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2:55 PM 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 …
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   LinkedIn Announcement: The Good News and The Bad
Lucian Beebe / The LinkedIn Blog:   LinkedIn's Intelligent Application Platform
Mathew /
LinkedIn and Facebook: Collision course?
Discussion: broadstuff, /Message and Mashable!
Microsoft Delivers Office Live Workspace Beta  —  Microsoft Office Director of Consumer and Small Business Product Management Kirk Gregersen discusses the public beta of Office Live Workspace, an online extension to Office that provides new Web storage and collaboration capabilities.
Randall C. Kennedy / InfoWorld:
Microsoft Office Live Workspaces misses the mark
Discussion:, Computerworld and Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Office Live Workspace (Beta) Finally Goes Live. Still Needs Work.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft's Office Live Workspace: What it is and isn't
Elsa Wenzel /   Office Live Workspace (almost) brings Office 2007 online
MSN Mobile Launches Advertising and Premium Content  —  Microsoft extends mobile display leadership with premier advertisers Paramount Pictures and Jaguar.  —  Mobile display advertising is now available on MSN Mobile for the first time, Microsoft Corp. announced today.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Microsoft bringing ads to mobile devices
Discussion: TechSpot News
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft launches mobile advertising on MSN Mobile
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: CNET
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Is Dell readying a new mobile device?
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.
Electronista:   Toshiba enters solid-state with 128GB drive
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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Peter Chou, CEO of HTC  —  If you were to make a shortlist of Engadget's most sought after executives, Peter Chou, CEO of the most advanced cellphone manufacturer in the world, HTC, would be right near the top.  We finally got a chance to sit down with the man …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
NYTimes Surges, Cnet Slumps  —  Ever since the 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 …
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
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.
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" …
John Consoli / Mediaweek:
NBC Rings Up Holiday Refunds  —  NBC has quietly begun reimbursing advertisers for fourth-quarter prime-time ratings shortfalls, averaging about $500,000 per advertiser, according to media buyers, marking the first time in years a network has taken such a step to compensate marketers for ratings deficiencies.
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Maria Aspan / New York Times:
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Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Mashable!