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4:45 PM ET, December 19, 2007

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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Friend Lists let you manage your “friends” more effectively  —  This morning Facebook launched a new “Friend Lists” feature that will make the problem of organizing your hundreds of Facebook friends a little easier.  —  Facebook wants their “social graph” (your friend list) …
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
My New Facebook Strategy and the FB Power Level  —  I had heard there was a 5k friend limit on Facebook.  I just didn't take it to heart.  Until I reached 5k and tried to add 5001., at which point FB reminded of the limit.  —  It was a weird moment ,but actually one that I have come to respect and appreciate.
MSDN Blogs:
Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone  —  As a team, we've spent the last year heads down working hard on IE8.  Last week, we achieved an important milestone that should interest web developers.  IE8 now renders the “Acid2 Face” correctly in IE8 standards mode.
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Charles / Channel 9:
IE 8: On the Path to Web Standards Compliance - ACID 2 Test Pass Complete  —  The IE team has been very hard at work on IE 8 for the past several months and they hit a huge milestone last Friday evening.  The IE dev team checked in a bunch of code that included several new features implemented …
Scott Morrison / Wall Street Journal:
Glitches Bug Google's Android Software  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. claims its Android mobile-phone software will usher in a new era of wireless communications.  But for developers like Adam MacBeth, Android has so far brought headaches and frustration.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Developing apps for Google Android: it's a mixed bag  —  The software development kit for Google's Linux-based Android mobile phone operating system has been out in the wild for a over a month now, plenty of time for developers to form opinions of the platform and assess the capabilities of the API.
Google Talkabout:
Merry Christmas, God Jul and  —  OK, I cheated.  I don't really speak Chinese.  But I know a bot that does, and we're releasing it today together with number of other translation bots.  For those not familiar with bots, a (ro)bot is a piece of software that acts as a chat contact and provides some fun or useful functionality.
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 3 Beta 2 now available for download  —  Please note: We do not recommend that anyone other than developers and testers download the Firefox 3 Beta 2 milestone release.  It is intended for testing purposes only.  —  Firefox 3 Beta 2 is now available for download.
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Firefox 3 beta 2 available for download
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and The Mozilla Blog
Sara Rimer / New York Times:
At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web Star  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Walter H. G. Lewin, 71, a physics professor, has long had a cult following at M.I.T. And he has now emerged as an international Internet guru, thanks to the global classroom the institute created to spread knowledge through cyberspace.
Chris Remo / Shacknews:
Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Debuts on Shacknews  —  Following yesterday's screenshot release, Shacknews is pleased to premiere the first new Duke Nukem Forever teaser trailer in over six years.  According to George Broussard of developer 3D Realms, the approximately minute-long video …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel to delay launch of three 45nm quad-core CPUs on poor AMD performance  —  Intel has recently adjusted its product strategy and will postpone three 45nm quad-core CPUs that were originally scheduled to launch in January next year, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Associated Press:
Ticketmaster Signs Resale Deal With NHL  —  Ticketmaster Signs Deal to Provide Resale Outlet for National Hockey League  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Ticketmaster, a unit of Internet conglomerate IAC/Interactive Corp., said Wednesday it signed a multi-year deal to provide a resale outlet for the National Hockey League.
Erika Morphy / E-Commerce Times:
Facebook Puts a Face on Defendants in Hacker Suit  —  Facebook has named names in a federal lawsuit alleging that hackers illegally intruded on its networks in an effort to steal personal information on the social networking site's users.  The effort is not nearly enough to address …
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Digging Deeper::  When Will Google's ‘Big Project’ YouTube Bring in Profits?  —  When Will Google's ‘Big Project’ YouTube Bring in Profits?  —  In its brief 22-month history, video-sharing site YouTube has become a cultural phenomenon.  The Iraq War has been called the “YouTube War” …
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Oracle: It's A Blowout; FY Q1 Revs, EPS Beat Street
Discussion: Between the Lines
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Girls blog, boys post video - report
Discussion: PDA and Switched
Reuters:
Antivirus firm: Google text ad Trojan detected
Discussion: eWEEK.com, WebProNews and Technovia
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Adobe Ships ‘Highly Critical’ Flash Player Patch
Discussion: Adobe and JD on EP
Eric J. Sinrod / ZDNet:
Can social networking co-exist with the workplace?
Richard Bullwinkle / CNET News.com:
An Apple fanboy's lament
Discussion: MacDailyNews and MacUser
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Is Apple in danger of becoming Microsoft?
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eWEEK Labs: The Most Important Products of 2007
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Business Wire:
The NPD Group: 50 Percent of Mac Users in the U.S. Paid to Purchase …
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Worm Hits Google's Orkut
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Wired News:
David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Microsoft Signs Online Ad, Content Deal With Viacom; Value …
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