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11:50 PM ET, December 10, 2007

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Mrn / iPod Touch Mods:
VoIP confirmed!!!  —  Amazing news, guys!  I have no words!  We all knew it will come.  —  So here it is:  —  eok did manage to make the Nintendo DS-based SIP app from Samuel running on the iPod Touch!!  —  Samuel's page here: svsip.free.fr  —  His SW does use pjsip from pjsip.org.
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Breaking: VOIP on iPod touch  —  Remember Marian, the guy who's building a preamped mic [mike] for the iPod touch?  Today he writes that touch hacker eok has ported Samuel's SvSIP to the iPod.  SvSIP uses the SIP protocol to connect to other participants and to allow you to talk over WiFi.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Partner Program Opens to All; Chocolate Rain Guy Gets Ad Deal  —  Tay Zonday, the young man behind the Chocolate Rain song and megameme, is among 100 YouTube power users selected to be added to the YouTube Partners program - the site's ad revenue sharing plan for high quality, original content.
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Are You a Video Sensation?  YouTube Wants to Give You Money  —  After a long period of soul searching, YouTube has expanded its partnership program to allow anyone in the United States and Canada to apply for acceptance.  The partnership program, launched in May, allows users to earn a share of ad revenue on the site.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
LinuxDevices.com:
"Cloudbook" UMPC to run Googlish Linux  —  Everex has confirmed plans to ship a UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) with a 7-inch screen, similar to competitor Asus's EEE PC.  A source close to the company revealed that the device — codenamed "Cloudbook" — will ship with the Google Apps-oriented "gOS" Linux distribution early next year.
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
Apple Confirms iPhone Sales Limit Raised from Two to Five  —  The rumor late last week was that Apple had quietly bumped up the sales limit on iPhones from two to five both here in the U.S. and U.K.  —  After much speculation over the weekend, an Apple representative told EPICENTER on Monday morning that this is indeed the case.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Ask.com Launches AskEraser Giving Searches Ability To Search Anonymously  —  Ask.com has launched AskEraser, giving searches the ability to search anonymously.  Ask.com told us about this tool back in July, and six months later, it's now live for all searchers to use.
Mario Sundar / The LinkedIn Blog:
Announcing LinkedIn News, Redesigned Homepage & more  —  The past few weeks have seen the release of a slew of features that have helped augment your experience of LinkedIn; features ranging from refined network updates to the ability to add a photo to your profile.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
LinkedIn Announcement: The Good News and The Bad
Electronista:
Linux group moves ahead with Android alternative  —  A competing mobile Linux standard is moving ahead despite the threat posed by Google, InfoWorld reports.  The Linux Phone Standards Forum, or LiPS, has released the first specification of a new cellular software platform.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Mobile Linux group releases first specification
Discussion: LiPS Forum
Macworld:
Dutch government threatens to sideline Microsoft  —  Proposed legislation that would mandate the use of the Open Document Format (ODF) across the entire Dutch government has infuriated Microsoft.  A group promoting open standards sees no threat, however, and has invited Microsoft to join its ranks.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
NYTimes Surges, Cnet Slumps  —  Ever since the NYTimes.com swept away the last remaining boulders of its subscription pay wall (aka Times Select) in mid-September, its traffic has been going through the roof.  According to comScore, it gained 7.5 million readers worldwide from the end …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Symantec posts new Norton AntiVirus version for Leopard  —  Symantec today announced an update to Norton AntiVirus for the Mac that brings a new "Vulnerability Protection" feature, improved performance, and a redesigned UI that only a blind kindergartner could love.
Discussion: PC World and MacUser
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Ultra-Portable MacBook Rumor Roundup  —  As rumors start to build for Macworld San Francisco 2008, the most consistent rumor appears to be one of an ultra-portable Apple notebook computer.  —  These rumors started back in March 2006 by MacScoop who indicated that "very reliable" …
Darren Waters / BBC:
'Digital locks' future questioned  —  One of the world's largest hard disk manufacturers has blocked its customers from sharing their media files online that are stored on networked drives.  —  Western Digital says the decision to block sharing of music and audio files is an anti-piracy effort.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Media player users beware: more vulns ahead  —  Targeting Windows Media Player and Winamp  —  Security researchers are warning that popular media players offered by Microsoft and AOL are vulnerable to attacks that can completely compromise a user's PC.  —  Attack code has already been released …
Discussion: TechSpot News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Invests in SEM-Automator Kenshoo  —  All you search-engine marketing consultants watch out.  Sequoia Capital just invested in Kenshoo, an Israeli startup that automates the whole process of creating and managing search-engine marketing campaigns.  It is a labor-intensive activity …
Discussion: VentureBeat and WebMetricsGuru
 
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In Hi-Def DVD Wars, Warners' Choice May Tip It in Blu-Ray's Favor, Once And For All
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Discussion: Electronista
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Microsoft (MSFT) To Serve Ads For CNBC.com
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