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5:55 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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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
Discussion: The Praized Blog
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Partner Program Opens to All; Chocolate Rain Guy Gets Ad Deal  —  Tay Zonday, the young man behind the Chocolate Rain song and megameme, is among 100 YouTube power users selected to be added to the YouTube Partners program - the site's ad revenue sharing plan for high quality, original content.
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Are You a Video Sensation?  YouTube Wants to Give You Money  —  After a long period of soul searching, YouTube has expanded its partnership program to allow anyone in the United States and Canada to apply for acceptance.  The partnership program, launched in May, allows users to earn a share of ad revenue on the site.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   YouTube Expands Revenue Sharing to More Users
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 …
Henry Kingman / eWEEK.com:
'Cloudbook' UMPC to Run Googleish Linux  —  Everex has confirmed plans to ship a UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) with a 7-inch screen, similar to competitor Asus' EEE PC.  —  Everex has confirmed plans to ship a UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) with a 7-inch screen, similar to competitor Asus' EEE PC.
Discussion: Electronista
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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.
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Dude, My Bad: Buyers Forgive Facebook  —  Perhaps they are caught up in the holiday spirit, or maybe everybody loves a good mea culpa, but most digital media buyers are in a forgiving mood when it comes to Facebook's recent string of Beacon blunders.  —  Buyers say they are generally satisfied …
Discussion: paidContent.org and All Facebook
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" …
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.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Nobel Laureate Says The Internet Makes Us Dumb, We Say: Meh  —  Newly awarded Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing has used her acceptance speech to tell the world that the internet makes us dumb.  —  According to Lessing, who was too old and ill to make the speech herself and instead …
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.
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
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.
Darren Waters / BBC:
'Digital locks' future questioned  —  One of the world's largest hard disk manufacturers has blocked its customers from sharing their media files online that are stored on networked drives.  —  Western Digital says the decision to block sharing of music and audio files is an anti-piracy effort.
 
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Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum Completes Release of 1.0 Specifications
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Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Coming Soon To NewTeeVee: 'Scoop' About Tiny Startups?
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
ASUS brings the U6 laptops Stateside
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Jeff Bakalar / Crave: The gadget blog:
Nintendo adds gift giving with this week's Virtual Console update
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