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9:00 AM ET, January 29, 2007


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Martin LaMonica / CNET
Adobe to send PDF to standards group  —  Adobe Systems on Monday is expected to detail plans to submit its Portable Document Format specifications to the International Organization for Standardization, a body of particular importance to governments and large corporations.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Breaking news: Adobe to release PDF to ISO
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn raises $12.8M to build out professional network  —  LinkedIn, the networking site for professionals connect, has raised $12.8 million in venture funding.  —  The venture capitalists, Silicon Valley's Bessemer Venture Partners and the European Founders Fund (EFF), an internet focused firm …
Discussion: Mashable!, Screenwerk and PaidContent
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Raises Nearly $13 Million More  —  Professional social network LinkedIn will announce a previously rumored $12.8 million round of financing on Monday, led by Bessemer and the European Founders Fund.  The company, which has been profitable since March 2006, has raised $13.4 million …
Discussion: GigaOM
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
New Windows Vista homepage
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Wellsphere Launches Wellness 2.0  —  Wellshpere is launching an alpha version of their wellness community site tomorrow.  It joins a host of other health related search, training, and Q&A sites we've covered.  Wellsphere is concerned with day-to-day sorts of health choices that make up …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Wellsphere, for those striving to be fit and healthy  —  Wellsphere is a Web site worth looking at, if you're into eating healthy and sports.  It launches Monday morning.  —  We at VentureBeat are constantly surprised by how difficult it is to find yummy, healthy restaurants in say …
Discussion: GigaOM
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
27 TIPS FOR TELECONFERENCING  —  Whether you call them conference calls or telecons or excruciatingly dull time-wasters, multi-participant phone conversations are as important to most web workers as email.  If you can't meet face to face or arrange video conferencing, the conference call is the next best thing.
Paul Durman / Times of London:
Jilted tech boss tries hand at venture capital  —  DAN WAGNER, the entrepreneur who ran the Maid online information business in the 1990s, once turned down an opportunity to invest $1m (£510,000) for 30% of the fledgling Ebay — a stake that would now be worth many billions.
Shiny Media:
Shiny Media secures $4.5 million worth of funding
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
YOUTUBE: YOU WANT (GOOGLE'S) ADS WITH THAT?  —  One of the more news-making moments of last week's Davos event, at least as it relates to our little corner of the world, was Chad Hurley's revelation (BBC) that it would soon be rolling out a system to share revenues with the folks who create its videos (Jarvis has the video).
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
YouTube's Vaporware About Vaporshare
Discussion: I4U News
Associated Press:
YouTube to share revenue with users
Discussion: I4U News and RSS Marketing Blog
Chris / Are You Paying Attention?:
Announcing the Media 2.0 Workgroup … The term "Web 2.0" has become a little warn out lately, but it has had an important and dramatic effect on our industry.  It has spurred innovation, driven investment and ignited the imagination of the entrepreneurial community.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank and Web Strategy
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Startups Take on Amazon Reviews  —  While low prices and huge inventory are the main attraction at, the site's reviews have emerged as an essential online resource.  Now, a new generation of start-ups wants to take on the shopping giant by spreading reviews across the web.
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
OpenID, Get it from Yahoo! & Avoid Phishing  —  OpenID, the lightweight, decentralized identity system (Radar post) had an interesting weekend.  There is now a method for using your Yahoo ID with OpenID (unofficial, but sanctioned) and there are new measures designed to reduce the risk of phishing.
Discussion: Vecosys
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Toshiba's Portege R400 convertible goes on sale  —  If you somehow managed to skim through the CES mayhem and notice this gem, chances are it immediately landed on your wish list, and if you're looking for an ultralight, well-spec'd, EV-DO-equipped convertible tablet, here's your chance.
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Microsoft Office 2007 Review Part 2: What's New?  —  In this part of the review, I'd like to discuss two major changes to Office 2007 that affect the most commonly-used applications in the suite: the new Ribbon user interface and the new XML-based document formats.
Discussion: Office Evolution
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Microsoft copies BlueJ, admits it, then patents it  —  Michael Kölling is pretty ticked off right now.  What would upset a mild mannered professor at the University of Kent?  How about someone willfully using his work without attribution, and then filing for a patent on it that could prevent him from using it himself?
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Courts Turn to Wikipedia, but Selectively
Discussion: IP Democracy
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gizmo, now making browser based phone calls
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Scoble: Throwing himself under busses so I don't have to.
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