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7:35 PM ET, December 18, 2007

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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google may have finally figured out what to do with Google Apps  —  Om writes that Google has inked a deal with satellite ISP, WildBlue, that puts Google's "Office Suite" in the hands of average users — the right place for it.  There are many reasons Google Apps works much better for personal use …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Taking Apps In The Sky  —  Much talk lately has been devoted to the "Let's write off the web office suite" theory.  To prove the naysayers wrong, Google is slowly signing up Internet service providers for a "white label" version of its offerings.  —  For instance, the company today …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Majority Of Americans On Google Docs: "What You Talkin Bout Willis?"
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
What's in Store for EBay?  Outlook Hazy  —  This is what we know about eBay's current state of affairs based on recent news: a) CEO Meg Whitman is apparently following Mitt Romney on the campaign trail; b) John Donahoe, head of eBay's marketplace division, has been fingered as a potential CEO successor …
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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Ebay's rising star plots revamp of 'flea market'
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy loses Calif. copyright lawsuit  —  In a potentially severe blow to fans of peer-to-peer networks, a federal judge has ruled against the BitTorrent indexing service TorrentSpy.com on grounds that its operators engaged in "willful" deletion of important evidence.
George Ou / Zero Day:
Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007  —  The year 2007 has been an interesting year that brought us improved security with Windows Vista and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5).  But to get some perspective of how many publicly known holes found in these two operating systems …
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
Follow your Favorite Freeway  —  Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, us insiders know that the difference between Hwy 101 and Hwy 280 is like the difference between the mall ring-road on the Saturday before Christmas and the Autobahn.  Some of us will go through some awfully long detours …
John Tierney / New York Times:
Why Nobody Likes a Smart Machine  —  At a Best Buy store in Midtown Manhattan, Donald Norman was previewing a scene about to be re-enacted in living rooms around the world.  —  He was playing with one of this year's hot Christmas gifts, a digital photo frame from Kodak.
Discussion: Dan Blank, Smart Mobs and Gawker
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Inside iPod Touch  —  The Touch will probably set the standard for iPod iterations to come, and our teardown reveals it's more than just an iPhone you can't make calls on  —  At first glance, Apple's iPod Touch looks almost exactly like its sibling the iPhone.
Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Names Wireless Veteran Dan Hesse as President and CEO  —  The Sprint Nextel Board of Directors has named wireless industry veteran Daniel R. Hesse, 54, as president and chief executive officer of the company, effective immediately.  He previously was chairman, president and CEO of Embarq Corporation.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Ex-Jane Editor Lands at Yahoo  —  Brandon Holley, late of Jane magazine, has become the latest example of an editor who's made the leap from print magazines to the digital space.  Holley has been quietly working at Yahoo as executive producer, Yahoo Lifestyles, a new position at the company.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Don't DVR Owners Skip Commercials?  —  Yet another study argues that most DVR owners watch most of their TV live, and don't skip commercials.  Interpublic's Magna Global says that just 13.8% of all viewing in DVR homes is time-shifted, MediaPost reports.
Kate Greene / Technology Review:
Q&A: Peter Norvig  —  The evolution of Web search.  —  As director of research at Google, Peter Norvig is intimately involved in the attempt to manage the world's information.  He's a good match for the job, having spent much of his life thinking about how computers think and making them do it more efficiently.
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Visualize Social Networks with IBM's Atlas  —  New relationship visualization tools ratchet up IBM's social networking push for the enterprise.  —  Determined to lead the market in creating social networking tools for the enterprise, IBM introduced a new set of social networking visualization and analysis tools for businesses.
Google News Blog:
New Advanced News search  —  Want to find articles from a specific news source?  You may not know of some tricks to make Google News do the work for you.  —  Try using our site operator along with a keyword, like this: [site:iht.com Paris].  Or you can also use our advanced news search page.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Pixel Lab unveils 17-inch RippleNote PLK570 gaming laptop  —  Earlier this month, we caught wind of a unique new laptop from Korea's own Pixel Lab, and while it's easy to see how the lid design could be a love / hate affair, we've great news for those leaning towards the latter.
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Facebook Faces Off Against Sex Site  —  Facebook is suing companies and people that it says tried to harvest personal information about its users.  —  Facebook last week amended a lawsuit it filed in June against 10 unknown individuals and 10 unknown companies for unlawfully accessing its servers.
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Reader-Centric Publishing: Aggregating and Repackaging Print Content Online
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook beta testing Platform payment system
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
December update bans XBoxen
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Pumping DC power to the data center
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Facebook settles text-messaging suit
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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Why Apple should launch iTunes movie rentals now
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