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4:19 AM ET, January 5, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Daylife Launches, Starts Very Long Uphill Climb  —  New York based Daylife, a news aggregation site I invested in long, long ago, has finally launched.  We first mentioned the company back in July.  After quickly reviewing the launch product, I am unhappy to report that I am underwhelmed by what Daylife has to offer.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Daylife dawns  —  I'm excited to report that Daylife, the news startup I've been helping on, has launched its site today.  Take the tour here.  —  Actually, Daylife launched its platform a few weeks ago, without fanfare and trumpet, powering the new exportable, embedable NewsTracker …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Daylife Establishes a New Way to View News  —  Daylife, a startup that Jeff Jarvis is working on, rolled out its public beta today.  I have been an alpha tester for the past few months.  —  The site aggregates content from news sites and a selection of blogs.
Discussion: craigblog and CenterNetworks
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.
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® …
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Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Is Steve Jobs Untouchable?  —  An internal inquiry gives him a pass in Apple's backdating scandal—but raises questions about whether he's getting special treatment  —  In Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs is admired for many things: his storybook resuscitation of Apple Computer (AAPL) …
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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
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google "Tips" Pulled?  —  The controversial Google "Tips", where Google promoted certain of their own products over organic search results, have been quietly pulled down.  —  Until recently, Google searches for Calendar, Blogging, Photo Sharing and others returned "tips" …
Yoav / Windows Live OneCare Team Blog:
Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) is released to manufacturing  —  Welcome back to all those that were on vacation, and a happy new year.  As you may have noticed from relative inactivity in my blogging, it's been quite a hectic time here on the product development team.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
WriteRoom 2.0 released for OS X  —  It seems like it's been a long time since we've mentioned WriteRoom, but it's certainly become quite the popular little OS X app among writers of all walks.  For those catching up, WriteRoom is a writing app that tries to eliminate all other computery distractions …
Michael Graczyk / ABCNEWS:
Jeff Bezos Shows Off Spacecraft Test  —  Amazon.com Founder Posts Photos, Videos of His New Spacecraft Test As He Seeks Engineers  —  Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is asking engineers to join his fledgling and secretive private aerospace business, breaking a long silence about his operation …
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006  —  Security Fix spent the past several weeks compiling statistics on how long it took some of the major software vendors to issue patches for security flaws in their products.  Since Windows is the most-used operating system in the world …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista testers get unexpected holiday gift: No TV  —  Some people testing Microsoft's Windows Vista got an unexpected holiday surprise: their TVs stopped working.  —  Media Center, which is included in the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of the Vista operating system …
Timothy Noah / Slate:
Amazon's Secret Price Guarantee  —  THE ONLINE RETAILER'S ZEN CUSTOMER BENEFIT.  —  Of the many responsibilities shouldered by this column, none is more solemn than its mandate to compel Web-based retailers to take phone calls from the public.  But suppose you finally get one of these …
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.
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David Kaplan / PaidContent:
Merrill Issues Pessimistic Ad Outlook Overall; Online Still Looking Up
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Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Findory API expanded
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple seen launching new iPod, iTV and iPhone at Macworld
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Mike / Techdirt:
Sneaking The Question Of Software Patents Into The Supreme Court
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
70 cents per track is "in the correct range," says UMG attorney
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Business Wire:
MapQuest Enhances Wireless Offerings
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Valley networker Auren Hoffman's reputation on the line
Discussion: Marc's Voice and Valleywag
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PR Newswire:
Napster Adds 48,000 Subscribers During Its Third Quarter and Will …
sandisk.com:
SanDisk Launches 32-Gigabyte Solid State Drive Targeting Hard …
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
Lies, Damn Lies and Subscriber Counts
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Sprint:
Sprint and Motorola Add the Smart And Sleek Moto Q to Sprint's …
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
The silliest, and most destructive, debate in journalism
Discussion: Techdirt and Uninstalled
Stephen Shankland / ZDNet:
A peek at faster Power6, Cell chips
Discussion: Engadget, I4U News and Slashdot
newsroom.cisco.com:
Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire IronPort
Discussion: GigaOM
Walter S. Mossberg / WSJ Personal Technology:
Bold Redesign Improves Office 2007
 

 
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