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10:35 PM ET, December 13, 2007


 Top Items: 
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 …
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 …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Opera vs. Microsoft: Didn't the fat lady already sing this one?  —  Apparently encouraged by the willingness of EU antitrust regulators to press big U.S. tech companies in a way no else will (see "It's Ballmer, Sergey — he suggests jumping straight to dinner with Neelie Kroes") …
Opera files antitrust complaint with the EU
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Antitrust Law Is Supposed To Protect Consumers, Not Competitors
Discussion: PC World
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 …
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.
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's'Podfather' Now Aims to Revive A Wilting Palm  —  In mid-July, as Palm Inc. was putting the finishing touches on its new $99 Centro smart phone, the gadget's development team received a stark message: It wasn't good enough.  —  The warning was delivered by Jon Rubinstein …
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.
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 …
Jonathan Simon / Official Google Webmaster …:
New: Content analysis and Sitemap details, plus more languages  —  We're always striving to help webmasters build outstanding websites, and in our latest release we have two new features: Content analysis and Sitemap details.  We hope these features help you to build a site you could compare …
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google's Webmaster Tools Adds More Diagnostic Features and Video Sitemaps
Discussion: Web Analytics World
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Flickr Introduces Traffic Stats for Pro Users  —  Users with a pro account at Flickr are now able to view a variety of interesting statistics about the viewers of their photos.  Heather Champ said in a post on the Flickr blog this morning that the stats are intended to "give you all sorts …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Flickr Adds Stats To Photo Pro Accounts
Declan McCullagh / CNET
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.
Discussion: michael parekh on IT, Slashdot and Digg
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.
Udi Manber / Official Google Blog:
Encouraging people to contribute knowledge  —  The web contains an enormous amount of information, and Google has helped to make that information more easily accessible by providing pretty good search facilities.  But not everything is written nor is everything well organized to make it easily discoverable.
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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Lester Haines / The Register:
Canadian runs up $85,000 mobe bill
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Visualization for Discovering Related Videos
Discussion: ParisLemon
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
What Happened to Demonoid, Will it Ever Return?
Discussion: Digg
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Activision being a punk, won't let you use Guitar Hero guitars with PS3 Rock Band
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 Earlier Items: 
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: Valleywag, Mashable! and cheezhead
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Debunking TomTom's iPhone GPS module
Discussion: PSFK
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
Announcing new graphing tools, ga.js tracking, and six new languages
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Newspapers v. Facebook
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