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9:05 AM ET, December 5, 2007


 Top Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Pre-Launches New iPhone Interface  —  We heard a rumor that Google was going to launch a new interface for users accessing the site via an iPhone in the next few days.  But an anonymous tip let us know it actually launched without any warning or announcement this evening.
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Nokia's unlimited "Comes With Music" plan misses the boat due to DRM  —  Universal announced a promising new business model last month that will allow device manufacturers to offer an all-you-can-eat music subscription service with devices.  Called Total Music by Universal …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Free Universal Music Downloads on New Nokia Phones  —  Nokia, the telecommunications company, and the Universal Music Group, the recording company, said on Tuesday that they would offer unlimited free downloads of Universal songs to buyers of certain Nokia phones as a way to promote cellphones …
Flickr Blog:
Edit your photos!  On Flickr!  —  Picnik's awesome photo editing tools are now only a click away.  If you've ever wanted to deal with the dreaded red eye or crop a photo just so, click on the new "edit photo" icon located above one of your photos and get started.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Photo Editing On Flickr Goes Live
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Gmail + chat + AIM = crazy delicious  —  I was pretty excited when we launched chat integration in Gmail.  Finally I could chat and email in one place—but I couldn't chat with friends using other instant messaging services.  —  From the beginning, Google has been committed to open standards and interoperation for instant messaging.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: rolls out customer data sharing; eyes 1 million subscribers  — on Wednesday will roll out business networking tools so customers can securely share information such as sales leads, product information and other communications.  —  Think Facebook and LinkedIn meets corporate data sharing files.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Facilitates Data Exchange Between Tenants
Discussion: CNET and Zoli's Blog
James C. King / Inside PDF:
ISO Ballot for PDF 1.7 Passed!  —  Adobe has received word that the Ballot for approval of PDF 1.7 to become the ISO 32000 Standard (DIS) has passed by a vote of 13::  1.  —  Countries voting positive with no comments: Australia, Bulgaria, China, Japan, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine.
Discussion: InfoWorld and Slashdot
Marc Orchant Updates and Information  —  This page is dedicated to providing information and updates concerning the status of my good friend and colleague, Marc Orchant.  —  As you know, Marc suffered a massive cardiac infarction on Sunday morning, December 2nd 2007.  My original post is copied below.
Josh Quittner / Techland:
RIP Facebook?  —  A lot of people say that Facebook has jumped the shark.  That's flat out wrong.  In fact, Facebook is now being devoured by the shark.  There's so much blood in the water, it's attracting other sharks.  And if Facebook's not careful, one of them is bound to come along and finish it off.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Technorati Relaunches To Focus On Core Blogging Audience  —  Technorati has a brand new CEO, and he's been busy in his short time with the company.  Today Technorati is relaunching, with a new core focus on bloggers.  —  Last week I saw a demo of the new products …
Mathew /
Technorati: Too little, too late?
Discussion: What's That Noise?!
Treo 750 Updater 2.25  —  for AT&T smartphones  —  This update is designed for the Palm Treo 750 running on the AT&T network.  This will update the smartphone's software to the latest release, version 2.25.  —  What does this update do?  —  This free, downloadable update adds …
Stephanie Kang / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen to Be Video Cop  —  For years, media and technology companies have been ensnarled in a battle over the rights to video posted online.  Now ratings giant Nielsen wants to be the policeman.  —  Nielsen is rolling out a new service that aims to ensure that video is distributed and viewed …
Amit / Digital Inspiration:
Live Documents Screenshots - The Replica of Microsoft Office 2007  —  Here are the first screenshots of Live Documents, a Microsoft Office like productivity suite that seeks to challenge Google Docs and Zoho Office.  —  As you may have noticed, the individual programs of Live Documents look …
Tony Smith / The Register:
Is Apple coding Leopard to run Windows apps natively?  —  Is Apple covertly working on a direct Windows application compatibility for Mac OS X?  Some observers have suggested that it may well be after it was discovered that Leopard will attempt to load Portable Executable (PE) …
Discussion: CNET
Ariel Leve / Times of London:
Cybercrime agency faces cuts as computer raid threats grow  —  Staff cuts at the government agency that tackles cybercrime will leave British businesses vulnerable to attack from criminals and industrial espionage, experts say.  —  It has emerged that the Serious Organised Crime Agency …
Discussion: The Register
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google To Take Choice Away From Humans, Er, Advertisers  —  At Google, the algorithm rules.  Don't question the algorithm.  It knows what you want better than you do.  That goes for advertisers as well.  Case in point: Google is dropping a feature on AdSense that places an "Advertise on this site" …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google AdSense To Drop "Advertise on this Site" Feature
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Mobile Safari plug-in downloads files to your iPhone/iPod touch
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Digg
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Gigabytes vs. gibibytes class action suit nears end
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
AV Testing Guidelines Coming Next Year
Discussion: Ars Technica
Ethan / OnoTech:
Giga, Tera, Peta: Om on Google's Infrastructure
'A MySpace Year' Says as It Reveals Its 'Real Deal' List …
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
How to Score a Wii This Christmas
Discussion: TV Snob and Go Nintendo
Andrew Pearlman / Compete Blog:
Fact or More Time Spent Than Social Networks
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Adds HD
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Heiferman Unveils 'Meetup Alliance'
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Marvel Looking To Follow In The Footsteps Of The Recording Industry
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Reputation taking center stage
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft launches FeedSync for data synchronization via feeds …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google Trends API coming soon
Elizabeth McNichols / Cisco:
Cisco Appoints Padmasree Warrior as Chief Technology Officer
Austin Modine / The Register:
Microsoft kills Santa Claus
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
DoJ says $222,000 damages in Capitol v. Thomas trial not unconstitutional