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1:50 PM ET, December 11, 2007

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NBC Universal to Provide TV Content for SanDisk's Web-Based Service Fanfare™  —  SanDisk Collaborates With NBC Universal to Improve Content Protection Solutions Including Watermarking  —  ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. & MILPITAS, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—NBC Universal and SanDisk® Corporation …
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
NBC Jumps Into SanDisk's Fanfare TV Download Service [Digital Downloads]  —  NBC Jumps Into SanDisk's Fanfare TV Download Service  —  Though you can no longer buy episodes of "The Office," "Heroes" or "30 Rock" on iTunes, you will be able to purchase them in January from SanDisk's Fanfare service.
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Vudu Adds Fox TV Shows to its VOD Lineup, Kicks off HD Downloading …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and BetaNews
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
Latitude XT Details  —  Lots of folks have been waiting for us to release more details on the Latitude XT Tablet PC.  My first brief post about it has received more than 400 comments and has gone on to become the #1 most viewed post in Direct2Dell's history.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Dell Latitude XT tablet is official, sexy  —  It's absolutely no secret that Dell's been working on a tablet PC — we've been hearing about the damn thing since as far back as mid 2004 (no joke!) and the company did promise it in 2007, which it's almost not.
Sarah Lai Stirland / Threat Level:
In Test, Canadian ISP Splices Itself Into Google Homepage  —  A screen shot posted to the web over the weekend seems to show that Canada's largest provider of high-speed internet access is exploring a controversial data substitution technique that lets it add its own content to the webpages customers visit.
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   Rogers Splices Into Google...It Could Be Worse
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Street View Images for Dallas, Detroit and Other 6 Cities  —  Every two or three months Google adds new cities to Street View.  This time Google included eight new cities from the US: Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Fort Worth, Boston, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Providence (all of them are in the top 150 US cities by population).
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Andrew Lookingbill / Google LatLong:
Enjoy the holidays with new Street View cities and embeddable panoramas
Lester Haines / The Register:
Smut vid outfit sues PornoTube  —  The Register Desktop Support Seminar - Live & Online 11th December (10am PST)  —  A major producer of adult videos yesterday filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court against YouTube clone PornoTube for "allowing its users to post videos that include copyrighted material".
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Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times:
Porn producer sues YouTube knockoff
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Search Engine Land
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
15 Billion dollars, Apple?  Someone is doing some Christmas shopping  —  So it came out last week that Apple had been saving a bit of money.  They are likely going to buy something and the internet blew up with ideas on what that should be.  Ars came up with Adobe, Tivo, Nintendo.
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Some Conversations have shifted to Twitter  —  Twitter is one of the top referrers of traffic to my blog, over 2000 referrers from twitter to my blog in the last 30 days...there's something happening there.  —  I've also noticed and increase of new users over the past 30 days, feel free to add me as a friend, I will add you back.
Discussion: Logic+Emotion
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Ask.com Puts a Bet on Privacy  —  Will privacy sell?  —  Ask.com is betting it will.  The fourth-largest search engine company will begin a service today called AskEraser, which allows users to make their searches more private.  —  Ask.com and other major search engines like Google …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Friendster developer platform goes live with over 180 apps  —  Friendster has fully launched its developer platform with more than 180 applications available to its 56 million registered users, the social-networking site said Tuesday.  —  The company first announced the platform on October 25.
Discussion: Mashable!
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
His Royal Steveness a Late Entry for 2007's Best-Dressed Lists [Nobel Steve]  —  Dear Steve, I knew you could do it— get away from that zen-inspired "one single look means one minute in the closet" sartorial philosophy.  But a shirt and tie?  Oh, my son, you look positively ravishing.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Plaxo Offers Pulse Plugin For Outlook  —  Plaxo has announced a new plugin that brings Plaxo Pulse to Microsoft Outlook.  —  Plaxo is claiming the new service is "historic;" its an extremely long stretch but this isn't to say that the functionality isn't interesting.
Discussion: Compiler, Computerworld and Mashable!
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Facebook vs. w00t: The Web Defines Word of the Year Competition  —  In 2004 it was blog.  In 2005 it was integrity.  Last year it was truthiness.  This year, among the twenty words competing for Merriam-Webster's 2007 Word of the Year contest, are seven words that aren't quite dictionary material just yet.
Discussion: Valleywag
Peter Kirn / Create Digital Music:
Control Pro Tools with an iPhone or iPod Touch  —  Alex le Lievre has built what looks like an insane custom controller for Pro Tools LE using an iPhone.  He seems to have mimicked the look and feel of Pro Tools so successfully that some called the results a fake.
Discussion: Gizmodo, IntoMobile and Engadget Mobile
 
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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Red Hat delays new software for PCs until January
Discussion: The Open Road
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA: Those CD rips of yours are still "unauthorized"
Discussion: TechSpot News
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Evolution of Personal Publishing
Discussion: Changing Way and A VC
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft Office SP1 available for download
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Future-safe archives  —  I just woke up in Paris, it's 5:34AM here …
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Digital World Tokyo:
Japanese cellphone operator gets Android up and running
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Business Wire:
Amazon.com Enhances Payment Options with Bill Me Later
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Kosmix riases $10M more for search sites in health, autos, more
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Tiny, fake iPod Touch for $109
Discussion: Gizmodo, Electronista and Tech Blog
BBC:
Deserting real life
Kdawson / Slashdot:
RIAA Argues That MP3s From CDs Are Unauthorized
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Amateur Time Hackers Play With Atomic Clocks at Home
Discussion: Boing Boing and Slashdot
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Rice and laptops  —  Criticism of plans to get technology …
 

 
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