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8:20 PM ET, December 13, 2007

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Top 10 reasons IT won't support the iPhone  —  Wondering why your corporate Information Technology department won't buy you an Apple (AAPL) iPhone or support the one you bought yourself?  Here's your answer.  —  Or, rather, 10 answers.  Channeling the thought processes of IT managers …
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AppleInsider:
Apple working on improved Exchange support for iPhone  —  Apple is working on improving the iPhone's support of Microsoft's Exchange email platform, which could finally deliver true syncing capabilities, a new company job posting has revealed.  —  The undated listing seeks a "motivated …
Opera:
Opera files antitrust complaint with the EU  —  Urges Microsoft to give consumers a genuine choice of standards—compliant Web browsers  —  Opera Software ASA, the only company that can put the Web on any device, filed a complaint with the European Commission yesterday which is aimed …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Palm Can Beat Apple's iPhone: The Flash Phone  —  Palm, which practically invented the smartphone, is in a rut: its products have hardly improved in years, competitors like Research In Motion and Apple are stealing potential customers in droves, and its stock is in the toilet.
Discussion: Electronista
Erik Sofge / Popular Mechanics:
The Top 10 Worst Gadgets of 2007  —  To responsibly critique art, wrote W. H. Auden, requires "an inclination to praise rather than blame, and regret when a complete rejection is required...." But we've done our share of praising this year, and instead of another round-up of the products …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google's wireless chief, Sacca, leaves to become angel investor  —  Chris Sacca, the head of special initiatives at Google who led Google's efforts to open up the wireless spectrum to more competition, is leaving Google to invest in early-stage technology companies.  —  Sacca wielded significant clout at Google.
Google:
2007 Year-End Zeitgeist  —  We're bidding adieu to 2007 with a look back at the breaking news, the big events and the must-have gadgets that captivated us this year (give or take a few weeks; we compile this list by early December).  To get a glimpse of what's been on our collective consciousness …
Sam Sethi / blognation Updates:
Here's to You Mr(s) Arrington, Goodbye and Good Luck Startups  —  It's ironic that 1 year ago today I resigned from Techcrunch following my Le Web 3 review on TCUK.  Mike Arrington, the publisher of Techcrunch, has never forgiven me for that post and the aftermath that followed.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to release Hyper-V virtualization beta  —  Microsoft is set to deliver a downloadable beta release of Hyper-V, its virtualization product, on December 13, according to sources close to the company.  —  Hyper-V is Microsoft's hypervisor that allows customers to virtualize multiple operating systems on a single server.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kwiry Launches.  Will Anyone Use It?  —  A new service called Kwiry launched today that lets you text yourself things so you don't forget them, and then e-mails you a link to search results for the same terms.  Huh?  That was our reaction too.  Nick Gonzalez covered the site earlier today on MobileCrunch:
Alan Parekh / Hacked Gadgets:
Automatic Deadbolt System - Phidget RFID Reader  —  Trossen Robotics puts together some cool contests!  This Automatic Deadbolt System was the second prize winner in the latest contest.  I could just imagine how it could be used, hold on I will unlock the door for you …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:   RFID deadbolt system also features remote browser control
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Apple removes displays from front page of store  —  I've been saying for a while that Apple is due to announce new displays any day now.  Apple's current Cinema Displays were released at WWDC in June 2004 and three and a half years is an eternity in consumer electronics.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Google-DoubleClick deal hit by deleted Web page controversy  —  A political controversy over deleted documents and conflicts of interest could, opponents of the deal hope, imperil Google's planned $3.1 billion acquisition of the DoubleClick advertising firm.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Congressman Hollywood: It's time to revisit the DMCA  —  Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), also known as Congressman Hollywood, is one of the most powerful members of the House when it comes to intellectual property issues, so when he muses aloud about "revisiting" the DMCA, people listen.
Nick / Rough Type:
FIRESTORM!  —  New wave IT analyst James Governor has written a long post that picks up on last weekend's hubbub about the "sexiness" (or lack thereof) of enterprise software, a hubbub that started with Robert Scoble scratching his Charlie Brown-like head, moved on to Mike Krigsman accusing Scoble …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Answers to Relaunch as Google Q&A  —  Google intends to relaunch the question-answering service Google Answers, which was closed last year.  In Google Answers, "users could post a question (...) and specify how much they were willing to pay for an answer.
 
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Visualization for Discovering Related Videos
Discussion: ParisLemon
Michael Cross / Guardian:
OS maps finally available to not-for-profit organisations
Discussion: TechCrunch UK and Ogle Earth
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Activision being a punk, won't let you use Guitar Hero guitars with PS3 Rock Band
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
While You Are Reading About The Steroids Report, Here Are Some …
Discussion: ChasNote and CNN
Agence France Presse:
Sony unveils hand-powered digital camera
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nielsen To Measure "Real Sex" For HBO
Discussion: WebProNews
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Jobster's Jason Goldberg out, Jeff Seely steps in as CEO
Discussion: Mashable!, Valleywag and cheezhead
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Debunking TomTom's iPhone GPS module
 Earlier Items: 
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
RIP: PlaysForSure 2004-2007  —  Microsoft has reached …
Discussion: InformationWeek and Gearlog
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
Announcing new graphing tools, ga.js tracking, and six new languages
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Forecasting 2008: AMD [Apologist] Analyst Day
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Will Google Force Time Warner to Take AOL Public? (TWX)
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Flickr Introduces Traffic Stats for Pro Users
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Newspapers v. Facebook
Discussion: WebProNews and everybuddy.org
Christina Warren / Download Squad:
Yahoo! launches new WordPress plugin
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Mobile Ads: Not So Fast
 

 
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