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8:10 AM ET, December 10, 2007

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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 …
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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.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   LinkedIn API and New Homepage Drawing Near
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   LinkedIn: No NWS News. But Plenty Of New Features
Oliver / StarrTrek:
In Memoriam: Marc Orchant  —  I received the news around 3PM today that my closest friend, business associate, co-conspirator, sometime mentor, sometime  —  protege and full time confidante had passed away a week after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in New Mexico.  He was 50 years old.
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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: Beet.TV, mocoNews.net and Social Media
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Online Ad World Gets Wider with Widgets  —  Clearspring plans to offer widgets with online ads, an area where Google is already playing.  —  Google is getting a new competitor.  —  Widget maker Clearspring Technologies on Dec. 10 said it plans to launch an ad network to help …
Discussion: Mashable!
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).
Christopher Helman / Forbes:
The Second Coming  —  Michael Dell is back in charge of the troubled computer company he founded 23 years ago.  He's already shaken things up.  But can he bring back the magic?  —  His first official day back as chief executive, after stepping away for two and a half years, was Feb. 2.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Lifthill:
Epcot's Spaceship Earth reopens, Steve Jobs pics  —  Epcot's Spaceship Earth ride has begun its soft opening phase and cast members are now allowing some guests onto the ride.  It appears guests are being allowed behind the barriers in small, carefully counted groups, and only at certain times.
Staska / Unwired View:
NOKIA ECO SENSOR PHONE CONCEPT  —  Northern part part of Europe have been at the forefront pf sustainable/environment tech development for quite a while now.  Now the "green" trend is moving into everyday electronics gadgets and Finnish Nokia wants to lead the way.  At least with their marketing efforts.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Subdomains and subdirectories  —  Towards the tail end of PubCon, I noticed a spate of articles talking about subdomains and subdirectories in Google, and I wanted to talk more about this subject in case I was unclear.  —  Historically, it's been kind of a wash about when to use subdomains vs. subdirectories.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
AGLOCO Doesn't Pay To Surf, Joins Deadpool  —  If it was a bad idea the first time around, it's probably a bad idea the second time around too.  Mike was harsh on AGLOCO, a variation of the failed AllAdvantage pyramid scheme from a few years ago, when he wrote about their launch.
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: Los Angeles Times and hypebot
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Universal Music Signs With Free Music Site imeem
Discussion: paidContent.org and Webware.com
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Reuters In Unusual Deal With IHT; Co-Branded Business Section and Rev Share on Ads; NYT Possible?  —  Reuters (NSDQ: RTRSY) has done an unusual deal with International Herald Tribune (owned by the New York Times), under which the two would launch a co-branded daily online and print business report for the IHT newspaper from next month.
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
PayCycle launches same-day payment system for new enrollees for payroll software  —  These guys are the market leader in payroll software for small businesses.  Now they're going to launch same-day payment for enrollees who sign up for the payroll system on the same day.
Discussion: Mashable!
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
 
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