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5:40 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
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
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 …
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
tfaw.com:
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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.
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.
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" …
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 …
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.
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
 
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LiPS Forum:
Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum Completes Release of 1.0 Specifications
Discussion: Electronista and InfoWorld
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Cyber Monday Record Broken
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Coming Soon To NewTeeVee: 'Scoop' About Tiny Startups?
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Jeff Bakalar / Crave: The gadget blog:
Nintendo adds gift giving with this week's Virtual Console update
Discussion: Nintendo and ParisLemon
Henry Kingman / eWEEK.com:
'Cloudbook' UMPC to Run Googleish Linux
Discussion: Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Invests in SEM-Automator Kenshoo
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
John Consoli / Mediaweek:
NBC Rings Up Holiday Refunds
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Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBA Elevates Web Game with Silverlight
Discussion: WebProNews, TVover.net and JD on EP
PR Newswire:
Overstock.com Comments on Patrick Byrne's CNBC Interview
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link By Link: Paying for Free Web Information
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
TiVo Shifts to Help Companies It Once Threatened
Discussion: Engadget and Digital Daily
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Wiimote repurposed for multi-point interactive whiteboard
Discussion: Gizmodo and Opposable Thumbs
Darren Waters / BBC:
'Digital locks' future questioned
Microsoft:
Microsoft Delivers Office Live Workspace Beta
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Nokia Pushes to Regain U.S. Sales in Spite of Apple and Google
 

 
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