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9:50 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," …
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 …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Adds Label Colors
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?
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Adobe:
Adobe Delivers Flash Player 9 with H.264 Video Support
BBC:
'Kill switch' dropped from Vista  —  Microsoft is to withdraw an anti-piracy tool from Windows Vista, which disables the operating system when invoked, following customer complaints.  —  The so-called "kill switch" is designed to prevent users with illegal copies of Vista from using certain features.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Microsoft:
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Announces Fastest Growing Search Terms  —  Yesterday Yahoo announced its top search trends for 2007.  Google's list traditionally come later in December (here's last years list), but today VP of Search and User Experience Marissa Mayer revealed the "fastest rising U.S. search terms" on the Today Show.
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 …
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 …
PR Newswire:
'A MySpace Year' Says Ask.com as It Reveals Its 'Real Deal' List of Top Searches for 2007  —  Additional List Findings Include: Barack Obama Beats Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani Boston Red Sox Take the Playing Field Hannah Montana Takes Over the TV Screen Jennifer Lopez Leads the Celebrity Pregnancy Pack
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
XM: Goldman Downgrades To Sell; Still Waiting For DoJ On Pending Sirius Deal  —  XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) shares are lower this morning after Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Wienkes cut his rating on the stock to Sell from Neutral.  Meanwhile, despite last week's prediction by Bear Stearns …
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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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 …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
MySpace Launches Transmissions - No, It's Not an Auto Repar Social Network  —  MySpace has announced this morning the launch of MySpace Transmissions.  The program is described as, "a music program that empowers top recording artists with a new platform to create and distribute exclusive …
Discussion: Business Wire and Mashable!
John Oates / The Register:
Google slightly less open than Interpol  —  Do no evil, but keep very, very quiet about it...  Google is one of the world's least accountable and transparent organisations, only slightly less accountable than Interpol.  —  Research from One World Trust ranks intergovernmental organisations …
 
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Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
New Apple ad "Misprint" cites PC World on fastest Vista laptop
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Nokia:
Nokia Capital Markets Day 2007
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Getting Paid to Develop
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flixster For Sale (Again)?
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Judge Dismisses LimeWire Antitrust Suit
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
LG's 13.3-inch P300 series of LED-backlit laptops
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Web search for nudity is ruled 'fair use'
BBC:
Net users 'want film downloads'
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Scott D. Anthony / Business Week:
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
CAA Raising $150M-$200M Venture Fund With Draper; ICM Talking …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
AdMob + iPhone + LandRover = Good Results
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Report: Apple caves in Hollywood face off, will raise iTunes movie prices
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Nick Show Captures Bigger Audiences Online Than on TV
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