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8:30 PM ET, December 3, 2007

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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Two More Facebook Advertisers Say No To Beacon  —  Now, it's not just Coca-Cola who is holding off on using Facebook's Beacon.  Travelocity and Overstock have also reportedly decided to sit on the sidelines (MediaPost via paidcontent).  —  Meanwhile, after applauding Facebook …
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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.
Amy Tiemann / parent . thesis:
More bad news for Facebook
Discussion: InfoWorld and PC World
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp Hugging Apple: 20th Cent.  Fox Films To iTunes  —  News Corp.'s (NWS) 20th Century Fox studio is talking with Apple (AAPL) about selling its movies through iTunes, reports Pali Capital's Rich Greenfield (reg. required), who predicts a deal will be done early next year (perhaps in time for Macworld in January?).
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
NBC Takes Its Shows Off iTunes And Goes Home
Chris Williams / The Register:
Microsoft's sex-obsessed RoboSanta spouts filth at children  —  The Register Desktop Support Seminar .  Live & Online 11th December (10am PST)  —  Disturbing news has reached our Yuletide youthful innocence bunker that Microsoft's new artificial intelligence-powered Santa bot is subjecting …
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Images and new categories launch tonight  —  Hey everyone.  Believe it or not, the dedicated images section you've been waiting for finally goes live later tonight.  Lots of changes in this release:  — New Universal Taxonomy  —  Now you can submit news, images, or videos to any category on Digg!
Oliver Starr / blognation USA:
Marc Orchant Suffers Massive Coronary  —  THIS IS NOT AN ATTEMPT AT HUMOR  —  PLEASE REPOST  —  At some time between 7:30 and 8:10 AM on Sunday Morning December 2nd, 2007, Marc Orchant, my fellow author on this blog, as well as one of my closest friends sustained a massive heart attack while working in his home office.
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
IE vs Firefox: The Trash Talking Heats Up  —  A recent Microsoft took a rather insulting stab at Mozilla, so the open-source firm decide to do some trash talking of its own.  —  Mozilla is all hustle and bustle these days, trying to fix the remaining bugs before it rolls out its final release …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and The Register
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Mozilla scoffs at vulnerability study rating IE superior to Firefox
Discussion: dailytechrag.com/news … and Digg
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Motorola's Chief Technology Officer Splits [See Ya]  —  Motorola's Chief Technology Officer Splits  —  Motorola's personnel issues continue.  We just got word a company-wide email went out announcing that Padmasree Warrior—Moto's chief technology officer—is out the door "to pursue other opportunities."
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Motorola CTO steps down following CEO's departure
Discussion: GigaOM
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Crunchies Awards - Nominations Open  —  Nominations are now open for the first annual Crunchies, the competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.  The Crunchies is a collaboration project between GigaOm …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
At Wikipedia, Illustrators May Be Paid  —  The foundation that runs Wikipedia has finally agreed to pay contributors to the online encyclopedia a modest fee for their work.  But it won't pay the thousands of people who participate in creating the wiki pages — just artists who create "key illustrations" for the site.
Mark Sullivan / PC World:
The Most Anti-Tech Organizations in America  —  These groups line up against tech interests in courtrooms and corridors of power across the country.  —  Their names keep coming up over and over again in courtrooms and corridors of power across the country—those groups whose interests always seem …
PR Newswire:
AT&T Announces Intention to Withdraw From Pay Phone Business by End of 2008  —  Growing Availability of Alternative Communications, Especially Wireless,  —  SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T Inc. (NYSE:  —  T) announced today plans to exit the shrinking pay phone business by the end of 2008.
Daisy Whitney / TVWeek.com:
Online Fame Easy; Ads Harder to Get  —  Income for Web Video Creators Varies From 'Retire' to 'Keep Your Day Job'  —  Some Web video stars, like the "Ask a Ninja" guys, are raking it in.  Some, like Beet.TV video blogger Andy Plesser, are earning a hefty supplement to their day jobs.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Steve Jobs to keynote Macworld Expo 2008  —  IDG World Expo on Monday announced that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver the keynote address to attendees of Macworld Conference & Expo 2008.  The keynote address happens on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at 9:00 AM in the Moscone West facility at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Colored Labels Coming to Gmail?  —  Some Gmail users have spotted they can now customize their label colors.  Perhaps Google is experimenting with this feature, or they are rolling it out for all of us at the moment.  Also, with this change you can now remove a label from a mail you are viewing by clicking on the label's X button.
Discussion: ParisLemon and Googlified
Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
Justices Turn Down Online Piracy Case  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by an online publisher that claims credit-card companies are enabling the piracy of its pictures of nude models.  —  The case was brought by Perfect 10 Inc. …
The Boy Genius Report:
Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard in 100 pictures  —  Can't believe we missed this!  The brand new Motorola Q9 with Wi-Fi we just got?  Yeah, that has Windows Mobile 6.1 on it!  We're getting the video up soon, but for now, check out our full Windows Mobile 6.1 gallery, and the new things we found!
Schneier on Security:
Security in Ten Years  —  This is a conversation between myself and Marcus Ranum.  It will appear in Information Security Magazine this month.  —  Bruce Schneier: Predictions are easy and difficult.  Roy Amara of the Institute for the Future once said: "We tend to overestimate the effect …
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Did the Long Tail Beget Social Design?
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Nick Show Captures Bigger Audiences Online Than on TV
Discussion: Reel Pop and NewTeeVee
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Rising In Google: iPhone, Webkinz, And TMZ
Discussion: PDA
Noah / FishBowlNY:
News Corp. Buys Beliefnet.com
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Internet set to displace magazines as third largest ad medium
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
iPhone browsing marketshare closes in on .1%
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AppleInsider:
Apple, AT&T sued over iPhone's Visual Voicemail feature
 Earlier Items: 
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Gibson shows new self-tuning guitar
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Christopher Helman / Forbes:
The Second Coming  —  Michael Dell is back in charge …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Sync Your iPhone, iPod Touch Over Wi-Fi [Software]
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Ryan Carrigg / Compete Blog:
Netflix vs. Blockbuster: Q3 Earnings Reports and Digital Delivery Strategies
John Kullman / MobileCrunch:
You Will Control 25% of Entertainment by 2012
Marcus Browne / CNET News.com:
Shorter URLs help phishers hook more victims
Discussion: CircleID
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Time Warner Won't Bid on 700 MHz Spectrum
 

 
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Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment

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Afghan newspapers blasphemy causes protests after rebuking Isis and Islam

 
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