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5:05 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 …
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.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Who Are My Gmail Contacts?  —  Google has an awkward way of dealing …
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:   New Google Talk bots bring real-time translation to IM
Bill Ray / The Register:
700MHz attracts Paul Allen  —  Chunk of spectrum latest must-have accessory for the super-rich?  —  The FCC has revealed the list of bidders interested in owning a little 700MHz, a spectrum due for release in January next year with the switch off of analogue TV.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Official 700MHz bidder list a mix of new, familiar names
Discussion: TechSpot News
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.
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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.
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 …
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.
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.
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Intuit Puts Quicken on iPhone  —  The personal finance software will be offered as a service for $3 monthly.  —  Recommend this story?  —  BOSTON (Reuters) - Intuit Inc is looking to boost Quicken personal finance software sales by offering it as a service for $3 a month that can run on Apple Inc's iPhone.
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.
Direct2Dell:
Linux Update: Ubuntu 7.10 and Built-In DVD playback  —  Many people don't realize how young our consumer Linux client program is...we started in May this year.  I've been along for the ride every step of the way - from the time we heard loud and clear that there was a need not being met by any other major PC manufacturer at the time.
Business Wire:
The NPD Group: 50 Percent of Mac Users in the U.S. Paid to Purchase Music Downloads versus 16 Percent of PC Users  —  Apple computer users are also more likely to listen to music and watch videos on their MP3 players and home computers  —  PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—(BUSINESS WIRE) …
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” …
Grant Gross / PC World:
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo settle gambling charges  —  Microsoft, Google and Yahoo have agreed to pay a total of US$31.5 million to resolve claims that they promoted illegal gambling, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.  —  Recommend this story?
 
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
New York Times to Run Amateur News Videos
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Oracle: It's A Blowout; FY Q1 Revs, EPS Beat Street
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Girls blog, boys post video - report
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Reuters:
Antivirus firm: Google text ad Trojan detected
Erika Morphy / E-Commerce Times:
Facebook Puts a Face on Defendants in Hacker Suit
Associated Press:
Ticketmaster Signs Resale Deal With NHL
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Adobe Ships ‘Highly Critical’ Flash Player Patch
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Eric J. Sinrod / ZDNet:
Can social networking co-exist with the workplace?
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David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music
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Microsoft Signs Online Ad, Content Deal With Viacom; Value …
 

 
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