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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.
Discussion: WebProNews and Open Source
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:   LinkedIn Announcement: The Good News and The Bad
Bernard Lunn / Read/WriteWeb:   LinkedIn's Young & Rich Demographic - Does Today's Announcement Do Enough For Them?
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:   LinkedIn opens its network, adds development tools
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
LinkedIn and Facebook: Collision course?
Discussion: broadstuff, /Message and Mashable!
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
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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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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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Partner Program Opens to All; Chocolate Rain Guy Gets Ad Deal
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
TiVo Shifts to Help Companies It Once Threatened  —  TiVo may be getting a second chance by thinking outside the box that made it famous in the first place.  —  As the company that popularized digital video recorders, TiVo turned time-shifted, commercial-skipping television watching into a verb …
Discussion: Digital Daily and Engadget
 
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