTeeVee, PaidContent and IP Democracy
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB  —  An interesting tidbit from Guy Kawasaki's wrap-up of his first full year blogging.  The key part is bolded.  Note that his blog has been consistently between the 35th and 45th most popular in the world, according to Technorati.  Here are some of his stats:
GameDaily:
Microsoft's Achievement Points Yield 'Nerd Cred'  —  The concept of Achievement Points and a Gamerscore has become more popular than Microsoft ever imagined.  Group Product Manager Aaron Greenberg and Epic Games lead designer CliffyB chime in on why gamers are seemingly obsessed with these points.
Discussion: Kotaku, Scobleizer and Joystiq
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn  —  The average number of LinkedIn connections for people who work at Google is forty-seven.  —  The average number for Harvard Business School grads is fifty-eight, so you could skip the MBA, work at Google, and probably get most of the connections you need.
axiotron.web7.serverlogistics.com:
First Tablet Mac Solution to be Unveiled at Macworld by Axiotron and OWC  —  El Segundo, CA - Solution hardware manufacturer Axiotron, Inc. and technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) today announced that they will be unveiling the ModBook™, the first ever Mac® …
Ryan Freebern / Uber-Review:
Microvision Unveils Tiny Digital Projector  —  Microvision today announced that it will unveil at CES an ultra-miniature full-color digital projection display approximately the size of a Thin Mint candy, designed to be embedded into handheld electronic devices such as cellphones, PDAs, or multimedia handhelds.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!:
Microvision Pico Projector
Discussion: Ubergizmo, textually.org and 21talks
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The second Xbox 360 revealed: codename Zephyr  —  Ever wonder why Microsoft hasn't released an HDMI cable for the Xbox 360, or whether the AV port was really capable of digital out?  Well, here's your answer: we landed pictures of what appears to be the second Xbox 360 — the Xbox 360 v2, if you will — codenamed Zephyr.
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Bink / Bink.nu:
Next week Microsoft will Release 8 Security Patches  —  Next week Microsoft will Release 8 Security Patches, 4 for Windows.  —  On 9 January 2007 Microsoft is planning to release:  —  Security Updates  —  •  —  Three Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows.
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
PDF security risk greater than originally thought  —  A recently discovered security weakness in the widely used Acrobat Reader software could put Net users at more risk than previously thought, experts warned Thursday.  —  Initially, security professionals thought that the problem …
Discussion: IR Web Report Blog
Shoemoney:
Would You Hire Matt Cutts?  —  24 People have had something to add to this What Do you think?  —  Tell ShoeMoney  —  From one of Matts posts I recently got the impression that he might be getting a little sour taste in his mouth from the Google Kool-Aid and possibly looking for a change from Google.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Introducing TechCrunch Forums  —  We quietly launched a new area of the site tonight - TechCrunch Forums.  Reader feedback and comments are an integral part of this blog (in fact, any blog in our opinion), and we want to be able to expand the conversation beyond whatever posts are fresh at a given time.
Business Wire:
Mobile Phones to Adopt New, Smaller USB Connector  —  Micro-series USB technology will replace Mini-series USB in OTG products  —  BEAVERTON, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (USB-IF) today announced the completion of the Micro-USB specification …
Discussion: Engadget and Phone Scoop
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Exclusive: Columbine Game Kicked From Competition  —  Slamdance finalist Super Columbine Massacre RPG has been officially kicked from the festival due to mounting pressure from protesters and the loss of sponsorship, the game's creator told Kotaku Thursday night.
Discussion: GamePolitics.com
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
I Don't Understand Or Have Much Reason To Trust Daylife's News Judgment  —  The much anticipated news site Daylife has launched — there has been much critique and analysis, which I won't repeat — most of it has focused on Daylife's functionality (including a harsh critique from investor Mike Arrington).
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Ready to produce IMs in court?  —  Companies are now on the hook to retain a broader range of digital data than before  —  Companies that do not keep close tabs on PDAs, instant message conversations and other forms of electronic data may soon be in for a nasty surprise, should they find themselves in court.
 
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
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Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
Homemade Pong watch!
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Tree House Refrigerator Design for the Certifiably Insane
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Microsoft Word Grows Up
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Meeting the bloggers in New Hampshire
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung prepping RFID-enabled refrigerator
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Ryan Freebern / Uber-Review:
Garmin: GPS Is For The Dogs
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Robert Young / GigaOM:
For Social Networks, 2007 is about MONEY
Discussion: Wonderland
Maniacal Rage:
You might remember a post I wrote back in August about selling xPad.
Yoav / Windows Live OneCare Team Blog:
Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) is released to manufacturing
Timothy Noah / Slate:
Amazon's Secret Price Guarantee
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
70 cents per track is "in the correct range," says UMG attorney
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista testers get unexpected holiday gift: No TV
Discussion: PVR Wire
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Daylife dawns
 

 
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