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10:05 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 …
Discussion: AppScout and Guardian Unlimited
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.
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
LinkedIn Needs to ReachOut  —  Professional networking service LinkedIn wants to emulate Facebook's success by drawing users and applications through the use of a similar portal strategy.  But LinkedIn's best chance at success lies in doing just the opposite: reaching out to other web sites and applications.
Discussion: WebProNews
Mathew /
LinkedIn and Facebook: Collision course?  —  LinkedIn, the business-networking site that many (including me) see as an also-ran in the social-networking game, has launched some new features, including a redesigned homepage and a rollout of its previously announced developer platform …
Discussion: Mashable! and Mark Evans
Lucian Beebe / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn's Intelligent Application Platform  —  Several months ago, we announced we are working on APIs and a platform strategy for software developers to integrate with LinkedIn and display their application within LinkedIn.  With the OpenSocial announcements, you can now see a lot …
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.
Discussion: Jeff Barr's Blog and mobilejones
Azadeh Ensha / New York Times:
Yahoo to Start Internet Program for Technology Investors  —  Yahoo, which already owns one of the most successful financial sites on the Web, is putting the final touches on a new online program for technology investors that is scheduled to begin next month.
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: Engadget and CNET
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.
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
DoCoMo's Child-Friendly 3G Phone Comes With RC Bracelet [Cellphones]  —  DoCoMo, purveyor of multi-colored phones to Pantone fans in Japan has come up with a 3G phone aimed at kids.  As well as having many safety features and a keyboard designed for small fingers, the F801i …
Discussion: Wireless Watch Japan
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft launches mobile advertising on MSN Mobile  —  Microsoft is today announcing the launch of mobile advertising on its range of MSN Mobile services in US, with mobile advertising already existing on MSN sites for users in Japan and some European countries.
Discussion: CNET
Toshiba enters solid-state with 128GB drive  —  Toshiba started its week with the introduction of its first solid-state disks in its 1.8-inch HDD range.  Designed to replace conventional rotating storage, the drives are said to offer the storage of a multi-level cell flash device with the speed …
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.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Universal Music Signs With Free Music Site imeem
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Nicole Lee / Crave: The gadget blog:
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Discussion: I4U News
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Paid Content on the Web Is Not Impossible, But It's Hard
Discussion: ChasNote and New York Times
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: trying to get trademark on "Not Safe For Work"
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Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Facebook Beacon attracts disdain, not dollars
Discussion: All Facebook
Robert Sanzalone / blognation:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Launches Powered Music Section
Discussion: The Pirate Bay and Digg