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3:45 AM ET, December 10, 2007

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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
R.I.P. Marc Orchant, 1957-2007  —  It breaks my heart to report that Marc Orchant passed away today, after being hospitalized since suffering a massive heart attack exactly one week ago.  Sue Orchant sent this message this morning: … Marc's colleague Oliver Starr, who has helped keep …
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
R.I.P. Marc Orchant  —  A week after suffering a massive heart attack Marc Orchant passed away today.  Marc was part of our ZDNet blogger team for a few years and well known and respected in the tech blogger community.  Marc's good friend Oliver Starr posted the sad news here.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Imeem Pens a Deal with Universal Music.  Now Has All the Majors.  —  Ad-supported music streaming is now officially legit.  Music social network imeem has inked a deal with the fourth and final major label, Universal Music Group, to make its entire digital catalog available for free to imeem members.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Universal Music Signs With Free Music Site imeem  —  Universal Music Group has signed on with imeem, the free music site/social network.  The UMG deal means that imeem now has deals with all four major music labels, making it the only ad-supported music site to do so.
Discussion: paidContent.org and A VC
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
Robert Scoble doesn't understand enterprise software  —  Before saying a word, let me state that in my few dealings with famed uber-geek blogger, Robert Scoble, I've found him to be a great guy and I like him.  Having said that, let's address the issue: Scoble asks his readers about enterprise software …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Misunderstanding enterprise software
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why enterprise software isn't sexy
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn launches platform, redesign — a better business social network  —  LinkedIn has just launched its own developer platform and a new design that promises to make it more useful to its millions of business users.  —  Earlier this year, many have wondered if social network Facebook …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
CDNs Are Big Business, EdgeCast Get $6 Million  —  When we watch movies or play music online, there's a flurry of unseen activity making sure that data arrives when and where it's supposed to be.  This is the job of the high speed fiber and computer systems of the internet's content distribution networks (CDNs).
Discussion: VentureBeat and NewTeeVee
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Fark.com trying to get trademark on "Not Safe For Work"  —  Abbreviations, acronyms, and memes fall in and out of fashion on the Internet all of the time.  Today's "I can has cheeseburger?" is often tomorrow's "All your base are belong to us."  Some stand the test of time, including phrases like …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nicole Lee / Crave: The gadget blog:
T-Mobile announces the Samsung Katalyst  —  About six months ago, T-Mobile rolled out the HotSpot @ Home service, which lets you use certain handsets to make calls via WiFi as well as its regular GSM network.  For a minimal monthly fee, all the calls that you make over a wireless network are …
Discussion: I4U News
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Nokia Pushes to Regain U.S. Sales in Spite of Apple and Google  —  ESPOO, Finland — When Google announced plans in October to revolutionize the software of cellular phones, few were more eager to hear the details than the industry veterans at Nokia.  They still are.
Discussion: Social Media
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Facebook Beacon attracts disdain, not dollars  —  I have been watching the uproar over Facebook Beacon over the last couple weeks with some amusement.  —  The system was intended to aggregate purchase histories from some online retailers, a poorly thought out attempt to deal with the lack …
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
LinkedIn: No NWS News.  But Plenty Of New Features  —  Still no update on LinkedIn's possible deal/non-deal with News Corp. (NWS).  To remind you of where we stand: Late last month LinkedIn CEO Dan Nye told Fortune that Rupert Murdoch's company had approached them about a deal.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn API and New Homepage Drawing Near  —  LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is trying to establish itself as a better destination with a stronger presence on the web.  —  As a better destination, LinkedIn would experience higher levels of user engagement and more page views …
Robert Sanzalone / blognation:
Zooomr - Conquering The World (From Japan)  —  Kristopher Tate is a known entity in the Web 2.0 world.  Both he and his startup Zooomr are frequently covered in Techcrunch, Mashable and many, many other blogs.  While most articles have focussed on his age (he's 20), the part which seems …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Launches Last.fm Powered Music Section  —  The music section is a beta release, but it already looks very promising.  It allows you to discover new artists based on hundreds of genres or tags.  —  True to the p2p nature of the site, The Pirate Bay uses the last.fm API to collect their data.
Discussion: The Pirate Bay and Digg
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Paid Content on the Web Is Not Impossible, But It's Hard  —  The case for why publishers should be able to charge for content on the web always revolves around the exceptions that prove the rule, e.g. Consumer Report and WSJ — which, let's be honest, are the same examples everyone was using back in 1998.
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Success Without Ads
Discussion: ChasNote and Slashdot
 
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John Markoff / New York Times:
China Link Suspected in Lab Hacking
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Top US military research labs infiltrated by hackers
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Matt Bai / New York Times:
The Web Users' Campaign
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
ASUS Calms the Fears of Eee PC Owners with Warranty Update
Discussion: Gizmodo
Spencer Kelly / BBC:
Radio has picture perfect future
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John Markoff / New York Times:
The Team That Put the Net in Orbit
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
Pay What You Want for This Article
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung's BD-P1400 Blu-ray player sinks below $300
Discussion: Gizmodo and TECH.BLORGE.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Twice Shy Entrepreneur
Jenny Davey / Times of London:
Women are top tech shoppers
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