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4:55 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  —  LinkedIn, the holy grail for widget developers seeking to prove their software is serious, has taken some interesting steps towards a more social future in the release of some new features and discussion of their forthcoming API this morning.
Discussion: The Praized Blog
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.
Bernard Lunn / Read/WriteWeb:   LinkedIn's Young & Rich Demographic - Does Today's Announcement Do Enough For Them?
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.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, WebProNews, Beet.TV and Mashable!
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:   Are You a Video Sensation? YouTube Wants to Give You Money
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Office Live Workspace (Beta) Finally Goes Live. Still Needs Work.
Randall C. Kennedy / InfoWorld:
Microsoft Office Live Workspaces misses the mark
Discussion: eWEEK.com, Computerworld and Mashable!
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 …
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.
Jeff Bakalar / Crave: The gadget blog:
Nintendo adds gift giving with this week's Virtual Console update  —  A new feature of the Wii Shop channel beginning this week is the ability to send a friend a Virtual Console title as a gift—just in time for the holidays.  There is a catch, though; gift giving will require you to start learning …
Discussion: ParisLemon
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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" …
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.
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 …
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.
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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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
ASUS brings the U6 laptops Stateside
Discussion: Electronista
InfoWorld:
Mobile Linux group releases first specification
Discussion: LiPS Forum and Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Invests in SEM-Automator Kenshoo
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft (MSFT) To Serve Ads For CNBC.com
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Valleywag
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congress Looks To Close Kevin Martin's Loophole For Regulating Cable
Discussion: Ars Technica
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Dude, My Bad: Buyers Forgive Facebook
Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBA Elevates Web Game with Silverlight
Discussion: TVover.net, WebProNews and JD on EP
John Consoli / Mediaweek:
NBC Rings Up Holiday Refunds
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Peter Chou, CEO of HTC
Discussion: IntoMobile
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: Digital Daily and Engadget
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Wiimote repurposed for multi-point interactive whiteboard
Discussion: Gizmodo and Opposable Thumbs
Christopher Helman / Forbes:
The Second Coming  —  Michael Dell is back in charge …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Nokia Pushes to Regain U.S. Sales in Spite of Apple and Google
 

 
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