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5:25 AM ET, December 19, 2007

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Tweeterboard: Who Does That Person on Twitter Think They Are?  —  Like it or not, there's a whole lot of conversation going on via microblogging service Twitter these days and it cannot be ignored.  —  Let's say you've subscribed to a search feed for your company's name (via Terraminds) …
Discussion: Cost Per News and Blogcosm
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Finally, a Twitter Measurement Tool that works  —  I've been watching the various twitter ranking, measuring, mashups appear, and most have little utility (other than some of the search tools).  I'm pleased to finally run into Tweeterboard, which has metrics (see my profile), rankings …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here Comes (Another) Another Bubble!  —  The take-down of the popular Web 2.0 music video, “Here Comes Another Bubble,” didn't last too long.  The Richter Scales, a San Francisco singing group that did the piece, have posted a new one-Version 1.1-that it hopes is copyright safe.
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Announcing “Bubble” Version 1.1
Discussion: CNET News.com and PlagiarismToday
Forbes:
The Web Celeb 25  —  Things change fast on the internet —and fame is no exception.  Nearly half of the online celebrities identified in the inaugural edition of the Forbes.com Web Celeb 25 failed to place on the list in this second edition.  Among the casualties: YouTube star LonelyGirl15 …
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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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Online office suites barely register with public, says study …
John Pospisil / TECH.BLORGE.com:
Major Aussie ISP Telstra BigPond shafts open source OpenOffice
Nick Weininger / Official Google Blog:
Better flight stats results  —  The holiday season is upon us, and we know that many amongst you are traveling to be with family and friends.  To make sure you spend more time celebrating and less time waiting at the airport, we're introducing a new flight status feature that we hope will make your travels easier.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Pumping DC power to the data center  —  Thomas Edison had it right, say the founders of start-up Validus DC Systems.  Direct current is the way.  —  Validus on Tuesday announced that it has raised $10 million from Oak Hill Venture Partners to further develop its data center power supplies …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple finally fixes some MacBook keyboard issues  —  We're sure Apple had a fix in the works long before we got around to posting a poll about it, but if the response to Saturday's informal questionnaire was any indication, this update is long overdue.  Apple just posted a new software update …
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 …
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.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell's 3008WFP 30-inch LCD with DisplayPort sneaks available — in US too  —  So, Flight of the Conchords never made it quite clear what's so special about New Zealand anyways, but Dell has heaped mystery upon mystery by leaking its upcoming 3008WFP UltraSharp onto its NZ online store.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Ebay's rising star plots revamp of ‘flea market’  —  Tinkering with the core mechanisms of the world's busiest e-commerce site is not something to be undertaken lightly.  Yet John Donahoe, head of Ebay's marketplace division, is preparing an overhaul for early next year that amounts to a major revamp of Ebay's core business.
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
What's in Store for EBay? Outlook Hazy
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us.creative.com:
Credit card-sized media player  —  This credit card-sized ZEN has a stunning 2.5" color screen and is perfect for music, videos and photos.  Enjoy up to 8,000 MP31, WMA or AAC songs, watch up to 120 hours2 of videos and share hundreds of photos with your friends.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Katie Allen / Guardian:
Mature dating website, WLTM funky young networker for mutually stimulating liaison  —  Dating website Match.com hopes to attract new customers by becoming the first big matchmaker to partner with the social networking site Facebook.  It is offering a “Little Black Book” …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Helping To Change The Business Of Music  —  The signs are everywhere that a revolution is taking place in music.  DRM is history, the price of music is falling towards zero (and sometimes even free isn't enough to slow piracy), and even big music sites like Yahoo are beginning to break ranks with the RIAA and labels.
Discussion: Guardian and ReadWriteWeb
OdNT:
Unlocked Media  —  Years ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation came up with an idea to brand “DRM free” products.  Now that we're selling recording devices like the Neuros OSD “DRM Free” isn't just a political statement, but a real consumer benefit: such files are compatible with virtually everything …
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Facebook settles text-messaging suit
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