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11:40 AM ET, December 10, 2007


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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn launches platform — 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 …
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
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 …
Mathew /
LinkedIn and Facebook: Collision course?
Discussion: Mashable! and Mark Evans
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   LinkedIn Widgetizes; Site Goes Sticky But Not Sticky Enough!
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn API and New Homepage Drawing Near
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   LinkedIn: No NWS News. But Plenty Of New Features
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.
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 …
Toshiba Launches High Performance Solid State Drives with MLC Devices  —  TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation today announced its entry into the emerging market for NAND-flash-based solid state drive (SSD) with a series of products featuring multilevel-cell NAND flash memories.
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
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
Randall C. Kennedy / InfoWorld:
Microsoft Office Live Workspaces misses the mark  —  San Francisco - After an excruciatingly drawn-out development process, Microsoft???s Office Live Workspaces — the company???s attempt to marry Microsoft Office to the emerging Web services ???cloud??? — is finally upon us.
Elsa Wenzel /
Office Live Workspace (almost) brings Office 2007 online  —  Microsoft is stepping closer to providing anywhere-access of Office files.  The free Office Live Workspace (more here), which lets people share work in Word, Excel and PowerPoint online, is expanding today to invite more beta testers.
Discussion: Microsoft and TechCrunch
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.
NTT DoCoMo Global Site:
NTT DoCoMo to Launch Child-Friendly F801i Handset  —  NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that the FOMA™ F801i, a new child-friendly 3G mobile phone loaded with special features for the safety and convenience of children, will go on sale December 20.
Discussion: Engadget
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
DoCoMo's Child-Friendly 3G Phone Comes With RC Bracelet [Cellphones]
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
T-Mo launches Samsung Katalyst with HotSpot @Home  —  Seriously.  Do anyone's friends actually look like this?  —  What does $79.99 and a two-year contract get you these days?  The Samsung Katalyst (SGH-t739), a slim slider from T-Mobile that supports My Faves and HotSpot @Home.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Nicole Lee / Crave: The gadget blog:
T-Mobile announces the Samsung Katalyst
Discussion: I4U News
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.
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.
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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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
50 Cent Is The Latest Artist To Understand The Economics Of Music
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It's not the blog  —  A dozen huge companies — including Dell …
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Copyright's 10K
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Online Ad World Gets Wider with Widgets
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Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
PayCycle launches same-day payment system for new enrollees for payroll software
Discussion: Mashable!
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CDNs Are Big Business, EdgeCast Get $6 Million
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Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Facebook Beacon attracts disdain, not dollars
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Zooomr - Conquering The World (From Japan)
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Launches Powered Music Section
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