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6:20 PM ET, December 13, 2007


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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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Why Opera's antitrust complaint against Microsoft is a bad idea  —  Whether you think Opera Software is right in its attempt to convince the European Commission (EC) of the wisdom of forcing Microsoft to stop bundling exclusively Internet Explorer with Windows, there's another part …
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.
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 …
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:
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Macsimum News
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Newspapers v. Facebook  —  While in Sweden.... The new editor of Aftonbladet says they learned in a focus group with 20somethings that their major competition for time is Facebook.  —  I had a somewhat related conversation with my entrepreneurial students yesterday as we debated what properly …
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Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Opposition To Canadian DMCA Grows
Agence France Presse:
Sony unveils hand-powered digital camera
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Bobfamiliar / Channel 9:
PopFly Goes to College
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nielsen To Measure "Real Sex" For HBO
Discussion: WebProNews
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Debunking TomTom's iPhone GPS module
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Google-DoubleClick deal hit by deleted Web page controversy
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Google Answers to Relaunch as Google Q&A
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
Announcing new graphing tools, ga.js tracking, and six new languages
 Earlier Items: 
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Forecasting 2008: AMD [Apologist] Analyst Day
Discussion: The Register and CNET
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Will Google Force Time Warner to Take AOL Public? (TWX)
Nick / Rough Type:
FIRESTORM!  —  New wave IT analyst James Governor has written a long …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to release Hyper-V virtualization beta
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Segway Polo match featuring Woz to be broadcast live on the 'net
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Facebook outmaneuvers Google; Bebo launches FB-compatible platform
Christina Warren / Download Squad:
Yahoo! launches new WordPress plugin
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Mobile Ads: Not So Fast