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9:00 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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Dave Coustan / Extraface:
Flickr Stats - New Flickr Feature On The Way
Discussion: CyberNet, Laughing Squid and Lifehacker
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A HYPER-V BETA  —  With a tip of the cap to Francis Church's famous 1897 editorial, I'm very proud that the team has come through just like St. Nick.  Today we announced the public availability of a beta of Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization feature in Windows Server 2008.
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
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.
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.
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.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
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Michael Cross / Guardian:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
While You Are Reading About The Steroids Report, Here Are Some …
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Ina Fried / CNET
RIP: PlaysForSure 2004-2007  —  Microsoft has reached …
Discussion: InformationWeek and Gearlog
Create and care for your own virtual pet on your Nokia device
Discussion: SMS Text News and Ubergizmo
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
Announcing new graphing tools, ga.js tracking, and six new languages
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Newspapers v. Facebook
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