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9:45 AM ET, December 5, 2007


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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 …
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.
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
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
World Turns Attention to iPhone, Boobs and Videos, Forgets Osama (Verdict: Life as Usual) [Yearmodo]  —  The final Google trends for 2007 were officially announced yesterday, with the iPhone and the late plastic buxom wonderkid Anna Nicole Smith bracketing the Top 10 fastest-rising search terms.
Discussion: Reuters
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 …
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
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 …
Jon Fortt / Big Tech:
Will the Holy Grail of marketing revive Dell?  —  If Dell wants to regain its former glory, it will have to do a better job selling laptops like its XPS m1330; and that means new marketing methods.  Image: Dell  —  Two years from now, we'll be hailing Dell as a marketing innovator …
Brian Prince /
Grisoft Gobbles Exploit Prevention Labs  —  Grisoft hopes its buyout of Exploit Prevention Labs will allow it to take on the security market's Big Three.  —  Grisoft has acquired Exploit Prevention Labs in a bid to extend its protection against Web-based threats.  —  Grisoft is behind the AVG suite of security products.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
LIVE: Comcast (CMCSA) At UBS  —  Joining this call live with Michael Angelakis - Executive Vice President & Co-CFO, who's in the process of delivering lots of bad news.  —  Last night Comcast revised expectations downward; recently you had reaffirmed guidance.  What gives?
Discussion: and Reuters
Cisco PR / The Platform:
The Platform Paradigm  —  Post by Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer  —  It is an exciting time to join Cisco.  —  Cisco is the company whose leadership legacy defines "The Network" in many ways.  Today, it is a company driving many new paradigms in communications and information technology.
Discussion: BetaNews
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
Mathew /
Technorati: Too little, too late?  —  Mike Arrington at TechCrunch seems fairly optimistic about Technorati's latest attempts to refocus the site, and perhaps it would be fair to give the new CEO a little time before we assess his chances of failure, but I must admit that I'm underwhelmed so far.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Technorati Relaunches To Focus On Core Blogging Audience
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Inside the "Ron Paul" Spam Botnet
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Yahoo Interviews: Jeff Weiner, EVP & Scott Moore; SVP: Super Mass vs. Super Niche
Discussion: Valleywag
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Mobile Safari plug-in downloads files to your iPhone/iPod touch
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Digg
Ariel Leve / Times of London:
Cybercrime agency faces cuts as computer raid threats grow
Discussion: The Register
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Gigabytes vs. gibibytes class action suit nears end
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
How to Score a Wii This Christmas
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Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Reputation taking center stage
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