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8:50 AM ET, December 4, 2007


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Cade Metz / The Register:
Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia  —  The Register Desktop Support Seminar .  Live & Online 11th December (10am PST)  —  On the surface, all is well in Wikiland.  Just last week, a headline from The San Francisco Chronicle told the world that "Wikipedia's Future Is Still Looking Up," …
Discussion: Infothought
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
The next evolution of labels  —  Back in the Paleolithic Era, the world was a very different kind of place.  People were hunter-gatherers, lived in caves, and kept all their email in folders*.  You can't really blame them.  Between tracking woolly mammoths, fashioning crude stone tools …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Adds Label Colors
Discussion: Gadgetell and Google Blogoscoped
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Where the hell is Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook?  —  It's just totally amazing to me how badly Facebook is handling the PR around its new Beacon system.  —  This story is NOT going away.  Even if this particular story goes away, there's a bad taste in our mouths because Facebook tried to do something that clearly wasn't for the users.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
More Facebook Advertisers Bail From Beacon.  Plus, New Concerns.  —  The backlash against Facebook's Beacon advertising program just gets worse every day.  First, advertising partner Coca-Cola got cold feet over privacy issues.  Now Overstock is bailing from the program, and Travelocity is having doubts.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Debuts Flash Media Server 3 - Slashes Price  —  Adobe, which celebrated its 25th birthday over the weekend, today announced the release of Flash Media Server 3, the delivery platform for its near ubiquitous Flash technology.  Perhaps the most striking change to Flash Media Server is the drastically reduced price.
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Between H.264 & 90% price drop, will Adobe's new media servers mean more YouTubes?
Discussion: Adobe
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
iPhone browsing marketshare closes in on .1%  —  Net Applications came out with its quarterly browser marketshare report this weekend.  More surprising than the solid market share gains that the Mac platform made, was iPhone's phenomenal showing.  —  .09 percent may seem …
Nokia World 2007: Nokia outlines its vision of Internet evolution and commitment to environmental sustainability  —  Amsterdam, The Netherlands - At the annual Nokia World conference today, Nokia outlined its vision for the mobile industry, predicting rapid change driven by the convergence …
Noah / FishBowlNY:
News Corp. Buys  —  Steve Waldman's belief paid off today when News Corp. purchased, the spirituality-based Web site Waldman founded in 1999 and has run as editor-in-chief since.  —  In response to an anonymous tip we received, a call to Waldman resulted …
Business Wire:
MySpace Launches New Music Program Empowering Top Artists to Record and Sell Content Exclusively on MySpace  —  Multi-Platinum Custard/Atlantic Recording Artist James Blunt Debuts ''MySpace Transmissions''  —  Leading Social Network Provides Exclusive On-Demand Video Content and Audio Content Available at
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here Comes Another Bubble!  —  Sung to the tune of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," this music video by the San Francisco-based Richter Scales is pure genius.  —  And so, as the song asks, we sure will blog about it (plus it uses our interview with Facebook investor Peter Thiel, also below, at the start).
Microsoft Anti-Piracy Approach Evolves to Meet Ongoing Threat  —  Q&A: Microsoft Corporate Vice President Mike Sievert discusses some of the latest tactics the company has implemented to respond to increased organization and sophistication of software pirates.
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Web search for nudity is ruled 'fair use'  —  A federal appeals court says Google can display tiny photos in search results, even when the images are copyrighted.  —  The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reaffirmed its earlier support for the socially redeeming value of searching the Internet for nudie pictures.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Judge Dismisses LimeWire Antitrust Suit  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Monday threw out an antitrust lawsuit that the operator of the LimeWire online file-sharing service filed against a coalition of major record labels.  —  U.S. District Judge Gerard E. Lynch in New York ruled …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and hypebot
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flixster For Sale (Again)?  —  Yesterday, a source told me that Flixster, the fast-growing social network for movie lovers, was back in talks to be bought by Barry Diller's InteractiveCorp.  —  Those IAC-Flixster rumors flew about a month ago and were entirely true.  —  But no deal, it seems.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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