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3:30 PM ET, December 10, 2007

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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.
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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 wondered if social network Facebook would overtake LinkedIn as a business network destination.
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.
Bernard Lunn / Read/WriteWeb:   LinkedIn's Young & Rich Demographic - Does Today's Announcement Do Enough For Them?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   LinkedIn Announcement: The Good News and The Bad
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
LinkedIn and Facebook: Collision course?
Discussion: broadstuff, /Message and Mashable!
Lucian Beebe / The LinkedIn Blog:   LinkedIn's Intelligent Application Platform
Microsoft:
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.
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Randall C. Kennedy / InfoWorld:
Microsoft Office Live Workspaces misses the mark
Discussion: eWEEK.com, 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 / Webware.com:   Office Live Workspace (almost) brings Office 2007 online
Microsoft:
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.
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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:
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.
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Electronista:   Toshiba enters solid-state with 128GB drive
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
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Is Dell readying a new mobile device?
Discussion: Portfolio.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
NYTimes Surges, Cnet Slumps  —  Ever since the NYTimes.com 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.
PR Newswire:
Overstock.com Comments on Patrick Byrne's CNBC Interview  —  Overstock.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK - News) Chairman and CEO Dr. Patrick Byrne appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell this past Friday and provided an update on the Company's current quarter.  "We are having a pretty nice Christmas," …
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.
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.
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.
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" …
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Partner Program Opens to All; Chocolate Rain Guy Gets Ad Deal
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Nobel Laureate Says The Internet Makes Us Dumb, We Say: Meh
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Asia's U.S. Wireless Foray
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple Forecasts: Not Just Hype
Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBA Elevates Web Game with Silverlight
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link By Link: Paying for Free Web Information
Nintendo:
WII-KLY UPDATE: PHOTO FEATURE, GIFTING ABILITIES AND THREE CLASSIC …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Peter Chou, CEO of HTC
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 Earlier Items: 
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Panasonic HDTVs + Panasonic Blu-ray players = Hot holiday bundles
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
TiVo Shifts to Help Companies It Once Threatened
Discussion: Engadget
Electronista:
IBM intros 32nm processor technology
Discussion: The Register
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Wiimote repurposed for multi-point interactive whiteboard
Discussion: Gizmodo and Opposable Thumbs
Darren Waters / BBC:
'Digital locks' future questioned
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Bankrate Unveils Two Acquisitions; Citi Upgrades
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Online Ad World Gets Wider with Widgets
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Mashable!
 

 
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