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6:25 AM ET, December 4, 2007

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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.
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Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Facebook's Beacon Ad System Also Tracks Non-Facebook Users
Discussion: Mashable! and InfoWorld
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 …
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.
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David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Between H.264 & 90% price drop, will Adobe's new media servers mean more YouTubes?  —  Today, Adobe announced the third versions of its two Flash Media Servers: Flash Media Interactive Server 3 and Flash Media Streaming Server 3.  While the two servers represent a range of improvements to both products …
Discussion: Adobe
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
Noah / FishBowlNY:
News Corp. Buys Beliefnet.com  —  Steve Waldman's belief paid off today when News Corp. purchased Beliefnet.com, 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 …
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!
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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 …
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
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Christopher S. Rugaber / Associated Press:
Justices Turn Down Online Piracy Case
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
AdMob + iPhone + LandRover = Good Results  —  A iPhone focused LandRover campaign powered by San Mateo based mobile advertising startup AdMob has seen some interesting results (video demo above).  —  AdAge has some details on the campaign here, but I obtained some raw figures from AdMob.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Alice Z. Cuneo / AdAge:
Could IPhone Up Mobile-Marketing Stakes? Land Rover, Others Think So
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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!
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Nick Show Captures Bigger Audiences Online Than on TV  —  'Yo Gabba Gabba' Has Turned Into a Viral Sensation With 17.8 Million Streams — by More Than Just Kids  —  Either kids have gotten really web-savvy (quite likely) or adults are starting to spend more time watching shows geared toward the preschool set (even likelier).
Scott D. Anthony / Business Week:
Skype Out?  —  eBay's struggles to make its acquisition of Skype work show how moving quickly is a critical component of making disruptive acquisitions work  —  Disruptive innovations—the simple, cheap, accessible solutions that create new markets and transform existing ones …
Anthony Crupi / Mediaweek:
Oxygen Lets Go of 65 Staffers  —  Now that its acquisition of Oxygen has been finalized, NBC Universal on Monday began the inevitable culling process, letting go some 65 staffers in cuts across a number of departments.  —  According to an NBCU source, the company cut 25 percent of Oxygen's 260 employees …
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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Daimaou / Akihabaranews.com:
Nec Launches the Lui Branded Personal Solution in Japan!  Hi-res Picture - Scoop.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
LG's 13.3-inch P300 series of LED-backlit laptops
BBC:
Net users 'want film downloads'
Business Week:
Activision-Vivendi's Game-Changing Deal
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Optimize Me: A Reporter's Journey into the World of SEO and SEM
Discussion: Searchviews
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
CAA Raising $150M-$200M Venture Fund With Draper; ICM Talking …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Video Messaging Service Eyejot Releases Premium Features
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Pleo unboxing, er, hatching — photos and video
 Earlier Items: 
John Markoff / New York Times:
Spam's End? Maybe, if Time Allows
Discussion: Valleywag and Slashdot
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (945713)
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Report: Apple caves in Hollywood face off, will raise iTunes movie prices
Discussion: MacNN, AppleInsider and Digg
CBC News:
Calgary man loses $20K after eBay sale hijacked
Discussion: The Register
AppleInsider:
Apple, AT&T sued over iPhone's Visual Voicemail feature
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
IE vs Firefox: The Trash Talking Heats Up
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Crunchies Awards - Nominations Open
Chris Williams / The Register:
Microsoft's sex-obsessed RoboSanta spouts filth at children
 

 
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