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6:50 AM ET, December 14, 2007

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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.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Knol - Google's Play To Aggregate Knowledge Pages  —  Move over Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers, Mahalo, and Squidoo.  Maybe.  That's because Google's testing its own service to let people build a repository of knowledge.  In fact, knowledge forms the core of the service's name: Google Knol.
Nick / Rough Type:
Google Knol takes aim at Wikipedia  —  Big news out of the Googleplex tonight: Google is launching what appears to be a head-on competitor to Wikipedia.  The company has begun beta-testing a tool, called Knol (short for "knowledge"), that will allow people to create articles about particular subjects …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Preparing To Launch Game Changing Wikipedia Meets Squidoo Project  —  When it comes to Google, nothing should surprise us any more.  Last month it was Digg style social voting on search results, this month its a new project called "Knol" (which apparently stands for a unit of knowledge) …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Knols Project: Google Experimenting With User Generated Encyclopedic Pages  —  The official Google blog has a post tonight about a new project that's in closed, private beta.  The program is called Knols, or "units of knowledge."  Knols participants will write reference pages on any topic …
Discussion: bytes|genes and Digg
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Google Working On Their Own 'Accountable' Wikipedia  —  This is huge news.  Google tonight decided to disclose on their blog a new project of their's known as 'Knol' that is the early stages of testing.  According to them, 'knol' stands for "unit of knowledge" and though their description is wordy …
Discussion: Download Squad
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Sethi: Everyone is to blame except me  —  Soap Opera 2., starring Blognation founder Sam Sethi, ended with a blockbuster today: Sam lays all the blame for the failure of the British blog network at the feet of TechCrunch editor Mike Arrington, who split with Sethi in a nasty and public …
Discussion: MediaVidea
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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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 …
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 …
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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google's Webmaster Tools Adds More Diagnostic Features and Video Sitemaps
Discussion: Web Analytics World
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Attack On the Yahoo Vice Presidents: More Exec Departures  —  It's starting to feel like a murder mystery over at Yahoo these days, as one vice president after another drops off the senior management rolls at the Internet giant.  —  Next to go are VP of Media Engineering Bharath Kadaba …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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") …
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Tim Lee / Techdirt:
Antitrust Law Is Supposed To Protect Consumers, Not Competitors
Discussion: PC World
AppleInsider:
Briefly: More sightings of mysterious metallic grey MacBooks  —  As next month's Macworld Expo rapidly approaches, sources are reporting additional sightings of an unfamiliar MacBook model floating around Apple's Cupertino-based campus.  —  Most recently, a source described a "dark grey" …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Google: Don't give up on OpenSocial  —  When Google unveiled its OpenSocial developer initiative at the end of October, observers hailed it as the future of the social Web.  —  But is the search king already too late to the party?  —  It's been over six weeks, and OpenSocial …
 
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Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
AMD Announces R680, RV620, RV635 Graphics Cores
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BBC:
UK 'undervalues' IT knowledge
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Year Later, the Same Scene: Long Lines for the Elusive Wii
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Botnet-controlled Trojan robbing online bank customers
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Our first look at Office Live Workspaces
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Tim Arango / New York Times:
Media Analyst Takes Post at Time Warner
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A first look at KDE 4.0 release candidate 2
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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