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10:50 PM ET, December 6, 2007


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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Apple Future Headline: New Products Including Super Laptop?  —  A very good source of mine with good connections to Apple's  —  [AAPL Loading...  (%) ] Asian manufacturing partners called me this morning with some news: Seems like Apple will be making headlines in the next few weeks …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple sub-notebook to retail for $1500, 3G iPhone by June - report  —  In a just-aired broadcast on CNBC, the network's Jim Goldman reported that a source close to Apple's manufacturing facilities has confirmed that the company will launch its much rumored sub-notebook at Macworld in January …
Google Code Blog:
Embed charts in webpages with one of our simplest APIs yet  —  Today we're launching the Google Chart API, a really simple tool for creating charts and graphs that are perfect for websites.  —  Let's get straight in with an example.  This URL:  — chart?
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Releases Chart Image Generator  —  Google released a chart generator service they are calling the Google Chart API.  Usage is quite straightforward: you link to an image in the form of a parameterized URL, e.g. (line break added)  — chart?  cht=
Amazon Kindle a Fraud?  —  That's essentially what bookofjoe reader Steve Saroff contends.  —  Below is his comment, received last night at 10:40:12 p.m., on my recent "Kindle Blogs" post.  —  Personally, I believe Steve's letting Amazon off the hook far too easily: how about a no-questions …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Tech_Space
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple Store 14th Street press preview  —  We got a chance to preview the new Manhattan Apple Store this morning before the official unveiling tomorrow at 6PM.  The store is nicely situated on W. 14th St. and 9th Ave., and while Apple did its best to blend into the existing early 20th century architecture …
Discussion: Gizmodo, ifoAppleStore and Apple 2.0
Photos: The Big Apple's new big Apple (store)  —  The third and largest Manhattan Apple store officially opens its doors Friday in the city's chic Meatpacking District.  —  Politician files charge over Nazi symbols on Wikipedia  —  A German politician files charges against the online encyclopedia …
Discussion: Macsimum News, A VC and ifoAppleStore
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Free in-flight Wi-Fi on JetBlue with a catch, of course  —  This isn't exactly what we expected in terms of in-flight Wi-Fi, but beggars can't be choosers and something is better than nothing.  JetBlue, Yahoo! and RIM have announced free in-flight Wi-Fi services starting on the 11th of this month.
Andrew Farrell / Forbes:
Consumers Crave Apple's Macs  —  Consumers are becoming more comfortable making the jump from Windows-based PCs to Apple's Macs.  This growing comfort is pointing to big holiday's sales of the tech company's computers.  —  Shares of Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) rose 1.5%, or $2.88 …
USA Today:
AT&T flings cellphone network wide open  —  NEW YORK — Starting immediately, AT&T (T) customers can ditch their AT&T phones and use any wireless phone, device and software application from any maker — think smartphones, e-mail and music downloading.  And they don't have to sign a contract.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Beacon Inflating Facebook's Visitor Numbers?  —  While Facebook's Beacon program has been drawing the ire of many people because of the privacy issues surrounding it, advertisers might be equally concerned about whether Beacon is inflating Facebook's overall visitor and traffic numbers.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Xbox 360 DVD Player Still Sucks After Update, HD DVD Not Great Either [Xbox 360]  —  We've known that the Xbox 360 DVD player was asstastic for a while, but surely this latest fall update would have improved things at least a little.  No such luck, as the player still only got a 40 out of 130 …
Discussion: CrunchGear and ExtremeTech
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
The State of HD DVD [The State Of HD DVD]
Discussion: Digg
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
EBAY: Time For CEO Meg Whitman to Go?  —  We realize this may sound like heresy, but we think it's time for eBay shareholders to consider nudging CEO Meg Whitman out the door.  —  Meg is one of the Valley's most celebrated and admired executives, and eBay did have an amazing run for a while.
Adam Hirsch / Mashable!:
Open Web Awards - Vote for Your Favorite Large Social Network  —  The first phase of the Open Web Awards is officially over and all of the nominations have been tallied from blog comments and email.  I would like to thank everyone who took part in the nominations with a special thanks …
Discussion: Download Squad, ParisLemon and 901am
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: December 6, 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: December 11, 2007  —  This is an advance notification of seven security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on December 11, 2007.
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Austin Modine / The Register:
Seagate buys document analysis firm
Discussion: PC World and TechSpot News
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Meebo + Platform + VideoEgg Ads Suddenly Makes Business Sense
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Start-up creates flexible sheets of light
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Fixing Guitar Hero III's Mono Problem
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OpenSocial Still "Not Open for Business"
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Tom Simonite / New Scientist:
Flexible-jointed robot is no pushover
Discussion: DVICE, The Raw Feed and Slashdot
Nick / Rough Type:
Through the Kindle window
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Mobile Updater for Blackberry
Discussion:, WebProNews and Mashable!
One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft gears up for the biggest enterprise launch in its history
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
YouTube users prefer lousy science over the real deal
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Small New Features Make Gmail Better
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Erica Ogg / CNET
Dell to sell PCs at Best Buy
iPhone 1.1.3 to bring voice capture, disk mode?